When It comes to golf attire, you'll definitely want to know the essentials to help you look and feel like a champion! How you style yourself is just as important as the hours you put in on the range. There are many designer golf clothing brands that will enable you to stay confident and comfortable throughout the entire round which is key from the moment you step on the first tee, to how you look at the turn, till your victory round on the 19th hole. How you effortlessly put it all together makes all the difference in the world. Below is our picks of the best designer golf clothing brands and our five key style points to keep in mind to look and feel like a champ. Specific brands are best known for specific items or categories, in other words, what they do best, so read on to see how we break it all down.
1. KEEP IT NEAT -
If you look to the pros on the PGA Tour, you'll notice that nearly all the men's golf attire are all neat, clean, and well-proportioned. You won't find many wrinkled, saggy, pleated chino pants out there or old world low v-neck sweaters either. Nope, thanks to high performance pants and modern sweaters with super tech fabrications that focus on stretch and breathability with deliberate ventilation and cooling within the styling. The key is to keep comfortable all day in the heat and still look crisp and refreshed all day( Ahem, shirts that stay tucked in). My favorite pants are the J. Lindeberg's Elliott Slim Micro Stretch Pants (best in white) or the Peter Millar Durham Performance Pant for a true champion look.
When it comes to golf polos's, Dunning Golf perfected the ultimate designer golf shirt! With their super soft hand and wicking fabrics, these technical treatments will make you feel comfortable and refreshed throughout your entire loop. Another classic designer golf brand that's known for their shirts is Bobby Jones Apparel. I particularly like their fashion forward performance camo print polo with its iconic Bobby Jones embroidered logo on the inner placket. Their performance collection has moisture management, odor control and sun protection too!
If you're looking for the perfect proportioned golf performance sweaters... look no further than Reali New York. Known for luxury golf attire with outstanding quality and workmanship, the Reali New York's Space Dye High V-Neck Merino Sweater will make heads turn! With its' refined space -dye pattern, high v-neck, mesh side panels for ventilation, a tee- holder on the cuff area to hold your golf tee, and wicking properties that will keep you cool in the heat or warm on a cool spring morning round, it's the ultimate in luxury golf attire- par none! It can be monogrammed as well for a truly personalized look!
2. SHOW SOME PERSONALITY IN YOUR ACCESSORIES -
When you look at any PGA Tour event, you could easily see the sense of personality that comes through within each players golf attire. It's important too, to remember that you shouldn't look like a cardboard cut out, rather, mix it up and have some fun with all the many designer golf accessories on the market. Whether you select a classic golf cap with a pliable bill for a customized fit like many of the pros wear, or Puma's edgier P 110 Snapback Cap like Ricky wears, or Bryson's Tour Driver Men's Cap for a more refined appeal, you 'll find a style that fits you best!
There are also many modern glove selections that are available today in a multitude of upbeat colors and styles like the Footjoy FJ Spectrum or Golf.com x Asher's collaborative canary yellow glove that pays homage to Jack Nicklaus' 1986 Masters win.
Don't forget, another important accessory in styling golf attire is the sporty watch. With the wide variety of sports-minded watches currently on the market, a watch accentuates your golf attire at any level or budget. Whether you go for the Breitling Endurance Pro Chronograph B82 , which has the elevated athlete in mind, the Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra series with its maritime history and sporty structured rubber strap, or Shinola's Duck watch that's surf-rated with its rugged design and rubber strap, or a timeless Seiko Dive watch, powered by light energy & silicone strap... you’ll always arrive on time and in style to meet your match.
Remember...it's all in the details that make your style uniquely you!
3. INVEST IN A TIMELESS GOLF WARDROBE-
It's important to remember that it's best to select a few good, well-made pieces within each category, rather than a mishmash of sale items that don't coordinate well with each other. Although the item might be costlier than their inferior selections, it'll pay off in the end with your wears per cost.
You might want to consider just selecting a few high- quality polo tops or sweaters and a coordinating golf pant from a variety of designer golf brands, in order to begin building your luxury golf wardrobe. Consider a Canadian brand like Lululemon for comfort with a focus on performance fabrics, or perhaps Castore's collection with its super technical applications, or Boss for their fashion forward modern fit and flair.
Take for example, Reali New York's timeless 1/4 zip merino pullover. They do luxury knitwear, and they do it very well! In addition to the fact that it's made in NYC from certified sustainable Australian merino wool, this elevated style will keep you feeling cool and confident on and off the links time and time again. It's saddle sleeve frames the shoulder, the one-sided stripe accents the swing, plus it has a branded tee holder to secure a golf tee and is made of super-soft merino wool that has wicking properties that regulate the body's temperature for optimal performance. Merino is naturally water-repellent, stain resistant and wrinkle resistant too which makes it perfect for packing for golf trips and is hands down, the most iconic golf sweater on the market (and their best-seller too)! They even offer made to measure services for those who are outside of the Small to XX-Large size range (for an additional fee.)
And speaking of golf trips, if you want to look super stylish while on the road in the Highlands or Ireland, then look to their Reversible Cashmere Mock Neck Pullover (shown below.) It's s made from 4 -ply organic cashmere which will keep you super warm and is reversible which gives you options while traveling through the British links and Europe!
4. LAYER LIKE A PRO
To be prepared for whatever weather comes your way, the most versatile piece for a man's golf attire in any golf wardrobe is the golf vest! You'll look like a pro when you throw one on before a crisp morning tee- time or layered up for a cold-weather round. Whatever you decide, you can't go wrong and there are so many to choose from depending on your needs, as long as you look to the correct proportion ratio between the length of the vest and your height. Ideally, you'd want the vest to hit slightly above your hipline. One of my favorites is Ralph Lauren's Packable water repellent puffer vests, it's easy design is a wonderful piece both on and off the course.
If you are looking for a more versatile refined piece, look to Reali New York's Reversible Cashmere Vest. One side is made from water resistant, wrinkle and stain resistant wool treated with Botto Giuseppe's Multi Control Weather ™ System. A go-to addition for your active lifestyle, it is quilted for superior warmth utilizing ' Thermore' eco- down thermal insulation to maximize comfort under any conditions, the other side is made from luxurious super soft knit cashmere. It's a great piece to travel with. Remember layer the vest with either a high-quality layering piece underneath like Dunning Golf's Vance Long Sleeve Natural Hand golf shirt with it's cool-max wicking properties to keep you comfortable and warm under most any seasonal conditions or layer on a warm merino sweater in a coordinating color combination. By doing so, you'll sure to be as prepared and as stylish as a champion in any cold -weather round!
5. CONSIDER COLOR
It's important to recognize the significance that color plays when selecting your golf attire. Look in the mirror and see which colors bring out the best in you. Whether you're in a bright mood with color and stripes against a black pant, or a classic mood wearing a neutral camel sweater against a pair of white slim pants, a nautical look with a navy stripe polo and a crisp white trouser, or perhaps a champion green merino pullover with a neutral pant... look to these designer golf brands and accessories so that you'll look and feel like a champion any day of the week!