May 07, 2014
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- With the arrival of spring at TPC Sawgrass, PGATOUR.COM Style Insider Greg Monteforte takes a look at new golf apparel trends to keep you stylish and comfortable as temperatures rise (Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
After a long harsh winter of polar vortexes and record snow fall, spring is finally here. It is time to dust off those clubs and do a little spring cleaning of your golf wardrobe. Patterns, stripes and vibrant colors are hot this season and new, lightweight technical fabrics will keep you cool as the temperatures soar.
Here's a look at some of the most stylish, high performance shirts, shorts, jackets, shoes and accessories of the season (all images courtesy of respective apparel makers).
J.Lindeberg Golf Adam Printed Fieldsensor Polo
J.Lindeberg Golf continues to bridge fashion and function on the fairways. Its Spring/Summer 2014 Collection features refined styles, cutting-edge fabrics and a fresh color palette for the season with vibrant blues, greens and reds. The Adam Printed Fieldsensor Polo is one of the showcase pieces in J.Lindeberg's collection and Jamie Donaldson wore it during the opening round of the Masters. Its all-over stripe design offers a sporty and sophisticated look that works equally well for pros, like Camilo Villegas, and weekend golfers, like you.
Galvin Green Aron GORE-TEX Paclite Full-Zip Jacket
Don't let a little bit of rain drive you off the course this spring. Galvin Green's Aron GORE-TEX Paclite Full-Zip Jacket provides an ideal combination of lightweight weather protection and extreme breathability. It has been styled to avoid unnecessary fabric at the front of the jacket that could impede the swing motion and can be adjusted around the chest and wrists for a customized fit.
Greg Norman Collection Chest Stripe Polo
John Senden sported the Chest Stripe Polo from the Greg Norman Collection during his top 10 finish at the Masters. While you may not experience the same results, the moisture-wicking microfiber yarn will keep you cool and dry whether you are playing in your club championship or a casual round with friends. The structured collar is on-point and the 'Shark' logo plate on the right sleeve is pure class.
Royal Albartross Club Collection Shoes
Old world craftsmanship with a modern edge -- the shoes in the new Club Collection from Royal Albartross feature classic brogue detailing, strong colors and bold multi-stripe patterns in a contemporary sneaker-like silhouette. Made in Italy with a top-shelf waterproof Italian calf leather upper and Vibram® soles, these shoes are sure to turn heads from the first tee to the 19th hole and beyond.
Under Armour Coldblack® Chest Stripe Polo
As golfers, we've been conditioned to push the dark colored shirts to the back of the closet when the heat of the summer arrives. This severely limits our wardrobe options. Thanks to Under Armour's revolutionary Coldblack technology, though, dark colors will make a return to the fairways this summer. Coldblack makes dark colors act more like light colors and protects your skin from sun damage.
Ralph Lauren Polo Golf Core Breaker Jacket
A stylish wind jacket is a spring golf essential and the Core Breaker Jacket from Polo Golf is as functional as it is fashionable. This full-zip jacket can be easily packed into one of its own pockets for easy storage in your golf bag. The 100% polyester shell is water-resistant and the stretch fabric vent on the back yoke enhances movement during the swing.
The always stylish Jonas Blixt has been rockin' G/FORE's colorful spectrum of gloves throughout 2014. Blixt featured the brand's vibrant Clover glove during his second place finish at the Masters. G/FORE gloves are not just a pretty face. These gloves are precision-crafted from premium AA Cabretta leather and offer a buttery soft feel. If you think G/FORE gloves are just for those crazy kids, think again. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson has been wearing G/FORE's new Old Glory glove with a patriotic red, white and blue color scheme.
FootJoy City Shoes
Geared towards the fashion forward golfer seeking the latest in footwear trends, the FJ City has a distinct urban feel. Street inspired touches, such as contrast stitching, laces and outsoles will keep you looking your best, while the full grain, waterproof leather uppers and cushioned EVA outsole will keep your feet comfortable throughout the round.
AUR Hanauma Bay Collection
Inspired by the waters off the coast of Oahu, AUR's Hanauma Bay Collection combines a warm color palette filled with blues, oranges and white with sophisticated styling.
Whether they have been green or tartan, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar have been slipping on winner's jackets while wearing KENTWOOL socks. Wool in the summer? Absolutely! Wool is nature's performance fabric, and KENTWOOL's proprietary blend of natural and high-tech fibers provide superior moisture management and odor control.
Antigua Performance 72 Golf Collection
Antigua is celebrating its' 35th anniversary in bold fashion. The brand's 2014 Performance 72 Golf Collection offers a full range of shirts, outerwear, shorts and hats in vibrant colors and high performance fabrics to keep you stylish and dry this season.