August 15, 2018
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Talor Gooch is an ambassador for Callaway Apparel's Tour Authentic Collection, an ultra-premium offering which combines fashion with function. (Photos courtesy of Callaway Apparel)
Talor Gooch is one of the up-and-coming players on the PGA TOUR, but he isn’t turning heads with his game alone. Gooch has established himself as one of the well-dressed players on the course thanks to modern fits and sporty takes on classic looks from Callaway Apparel.
Gooch has been cruising the fairways this season in Callaway’s latest Tour Authentic Collection. Tour Authentic is an ultra-premium collection designed for elite players and TOUR professionals, like Gooch, who are looking to combine fashion with function.
Over the course of two years, designers searched the globe for unique fabrics that delivered the latest technical innovations. The result is a luxurious collection of polos, sweaters, pants and shorts infused with quality, style and artisanal craftsmanship.
The range of polos in the Tour Authentic Collection showcases a variety of top-shelf fabrics and playability features. While the classic designs offer an understated approach, high-tech details put a contemporary spin on the shirts. For example, the solid-colored Tour Authentic Polo may have a minimalist aesthetic, but it is anything but basic. The cutting-edge Japanese technical yarns are engineered to enhance stretch and durability while offering a soft, lightweight feel. The laser-cut placket, powder-coated alloy buttons, and bonded hems give this polo a modern edge.
Other polos in the collection are crafted from natural Merino wool blends and mercerized cottons. Although a wool shirt seems counterintuitive for the warmer months, Merino is nature’s high-tech fabric. It helps to regulate body temperature, manages moisture and resists odor. According to Callaway Apparel, the Merino polos in the Tour Authentic Collection can be worn multiple times without having to take a trip through the washing machine. One of the unique features of the mercerized cotton polos is the revolutionary sweat-hiding technology, which prevents those unsightly sweat marks from appearing when the heat is on.
For those cool mornings or summer trips to Scotland, the Tour Authentic Cashmere Sweater is a smart choice. This stylish layering piece epitomizes the sophisticated vibe of the collection. It is fabricated from a 100% Long Staple Mongolian Cashmere, the best grade of cashmere on the market. Plus, the long double pile thread resists odors and manages body temperature as conditions change.
Completing the collection is a range of elegant shorts and trousers that move from the course to town without missing a beat. The unique cotton/nylon/elastane blend is treated with Schoeller’s exclusive 3XDRY technology, a revolutionary finish that repels moisture from the outside and absorbs perspiration from the inside for comfort in various conditions. A flexible waistband with gripper elements, hidden media pockets, and a slide snap fastening system are a few of the well-appointed details on the pants and shorts.