Golf season is finally here, and not a minute too soon. Time to dust off the sticks and hope that you have some muscle memory remaining after that wicked winter.
This also means that it is time to start thinking about your on-course looks for the season. Yes, prints are in. Micro prints, macro prints, floral prints, graphic prints, camo. Name a print, and it is probably trending this season. While I’ll always encourage you to jump on the latest trends (this is a golf fashion blog after all), essentials are what every stylish wardrobe is built on, and there is really no better place to begin laying those sartorial bricks than with J.Lindeberg Golf’s Tour Tech TX Jersey Polo and Elof Pant.
J.Lindeberg Golf Tour Tech TX Jersey Polos
There isn’t a bigger wardrobe essential in the game of golf than the classic polo, and J.Lindeberg’s Tour Tech TX Jersey Polo is as timeless as the mashie. The three-button placket and ribbed collar and sleeve cuffs offer a vintage vibe that will make you feel like you are strolling the fairways back in the day with Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan.
The Tour Tech TX is available in a range of colors that are easy for any guy to wear. Pick a color, any color — green, red, yellow, white, grey and black or three different shades of blue. All of these colors are easy to mix and match with a variety of other colors, so pairing them with your favorite pants and shorts is simple. This also creates an effortless look, which, oh by the way, is another hot trend for the season.
If you are looking to punch up your look a bit, check out the plum color from J.Lindeberg. In fact, the plum should just be at the top of your list. It is my favorite color this spring and I’m not limiting that to JL’s colors. It is my favorite color in golf apparel this season, period.
The key to wearing essentials well is to nail the fit and the modern details. This, of course, is where J.Lindeberg excels. The brand has built its reputation on bridging fashion and function by combining the cutting-edge fabric technologies with the latest fashion trends, and the Tour Tech TX is yet another example of this. The fit of the Tour Tech TX is modern and well-tailored (I’d recommend sizing up), and those classic cuffed sleeves hit mid-bicep (hey, working in a few curls never hurt anyone). The embroidered ‘JL’ bridge logo on the collar will make you feel like a Tour player, while the ‘J.Lindeberg’ script down the left sleeve elevates the Tour Tech TX Polo from a basic to an essential.
From a performance standpoint, the Tour Tech TX is fabricated from J.Lindeberg’s new TX+ fabric. Although the TX+ fabric was just introduced last year, it has already become JL’s best selling fabric and it is easy to see why. It is lightweight, stretchy and it does a great job of wicking moisture on those hot, humid days. It also offers UV-protection and employs anti-odor technology, so the only pungent aroma that will be emanating through your group will be coming from your opponents’ short game.
Best of all, the Tour Tech TX checks in with a retail price of $70, so price is no longer a reason not to slip on a J.Lindeberg polo this season.
J.Lindeberg Golf Elof Pant
If you are a loyal GolfThreads reader, you know that I’ve been wearing J.Lindeberg pants for a decade. I started with the Troon before working in a few pairs of Troyans and Trentons. The Gustens checked in as one of my Fall Favorites last year, and the latest style from J.Lindeberg to make its way into my on-course rotation is the Elof.
The Elof is exactly what I’m looking for from a warm weather pant. It is extremely lightweight and offers a high level of breathability, comfort and performance. The Elof is fabricated from J.Lindeberg’s new micro twill fabric. Like the brand’s new TX+ fabric, this new micro twill was just introduced last year, and it has quickly become one of its most popular materials.
I typically play at the crack of dawn. Living in the San Francisco area, this means temperatures can rise by as much as 25 degrees during a summertime round. In the past, I’ve always worn pants and packed a pair of shorts, knowing that I would want to change at some point on the back nine. Those days are over, though. Now, I just slip on a pair of the Elofs in the morning. I know they will keep me cool and comfortable, even as the temperature rises.
From a style standpoint, the Elof will keep you on trend with an effortless look this season. The micro twill fabric has the look and feel of your favorite pair of casual chinos, allowing you to easily transition from the fairways to the 19th hole and beyond.
The fit is labeled as ‘slim’, but I would describe it as a modern fit that is sure to appeal to a wide range of players. The leg offers more width through the thigh than the Gusten, and it has a nice taper through the lower leg for a very contemporary silhouette. Given the taper, the Elof is a pant that begs to be tailored with a short break so that the hem just brushes the top of the shoe.
J.Lindeberg has finished the Elof with jetted back pockets that can easily accommodate a scorecard and/or yardage book, a ‘J.Lindeberg’ printed grip inside the waistband to keep your shirt tucked in on the course, and a notch in the back of the waistband for comfort.
As with the Tour Tech TX Polo, the Elof is available in a range of classic colors, like steel grey, navy blue, indigo, black and beige that can be easily mixed and matched with your favorite polos, sweaters and jackets. Again, if you are looking to dial up your look, the Elof in the plum colors is a fun way to add a bit of pop to your wardrobe.
The Elof runs true to size and retails for $100, making it the least expensive pant in J.Lindeberg’s range.