Where did the summer go? That is the question we are left asking ourselves every year at this time. Even though the calendar has flipped to September, there is no need to think about putting those clubs in hibernation quite yet. In fact, the cooler temperatures and colorful scenery make fall the best time of the year to hit the links. It also gives us another reason to hit the refresh button on our golf wardrobes.
In honor of the unofficial start of autumn, this month’s edition of GolfThreads x TRENDYGOLF Selects presents a curated collection to help you transition from summer to fall with ease. You’ll find cottony soft polos, well-tailored trousers, lightweight layers, ultra-modern kicks, and even a couple of iconic belts. Be sure to check them out at TRENDYGOLF.
Nike Flex Golf Pants
Since his move to Nike, the biggest improvement in Jason Day’s style has been the fit of his pants. The secret to his success? Nike’s Flex Pant. This pant has a slim, tailored fit with an aggressive taper below the knee. As a result, Day looks taller and slimmer than in previous years. Unless your name is Kevin Durant, then you can benefit from looking taller and slimmer. The Flex Pant is available in a plethora of colors, my favorite being this sapphire blue (Nike calls it Blue Jay). You can also find it in more traditional blacks, greys, navy blues, and khakis for fall. For best results, ask your tailor to hem them with a short break to allow the bottoms to just sweep the tops of your shoes.
Nike Dry Tipped Polo
Stylish basics are at the heart of every great seasonal wardrobe. You won’t find a better building block than this Nike Dry Tipped Polo. It is a modern throwback. Nike is known for its athletic looks, but this solid colored polo with tipping on the sleeves has a classic appeal. Best of all, it is packed with the Swoosh’s cutting-edge technology and the slim fit will keep you on trend.
RLX Ralph Lauren Hooded Hybrid Jacket
As athleisure styles continue to influence golf fashion, more players are working hoodies into their looks. When done right, hoodies offer a fresh and modern approach to layering on the course. This RLX Hooded Hybrid Jacket by Ralph Lauren will become the most versatile piece in your fall wardrobe. Wear it on the course, to and from the gym, or even on the street. Plus, it has all the technical bells and whistles you need, including a soft insulating knit, a high funnel neck design, and water repellent front and hood. Billy Horschel rocked this during The Open Championship and flipped up the hood for extra protection against the rain.
RLX Ralph Lauren Thermocool Windblock Sweater
Autumn’s winds can be cruel and unrelenting. Nothing can ruin a good round like an ill-timed double bogey and a cold core. You’re on your own with that snap hook, but this RLX Thermocool Windblock Sweater will neutralize Mother Nature’s bad moods. This may look like your classic ¼ zip wool sweater from the outside, but the inside is lined with a wind blocking inner shell.
J.Lindeberg Arvid Regular TX Jersey Polo
The words ‘essentials’ and ‘basics’ are often used interchangeably in the fashion world. In my opinion, J.Lindeberg’s Arvid Polo is essential to a stylish wardrobe this fall, but it is anything but basic. The bold chevron design makes a strong statement and reminds me of those fresh and funky deconstructed argyle patterns from JL’s collections in the mid-aughts. Plus, the dark purple, green, and navy colorways are perfect for fall. Pair it with JL’s Ellott Trousers and Bridger or Slater belt, and you’ll be the best dressed dude in your foursome.
Galvin Green Dash Insula Pullover
Let’s face it. A lot of golf pullovers look and act the same, but the Dash from Galvin Green is one of the most unique ones you’ll find. The all black color and edgy pocket design provide a sleek and sporty aesthetic, while the quilted patches on the shoulders and pockets scream cool fall weather. The Insula fabric is one of the cutting-edge materials on the fairways. It is soft, light and airy and the fibers have built-in air chambers, which help to regulate body temperature.
Dunning Natural Hand Polos
The holy grail of fabric is one that delivers the performance of polyester and the feel of cotton. Dunning has nailed it with this range of Natural Hand Polos. The poly/cotton blend offers a natural hand feel with the stretch, breathability, and moisture-wicking qualities of a performance fabric. These polos will take you from the warm conditions of early fall right into winter. Plus, they are available in dark, rich reds, greens, blues, and greys for the season.
G/FORE Camo Midlayer
Blend in or stand out? The tonal pattern on G/FORE’s Camo Midlayer allows you to take an understated approach to being bold. This sleek and chic layering piece is a smart option for those cool morning and twilight rounds. The peach fuzz interior is soft and cozy. Basically, you’ll never want to take it off.
Linksoul Full Zip Cotton Cashmere Sweater
It is not quite cold enough to break out those merinos, but this Full Zip Cotton Cashmere Sweater from Linksoul will carry you a long way this fall. Layer it over a polo for a dew swept early morning round or throw it over a t-shirt for a casual night on the town. Either way, you can’t go wrong.
Greyson Montauk Trouser
My goal is to have Greyson’s Montauk Trouser in every color. It has become my favorite technical pant to wear on the course. This is the pant that should be at the foundation of your wardrobe this fall. You won’t find any flashy colors, but the various shades of grey, blue, and black will work with nearly everything in your closet. It is polished with luxurious details like 4-way stretch, a soft satin finish, and moisture wicking perforated pocket liners. The tailored fit features a modern silhouette with a smooth taper below the knee. I bet you can’t buy just one pair.
Kjus Pro 3L Waterproof Jacket
Quietly, the best players in the world are gearing up with Kjus when the conditions make a turn for the worst. And, they are doing it without being under contract from the Scandinavian performance brand. Phil Mickelson and Marc Leishman zipped up KJus’ Pro 3L Waterproof Jacket during the cold and wet conditions at the Dell Technologies Championship. How’s that for Tour validation. This 3-layer jacket is fabricated from a 4-way stretch waterproof fabric and features shoulder inserts to keep you swinging freely. Plus, an ergonomic collar prevents those cold rain drops from hitting your spine.
J.Lindeberg Slater & Bridger Pro Leather Belts
J.Lindeberg’s Slater and Bridger Belts are two of the most iconic belts in the game of golf. Fifteen years ago, both the Slater and the Bridger took belts from being afterthoughts to being the highlights of golfers’ outfits. Many brands tried to copy JL’s logo buckles, but none did it as elegantly as the Swedish brand. Thanks to modern tweaks, both belts are just as relevant and stylish today as they were when Jesper was cruising the fairways in drainpipe trousers and a flipped up bill.
TravisMathew Gamer Shirt
You can’t wear golf shirts all the time. Well, at least that’s what my wife tells me. Thankfully, TravisMathew makes some sweet button-ups. The Gamer has become an instant favorite in my house. The lightweight cotton/poly flannel is perfect for fall, my wife is relieved that I’m not wearing a golf shirt on date night, and I’m happy that I’m wearing one of my favorite brands.
Royal Albartross The Galaxy Shoe
I first saw The Galaxy at the PGA Merchandise Show in January and was blown away. It is unlike any golf shoe I’ve ever seen and the attention to detail is second to none. The trainer style plays into the current casual, athleisure trends. The hidden laces and shoelace wings are distinctly modern while the broguing around the heel is a tip of the cap to the game’s old school looks. Each pair is handcrafted in Italy with waterproof full grain leather uppers atop Vibram soles and finished with heel tabs and silver badges on the laces.