You know the old saying about March–in like a lion, out like a lamb. Well, we still have a few more weeks of the lion, but this isn’t all bad news. It gives us a few extra weeks to get our spring golf wardrobes in order, which is exactly what this edition of GolfThreads x TRENDYGOLF Selects is all about. There is nothing quite like pastels, floral prints, and moisture-wicking fabrics to help us get psyched for sunny skies, lush green fairways, and sandy bunkers. (Btw, we are less than four weeks away from Masters Week–the unofficial start of golf season.)
With that in mind, here is a curated collection of 16 fresh polos, pullovers, belts, pants, shorts, hats, and shoes to get your spring golf wardrobe kickstarted in style.
Ted Baker is known for its fun and whimsical prints and the Oneput Polo is another example of the brand’s creativity. What better way to wake up your wardrobe than an all-over print consisting of flamingos, golf carts, palm trees, and cacti. The cotton/elastane blend means all-day comfort and an easy transition to the street. Ted Baker polos run small, so size up.
TravisMathew’s Squid Row Polo offers the same vibe as Ted Baker’s Oneput Polo, but with a slightly more understated look. This has been one of the most popular polos of the season. It has been bringing good vibrations to PGA Tour players and celebrities, like Chris Kirk and Mark Wahlberg, on the West Coast Swing. (You see what I did there?) Not to mention, this polo works as well on the course as it does at the poolside bar.
Unless you are starting the golf season in a tropical locale, you’ll likely put the first tee in the ground in less than ideal conditions. This Quarter-Zip from RLX is the perfect layer for those early spring rounds. It is fabricated from a soft and stretchy brushed fleece and features a quilted front for warmth. Buy it for spring and wear it again in the fall.
If you haven’t received the message yet, prints are in. This Printed Floral Polo is one of my favorites for the season. This is a true statement piece. The all-over pattern is big and bold and possesses a bit of a retro feel. Plus, it has all the technical bells and whistles. Damn, this is one fun shirt. I’m ordering it now.
J.Lindeberg’s Elof has been one of my favorite trousers for several years. It is lightweight, breathable, and water-repellant. In other words, it is perfect for those cool spring mornings that turn into warm spring days. For 2018, the Elof gets an update with muted pastels (Still Green, Gentle Blue, and Still Yellow) and a powerful Racing Red. More traditional black, grey, and navy options are stylish ways to build the foundation of your wardrobe.
Consider this the year of the webbed belt and J.Lindeberg has some of the most stylish ones you’ll find. The Hatcher features a tri-color weave that picks up the seasonal colors in JL’s SS18 collection and it pairs well with a variety of trouser colors. A brushed silver buckle and leather details give this casual belt a luxurious look.
I’m a sweater guy, so I’m always on the lookout for some new knits to add to my wardrobe. The Nolans from J.Lindeberg is one of the freshest sweaters of the season. The sporty stripe designs on the sleeves are the latest examples of how streetwear styles are influencing golf fashion. The crewneck collar finds itself on trend and the 100% cotton fabric is a smart choice for the warmer months.
Showstopper! I literally stopped in my tracks when I saw these Malibu Pink Highland Pants in the Bonobos booth at the PGA Show. Bonobos built an entire brand by creating great pants and you’ll see why when you slip on a pair of the Highlands. These may be the best fitting pants in the game. Plus, the washed out pastel color is totally ‘in’ this season. These technical pants are made from 100% polyester, but the heathered texture makes them look like a cotton chino.
Warm weather is just around the corner, I promise. Nothing is better for beating the heat and humidity than a great pair of seersucker shorts. Dunning’s Seersucker Performance Short combines the classic details and modern performance features with on point tailoring. Again, the muted pastels create a trendy look for the season.
Spring weather is as unpredictable as my short game, so having a versatile jacket is a must. Galvin Green’s new Lance Interface-1 Jacket is prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at it. The windproof and water repellent shell protects against spring’s cool breezes and April’s showers. Plus, this vibrant blue color will energize any outfit.
As the owner of more than a few pairs of Nike Roshes, I was stoked to see this iconic silhouette arrive on the links. Golf-specific features like a pressure-mapped outsole and a cupsole design provide traction where you need it most and stability in the heel area. Pair the Roshe with shorts, chinos, or technical trousers to move effortlessly from the course to the street.
Sure, prints are in but there is still a place in the game for stylish stripes. The wide engineered stripes and intense colors on Greyson’s Croton Polo make a strong statement. The Pima cotton blend is not only super soft, but it is also a smart choice for the cooler temps in early spring. Sync this shirt with white trousers and the colors will pop even more.
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I really like the direction Peter Millar is taking this year. The new Tour Fit Collection with slimmer cuts and edgy prints has resulted in a hipper and more youthful vibe. Camo prints continue to be in vogue on the fairway and Peter Millar’s Carrboro Camo short is sure to appeal to a wide range of players.
YESSIR! Stance and the Nicklaus Companies have teamed up on a 5-sock collection. The first is this Jack Nicklaus Masters Crew Sock inspired by the outfit the GOAT wore during the final round of the 1986 Masters. Included is the legendary image of Jack walking in his birdie putt on the 71st hole in route to his sixth Green Jacket. I’d be surprised if these socks were still around by the time Nicklaus hits his ceremonial tee shot at Augusta, so grab a pair now.
G/FORE has some of the sickest lids in the game. This Killer T’s design was one of G/FORE’s most popular caps last year. Of course, I waited too long to pick one up and then they were gone. I’m not making the same mistake this year. The line starts behind me.
So, where are you going to put all of this fresh new gear? How about this Camo Duffle from Greyson. I got a look at this bag at the PGA Show and it was one of my favorite accessories. Whether you are hitting the road for a weekend golf trip, working in a few rounds at the boxing gym, or heading to the club for a quick evening round, the dark camo pattern brings a sophisticated edge to your travels.