Here’s what we found for the guys to spring forward in transitional lightweight outerwear from European brands.


Golfino Gingham Micro Sweat Jacket

The classic gingham black and white checked pattern add a touch of class to any outfit, anytime. The solid back and sleeves offer a sporty look and are made with techno stretch for proper mobility.

This smart looking jacket also has wind protection qualities as well as exceptional breathability, The solid black zipper tape and black upper collar detail elevate the style of this jacket.


Bogner Stephen Jacket

The soft-shell structure has a 3-layer design with body mapping inserts that are water-repellent and breathable. The metal snap buttons on the collar are a nice functional feature that looks very updated and current.

Quilting on the front is what Bogner calls ‘slightly wadded’ to give it a less puffy appearance. Notice how the quilting is also on the upper shoulders then breaks at the elbow and then continues down outer forearm – that’s street fashion with a golf swing in mind.


Galvin Green Alon Jacket

Billed as its softest waterproof jacket, the Alon is made from 3-layer lightweight GORE-TEX that keeps you dry but also releases body heat and moisture. The C-KNIT backing is very soft and flexible for maximum freedom of movement.

The collar has a rubberized edge and shaped cuffs with zips to keep sleeves tight at the wrist. Galvin Green has repositioned the side seam for extra comfort, and the fact it’s machine washable yet very durable is a bonus feature.


Kjus Mateo Jacket

This lightweight jacket can be a mid or top-layer with its water-repellent fabric that has a lightly brushed interior for insulation and comfort. The 4-way stretch quickly absorbs and wicks away moisture, plus it’s treated with something called HeiQ Pure that gives it long-lasting freshness. (aka no stink)

There are no top shoulder seams to give the jacket the flexibility it needs so it’s easy to wear and play in. The heathered detail down the full-zip, collar, shoulders and outer arms create an athletic look.


J. Lindeberg Paco Tech Jacket

Also considered a mid-layer, the full-zip on this jacket and all its technical features make it wearable as an outer layer in cool/dry early spring conditions.

The four-way stretch fabric has anti-odor treatment, moisture management and UV protection.
Modern contrast piping on the chest and continuing down side seams and arms is an eye-catching detail. Offered in three colorways – black, navy and white – the Paco Tech is an all-around multi-purpose jacket.


Ted Baker Parway Jacket

The knit finish gives this jacket a sweatshirt look and feel but has plenty of stretch for your golf swing and style for the clubhouse. The offset shoulder seams also allow for mobility. The fabric is quick-drying, moisture-wicking and machine washable.

Trimmed with sporty stripes, contrast zipper pulls and a touch of print fabric on the inner collar trim – a signature of Ted Baker style detailing – makes the Parway a very wearable multi-seasonal piece.

Written by Janice Ferguson, Style Editor

Janice Ferguson has been involved in the golf industry for more than a decade. She helped start and shape the weekly Apparel Wire e-publication originally created by the Golf Press Association that ran for eight years, and wrote the weekly editorial section devoted to golf fashion. She also contributed fashion feature articles for Golfweek magazine’s annual “Definitive Guide to the Golf Life,” and has written special reports covering the merchandise efforts at several U.S. Opens. You can find her ‘fashion fluent/golf-inspired’ posts on Twitter @TheStyleLinks and Instagram @janiceferguson_thestylelinks.

2 comments

    1. Thanks, Jim. Galvin Green continues to crank out some great-looking (and not boring) rain gear. I really like the ’70s retro feel of the JL jacket and the Ted Baker jacket is really sharp and clean.

      Greg

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