J.Lindeberg Art Polo Collection is a link to the past
and a peek into the future
I’ve been on a vintage J.Lindeberg kick lately. Even with all the fresh gear hitting the shelves for spring, I’ve been scouring Grailed, eBay, and other resale sites looking for iconic golf pieces from the Swedish fashion house. I’m talking about classic polos like the Lachlan, Brantley, and Dunley. Sweaters with funky argyle patterns in purples, pinks, and aquas? Yes, please!
I really can’t explain my fascination with old school J.Lindeberg right now. Maybe I’m trying to tap into the rebellious vibes the brand had in the early aughts as it led the golf fashion revolution. Maybe it’s seeing some of those same progressive attitudes reappearing in J.Lindeberg’s SS’18 Collection. Either way, it has been a fun and stylish trip down memory lane.
Apparently, the folks at J.Lindeberg are feeling nostalgic, as well. In 2008, the brand teamed up with Camilo Villegas to create a capsule collection of polos that merged art and high-performance sport. Now, ten years later, JL has revisited the concept by dropping a new limited edition collection of Art Polos.
“This is one of the ways we showcase the art of sports. We’re creating the Art Polo tailored specifically to our customer, who is just as fashionable and mindful of details on course as off course.”
— Jens Werner, Creative Director, J.Lindeberg
The collection of Art Polos consists of three unique patterns, each of which contains design elements from the 2008 collection. The Art Polo #3, with two X’s on the front, celebrates J.Lindeberg’s 20-year history. (A polo in the collection from 2008 featured one large X.) Joining this polo is the Art Polo #2, with a bold red and white chevron on black fabric and the Art Polo #1 with white horizontal stripes on black fabric. All three polos include a subtle nod to the previous collection in the form of JL’s famous Bridge logo on the right sleeves. The Art Polos carry, hand-written, printed signatures and offer a glimpse into how J.Lindeberg will be intersecting sports and fashion in the future.
All the prints in the collection are designed and sketched by hand. Then, they are dyed on pre-cut parts of the garment to ensure the graphic lines match throughout the collection. A deep ink saturation, which was inspired by the craftsmanship in haute couture, ensures the ink never loses its color, even when stretched. It also makes the design look like it was painted directly on the polo.
How to Cop and Rock the J.Lindeberg Art Polo Collection
If you are feeling the Art Polos as much as I am, you can cop one, or the entire collection, at TrendyGolf or through J.Lindeberg’s website. In addition, here are a few ways to rock them on the course.
Art Polo #1: Outfit #1
Art Polo #1: Outfit #2
Art Polo #2: Outfit #1
Art Polo #2: Outfit #2
Art Polo #3: Outfit #1
Art Polo #3: Outfit #2