J.Lindeberg just launched its Fall/Winter 2020 Collection and it’s one of its best in recent years. There is a great blend of iconic reboots and fashion-forward designs that we’ve come to expect from the Swedish fashion house.
The designs offer a mix of Hollywood glamour, an old-school jet-set lifestyle, and ‘60s retro vibes. Although J.Lindeberg continues to pull inspiration from vintage looks, the fits are modern, razor-sharp, and on point.
The color palette is sure to stand out on the course and in pro shops. Bold blues, greens, and reds bring an energetic spirit to the fairways and offer a strong contrast to the typical dark colors of fall and winter. While the bold colors, eye-catching patterns, and minimalistic designs attract attention, every piece has a specific purpose where movement, flexibility, and comfort are equally valued features.
Hybrid jackets and vests have always been highlights of JL’s collections. As a result of this success, the brand is expanding its outerwear options with pre-quilted channels and down-like padding for more loft and warmth. The collection also includes new windbreaker knits and the MicroStretch program is loaded with even more stretch this season, optimizing flexibility with a comfortable twill hand feel.
JL’s Midlayers have long been favorites of mine for their warmth, playability, and style. This season’s mid layers continue to be constructed with the brand’s tried and true seamless technique, which has made them some of the most comfortable in the game.
New techniques for the season include lifestyle fabrics that can be worn on and off course. The functional 5 Yarn is a gradient density technique unique to JL. Also look for a mind-blowing new waterproof fabric that can withstand a light rain for 30 minutes without requiring a membrane, ensuring excellent breathability.
Needless to say, I’m stoked about this collection, so I thought I’d share a half dozen of my favorite looks.
Polo: KV Printed TX Jersey // Sleeves: Enzo // Trouser: Axil Fleece Twill
Loyal readers are probably scratching their heads as to why a fit with a base layer (or sleeves) is one of my favorites. As I’ve said before, I don’t hate base layers. I hate how most golfers execute them. Pairing an ill-fitting polo with a generic white or black base layer lacks imagination. When done right, though, this is a look that is sleek, modern, and athletic. And, this polo/sleeves combo is done right.
When opting for the polo/base layer or polo/sleeves pairing, I usually advocate for matching the color of a slim-fitting polo with the color of the base layer or sleeves. However, you can take this look to another level by using sleeves of a complementary color. Think of a base layer or sleeves as an accessory. Pick the right color and it will elevate your look. Go in the wrong direction and you will look boring and uninspired. The glowing red sleeves in this fit add to the overall look. I’m all in.
Go ahead and put this polo down as one of my favorites for fall. J.Lindeberg calls this a camou cobble print. In this colorway, it looks like hot lava breaking through the earth. It’s dark and mysterious and perfect for the season.
Polo: Tour Tech Graphic TX Jacquard // Trouser: Archer // Cap: Liam
Track pants are the new joggers. They have been dominating the men’s fashion runways and I’m stoked to see them arriving on the fairways. JL’s Archer pant exemplifies the athletic direction in which the game of golf is moving. This is the trendy look in pants to add to your golf wardrobe this fall. I know I will be grabbing a pair. The checker print polo in an Ocean Blue colorway syncs flawlessly with the stripes in the pants.
Sweater: Ruben Turtleneck // Trouser: Eden
Nothing says ‘60s retro quite like a turtleneck. While I’m still not a fan of short-sleeve mocks, I’m totally diggin’ long-sleeve versions this season, especially if they look as good as JL’s Ruben. I love the juxtaposition this sweater offers. The Merino wool is luxurious, warm, and breathable. The Coolmax helps to regulate body temperature. The bold stripes on the sleeves add a sporty vibe. The iconic JL bridge logo on the chest brings a high-fashion attitude.
Vest: Packlight Padded // Base Layer: Aello Soft Compression // Trouser: Ellott Bonded Fleece // Cap: Liam
This is the vest you’ll want to grab when that first hint of fall appears in the air. I already have my purchase planned for when we turn the clocks back. Loaded with a thin layer of PrimaLoft Gold padding, this vest is light, warm, windproof, and water-repellent. It also packs down to easily fit in the side pocket of a golf bag. The versatility will make it a go-to throughout the season as it can be layered over a polo, sweater, or base layer.
Speaking of which, this is another example of a base layer done right. It matches the vest for a seamless look and the pop of green on the sleeves brings another complementary color into the mix.
Don’t sleep on these Ellott pants, either. They are the ‘mudders’ of the golf trouser world. The surface is water repellent and the inside is lined with a soft fleece for extra warmth. The amazing part is they still have four-way stretch.
Sweater: Alexis // Trousers: Simon // Cap: Caden
Asymmetrical designs are making a strong return to the game and the Alexis Zippered Sweater feeds into that trend. The bright red sleeve provides just the right amount of contrast against the navy blue.
Top: Sasha Crewneck // Trousers: Elliot // Cap: Liam
This is another long-sleeve mock that I can get behind. The Sasha is all about performance and offers a stylish alternative to the polo/base layer combo. The interior is brushed for comfort and added warmth. The fabric also wicks moisture, dries quickly, is breathable, and has four-way stretch. Racing stripes down the sleeves give the Sasha a sporty look. Think of this as the perfect transition piece from summer to fall.
Big fan of the shirts and quarter zips but the pants with the stripe are hard for me.