This is an updated version of an article that originally appeared on Golf-Threads.com in 2019. Hopefully, you enjoy the sequel as much as the original…
No men’s apparel item is more synonymous with the laid-back and carefree vibe of summer than the Hawaiian Aloha shirt. After World War II celebrity icons such as Elvis Presley, John Wayne, and Frank Sinatra (not to mention President Harry Truman) made these shirts the hottest men’s fashion trend in America. Prior to the 1950s men’s clothing was simple, monotonous, and set in its ways. Hawaiian Aloha shirts introduced a flair to men’s fashion that was no longer reserved for the rebels or the feminine. In a postwar era, it also symbolized freedom and relaxation, as well as a (summer) break from the sartorial norm.
We all strive to be free and relaxed on the course. So, “floral up” and channel your inner Thomas Magnum–or Carl Spackler–with one of these tropical-inspired golf shirts.
TrendyGolf x J.Lindeberg
In all honesty, this collaboration between TRENDYGOLF and J.Lindeberg is what inspired a reboot of the original “Floral Up” article. The capsule collection brings together playful summer palm prints with JL’s best-selling technical Tour Tech polo shirt for incredible on-course style. The design concept was to make a stand-out polo shirt for tour players pulling in inspiration from the tournament surroundings. This stand-out top isn’t just for tour players. It should be worn by anyone who covets breezy summer vibes.
William Murray Golf
These glorious William Murray Golf Spackler-prints are inspired by the Cinderella Boy, thrashing mums in his mythical chase for an elusive green jacket.
Whether your preference is an all-over pineapple print or palm tree pattern, these shirts from TravisMathew are party-starting polos. Highly recommend either one of these for “date night.” You can thank me later.
Looking for something a bit more subtle? Check out these offerings from FootJoy. If you go with the Ice Blue version, make sure you are wearing your best cologne because it will draw people close to you to get a better view. Hmm….on second thought, maybe this should be your “date night” shirt!
I’ve said it before and I will say it again; I can imagine Ol’ Blue Eyes, Frank Sinatra, and the rest of the Rat Pack wearing Bonobos while hanging out on the Las Vegas Strip prior to heading to the Sands Hotel to perform in the Copa Room. Now, that is style!
Think of that friend with those striking blue eyes (maybe that person is you) people always comment on; now picture him in one of these G/FORE polos. Game over, right?
Now, this is something I didn’t expect from Under Armour. I love it! May I put in a request? Offer this in Iso-Chill fabric. PLEASE!
Puma Golf created the ideal polos for pairing with shorts and slip-ons for fun summer days on the course or patio. The Tech Pique Botanical Polo features an on-trend, all-over botanical print, layered with a really cool digi-camo design.
With AEROREADY technology and mesh panels for enhanced ventilation, this shirt will keep you cool and straight vibin’ on the course in even the hottest conditions. For extra good vibes, this polo is made with recycled content as part of adidas’ mission to end plastic waste.
I find the johnnie-O Frederick Pique Polo very visually engaging; the print has me seeing grapefruit, starfish, flowers, and fireworks. That’s a lot of bang for your buck!
Classy. Elegant. This Stitch Golf shirt aptly shares its name with the Collins Flower Guide; the definitive resource for flowers of Britain and Northern Europe. Yeah, I’d say classy and elegant is fitting…