About 500 years ago, on the damp moors of Scotland, the origins of men’s golf apparel began. But given the cool climate of Scotland, the need for warm apparel became the priority. Since then, great modifications have been made; both in the sport and in the style. As the nation prepares for Father’s Day 2021, here is a brief look into the history of men’s golf fashion.
About 100 years ago, in the 1920’s, golf was growing in popularity amongst society’s elite. At this time, golf apparel was elevated to please the taste of the players as well as their elite circle of friends and spectators. By the mid-twentieth century, men were more interested in comfort apparel as well as high-octane color combinations. Soon thereafter, the first knitted golf shirt was introduced. Since then, fit and performance has taken precedence with players and consumers.
The 1970’s brought about a great shift in style. Kelly green became a prominent color on the greens as well as bold patterns of houndstooth and checks. By the 1990’s, athletic sponsorships were becoming more and more apparent on the athletes. More importantly, these sponsorships greatly influenced consumers at home leading golf apparel in a whole new direction – geared toward consumers.
When it comes to present day golf apparel, technology is the latest invention that allows you to bring out your best game yet! These days players and consumers are demanding made with anti-odor fabrics that wick moisture & keep you comfortable on the golf course. Given many Americans haven’t seen their Fathers since the beginning of the pandemic, gift-giving has many options to offer consumers such as Amazon, travel packages, giftcards….. And now that Air travel is coming back to full capacity, you can purchase your Father’s Day gift on-the-go at Cancun Airport.
This Father’s Day, I have listed the various styles in men’s golf apparel and footwear.
Happy Father’s Day!
Polo: Polo Golf—Custom Slim-Fit Performance Polo Shirt in White. $98.50 Shorts: RLX Golf- 9-Inch … [+]
Courtesy of Ralph Lauren
Polo Golf and RLX Golf—These print shorts are water-repellent and infused with extra stretch for ease of movement, while the polo shirt is knit with long-staple cotton and wicks away moisture to keep you cool, dry, and comfortable. This look is perfect for a day on or off the course! Polo: Polo Golf—Custom Slim-Fit Performance Polo Shirt in White. $98.50 Shorts: RLX Golf- 9-Inch Classic Fit Water-Repellent Short in Punchy Pineapple $98.50.
Atelier New Regime:
The water resistant Signature Logo Reversible Puffer Down Vest is manufactured from 100% nylon.
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Atelier New Regime- Montréal-based brand Atelier New Regime’s reversible water resistant puffer vest features the signature logo printed on the back as well as a logo embroidered on the chest. The vest features 2 sets of pockets and is made from 100% nylon. $324
Introducing Cole Haan Golf
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Cole Haan-Cole Haan Golf – a new category that doesn’t sacrifice a single stroke of style or performance. It’s everything you need to rewrite the rules of the game. The Men’s GrandPrø AM Golf Sneaker is the talk of the club. With tons of traction underfoot, this style icon will also have you stepping confidently on the green. The fashionable sneaker features traction and stability with a multi-directional beveled rubber lug design. An engineered GRANDFØAM midsole and a removable Ortholite® sockliner provide responsive cushioning for multi-layered comfort, along with a supportive lightweight construction. Waterproof leather uppers will keep you dry, comfortable, and on the move. $150
The Traverse Pant in Khaki and Navy from Fourlaps
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Fourlaps—The Traverse is all about versatility. Whether you’re on the golf course or having lunch in the clubhouse – the Traverse is a truly multifaceted lifestyle pant. Unbelievably comfortable, lightweight, and made with ultra-high stretch for full range of motion; the Traverse is the perfect pant to hit the links this summer. $98
Casio G-SHOCK SPORT Men’s Watch GBDH1000-1A7
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Jared This is the latest addition to the new G-SHOCK MOVE lineup of sports watches, which are equipped with a heart rate monitor and GPS. Useful workout functions include an optical sensor for heart rate measurement, along with bearing, altitude/barometric pressure, and temperature sensors, and an accelerometer for step counting. These five sensors help to keep you in close touch of your current activity in real time. The ability to receive GPS signals lets you access location information when you need it. This, when used in combination with the stopwatch, makes it possible for you to keep track of running information like distance, speed, pace, and more. Your heart rate and speed is used to calculate a VO2 max value, which is an indicator of your cardio-pulmonary capacity. The white plastic strap secures with a buckle clasp and the watch is water-resistant to 200m. $399.00
Jos. A Bank:
Traveler Performance Flat Front Tailored Fit Comfort Waist Shorts
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The Jos. A. Bank Traveler line is meant for easy wear and care. Versatility is key here as these flat front shorts in a tailored fit look just as good on the course and off. Packing for your summer travel just got a little easier with these affordable and quality shorts. $39
Lacoste’s Sustainable Loop Polo on maison-de-mode.com
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Lacoste- For the classic yet conscious dad, this sustainable, unisex polo is composed of 30% recycled cotton combined with Lacoste’s signature “petite pique” texture, two-button neckline, and short sleeves. Consuming less water but remaining faithful to crocodile’s avant-garde mindset, the Lacoste Loop Polo opens a new era for the French brand. $135
Libero’s La Sera Vest is handcrafted in Toronto from 100% Japanese Cotton Seersucker.
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Libero-Libero has always believed that the clothes one wears are their first words – before any introduction. Founded by Italian-Canadian Adam Appugliesi, Libero embodies the synergy of enriched European culture and North American lifestyle through the La Sera Vest’s timeless design and its versatility on and off the golf course. $220
lululemon golf gear is designed to feel good on the course, in the clubhouse, and beyond.
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Lululemon – lululemon’s Metal Vent Tech Polo is a nearly seamless polo made to keep every swing smooth for the male golfer in your life. It features seamless construction uses the fewest number of seams for a truly chafe-less experience; Silverescent™ technology, powered by X-STATIC®, keeping odour-causing bacteria at bay for more wearing and less washing; and added elastane improves stretch while holding the shape of the garment over time. $88
Callaway Classic Fit Polo in Navy Birdseye Color Block
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Men’s Wearhouse -New to Men’s Wearhouse brand portfolio, Callaway Golf is a tried and trusted brand that every golf enthusiast knows and approves of. This polo shirt in a sharp birdsye print with color blocking is a sophisticated edition to his on and off course wardrobe. Not to mention the moisture wicking technology and UPF 50 that will keep him cool and protected for those sunny game days ahead. $68
MSX by Michael Strahan:
Perfect for active weekend wear, this classic polo and shorts have the look of stylish casual wear … [+]
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MSX by Michael Strahan—For the dad who’s excited to return to the golf course or an active weekend away, send him back out in to the world with MSX by Michael Strahan’s activewear polo and modern fit activewear shorts that features moisture wicking performance fabric and comfortable active wear fabric. This stylish and casual look helps him go from the golf course straight to brunch with ease. $29.99 – Polo, $29.99 – Shorts
Puma Palmetto Seersucker Polo.
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Puma—Items from this line are perfect for any golfing dad as it pays homage to the classic styles of the South, and features Puma’s first technical seersucker fabric with performance elements needed for the golf course. Designed using the state tree of South Carolina, these pieces will keep dads feeling cool, classic and styling on and off the course. $80
The Almond Track Pants from Sergio Tacchini
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Sergio Tacchini—The Almond Track Pants are made of heavyweight, super-soft fleece featuring contrast color-blocking at the rear lower legs for a throwback vibe. Equipped with a comfortable drawstring waistband and elastic ankle openings for a secure fit, the pants are finished with a printed Sergio Tacchini logo down the right leg and contrast ‘ST’ monogram logo at the left thigh. $70
The Complete Set – Stix Golf Clubs 14-Piece + Bag
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Stix Golf- Stix Golf, the leading direct-to-consumer golf equipment company recently launched new club offerings and their 14-Piece Complete Set with Bag is perfect for the Dad that is looking to upgrade his clubs or get into the game for the first time. The clubs can be customized based on right or left-handed, shaft flex and shaft length and feature an all-black minimalist design. The company is continuing their mission of making golf more accessible and inclusive by providing premium quality and modern aesthetics at a fair price. …because we all know it comes down to the person swinging the club, and unless you’re on tour, all that over-hyped technology isn’t going to move the needle of your score on a regular basis. Go have fun with your friends & family on the course, that is what counts! $924
Todd Snyder x FootJoy ¼ Zip Sweatshirt in White
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Todd Snyder-The Todd Snyder x FootJoy ¼ Zip Fleece is what a sweatshirt looks like when it’s time to meet the membership committee. It has all the comfort of a sweatshirt with the range of movement from a performance fabric and all the polish of a proper Harrington jacket. Design details include ribbed sleeve cuffs and waist, side-entry handwarmer pockets, a stand collar and a leather zipper pull with a TS x FJ logo. A great piece for the course, the patio at the 19th Hole or just running errands around town. $165
UNTUCKit’s olive green No Sweat Pocket Polo
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UNTUCKit – lightweight No Sweat Pocket Polo in olive will keep you cool on the golf course this summer. This moisture wicking polo, with Untuckit’s signature untucked length, is a perfect Father’s Day gift for any dad, whether they wear it on or off the golf course. $78
William Murray Golf:
Mums the Word Polo by William Murray Golf
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William Murray Golf -Whether he’s a fan of playing golf, watching golf, or a mix of the two, get dad a gift that will have him feeling his best for years to come like the The Mums the Word Polo from William Murray Golf. Inspired by Bill Murray’s iconic role in Caddyshack, this floral patterned, Spackler-inspired, explosive design is the result of the Cinderella Boy daydreaming about Augusta and going to town on Bushwood’s garden. Available in white and navy colorways, each features moisture-wicking fabric, buttery-soft 4-way stretch jersey knit fabric, and UPF 50+ to keep dad cool and dry all day long. Featuring a bright and colorful design, the Mums the Word Polo is sure to make any dad smile this Father’s Day and beyond. $80
Short sleeve linen button down shirt perfect for a day out on the golf course
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120% Lino An Italian brand specializing in all linen clothing is a must go- to for summer wardrobes. The brands linen shirts, that draw a cult like, are made from the finest fabric blends and adhere to an innovative garment-dyeing process. This linen short sleeve golf shirt is made from the finest fabric blends and is cool and comfortable for a day out on the course as well as feeling stylish. $235
Make dad feel like a boss. This classic collared tee is a tribute to the old-timers who ran the … [+]
Courtesy of CASHE
CASHE—Cultivated through an ancient biannual combing and spinning technique by the inhabitants of the great Himalayan mountain range, CASHE cashmere is simply unmatched, illuminating the greatest natural properties of the world. The art and craft of producing such cashmere has lived on for generations – a vogue that has fascinated kings and queens, royals and cultures across the globe. $155
Hublot’s Big Bang Unico Golf
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Hublot—Hublot’s involvement in the golf industry is an obvious enterprise when comparing the stamina, expertise, and precision of golf legends with the craftsmanship of Hublot’s timepieces. Joined by champion Dustin Johnson to unveil the brand’s original golf watch, the Big Bang Unico Golf was designed, developed, manufactured and assembled by Hublot specially for avid players of the game. Powered by HUB1580 movement, the watch allows golfers to seamlessly calculate their score whilst on course, featuring aperture displays and is ultra-lightweight, providing true sport performance. The case is carved from Texalium®, an innovative material exclusive to Hublot, that is an amalgamation of carbon fiber and aluminum. Splurge and gift the golfer dad a piece of golf greatness this year! $31,500
The TAG Heuer Connected Watch – Golf Edition
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TAG Heuer-TAG Heuer’s Connected Golf Edition app and smartwatch is the ultimate gift for Father’s Day. Designed for the most discerning golfers, the special edition watch and TAG Heuer app tracks and improves your game with distance to green and hazards, interactive maps, shot distance, smart scorecard. Ready for everyday life, the watch has built in features such as notifications, weather, agenda, music control, Google Pay and translate. TAG Heuer’s Connected Golf Edition app and smartwatch is the perfect gift for the dad who lives on and off the golf course. $2,550.00
Men’s Golf Club Money Clip in Two-Tone Stainless Steel
Courtesy of Zales
Zales A fun, functional and stylish way to keep his green safe on the greens, this two-tone money clip is a thoughtful gift for the golfing enthusiast. Fashioned in sleek stainless steel and polished to a lustrous shine, this money clip is topped with a bright yellow ion-plated dimensional golf club, creating a look he’s certain to appreciate. $29.00