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Golf Apparel-Country Club Styling

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Thread Starter 
What is the general feeling about golf apparel here in The SF, something not touched on that I have seen. Personally, for casual attire, I really like the golf attire look, or as some would say the country club look....golf shirt, sweater vest, that type of thing. Is this to unstylish, or old man looking? My favorite is Antigua or Ashworth.
post #2 of 24
Do you mean something like this?
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If you are talking about pleated dockers and a logoed golf shirt, then no. If you are talking about taking some stylish clothes that have a subtle golf influence, then I think you would look great.
post #4 of 24
I think the styling of current golf "performance" apparel, for the most part, runs somehwat counter to the style sense of many of the posters here. This is not necessarily true of more dandified trad golf clothing. That said, I am not against golf clothes when worn on the golf course. I find if I'm going to buy a golf shirt in a pro shop, I generally have to go a size down from what I would usually wear. I do think that if you value aesthetic sensibilities like harmony of texture, pattern, and fit, a lot of golf clothing is not for you. Most stuff is overlogoed and aimed directly at being un-fashionable.
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Thread Starter 
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Do you mean something like this?
Not quite the Hogan look, but more the Tiger Woods look, more subtle, yet definitely golf styling. Tiger pulls it off quite well. Sans the hat.
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Tiger pulls it off because he's in shape and plays golf professionally. His habit of buttoning the entire placket of his golf shirts is off-putting, though. I would say the majority of regular joes buying golf clothes don't buy clothes that fit and complement them they way Tiger's do him. And, the hat. If a guy doesn't need the functional side of Tiger's style, I wouldn't recommend it highly.
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I personally am quite fond of the golfer/country club look as well. However, this may be one of those regional things as you are in the Southeast and I am in the Southwest. Perhaps the golf look is not as prevalent for our Northeast, Pacific Northwest and California members. As for the overseas members, the look you are describing seems to me to be almost exclusively an American phenomenon. As for the styles - I agree Ashworth and Antigua are great. I also like Cutter & Buck, the Bobby Jones collection, the Nike Tiger Woods collection, Polo Golf and Tommy Bahama. Bradford
post #8 of 24
Thread Starter 
Actually, I wear the golf shirt the same way, buttoned to the top, I am not sure why, but always have. As for the in-shape part and the fit, I think I pull it off decently, not quite as well as Tiger mind you, but I am pretty fit. I like to wear the Ballin Gabardine Wool Pants, with say a nice Antigua golf shirt and Vest...I just do not dress in sport coat and suits on a very regular basis. In the neighborhood and social circles I travel in, it seems the more business casual golf look has become the tradition in the Atlanta area more. Edit here: Bradford I agree about the regionalism, and also on the Bobby Jones, there once was an outlet in Wisconsin you could get good deals through, but that has all but dried up. I do not care much for the Cutter & Buck, they are very wide cut for me, and also heavy, in the south the humidity is too high for their weight.
post #9 of 24
I think that there is a certain type of man who can pull off the country club look during the backyard barbeque. But I agree that the clothes have to be high quality, well-fitting, and devoid of logos to be stylish. However, I am a fan of golf clothing for the golf course. It is enjoyable to me to go to a nice course dressed nicely. I have actually started wearing wool trousers for golf lately, as they just look better and are more comfortable than stiffer cotton chinos. In addition, they look better with nice golf shoes. As far as shirting, I believe Jeff Rose makes the most stylish golf shirts (I don't count J. Lindberg as golf wear -- it simply isn't functional enough), though some may not like the mercerized cotton look. I do, with the caveat that the pants have to be very nice. I don't mind staying in my golf clothes after coming off the course, but I don't think I'd ever dress in my golf clothes if I weren't hitting the links.
post #10 of 24
Thread Starter 
Although Jeff Rose is a nice shirt, the brother brand is Bobby Jones, and I believe the Jones shirts are a better grade pima cotton, and some are even silk blends, which if not mistaken, the Rose collection does not come in the blend. But, this also represents the price for some of the Jones shirts at $175.
post #11 of 24
Sidenote: Have you guys seen the episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm where Larry David starts wearing his golf outfit (polo shirt tucked into chinos) on his daily basis? Hilarious.
post #12 of 24
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As for the styles - I agree Ashworth and Antigua are great. I also like Cutter & Buck, the Bobby Jones collection, the Nike Tiger Woods collection, Polo Golf and Tommy Bahama.
I always wondered who bought that crap. As for Tiger, the man wears his clothes cut way to big. The reasonb the look even remotely works for him is that he 1) Is in superb physical condition, and 2) is in fact a professional golfer. I think that a lot of fat asses out there figure that they can pull off his look, but they happen to be wrong. Unless you are in pretty decent shape, (either muscular or tall and slim with angular shoulders,) and have all your hair, don't even try. Not unless you want to look like you work the floor at Home Depot or Bestbuy.
post #13 of 24
shoreman1782:
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Tiger pulls it off because he's in shape and plays golf professionally... I would say the majority of regular joes buying golf clothes don't buy clothes that fit and complement them they way Tiger's do him... If a guy doesn't need the functional side of Tiger's style, I wouldn't recommend it highly.
LA Guy:
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...The reasonb the look even remotely works for him is that he 1) Is in superb physical condition, and 2) is in fact a professional golfer.  I think that a lot of fat asses out there figure that they can pull off his look, but they happen to be wrong.  Unless you are in pretty decent shape, (either muscular or tall and slim with angular shoulders,) and have all your hair, don't even try.  Not unless you want to look like you work the floor at Home Depot or Bestbuy.
Dude, LA Guy, way to steal my thunder after the fact..
post #14 of 24
shoreman1782, Dude, sorry. Read the whole thread really quickly and was hurrying to reply - missed your comments - obviously. My bad. Anyway, completely in agreement.
post #15 of 24
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I always wondered who bought that crap.
Wow - LA Guy - don't be afraid to share your true feelings about this subject And I figured Ernest would be the first one to flame me about this. As for me - I'm 6'3", 185 lbs and have a full head of hair. Can I keep wearing my golf clothes? Bradford
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