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Golf get-up with street inflection

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by denimdestroyedmylife, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Not a golfer, but have found myself having to golf with the boss and other folks in the industry. I know I have to cop those Nike golfing sneakers, but what else to wear on the course? Don't want to come off as a bourgeois country club prick. Posting in Streetwear and Denim because ideally, I'd like to put these clothes to use after I walk off the course and not get my ass kicked in the subway.

    Help!
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Not a golfer, but have found myself having to golf with the boss and other folks in the industry. I know I have to cop those Nike golfing sneakers, but what else to wear on the course? Don't want to come off as a bourgeois country club prick. Posting in Streetwear and Denim because ideally, I'd like to put these clothes to use after I walk off the course and not get my ass kicked in the subway.

    Help!


    I would suggest a J. Lindeberg polo (I usually hate his stuff, but he makes some decent looking, slim polos) and either cargo kinee shorts or slimmer, flat front pants with some subtle pattern - looks decent on the links and off. In the first combination, make the shirt dark with accent piping, in the latter, made the shirt medium colored with constrast piping and keep the pants dark.
     


  3. Histrion

    Histrion Senior member

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    Slim polo? Well, it is not really slim. At least, not on me.

    I tried a small on and it was really boxy. For comparison, Lacoste size 3 or Paul Smith Red Earl small polos aren't boxy at all on me.

    Perhaps I didn't try the good J. Lindeberg polos, but that was like three weeks ago.
     


  4. Renault78law

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    check the dress code. most courses require a collared shirt, hence the popularity of polos. some courses require pants (as opposed to shorts), but no jeans, so chinos are the natural choice.

    I'd recommend flatfront chinos and any slim fitting polo. Tuck or untucked is up to you. Wear the golf shoes of your choice, but they go back into your bag when you hit the street/subway...
     


  5. denimdestroyedmylife

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    I appreciate the advice. Think I may do a Situationist International take on golf attire: black slim-fitting polo, black flat front chinos, black golf shoes. Hamlet on the green or some such. Or not. My instinct about this was way off, was thinking pantaloons, sweater vest, floppy hat. Whoa, just found this: http://www.urban-golf.org/ [​IMG] I like the idea of "unlawful and visually violent golf outfits" May I redirect this thread thattaway?
     


  6. whoopee

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    Go for the recent Pringle looks. Slim patterned trousers, sweater vests, open collared shirt or polo underneath. Jesper Parnevik's sported some great outfits too.
     


  7. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    Good call on Jesper, had to google him. I am loving this, minus visor and grimace:
    [​IMG]

    Could one get away with black APC jeans, I wonder...
     


  8. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Unless they're really broken in, jeans would be pretty uncomfortable. Esp if you wear them slim/tight.
     


  9. whoopee

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    Where do you play in the Philly area? Private course dress codes usually disallow denim.
     


  10. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    I have NEVER played, unless Nintendo counts. Does it?

    It will take place in NJ somewhere, I know not where precisely.
     


  11. Renault78law

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    I have NEVER played, unless Nintendo counts. Does it?

    It will take place in NJ somewhere, I know not where precisely.

    LOL, you should probably worry less about your outfit and more about your swing! I'm not trying to make a serious golfer out of you or anything, it's just that golf is a VERY frustrating game if you can't keep your ball in play (for all parties: you, your group, and those behind you).
     


  12. shoreman1782

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    Good call on pringle.

    Even in New Jersey ( [​IMG] ), jeans aren't cool at most clubs. And you'll want something lighter. Comfort is important.

    Personally, when I play golf, I give up being cool (it's hard for me to do, but somehow...). Light cotton poplin pants, comfortable belt, golf-collar shirt (prefer pique to mercerised cotton). If I wanted to look more badass, I'd just opt for darker colors/patterns.

    EDIT: I'm not saying buy an outfit from the pro shop. Golf-brand golf clothes are usually cut HUGE. I don't understand how it's easier to swing when your sleeves are that big.
     


  13. whoopee

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    Or you could go for the Nike/Tiger Woods collection. The fabrics are generally very nice, and a nicely fitting red shirt with dark trous still trumps most everyone on the links.

    But yeah, work on your game.
     


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    I think the new puma golf collection looks pretty cool. here
     


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