10 Golf Apparel Brands You Need to Know
The swoosh and the stripes are great, but so are these.
Spring has sprung, and thus golf season has as well — which means it’s time to grab something fresh to wear on the course. But we think you should look beyond the brands that make your shoes.
Don’t get us wrong, Nike and Adidas make some great threads, but there’s a bevy of smaller labels making stylish clothes that perform on the links but also transition easily to the rest of your life.
So, for those ready to branch out, here are ten brands to consider when upgrading your golf uniform.
William Murray Golf
He might be the most famous non-professional golfer on the planet, so it’s only fitting that Bill Murray should have his own line of linkswear. The clothes are quirky and fun just like the Cinderella Story himself, so let the Cadyshack quotes fly.
Standout – The Right Stuff Polo
A wolf in wolf’s clothing, Greyson was launched by former Ralph Lauren designer and executive Charlie Schaefer. Trendier than most, Greyson uses modern lines, bold patterns and sharp detailing to standout on the course, especially when the designs incorporate the brand’s spirit animal.
Standout: Alpha Wolf Sweater
French stalwart Lacoste is better known in sport as a tennis brand, but they also make some of the sharpest golf wear around, in both natural cotton and performance fabric. With rock solid construction and an effortlessly cool style, nearly any piece from their collection is likely to outlast most of the clubs in your bag.
This Swedish firm makes great, thoughtful golf gear across the board, but their rain and cold weather gear stands head and shoulders above anyone else’s. Stretchable, lightweight, Gore-Tex shells and pants move with your swing, even in conditions fair-weather golfers would eschew.
Standout: Austin GORE-TEX Jacket
Founded by a pair of brothers from Texas and named for their grandmother, Devereux’s “proper threads” design sense skews toward classic looks and lines and builds their garments with modern performance fabrics.
Standout – Aloha Palms Polo
Formerly known as Maide, Bonobos’ golf line has been around for a bit, but flown well under the radar for most players. After ditching the micro-label for the parent brand and inking the once and (likely) future world number one Justin Rose, their second act is well under way. Thanks to bright color and popping floral prints, it’s becoming a dynamic brand every golfer will want to watch.
Standout: M-Flex Polo
Golf clothes with a surfer vibe, Linksoul is the epitome of California chill. Thanks to a softness on every piece, both in texture and palette, players will want to live in these golf duds. And thankfully they can, the whole line transitions effortlessly from course to street and back again.
Standout: Torrey Modern Fit Pant
Is this the best logo in all of menswear? Probably, but it’s not just the branding, Psycho Bunny makes a line of smart, light-weight golf polos that wick moisture from the skin to keep players dry and comfortable through out a round.
Standout: Sport Gosfield Polo
The California brand State Apparel not only makes their clothes in the Golden State but builds wiping panels into their performance line, so players can shed moisture or remove dirt from their hands or ball. A nice touch for those of us who routinely use the front of our pants as a towel.
Standout – Biarritz Quarter Zip Pullover
Polo Golf Ralph Lauren
Golf + Ralph Lauren = preppy to the power of 10. Not that RL needs much of an introduction, but some players forget to consider the venerable American label’s performance line. Technical, stretchy fabric paired with a classic elegance at an approachable price point is a winner, whether you’re on the Ryder Cup team or just bringing up the rear in this year’s member-guest.
Standout: Performance Pant
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