Golfers aren’t famous for being the most stylish. Use these tips to change all that.
WEAN YOURSELF FROM THE POLO
Since the 1950s, polo shirts have long been the most reliable piece of clothing on the course, after sport jackets, ties and button-up shirts phased out. But sometimes old style can’t be beat: just consider the double-breasted suit. And while you’re contemplating that, think about the simple fact that a shirt is simply more aesthetically pleasing than a polo, and, if you pick a light fabric, is just as comfortable. And besides, wearing even something as simple as a casual dress shirt could lead you to be the talk of the course – Ryan Moore is drawing more attention to golf fashion than any other professional, simply by wearing a shirt, tie and occasional waistcoat.
YOU’RE NOT A WALKING ADVERTISMENT
It’s hard to avoid the few sport brands that have become ubiquitous in golf. It may be tempting to dress head-to-toe in highly visualized sportswear, either in an effort to emulate your favourite professional player, or in a desperate attempt to improve your par. Remember: those professionals are working on their pars under sponsorship deals, getting paid to be told what they can, and cannot, wear. The average player isn’t being sponsored, so shouldn’t have to dress as such.
BREAK THE NORM OF PLAID AND KHAKI
A quick look around the average golf course reveals a huge similarity between the course and everyday street fashion – plaid. While the pattern has been enjoying a revival, on the course it never dropped in popularity. It is in fact a norm – one of the choices that, while safe, isn’t too exciting. Thankfully it isn’t difficult to stand out from the pack. Take some advice from the high street and try bright blocks of colour.
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