MORE FASHION EQUALS MORE FUN ON THE COURSE.
Golf has long been known as a sport where being stylish is encouraged. As athleisure continues to bleed into our everyday lives, there’s no better time to invest in clothing you can wear on and off the course. “I love to create beautiful pieces for the golfer as well as for the non-golfer that are stylish, flattering and performative,” says Renee Parsons, president and executive creative director of PXG Apparel. No matter at what level you compete, these on-trend pieces will have you playing and looking your best this fall.
PXG Men’s Ombre Polo in Athletic Fit ($120)
It’s not just women who care about how they look on the course. “Men want to have their physique flattered, too. We try to draw attention up to the shoulders [with our ombre polo] so it minimizes the midsection and is flattering,” Parsons says. PXG’s athletic fit is slimmer than traditional polos, and all shirts come with UPF 50-plus sun protection and moisture-wicking, quick-dry technology. “When you feel confident in the way you look, you are free to perform,” she notes.
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For some golfers, it’s important to have your outfit go from the course to whatever activity is planned after. “I call it après golf,” Parsons says. “Hop in the locker room, freshen up a bit, change your shoes, brush your hair, put on some lip gloss. Throw a layer on like a cashmere crew neck and head out to the grill for a cocktail.” Brands such as Tory Sport by Tory Burch make the transition seamless.
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Lacoste Bucket Hat ($55)
Channel the ’90s on the green with a simple black and white bucket hat like this one from Lacoste. “We’re seeing a bit more of the street vibe reinterpreted for golf,” Parsons says. “There’s a return to the ’90s prep look. The bucket hat is super trendy right now.” While it does offer some sun protection, it’s best accessorized with sunscreen.
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These shorts from Bonobos feature UPF 50-plus sun protection, a gel waistband for a snug fit and a back zipper pocket to keep small items. “Comfort is key,” Parsons says. For any golf apparel, “Make sure the fabric has four-way stretch to really move with the body. When it moves with you, you perform better. It should have SPF and be moisture-wicking so you can stay comfortable and cool. Don’t let them see you sweat!”
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“Men especially get into their socks,” Parsons says, pointing out that it’s usually where they like to add a pop of personality. But she also calls out that comfort is paramount. “Your golf shoe might fit more snugly than a regular sneaker, so you want a sock that’s not too thick, not too thin and has a good grip on the bottom.” Bombas provides comfort and style, and gives back: For every pair bought, a pair is donated to someone in need of socks.
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