Base layer and sports polo
“With the first of golf’s majors starting off with the Masters next month, why not venture out onto the fairway or driving range and get in a few practice swings?” asks Finden+Hales. “It is important to look the part in doing so and with the Finden+Hales collection there are number of garments that are perfect for a round of golf.”
The LV260 base layer, which comes in eight colours, is ideal for layering with a smart polo shirt such as the 100% cotton Men’s Sports Polo (LV322), which is available in nine colours, or the Men’s Coolplus Performance Piped Polo (LV370), which has wicking properties and is available in 14 colours.
New for this year is the 100% microfibre polyester Men’s Sports Chino (LV805), which features smart chino styling and comes in navy and black.
New piqué polo
New from Stedman is the Active Piqué Polo for men, a top that the brand reports has been in high demand. It is made of a quality, 180 gsm, polyester true-piqué fabric that offers a casual fit with great freedom of movement. The polo also offers what Stedman says are “superior moisture and temperature control properties”, and features rib collar and cuffs, herringbone neck tape in contrast colours and two tone-on-tone buttons on a classic placket. “This polo shirt is your new go-to style on the golf green and on many other athletic activities,” says Stedman.
It comes in sizes S-2XL in six bright colours that include Bahama green, Hawaii blue and slate grey, and there is no neck label besides a small size label.
United Brands of Scandinavia
New fleece-lined softshell gilet
United Brands of Scandinavia, part of the New Wave Group, owns a number of brands including The Stylish James Harvest Sportswear, the superior DAD brand, the versatile Printer Active wear range, the Classic Clique brand, and the exclusive New Wave collection.
New for 2016 and perfect for the golf market, says the company, is the three-layer Soft-shell Vest. This 100% polyester fleece-lined gilet has been designed to keep the body warm and is available in a men’s and women’s fit as well as in a wide range of colours and sizes.
Ethical polo shirts
“Whilst there are various ‘ethical’ polo shirts on the market, there are very few that meet the rigorous standards of both the Fairtrade and Fair Wear Foundation as the Epona Clothing garments do,” says Epona. “The Fairtrade mark focuses on the cotton and the farmers, ensuring there is no exploitation at the beginning of the supply chain in particular, whilst the Fair Wear Foundation focuses primarily on the factory conditions.”
The Striped Polo Shirt (P-908), available in dark denim marl and dark grey marl and made from a soft cotton fabric, is proving popular with sportsmen and in particular golfers, reveals the brand. Its Piqué Polo Shirt (P-207), which was launched in 2002 and is available in black and navy, has seen increasing demand, resulting in Epona increasing its stock levels this year.
Swing out with new styles
PenCarrie has a number of new styles for 2016 from leading golf brands Glenmuir and Sunderland, including the classically-styled Glenmuir Tipped Pique Polo Shirt (GM85), which is made from 100% polyester to create a performance-ready garment that has moisture-wicking, breathable and quick-drying properties. It features traditional Glenmuir detail such as contrast herringbone stitching on ribbed collar and cuffs, and a three-button placket with contrast inner and engraved buttons. For women, the Glenmuir Ladies Pique Polo Shirt (GM84) offers the same performance qualities and is available in both classic and delicate colours including coral and duck egg.
For golfing days when the weather is fierce, the Sunderland Zip Neck Weatherbeater (SN12) steps up to the challenge. Made from 100% polyester, the Weatherbeater is waterproof, windproof and breathable, and features water-resistant zips and zip neck with chin guard, and inner storm flap.
Premium golfing jackets and windshirt
Glenmuir and Sunderland of Scotland, two leading golfwear brands, have a wide range of golfing garments. The Glenmuir Ladies Waterproof Golf Jacket, a 100% polyester Rain Bloc stretch waterproof jacket, has breathable lining and lock-down waterproof zips and zip guards, self-fabric waist and cuff adjuster, two front pockets with waterproof zips and a three-year waterproof guarantee.
Also offering protection from the rain is the Sunderland Ladies Whisperdry Ultra-Lightweight Waterproof Golf Jacket. Made from 100% performance polyester, it features a sealed seam construction with an innovative four-way stretch fabric, and offers ultra-lightweight comfort with water repellency and breathability, a foldaway hood, droptail hem with twin shock cord adjustment, fleece lining, water-repellent front zip and handwarmer zipped pockets, half-elasticated comfort cuff, cuff Velcro tab adjusters, and custom embroidery access zip.
Also from Glenmuir is the breathable Men’s Zip Neck Long Sleeve Panel Golf Windshirt in 100% polyester with a water-repellent finish.