Buying new outfits to wear on the golf course is something that many players take seriously. There are golf wear rules and etiquette to follow – then come the practical elements of an outfit which have to be considered. You want to protect yourself from the weather, wear the right footwear for the course and keep your swing unrestricted – as well as wanting to look as smart and as on-trend as possible. But sometimes we can invest too much in our golf clothing which is only ever seen on the golf course – much to the annoyance of our better halves. The solution – pick golf outfits that look fashionable anywhere!
New Hugo Boss
For the style-conscious significant other, just mention Hugo Boss and you are likely to get a thumbs up. Their modern designs, undeniable quality and general fashion credibility mean that golf wear from the brand will look great almost anywhere. Their new ranges are especially worthy of the fashion-conscious – take the Zelchior Pro Black Golf Jumper for example. This classy pullover is an iconic golf style that has been updated for the new Fall 2016 collection. It has a quarter zip design which the brand continues to trust; much more on-trend than the V-neck or Crew neck styles and far easier to wear for many different body shapes.
For a winning combination, pair it with the new C-Rice 1-D Chino Trousers in Grey Melange. Chinos are always a better option for off the golf course compared to performance pants thanks to the smart-casual vibe which they offer. The soft grey shade coordinates with the grey accents in the jumper, whilst their slim fit is fashionable and the additional stretch within the material means they will be as comfortable for casual wear just as much as for 18 holes.
Summer Hugo Boss
Another great thing about the Hugo Boss ranges is that their summer clothes are every bit as wearable off the course as their winter ranges. Take the Liem-W Golf Chino Shorts in the Nightwatch navy option as a great example. These chino shorts have the smart look and satin quality finish which often makes them a popular choice – often worn with the hems turned up for a fashionable touch. They also have the same additional stretch in the material, whilst the back pocket detail is another modern update.
The Paddy Pro golf shirt comes in a Chambray Blue from the new Hugo Boss collection and is a great choice of colour to work with the shorts perfectly. The pique mix material is both comfortable to wear and a great moisture manager, as well as looking much smarter than the 100% polyester versions some brands offer. The three button placket offers two looks, undone and done up, depending on your preferred style.
Lyle & Scott
Lyle & Scott are a little less well known off the course than Hugo Boss but the benefits of their golf wear is immediately visible. Their Cheswick Golf Chino, for instance, comes in a warm sand shade that works with a wide range of shirt colours and offers a slim fit that will flatter most shapes and sizes. Added stretch in the fabric offers complete comfort, whilst a five-pocket design makes them incredibly wearable for many occasions.
Some men’s face shapes don’t suit anything other than a V-neck and the Nevis Merino V-Neck jumper will be a favourite for these guys. Made from merino wool with a Teflon coating to protect the fabric, this iconic Lyle and Scott sweater also has natural anti-microbial properties which offer the wearer long-lasting freshness. This ethically sourced material means the wearer can look smart and feel confident that their social responsibilities are fulfilled with Lyle & Scott Merino wear.
The combination of bright and muted shades is popular on the golf course and can be adapted to any casual outfit when quality clothes are used. Oscar Jacobson’s Marcel Pistage Lime Gilet is certainly an eye-catching colour, but paired with their navy Chino Golf Trousers makes complete sense and actually offers a very sharp combination.
Gilet style jackets offer a real sporty look and this quilted version from Oscar Jacobson is as on-trend as they come. This particular gilet also has a special dry touch internal coating that protects the wearer from the weather elements. Add that the chinos also have a stretch fabric with cotton and it’s easy to see how effortless it is to integrate practical garments with a smart-casual off course look.
Mixing and matching brands is incredibly common on the golf course and there’s no reason why you can’t do the same with your lifestyle looks. This RLX Golf Jacket in charcoal grey is an example of a seriously fashionable choice with its quilted, woven front and merino sleeves – a hugely popular style which features across many branded collections this year. Designed to keep the wearer protected from the cold, this particular jacket works incredibly well off the golf course thanks to the quilted front effect and versatile grey palette.
We suggest pairing this jacket with the Hugo Boss Chino Trousers and recommend choosing a brighter shade – such as the new Blue Depths colour. This royal blue shade contrasts nicely with the charcoal grey and the timeless style of the chino is one that can be worn anywhere with total confidence. The added stretch within the Leeman 3-W chino is one of the key factors which makes them such a consistently popular style with both golfers and Hugo Boss lifestyle enthusiasts.
With a little bit of savvy shopping and clever thinking, wearing designer golf outfits off the course can be effortless. Always look for clothes which offer enough benefits while golfing, but styles which can also tick the boxes for wearing out to restaurants, visiting friends or any other activity where you need to look the part off the golf course.