Usually, when I think of golf and golfers – unless you count the late, great Payne Stewart or modern day dandy Ian Poulter – style and fashion are not at the forefront of my thoughts. The classic, staid golf outfit has never played a part in the pioneering fashion industry but that might just be about to change.
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This season has seen the emergence of check print trousers and diamond, geometric v-neck sweaters – both staple pieces of any self respecting golf course – with catwalk shows and high street stores resplendent in prints and patterns once deemed suitable only for 18 holes followed by a few drinks in the club house.
Both E Tautz and YMC sent male models sauntering down catwalks in attire that would not have looked out of place had the models been walking with a golf club in tow, a plethora of geometric lines criss-crossing both jumpers and trousers. While over at Topman, ASOS, River Island and the leading menswear stores and e-commerce retailers you will see them producing an abundance of check print trousers – as well as check shirts and blazers – for their late winter, early spring collections.
It is a fashion statement that no one really saw coming but one that has certainly captured the imagination of the fashion press and style savvy gent who have all leapt upon the check trend this season.
The fashion crown may be heading to Topman et al to grab themselves a slice of the golfing sartorial pie but there are also some really good golf websites offering the same styles and cuts the designers are renowned for. You can find a stylish range of golf shirts for men that coincidentally doubles up to be part of this seasons style scene. Besides the shirts you can also find golf trousers in a range of style and patterns.