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The Golf Fashion Thread

Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:39 am

I'm guessing I'll probably be the primary contributor to this thread, but I feel we need one because, golf fashion, for me at least, is a big part of golf life in general.

I started my career in fashion, which ultimately led me into advertising/design/art direction, which developed into copywriting too. Presentation and image were everything in that field, not only my own, but my clients' as well. As a result, dressing the part has always been part of who I am. I realize, many of you could care less about how you or I dress on and around the course, but I'm hoping some of you do give a shit about looking good and being somewhat current.

I make my fashion choices for each day based on who I'm playing with, what I'm expecting for the round (or practice), or how well I feel about my game. But, when I show up at the course, no matter what level of fashion I have chosen for the day, it is always golf-presentable. My shirts are tucked in, if I wear a hat, it's on straight, and for the most part colors all work together. Call it gay if you wish, but it helps me feel like I have some game. I'm not trying to dress like Ricky Fowler. I just dress in a classically-golf sort of way, mostly understated, though in-style, with a quiet confidence showing through.

There is a very active forum over on the Footjoy site, where fashion is discussed in detail, with many pictures included from posters. It suits me well. It's just that I like being here and feel more like this is my closest virtual golf family, so was hoping it might work with you all here. If you guys aren't interested in contributing to this fashion thread here, I get it. I'll just go back and spend more time over there.

My first post will follow shortly. (Just warnin' you.)

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Post by srogers13 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:57 am

I might be a Loudmouth golf addict. If it is good enough for Pornanong Phatlum, it is good enough for me.
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Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:59 am

Is anyone familiar with the new Footjoy Fury shoes? They are evidently the rave now. Selling out faster than expected. Footjoy is out of my size already. They were just released for 2019. It is the first shoe that is not more of a traditional-looking golf shoe that I have ever been interested in. But, the reviews got me playing closer attention to them and I am now hooked. I think they are great for wearing with shorts. I don't see me wearing them with long pants. Don't like the sneaker/athletic shoe-style with long pants look. Not on me, not on 5-time Masters Champion Tiger or not on anyone. But I really like the look and feel of the new Furys. I tried a pair for size and comfort a month ago. Should have bought them at the time. They were more readily available then.

Just because I was planning on getting a pair, I went out and bought 3 new FJ shirts and a matching color webbing belt in anticipation of wearing them with two specific pairs of shorts I already own. Now I'm having trouble finding my size in the shoes I planned everything around. :facepalm

These are the new Furys in Navy. They also come in a white, a charcoal, and a black, each with accents of another color.
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Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:03 pm

Also, they have replaceable cleats, unlike most other sneaker-styles available. And, though the upper has a breathable mesh, they are waterproof with a 2-year warranty.

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Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:17 pm

Three new Footjoy shirts to go with another 6 or 7 matches already in my wardrobe which I'll wear with the Navy Furys. Whadaya think (other than gay :gay )?
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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:24 pm

I barely care about "fashion" in a sense of how my clothes look. I only care about function, I want my cold weather stuff to allow me to move but still keep me wram, and I want my warm weather stuff to not stick to my sweaty body.

Outside of that I do care to look presentable...shirt tucked in (unless I swing out of it and don't notice) belt, hat, shoes etc. No jeans no t-shirts.

As far as being "matching" I really don't give a crap other than I'm not going to look like a moron. Most of my clothes aren't colors I'll need to make decisions about what goes with them. A lot of greys, navys, and blacks. I do have a few red and green shirts.

That being said I wear what my wife buys me (and recently my son has apparently picked out some clothes for me on Christmas). I haven't bought any clothes for nearly 3 years yet my closet keeps growing. She knows what I want as far as performance and what sizes I wear. When she buys me something that requires coordination she typically buys the full "outfit" and will tell me "wear these together." It's not like I don't know how to match, I really just don't care.
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Re: The Golf Fashion Thread

Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:32 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:24 pm
When she buys me something that requires coordination she typically buys the full "outfit" and will tell me "wear these together." It's not like I don't know how to match, I really just don't care.
Funny. When my wife buys something for herself that requires coordination, I'm the one who has to tell HER what she should wear it with! And, she fully admits that to her family and friends. I also get all the credit for the home decorating and design choices.

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Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:55 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:24 pm
I barely care about "fashion" in a sense of how my clothes look. I only care about function, I want my cold weather stuff to allow me to move but still keep me wram, and I want my warm weather stuff to not stick to my sweaty body.
Pretty much what I expected from most of you guys when I started the thread. I knew going in that it wasn't going to be like the Footjoy site I mentioned, where people get excited about their fashion choices.

I fully admit, this thread is a bit self-serving for me. Kind of like the NBA thread that Beef started. Or the "What are you listening to?" thread (or whatever it's called), or any number of other threads that have nothing to do with golf, and even some that do. Just an attempt to have something I personally look forward to reading and writing about.

If no one here is interested in golf fashion, this thread will soon die and I'll just take my extensive, fully-coordinated wardrobe and go find other places where there are people who can relate. No problem. I won't be offended. To each his own.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:02 pm

Don't get me wrong, it's not that I am not interested. I like what you have to say and I have a lot of stuff to learn on the subject.

I just am pre-qualifying all of my comments in this thread with "don't listen to me I don't know what the f' I'm talking about."

BTW what are your thoughts on UA shirts? Most of my golf shirts are UA, and I can't think if I have even 1 FJ shirt.
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Post by CeeBee » Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:48 pm

Don’t really care much about everyday golf attire. In season I tend to pay more attention to how I look. Seems all my shirts are UA. Color doesn’t matter. Reach in the drawer and get one. Variety of hats from courses I’ve played or companies I’ve worked with. However I do like Titleist. I tend to wear black or khaki shorts as they go with anything.

Cold weather conditions are another story. I’ll wear anything to stay somewhat warm and don’t give a damn. Jeans, hoodie, sweat pants, whatever. Hell, on occasion I’ve worn my insulated work boots and coveralls.

I wear a worn out pair of shoes as I hate to buy them. But I’m going to have to soon enough.
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Re: The Golf Fashion Thread

Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:07 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:02 pm
BTW what are your thoughts on UA shirts? Most of my golf shirts are UA, and I can't think if I have even 1 FJ shirt.
Personally, I don't wear a lot of UA. However I do have a few pieces and one real nice ColdGear golf vest that I really like alot. The quality of the few pieces I have seems good enough. And though the fit of that vest is perfect, I find their sizing in general seems to run a bit small. I wear a large in virtually everything and from most every manufacturer. However, UA stuff feels a little tight to me, and frankly, looks too tight. Maybe it's just the "athletic" fit styling. Old guys, even those of us in pretty good shape, just don't look good in stuff that fits tight. I lost 20+ lbs last year and the stuff still looks tight on me even with no extra padding around my middle. I buy traditional fitting clothing most of the time. Footjoy makes both a traditional fit and an athletic-fit. I have inadvertently ordered athletic-fit from them and found it still fits much looser than most of my UA stuff. I have another UA ColdGear vest that is NOT specifically a golf vest. It is a size large. I can zip it up, but it is too tight to play golf in, which was my reason for buying it in the first place.

Otherwise, I think UA has some nice stuff and it looks sharp. Especially on people who are somewhat fit. If I were to buy an XL, it would likely be just fine on me, but XL doesn't work for me, psychologically speaking. Reminds me of "big and tall" men's shop, which is a place I don't ever want to be. ;)

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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:12 pm

Interesting, I wonder if that is why I like the UA stuff a little better.

Generally I don't like playing golf in shirts that are "floppy" as I say. I prefer things to be on the tighter side. I do not by any means want it spandex tight, but I really hate feeling the shirt moving when I swing. I want it to feel like it's a piece of my skin, not moving just stretching.
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Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:18 pm

jasonfish11 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:12 pm

Generally I don't like playing golf in shirts that are "floppy" as I say. I prefer things to be on the tighter side. I do not by any means want it spandex tight, but I really hate feeling the shirt moving when I swing. I want it to feel like it's a piece of my skin, not moving just stretching.
I certainly don't ever feel that way in my traditional-cut FJ shirts, or any of my others that are sized correctly. But, I get what you're saying.

BTW, Fish. Thank you for indulging me.

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Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:05 pm

DougE wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:18 pm
jasonfish11 wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:12 pm

Generally I don't like playing golf in shirts that are "floppy" as I say. I prefer things to be on the tighter side. I do not by any means want it spandex tight, but I really hate feeling the shirt moving when I swing. I want it to feel like it's a piece of my skin, not moving just stretching.
I certainly don't ever feel that way in my traditional-cut FJ shirts, or any of my others that are sized correctly. But, I get what you're saying.

BTW, Fish. Thank you for indulging me.
Thanks. To be fair when I said I like UA stuff better, I meant better than some other stuff (IZod, JC Penny brand crap, PGA Tour brand or something). I don't know if I've ever owned a FJ shirt. To me Izod is the worst about being "floppy" I can't stand them.
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Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:20 pm

You know what? You are right about Izod. I bought one I saw somewhere that I liked the looks of. After one wear, it was immediately relegated to "working around the house wear." Junk.

FJ shirts are the best IMO. If you ever decide to get one, go for the athletic-fit. Previous season models are on sale now. They still ain't cheap though.

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Post by CeeBee » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:32 pm

I guess I should have stayed off this topic. LOL.
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Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:42 pm

CeeBee wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:48 pm

I wear a worn out pair of shoes as I hate to buy them. But I’m going to have to soon enough.
What size are you? I have many pairs of slightly used (some more than slightly) Footjoys for sale. I can usually get 30-50 bucks a pair on Ebay for my used shoes, of which I take very good care while they are in the rotation. More often than not, they are fairly current models (within a few years). I clean them up nice before I sell them. Jus' sayin'...in case you're not looking to spend for new.

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Post by DougE » Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:11 pm

Man, I got in trouble today. Found the Footjoy Furys I was looking for in my size and color. Special ordered them through Dick's, of all places. Footjoy had none in my size left. However, that did not stop me from ordering four MORE shirts from them! (On top of the those I showed above.) I better get a job.

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Post by MattF » Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:06 am

I just want to look somewhat presentable. My go to is Ben Hogan stuff, affordable and does the job, but I'm liking Tattoo Golf as well. My MIL got me a pair of shorts and I bought a belt. I have a few other shorts and shirts wish listed but they're expensive (as far as I'm concerned) so I'll be getting stuff one piece at a time.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:50 am

Hey Doug. I been wearing Adidas jogger type pants on the course lately. Please advise. Not trying to troll or inflame here.

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Post by DougE » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:00 am

In winter on an empty course, fine.

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Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:11 am

I should clarify that I usually wear solid black ones (no stripe). The stripe definitely makes it look inappropriate. But remember that I play shit muni courses almost exclusively. In my mind, I look smarter than like 95% people out there, even with my improper pants.

Being serious here, I like tapered leg for golf. When the cuff is too big, all it does is get dirty. Usually looks sloppy too. I notice on the pro tours, the pant legs are getting slimmer and more tapered.
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Post by DougE » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:17 am

Yes, your buddy Ricky's are a lot like those in your pic (on some days). I know how much you like the way Ricky dresses. :puke And they are good for more than golf. You can ride I bike without getting you pants leg caught in the chain!

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Post by DougE » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:18 am

Did my sarcasm come through?

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Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:52 am

How does one keep the collar of a white golf shirt from turning orange by sun screen rubbing off?

Can one ever not wear ankle socks with shorts? (by ankle I mean the socks the barely show above the shoe top)

Are there any sort of hats that should never be worn on the golf course? (e.g. a 10 gallon cowboy hat)
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