Camouflage Popular in Golf Fashion
Print trends are contagious and competition is fierce in the apparel war. Camouflage print first arrived on the US military scene in World War I and became standard uniform in World War II. The design started with nature’s most prevalent khaki, green and tan colors in swirled prints by naturalists. Designs were fine tuned with the aid of neuroscientists and psychologists. The navy converted to blue print and the hunting world adopted camo print to fool deer and bears in the woods. Firearm safety regulations required bright orange attire for other hunters to be easily spotted. Must be the animals are color blind.
Women’s rights have led to participation on the battlefield and now pink camo gear represents their battle against breast cancer. All the colors of the rainbow have splashed into the camo trend and many golf apparel companies are incorporating camo now in creative ways.
Golftini introduced the Incognito Camouflage Stretch Cotton Skort, a soft pink and grey pattern with a scalloped hem to be matched smartly with solid top layers.
Just Google “camouflage golf” and myriad options pop up, from gloves to golf carts. Nearly all the golf bag companies have a camo design. Accessories and equipment are draped in camo. Socks, shoes you name it, you can find it in camo print. The most surprising though are golf balls. It can be difficult enough to find them on the course. Do we really want to camouflage our golf ball??
The whole camo deal can be a bit fatiguing, pun intended. Personally, I like to recognize the print on our military personnel with appropriate thanks when I see them donning it with honor. But I guess all is fair in love and the apparel war.