Men and women alike dream of closets where everything fits perfectly; all shirts, pants, hats, shoes, sunglasses, watches, the list goes on. While many of us do not own big closets like these, we need to prioritize what to add to our golf wardrobe each season. Instead of buying 10 golf shirts that are just okay, why not purchase 3 that you absolutely love. We find it is easier to keep closets organized using this method so here are some items you will absolutely love.
Everyone who owns a pair of The Maui Jim Kapalua sunglasses raves about how incredibly spectacular they are. When viewing Maui’s shimmering Kapalua bay and the pristine sands sheltered by a natural lava cove, clear views of butterfly fish, parrotfish and the state fish, humuhumunukunukuapua’a are breath-taking so the clarity and quality of the lens is imperative.
The extraordinary lightness and flexibility of the beta-titanium alloy frame is extremely durable. Flexible temples will not kink or break, allowing for easy adjustment. Softer, rectangular frame hugs the head and complements a range of facial shapes. The rimless design is perfect for an unobstructed view of the links. The neutral gray is best for direct sunlight, offers rich color and contrast, very important in golf. A personal preference, the rose, yellow, or polarized lenses are not necessary, just stick with the gray. A lot of people think it’s not worth it to purchase sunglasses for over $200 because they could get ruined or lost, but they come with case, cleaning cloth and proprietary CLEARSHELL Scratch Coating silicone-based hard coat that protects the lenses. They are available in both men and women frames at www.mauijim.com.
Take this advice man; if you are single you need to buy an Alial Fital shirt! These are complete chick magnets. Guys and ladies have different opinions when it comes to style, men think, “pants and shirt, match, done.” Women think, “Style is in the details, boring polos and pants do not cut it.” These shirts are comfortable, preppy, sexy, look great on the course, and some even have matching hats available.
While the name Alial Fital may sound European, it is actually an entirely U.S. brand, founded in 2010 by former NFL Quarterback, Gibran Hamdan, and named after his parents (of Pakistani descent), Laila and Latif spelled backwards. When he retired, Hamdan taught himself how to sew and his friends started requesting the carefully designed, custom-made polos for themselves. A unique characteristic of the company is Gibran only orders 100 of each shirt, guaranteeing unique one-of-a-kind designs — once they’re gone, they’re gone. Alial Fital values integrity and consistency while offering helpful and personable customer support.
Bo Van Belt, first class individual and top-flight golfer, proudly wears the brand, making him look very dapper on the course. After Bo began purchasing the limited edition polo shirts in 2011, he approached Alial Fital to gauge interest in sponsoring him on the PGA tour. Since then, Creative Director Hamdan has been responsible for designing BVP’s entire golf closet and we would say Bo was one of the best dressed at the Masters this year. www.alialfital.com.
Throughout the years, Fila shifts in consistency compared to other sportswear brands, sometimes they’re hot and sometimes they’re not. Right now they are making a hot impact in the golf fashion world with their new line for 2013. The men’s line has a worldly theme where all the polo designs are reminiscent of the places they are named for like Amsterdam, Bristol, Brisbane, California, Cannes, Fontana, Grenoble, Hannover, Le Mans, Madrid, Monaco, Montpellier, Phoenix, Vicenza and Zurich. View the entire collection at www.ShopFilaGolf.com.
For the ladies, the Darlington Polo Moisture Wicking & Anti-Bacterial front wrap diamond patterned polo with solid color shirt collar, solid color left sleeve and bodice panel. For a great match, pair this with the super comfortable and flirty Malaga Golf Skort with pleated ruffle hem and green piping. TECH-DRY Moisture Management & Anti- Bacterial Fabric made from a polyester lycra blend looks fancy but is actually easy to care for. Cool features are the hidden zipper with button closure and comfortable interior short system.
The Fila outwear line includes a variety of softshell, wind and waterproof gear for men and women. Women’s Victoria Waterproof Wind Jacket is versatile, breathable, lightweight but surprisingly warm, perfect for chilly spring rounds and April showers. Great features of the jacket are the micro fleece-lined neck and pockets, as well as technical properties like the critical seam sealing, mesh lining, and adjustable, Velcro sleeve closure. The apparel company was founded in 1911 by the Fila brothers in the Italian Alps and in 2007 was taken over by South Korean sportswear companies.
The Thumbs Up Jacket is so comfortable when shirts have thumbholes, keeping the wrist area warm your sleeves in place for maximum performance. Versatile to train for a marathon or run errands at the store, and perfect for golf, tennis, and life! JoFit style can be described as really athletic, form fitting, waist and curve accentuating, with feminine, flirty details. When you want to compete and appear charming at the same time, the JoFit Ruffle Polo is the unique and fun style you’re looking for.
On JoFit.com, color groupings as well as complete outfits are matched together to make adding to your wardrobe easy. This fun 3 piece outfit features the Cobalt Thumbs Up Jacket paired a graphic print in navy and white paired with the sunny hue of the Acid Performance Polo and the Ruffled gingham skort with built in undershorts adds a flirty touch. Bright colors are in vogue right now and this Coral glow Asymmetrical Wind Shirt gives you all the comfort of our traditional long sleeve wind shirt with the modern styling of the asymmetrically placed zipper at the neck.
A major wardrobe and travelling issue for hats is becoming misshaped. The Wallaroo hat company offers the Scrunchie with a brim that can be flipped up or down and never looses its shape. Also the Ellie, perfect for golfing, shopping, gardening, traveling – you can wear this flattering hat anywhere. Throw it in your bag and you’ll be ready for anything. The trim that features wooden beads and shells elevates the design from simple to delightful. Don’t worry about the fit as the hats feature of an internal drawstring to get a custom fit.
How could we miss Lindsay Vonn at the Masters in her chic sun hat and embroidered dress? While long brim hats are great for spectators, Wallaroo offers one dressy, sophisticated, and fashionable design, the Savannah, with a 5 inch sturdy paper braid weave to keep cool with new style stripes. While playing golf, a long brim just gets in the way, save these for the country club or watching golf tournaments. www.wallaroohats.com.
No wardrobe is complete without a few of these beautiful belts. The 3rd Place Finisher wore one of Nexbelt’s brand new white Reptile Series belts and the T-5th Place Finisher proudly displayed the Australian Flag on his Heritage Series belt.
Nexbelt gives consumers a fashionable appearance while supplying a practical solution to an uncomfortable problem. PreciseFit Technology makes it a cinch to put on and take off the belt, provides wearers with a natural feel as well as a more comfortable golf swing, and the ball marker inside the buckle is just ingenious. Reptile Series leather belts are embossed with an alligator texture that is rich in color and truly stands out in a crowd. There’s so much beauty in the details of the nooks in the leather. This may be the classiest and most comfortable belt you will ever own. Retails around $55 check out all the styles for men and women at www.nexbelt.com.