We have been feeling the game of golf lately. Maybe it’s the iconic courses in Scotland with serious whiskey bars attached or Jason Dufner’s naughty ass pat when he won the PGA. Regardless, we have found some brands we would like to share that are bringing a sense of style back to the links.
Golf head covers can go from the ridiculous (R2D2 plushies) to the sublime (monogrammed) so we were happy to hear about Seamus Golf out of Portland. Their fine woolen accessories are made with traditional Scottish clan tartans, Harris Tweed and Pendleton fabrics. They even make the head covers for the Yale golf team and the British Open. Woot! Each cover is hand made and is lined with quick-drying, lightweight industrial outdoor fleece. Seamus has been rolling out some great looking ties too and while we are big fans of tartan, please don’t match your head covers to your outfit.
Another Portland based brand is Jones Sports, which is a 42 year old brand that just got a sweet little polishing up. In 1971 the Jones bag launched to much fanfare as a functional and streamlined bag that was carried by every high school and collegiate golfer for years. The company has always stayed true to its origins and the Original Jones comes with a single strap, signature twisted handle, two zipper ball pouch and exterior umbrella sleeve. There are also limited edition bags rolling out and our favorite is the waxed cotton (dare we say Filson!) bag that looks sharp with your tartan head covers. Just sayin’.
And on the sartorial front, the boys over at Bonobos launched their own line of golf pants back in March called Maide (Gaelic for ‘club’). The collection mixes golf’s traditional fashion with modern silhouettes and fabrications to create a heritage feel. Inspired by the style of golf icons such as Chi Chi Rodriguez and Arnold Palmer, the pants include a unique scorecard print in the pocket liners, grip insert in the waistband to keep your shirt tucked in and a 2” zipper at the hem to allow you to adjust the break of your trouser over your shoe. All in breathable and moveable performance fabric.