Warrior Custom Golf: For Sport Club
Welcome to Warrior Custom Golf For Sport Club. Here we will discuss the history of how golfers have looked in this club.
Dress For Success in Golf
Around the 1920s, the game was gaining massive popularity and the fashion surrounding the game was changing, as well. Affluent golfers were starting to pay more attention to their apparel in order to set them apart from the penniless golfers. Knickers were still in style, except now a new variety of knickers were being worn called plus fours, which were cut about four inches longer than usual. The golf socks they now wore were patterned and along with the socks they wore two-toned "spectator" shoes. A shirt and a tie were still standard but now a knitted cardigan was worn on brisk days. For especially nippy weather, the Norfolk jacket became popular.
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By the 1930s, golfers were starting to ditch the outdated knickers for flannel trousers that usually came in either white or grey. This trend started because more and more golfers were starting to go directly to the course from the office. The 30s also saw the end of the tie era. The 1933 U.S. Open helped usher in the age of more lightweight and less formal clothing out on the golf course because of the extreme heat it was played in. I guess golfers finally learned you can be comfortable and look good doing it. The great Bobby Jones also helped set a precedent by appearing in many style magazines during the decade.
The 1940s was when the golfing masses settled into the basic wear that is still recognizable today. Some of the common threads of the time included short-sleeved knitted shirts, lightweight slacks of various colors, shoes with spikes and snap-brim porkpie hats. A very popular item during the period was the waist-length Eisenhower jacket. The Eisenhower allowed the golfer to perform a fluid swing because of the roomy shoulders and the snug-fitting waistband. Shorts finally became acceptable to wear, usually coming in a tan or khaki variety, along with checkered Bermudas. Shell-stitched alpaca cardigan sweaters also became staples during this time.
The middle of the century was beaming with color. Based on the Lacoste shirt made for tennis, knitted golf shirts were matched with increasingly colorful pants and shorts. Unfortunately, the new style became a laughingstock. Arnold Palmer changed all of this. His display of a cotton shirt, lightweight tan trousers, and oxford shoes highlighted his athleticism and became a model for golfers to follow. Beginning in the 1960s, synthetic fabrics like nylon and polyester were becoming popular, coming in colors such as brown, orange, and yellow. Ban-Lon shirts and nylon windbreakers also made their way to the forefront of golf fashion. Gary Player is a notable player that went against these trends, settling for a simple all black appearance, thus earning him the nickname The Black Knight.
The 1970s saw the low point of golf fashion. The golfers were now wearing either purple, magenta, or Kelly green pants and turtlenecks and mock turtlenecks. The hound's-tooth pattern became a fixture on most pants and shirts. It was also during this time that there was an increasing influence by the pros on golf fashion because of the popular emergence of golf on television. With the new decade of the 80s brought a return to a more traditional style with a twist: golf apparel now included stretch fabrics, moisture-wicking shirts, and waterproof leathers. The golfing brand FootJoy presented theirrevolutionary DryJoys, which were traditional golf shoes with waterproof leather. Greg Norman left his mark on the decade with his Shark line of clothing, which included big hats and bold colors.
Today most golfers have adorned more corporate logos on the course.