I’m not into fashion.
I couldn’t care less what the Kardashians are wearing or what’s hot this season.
But put me in a golf store and I will sneer at you condescendingly if you’re checking out anything other than Puma.
(Okay, anything other than the main brands)
(Fine, you got me, anything other than the clearance racks)
(OH MY GOD, FINE. I won’t sneer at you. But I’ll tell you if I think that pattern would be flattering or not)
Puma is actually my favorite – not only do I wear their shoes almost exclusively in real life, but I’m all about their clothes and shoes on the course. Rickie Fowler and Lexi Thompson are the two most notable golfers sponsored by the brand, and they both also golf with clubs from Puma’s subsidiary, Cobra.
This brand is marketed to the younger crowd- bright colors, crazy patterns and an ever-rotating set of designs keep the look fresh and worth the cost. Belts, hats, socks, shoes, gloves…Puma is all about the golfer who wants to match from head-to-toe. Once they start making underwear (they already make sports bras) I will own at least one piece of Puma clothing for literally every part of my wardrobe.
Under Armour would be a close second, though they tend to make more subdued, muted clothing. Jordan Spieth is the UA champion and I bet you they’re doing a little happy dance that they took a chance on this kid from Texas because his marketability is ridiculous.
UA apparel can be found in other sports as well, and is easy to find at retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods and Sports Authority.
Nike only has golf apparel because of Tiger Woods. Let’s be real here, folks. His captivation of audiences in his prime sold Nike a disgusting number of shirts. So much so that, similar to Michael Jordan and LeBron James, he has his own brand under the Nike umbrella now – TW. They also sell clubs, shoes, gloves and most other necessities of golf, all thanks to Tiger.
The sports giant as has Rory McIlroy under its golf umbrella though, and he’s taken over where Tiger has left off with the marketable “good guy of golf” bit.
My first pair of golf shoes were Adidas (and on sale). The clothing isn’t anything to write home about, but their prices are usualy more reasonable than some others. Sergio Garcia, Jason Day and Dustin Johnson represent the Adidas golf set, and Johnson is chiefly the reason why I don’t wear ANYTHING from them anymore. That, and my obsession with Puma.
Loudmouth is a particularly fun brand. Ridiculous patterns, bright colors and otherwise insane designs that are ONLY acceptable on a golf course make this brand a favorite among older golfers, cheeky golfers, and John Daly.
From American flags to cow print, they have something for every person who likes attention/humiliation/more attention. Seriously, do yourself a favor and Google “Loudmouth golf images.”
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