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I'm one to color coordinate. Just like I would if I were going to a business meeting.

Mar-Sept: Shorts, Polo, no show socks, hat, and either black or white shoes depending on the outfit.

 

Only diff in winter is some gortex and pants out here in the PNW.

 

Usually Blacks, grey and navy for me.... K.I.S.S. = Keep It Simple Stupid

 

 

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Steddy you talk a fitted shirt or just something so tight it cuts off blood flow usually on someone that shouldn't be wearing it. A nice fitted look though is what every golfer should be in.

I'm talking shirts that are way to small for the frame it's being placed on. But since you brought it up, I'm not a fitted type guy. Although I remain in pretty decent shape I prefer loose fitting clothes on the GC. For me they breath better and provide room to move. Younger guys tend to like more of a fitted look. Many of the designers nowadays cater to that preference. Still “fitted” looks great on Rory but not so great on John D.

 

 

I think that everyone should wear whatever makes them feel most comfortable and confidant but within the rules of golf and common decency. I do believe most men do not know how to properly match their clothes and the foundation for this belief is observing behavior in many different settings (not just on the golf course) for a very long time. Because of the breadth and scope of my profession I've found myself actually giving classes on proper dress for casual, business casual and formal events.

 

I've never given proper dress advice for the Golf Course but I've busted my fair share of marbles of those who obviously either dressed in the dark or followed the advice of Stevie Wonder.

 

Basic Rules:

 

1. Don't mix Brown with black. Example would be black belt almost any color shoe but brown. Brown belt almost any color shoe but black

 

2. Too big is better than too small especially with pants. No one wants to see your man parts.

 

3. Iron your clothes! It only takes a few minutes. Rolling up to the golf course looking like you pulled your clothes straight out of a duffle bag is a bad look.

 

4. If you are a husky guy don't wear horizontal stripes. Asymmetrical, ala Greg Norman shirts, is ok but your best look will be solid dark colors. Conversely if you are super skinny XXL may look good in a rap video but on the Golf Course and at work you just look like you need a cheeseburger wimpy.

 

5. If you tuck your shirt always wear a belt. The no belt look works for jeans but for golf gear it simply looks like you didn't finish getting dressed.

 

6. Up date your golf wardrobe so that you have options. A red shirt untucked with a pair of tan shorts looks like a completely different shirt when worn with a pair of black pants tucked in with “clean” black shoes. My point here is if you are creative you can make just a few pieces go a long way.

 

7. Loud shirts and shorts are fun. They are not my preferred look for me but I think they can look great on others. The rule here is wear one or the other but not both meaning if you are sporting your favorite Loud Mouth Golf shorts then wear a solid shirt. If the shirt is an American flag then go with a solid bottom.

 

8. If you buy two pairs of Leather golf shoes, one black pair and one white pair, you will never have to worry about being color coordinated. The key is to go with all white and all black. I'm not saying you can't have your Air Jordan Golf Shoes just understand the colors maybe more difficult to coordinate within the confines of your wardrobe.

 

9. Wash and or replace your golf hats when needed. If you have to ask what does when needed mean my answer would be, “last week”. Incidentally your golf hat should accent the rest of your outfit. I like red and I also like turquoise but you'll never see me wear a red hat with a turquoise shirt. If you get confused look no further than your favorite sports teams. What color is their helmet or hat? What color is their shirt? How about their pants? Check out their shoes????

 

 

I could go on and on but I'll stop here. I did want to leave you with this. For me I perform better when I feel more confident. In addition to perfect practice and performance my appearance makes me feel more confidant. If I look a hot mess my game becomes a hot mess.

 

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I'm talking shirts that are way to small for the frame it's being placed on. But since you brought it up, I'm not a fitted type guy. Although I remain in pretty decent shape I prefer loose fitting clothes on the GC. For me they breath better and provide room to move. Younger guys tend to like more of a fitted look. Many of the designers nowadays cater to that preference. Still “fitted” looks great on Rory but not so great on John D.

 

 

I think that everyone should wear whatever makes them feel most comfortable and confidant but within the rules of golf and common decency. I do believe most men do not know how to properly match their clothes and the foundation for this belief is observing behavior in many different settings (not just on the golf course) for a very long time. Because of the breadth and scope of my profession I've found myself actually giving classes on proper dress for casual, business casual and formal events.

 

I've never given proper dress advice for the Golf Course but I've busted my fair share of marbles of those who obviously either dressed in the dark or followed the advice of Stevie Wonder.

 

Basic Rules:

 

1. Don't mix Brown with black. Example would be black belt almost any color shoe but brown. Brown belt almost any color shoe but black

 

2. Too big is better than too small especially with pants. No one wants to see your man parts.

 

3. Iron your clothes! It only takes a few minutes. Rolling up to the golf course looking like you pulled your clothes straight out of a duffle bag is a bad look.

 

4. If you are a husky guy don't wear horizontal stripes. Asymmetrical, ala Greg Norman shirts, is ok but your best look will be solid dark colors. Conversely if you are super skinny XXL may look good in a rap video but on the Golf Course and at work you just look like you need a cheeseburger wimpy.

 

5. If you tuck your shirt always wear a belt. The no belt look works for jeans but for golf gear it simply looks like you didn't finish getting dressed.

 

6. Up date your golf wardrobe so that you have options. A red shirt untucked with a pair of tan shorts looks like a completely different shirt when worn with a pair of black pants tucked in with “clean” black shoes. My point here is if you are creative you can make just a few pieces go a long way.

 

7. Loud shirts and shorts are fun. They are not my preferred look for me but I think they can look great on others. The rule here is wear one or the other but not both meaning if you are sporting your favorite Loud Mouth Golf shorts then wear a solid shirt. If the shirt is an American flag then go with a solid bottom.

 

8. If you buy two pairs of Leather golf shoes, one black pair and one white pair, you will never have to worry about being color coordinated. The key is to go with all white and all black. I'm not saying you can't have your Air Jordan Golf Shoes just understand the colors maybe more difficult to coordinate within the confines of your wardrobe.

 

9. Wash and or replace your golf hats when needed. If you have to ask what does when needed mean my answer would be, “last week”. Incidentally your golf hat should accent the rest of your outfit. I like red and I also like turquoise but you'll never see me wear a red hat with a turquoise shirt. If you get confused look no further than your favorite sports teams. What color is their helmet or hat? What color is their shirt? How about their pants? Check out their shoes????

 

 

I could go on and on but I'll stop here. I did want to leave you with this. For me I perform better when I feel more confident. In addition to perfect practice and performance my appearance makes me feel more confidant. If I look a hot mess my game becomes a hot mess.

 

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You forgot one - buy pants and shorts that fit....and yes John Daly I'm referring to you (option #2 visit our weight loss thread  :D )

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Yeah I enjoy the fitted look. 

Our club has started stocking FJ's athletic fit polos and bought a couple. They aren't a snug fit just not as baggy as regular cut polos. . I hate baggy shirts especially dress shirts. 

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Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

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:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

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You forgot one - buy pants and shorts that fit....and yes John Daly I'm referring to you (option #2 visit our weight loss thread :D )

lol I don't really talk weight loss in regards to fashion. Changing your body type or composition is a lot more difficult than changing your shirt.

 

As a disclaimer I really don't care what folks wear. Fashion is a personal choice. My posting is simply for those who are trying to achieve a more attractive look regardless of body type or composition.

 

 

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It's a shame polo sizing isn't the same cut across the board. A large in a FJ polo looks like a 3/4 length poncho on me while a large in Sligo, Puma or Adidas looks a lot more tailored...and if I tried to put on a large in J Lindeberg, my nipples would cut through the fabric it's so freaking tight. 

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my nipples would cut through the fabric it's so freaking tight. 

Thank you for not sharing an image of that  :D

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Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

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