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Peter Millar, Bobby Jones and Fairway and Greene make up a majority of my shirts. I play all over and grab a shirt from places I visit. Polo shorts or Nautica. Bombas socks. And Ecco  shoes.      

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Best is really a subjective thing.  I really like Underarmour polos but theyre expensive.  I really like the Hogan branded polos that Wal-Mart sells.  Theyre good quality and are dirt cheap.  I buy a

... I am a 34 waist too, and the silicone gripper certainly keeps my shirt tucked in, but I look like this after every swing:  

... Why so expensive? Corporate profits for CEO's, board members and stock holders. In 1965 the CEO to worker salary ratio was about 20 times higher, today it is around 370 times higher. Reduce that n

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I like to look decent when I leave the house for business or pleasure - golf for example here. I'm not a fashion guy meaning;  I don't seek out the most trendy brands or labels etc. Men's clothing doesn't really change all that much IMO. (think about having to keep women in clothes for example [emoji857]) I'll purchase more expensive clothing such as a suit or dress shoes because in my case they are worn less often and the styles I choose are timeless pretty much. For everyday golf clothing/casual wear I shop frequently at SteinMart. At my local store they carry a ton of golf clothing. And no... I have yet to find a shirt or pair of pants where the sleeve or leg is shorter than the other. LOL This store carries many brands you'd know that at one time sold for $65-$85 each. Nicklaus, Norman, Callaway, Polo, RLS, Nike*, Bole, Hogan, Byron Nelson, and many others. Some findings are "boutique" brands. I'm quite sure most of this stuff are last years or older designs. Who cares!? I just can't shell-out for an Under Armor or other popular and current names for $65, $75, $85+ a shirt. Like many of you I can afford those prices... but why? I guess I just don't care to spend money that way and on those types of products. To me it just doesn't make sense. So, instead of paying top retail dollars at $65+ a pop I buy nice looking shirts and shorts etc for $29-$39 or less. Who'd know? And what do I care if they do know.
*I have vowed to never purchase or use anything made by Nike or with their logo on it. Ever!
You got that right Plaid. Thank god our clothes don't change much. Collars and sleeves get bigger or smaller, that's about it. Don't know how any of these guys play in skinny fit pants though. I can't stand being constricted while playing. Gotta be comfortable.

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Shirt - I look for shirts with 88% poly and 12% spandex/elastane.  My favorites are FJ, Adidas, Under Armour and Travis Mathew.

Shorts - Adidas and Travis Mathew fit me the best.

Shoes -  ECCO are by far the nicest golf shoes if you can find a model that doesn't look like a spaceship.  Adidas and Under Armour a distant 2nd.

 

This brings up something else, does anyone else think they have a problem with how many golf shirts you own?  I am at a 1 in 1 out situation currently....

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For pants, I love Bonobos. Only brand I know that makes golf pants with a 28" length. I am short and these are perfect without having to go to the tailor.

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top 3 brands for me are

Under Armour

Puma

Izod

Honorable Mention to Grand Slam

I love under Armour, but they are pricey.at retail.  There is an outlet near me that usually has smoking deals. I'm also a big fan of checking Costco, yes the offerings change all the time, but you'll rarely ever find a golf-type polo shirt for more than $20. Got some really nice O-Neill shorts there too for $22. . Kohl's Grand Slam brand also makes some stuff that I like.

personally for me, I'm not willing to spend for than $30 for a shirt unless it's something really special, like went to the US Open last year. if i had the  money to spend, though, I get more Puma, their style and quality  and designs are awesome. I have a pair of their utility pants that I won online.  

I think it just comes down to personal preference, and what you feel is worth it. I like to look good when I play, but also want to be able to wear it off the course. 

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Ordered a 3 pack of their performance ankle socks - should be here tomorrow.


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Bombas are awesome. You have a lifetime guarantee as well as buy 1 pair and they donate a pair to charity. I love their business model and their socks are super comfy. Above all, what’s better than this??Adjustments.jpg
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Bombas are awesome. You have a lifetime guarantee as well as buy 1 pair and they donate a pair to charity. I love their business model and their socks are super comfy. Above all, what’s better than this??Adjustments.jpg

You're a fashion icon! I'm too conservative to wear anything but white or black socks. 

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I prefer nike and izod. Izod is a lot less expensive and you can get deals at kohl’s. Overall comfort, for and style I prefer Nike which like you said can be expensive. It’s really finding some good deals. Nike outlets which is close by tends to have a lot of deals after the season is over here. But clothes style and fit is really subjective.

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1. I think all my golf shirts and pants are Under Armour. It fits me the best, or the way I prefer. I hate when cloths are super baggy or somewhat hanging off me. Under Armour always seems the best for me. Also, I get it on the cheaper side because I go to the Under Armour Outlet and it all the stuff from the past season, but is still brand new. Literally 50% off. 
Shoes in my opinion are way overpriced. All my shoes are adidas. I get them off a discount website for anywhere from 40-80 bucks a pair. Nothing wrong with them. They are just older models so they are trying to get rid of them. 
 

2. I have no idea why it’s so expensive. Just like everything else, they know people will pay for it. 80 dollars for a shirt and 150-200 dollars for shoes it crazy. The cheaper stuff is out there, you just have to avoid Dicks and places like that.

3. Don’t know about coupons a But like I said before, Find outlets or discount websites. I get all my stuff at the outlet for 50% off most of the time, so I stock up! 
the website I use is egolf.com or something like. Cool shoes, but they are cheap!

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On 3/26/2020 at 7:39 AM, PMookie said:

Footjoy and Peter Millar shirts are by FAR my favorites! Yep, they’re expensive, and I do pay full price for a Millar if I’m at a club where I want a shirt to remember the round. Valhalla, Sandpiper in CA, Barton Creek, etc, I go right to the Millar area.
Footjoys can ALWAYS be found at a discount online. Will they be less than $45? Not likely, but for as long as they last, and how well they hold-up wash-after-wash, they’re worth $50-$60 to me. I wear them for work, primarily, so I need to have something that looks professional and wears well.
Yep, I can find cheaper, and sometimes I do buy the $20 shirt for the 100* summer days on the course, but for something I wear day-to-day, it’s got to be high quality.


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How's the fit on the Peter Millar polos. In general, I find a wide range in how shirts fit for golf brands. I typically wear a size small in Nike polos.

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I prefer nike and izod. Izod is a lot less expensive and you can get deals at kohl’s. Overall comfort, for and style I prefer Nike which like you said can be expensive. It’s really finding some good deals. Nike outlets which is close by tends to have a lot of deals after the season is over here. But clothes style and fit is really subjective.
Izod is great. All their outlets near me closed and I miss them. Found fantastic deals in there all the time.

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10 minutes ago, Tsmithjr9 said:

Izod is great. All their outlets near me closed and I miss them. Found fantastic deals in there all the time.

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Definitely check out kohl’s if you have one close or online they have a ton of izod

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32 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

How's the fit on the Peter Millar polos. In general, I find a wide range in how shirts fit for golf brands. I typically wear a size small in Nike polos.

Millar runs big like FootJoy. They have a slimmer fit that is more normal size

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How's the fit on the Peter Millar polos. In general, I find a wide range in how shirts fit for golf brands. I typically wear a size small in Nike polos.

About the same as FootJoy polos. I wear Large in both.


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For polo shirts, I mostly buy UA.  I go to an outlet mall about once or twice a year and get short sleeved and long sleeve shirts on sale.  I also like FJ shirts but have many fewer.

For pants, I like Adidas, both short pants and long pants.  I usually look on the web and can find less popular or discontinued colors at a much cheaper price.  I go through the colors say on Amazon or Golf Galaxy or something, click on different colors and then buy the cheapest ones where the color is tolerable.

For shoes, I really like FJ.  They are most comfortable golf shoes I have worn.  My current ones are ContourFit, which has been discontinued.  I will be looking for new ones during the season (if we can ever play).  Not sure what to replace them with.  I need an extra wide width and on the FJ website have been recommended Contour, Fury and Pro.  One thing I wish is that I could get new insoles regularly for golf shoes.  I find the insoles don't last nearly as long as the shoes.  Any thoughts?

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Bombas are awesome. You have a lifetime guarantee as well as buy 1 pair and they donate a pair to charity. I love their business model and their socks are super comfy. Above all, what’s better than this??Adjustments.thumb.jpg.2297baefcc5bc7f3b1662fb1315139b7.jpg

Hope their socks are as good as their customer service! Without getting into the details, USPS lost my package. A quick email to Bombas and I had an almost immediate reply, they were replicating the order no charge and 2 day shipment by UPS. The package just got here today and is sitting in the garage during quarantine. Definitely a customer service focused organization.


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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

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Hope their socks are as good as their customer service! Without getting into the details, USPS lost my package. A quick email to Bombas and I had an almost immediate reply, they were replicating the order no charge and 2 day shipment by UPS. The package just got here today and is sitting in the garage during quarantine. Definitely a customer service focused organization.


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It’s all about the customer. Missing a sock, return the other for a replacement. One has a hole or a tear? Send it back. Even without all that they’re super comfy.
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On 3/26/2020 at 7:05 AM, Retrogolfer36 said:

Best is really a subjective thing.  I really like Underarmour polos but theyre expensive.  I really like the Hogan branded polos that Wal-Mart sells.  Theyre good quality and are dirt cheap.  I buy a lot of my golf clothes at Kohls because the prices are cheap and the clothes are decent quality.

Perry Ellis manufactures the Hogan clothes under a licensing agreement.

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46 minutes ago, Titleist87 said:

Perry Ellis manufactures the Hogan clothes under a licensing agreement.

Technically, Perry Ellis owns the Ben Hogan brand name. They licensed the name to the new Hogan Company when it came back in 2015. After the bankruptcy and reorganization Perry Ellis has a minority ownership stake in the new new Hogan Company, with a much less onerous license agreement. 

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