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My top three would be Greyson Clothiers, Dunning and Peter Millar. They all have really nice tops and bottoms that are durable and comfortable. Although they're on the higher end price-wise, you'll look great and they last a long time if you follow the wash instructions and aren't a total slob.

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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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Golf clothes cost what the market will bear, just like everything else, and people will pay a lot for apparel with their club's logo on it.

As expensive as they are, I don't run into a lot of wealthy club pros.  They don't seem to be gouging anybody.  They're just making a living.

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Footjoy. They have everything 

You only have to look at my golf shoe rack or closet to see how much I like Footjoy, except for their socks. I bought several pair of their 'tech' socks and my big toe was through the socks in a matter of a couple of weeks. Based on an earlier recommendation on this thread I bought Bombas - they are definitely superior to any socks I've had before and they're guaranteed for life. IMG_5352.thumb.JPG.bc691ff65af476cfb8449f620438735b.JPG

 

 

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You can always find name brand golf clothes for good prices you just have to look.  The other day bought a 75$ msrp callaway shirt at Sams club for 20$.  You can also get great deals on Ebay!  Shoes, shirts, shorts, anything that you need.  If you just look hard enough you can get great deals on golf apparel.

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I love Nike Hats and nike golf shirts. Shorts-wise I find callaway are super comfortable, look good and durable.  

If you look hard you can find cheat Nike, Adidas, Callaway and Cobra shirts at Ross and Marshalls as well for less than $25. 

I also like J Lindbergh and Travis Mathews but can never find them on sale.

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It looks like my closet includes Nike, Under Armour, and Puma tops. I usually check the clearance rack or hit up the spring sale at the local golf retailer for last year's items. I'm currently using Foot Joy shoes from a clearance sale from an online retailer during autumn 2019 and I'm really digging them. Deals can be had if you search for them.

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On 4/4/2020 at 4:25 AM, bens197 said:


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??

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I am a Puma, Footjoy, Adidas guy when it comes to shirts. Like some have said, I’ll look into Peter Millar, but it’s gotta be the right shirt/setting to buy it. 

I can usually find Puma and Adidas at discounted prices. I just suck it up and buy Footjoy shirts. Love the way they fit. 

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On 3/26/2020 at 2:15 AM, haimen said:

I am looking for golf apparel of favorite brand for men, women & kids. There is a great number of Golf Apparel brands like Adidas, Puma, Under Armour and much more.  But I don't know, which one is the best. How one can get all this collection at best prices guaranteed! Guys please help me to give your best answers for my both questions.

1) What is a best brand of golf apparel? The lowest cost, clearance, on sale, or at Costco

2) Why are golf clothes so expensive? Because people pay for it and swallow the hype. 

3) How can I get coupon codes for shoes? I just buy them online once I try on a pair in the store.

What is a best brand of golf apparel? The lowest cost, clearance, on sale, or at Costco

2) Why are golf clothes so expensive? Because people pay for it and swallow the hype. 

3) How can I get coupon codes for shoes? I just buy them online once I try on a pair in the store.

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On 3/26/2020 at 6:18 PM, tony@CIC said:

One piece of clothing no one has mentioned are socks. I have yet to find an ideal brand of low cut socks for a size 12 shoe . They're either too small or ride down on my heel. FJ's tech socks work if you don't mind a hole in the toe after a couple of weeks at the other end of the $$ spectrum are Hanes which also fit but look like rags after a few washings.


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Check out Stance.  I probably have 30 pairs of their golf socks and they're great, and they last forever.

 

As far as the topic at hand goes...

I'm pretty big into fashion, so I don't really have any second thoughts about spending $70+ on a polo... I don't look at anybody sideways if they don't... 

 

But the brands I really enjoy are:

Shirts: Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, Nike Adidas

Pants/ Shorts: Bonobos, Adidas, J Crew

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It depends on your style and if you prefer name brands versus not so famous brands.  Unfortunately, I cannot see myself paying $75 for a golf shirt and a plain design at that just because there's a little swoosh on it.  I look for sales and discounted items from previous years because I don't mind wearing clothing from some years back.  I also shop at Costco and sometimes they carry decent golf apparel.  I walk about 99% of the time so I will splurge on comfortable golf shoes that fit my weird stubby wide feet 😞.  I look through RetailMeNot or Coupons.com for any coupons for discounts, but normally there isn't much for branded golf apparel unless it for free shipping.  Look and join the big box stores mailing list as they have sales and they mail you flyers with discounts going on. 

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On 3/26/2020 at 2:39 PM, chisag said:

 

... A pet peeve of mine is:

  • Silicone gripper on inner waistband to prevent shirts from coming untucked

 ... and while that may be a feature appreciated by overweight golfers, those of us in good shape just get shorts that ride up our body on every swing. If golfers actually like this feature, I have no problem with Hagen and others offering it, but at least give us the option of not including it with our shorts. My own fault because I did not go to a store and try them on, but I bought 4 pair on sale when my Dicks Scorecard bonus was about to expire and they are all unwearable. 

Idk as an in shape guy myself, I really like the gripper feature. Otherwise I have to keep re tucking throughout the round which is annoying

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Golf shirts are expensive partially due to the Tech, but mainly just because manufacturers can get away with the mark up to golf consumers.

I mean golf specific stretch, water resistant, breathable pants will run say $40-50 from nike yet i can buy Gap fit chinos that have all those features for $20 on sale. Likewise a performance golf polo is $45 to 70 while I can buy a uniqlo stretch moisture wicking one for like $20?

 They will charge what consumers will pay and golfers have proven they will pay an arm and a leg 

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I spent a long time working in the outdoor industry (managing a retail store in Salt Lake City specializing in Ski/Snowboard and hiking gear) and have to say that the bulk of golf gear is about the same price as general outdoor gear.  The first, most important, and last thing EVERYONE needs to know is COTTON KILLS!!! If you play golf on days where it is sunny or rainy or cold or humid or windy you should absolutely not EVER wear cotton.  PLEASE remember this.  Forever.  

Wool and synthetics breathe, regulate temperatures and are more water resistant than cotton.  Whatever you do do NOT buy wool polo, pants, socks, etc for outdoor activities.  Once you've established that as a baseline, price/value is what you want it to be.  I personally buy all of my clothes on closeout/discount/end of year, etc... Fairwaystyles.com is a great resource for high end closeout gear.  

In terms of favorite brands I have a few:

Polos: Greyson.  They're the best.  Wicked stylish.  Incredibly comfortable and breathable.  They do run a touch large, but fit perfectly.  Their original sticker prices are crazy high, but they mark them down really fast and end up being reasonable a couple seasons down the road.  Couldn't recommend the product more.  

Pants/Shorts: Dunning.  I am truly blown away by how good these products are.  They are incredibly flexible.  Don't have that terrible swishing sounds that lots of synthetic pants do and are really comfortable.  Again, a brand that is expensive on face value but you can always find great deals (snagged mine on a 40% clearance event). Tons of colors and to be honest, they're great for any outdoor activity (in Vermont we tend to get all 4 seasons in a single day so waterproof/breathable pants that look good in a bar go a looooong way). 

Socks: Stance.  I am flat in love with Stance socks. The Nicklaus stuff is soooooo nice.  Incredibly comfortable and breathable for 18 holes in the mountains and always stylish.  The Caddyshack socks are pretty sick too.  

Fleece/Wool Layers: Patagonia.  No golf brand can contend with Patagucci.  Their layering is the best on the market, period.  Don't bother spending tons of money on cool kid golf brands here.  Go to your local Patagonia outlet.  Or hit up their sale section of the website.  Or wait until their semi annual sales.  Again, they discount their highest end gear ALLLLL the time.  Whether it's the R1/R2 fleece or the Nano Puff/Air vest, this the only layering you need for Vermont in the spring and fall and I promise if it works here, it works EVERYWHERE.

Again, this is an area of personal expertise so I'm happy to answer any questions!

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@VTSoxFan Thanks for writing such a detailed response. I knew we were similar in our fit preference with your Dunning recommendation. I keep coming back to their shorts and pants even after getting other brands. Can't recommend enough. 

I just bought two G/Fore polos during their half price sale and I like their fit a lot. I'll have to get a Greyson polo as well to try it out. I'll have to try Stance socks as well. 

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I spent a long time working in the outdoor industry (managing a retail store in Salt Lake City specializing in Ski/Snowboard and hiking gear) and have to say that the bulk of golf gear is about the same price as general outdoor gear.  The first, most important, and last thing EVERYONE needs to know is COTTON KILLS!!! If you play golf on days where it is sunny or rainy or cold or humid or windy you should absolutely not EVER wear cotton.  PLEASE remember this.  Forever.  

Wool and synthetics breathe, regulate temperatures and are more water resistant than cotton.  Whatever you do do NOT buy wool polo, pants, socks, etc for outdoor activities.  Once you've established that as a baseline, price/value is what you want it to be.  I personally buy all of my clothes on closeout/discount/end of year, etc... Fairwaystyles.com is a great resource for high end closeout gear.  

In terms of favorite brands I have a few:

Polos: Greyson.  They're the best.  Wicked stylish.  Incredibly comfortable and breathable.  They do run a touch large, but fit perfectly.  Their original sticker prices are crazy high, but they mark them down really fast and end up being reasonable a couple seasons down the road.  Couldn't recommend the product more.  

Pants/Shorts: Dunning.  I am truly blown away by how good these products are.  They are incredibly flexible.  Don't have that terrible swishing sounds that lots of synthetic pants do and are really comfortable.  Again, a brand that is expensive on face value but you can always find great deals (snagged mine on a 40% clearance event). Tons of colors and to be honest, they're great for any outdoor activity (in Vermont we tend to get all 4 seasons in a single day so waterproof/breathable pants that look good in a bar go a looooong way). 

Socks: Stance.  I am flat in love with Stance socks. The Nicklaus stuff is soooooo nice.  Incredibly comfortable and breathable for 18 holes in the mountains and always stylish.  The Caddyshack socks are pretty sick too.  

Fleece/Wool Layers: Patagonia.  No golf brand can contend with Patagucci.  Their layering is the best on the market, period.  Don't bother spending tons of money on cool kid golf brands here.  Go to your local Patagonia outlet.  Or hit up their sale section of the website.  Or wait until their semi annual sales.  Again, they discount their highest end gear ALLLLL the time.  Whether it's the R1/R2 fleece or the Nano Puff/Air vest, this the only layering you need for Vermont in the spring and fall and I promise if it works here, it works EVERYWHERE.

Again, this is an area of personal expertise so I'm happy to answer any questions!

I don't find that Greyson runs large compared to some of the other golf brands. To me, they are a bit tapered, so its more of an athletic/slim fit in the waist. 

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On 6/27/2020 at 6:25 PM, VTSoxFan said:

I spent a long time working in the outdoor industry (managing a retail store in Salt Lake City specializing in Ski/Snowboard and hiking gear) and have to say that the bulk of golf gear is about the same price as general outdoor gear.  The first, most important, and last thing EVERYONE needs to know is COTTON KILLS!!! If you play golf on days where it is sunny or rainy or cold or humid or windy you should absolutely not EVER wear cotton.  PLEASE remember this.  Forever.  

Wool and synthetics breathe, regulate temperatures and are more water resistant than cotton.  Whatever you do do NOT buy wool polo, pants, socks, etc for outdoor activities.  Once you've established that as a baseline, price/value is what you want it to be.  I personally buy all of my clothes on closeout/discount/end of year, etc... Fairwaystyles.com is a great resource for high end closeout gear.  

In terms of favorite brands I have a few:

Polos: Greyson.  They're the best.  Wicked stylish.  Incredibly comfortable and breathable.  They do run a touch large, but fit perfectly.  Their original sticker prices are crazy high, but they mark them down really fast and end up being reasonable a couple seasons down the road.  Couldn't recommend the product more.  

Pants/Shorts: Dunning.  I am truly blown away by how good these products are.  They are incredibly flexible.  Don't have that terrible swishing sounds that lots of synthetic pants do and are really comfortable.  Again, a brand that is expensive on face value but you can always find great deals (snagged mine on a 40% clearance event). Tons of colors and to be honest, they're great for any outdoor activity (in Vermont we tend to get all 4 seasons in a single day so waterproof/breathable pants that look good in a bar go a looooong way). 

Socks: Stance.  I am flat in love with Stance socks. The Nicklaus stuff is soooooo nice.  Incredibly comfortable and breathable for 18 holes in the mountains and always stylish.  The Caddyshack socks are pretty sick too.  

Fleece/Wool Layers: Patagonia.  No golf brand can contend with Patagucci.  Their layering is the best on the market, period.  Don't bother spending tons of money on cool kid golf brands here.  Go to your local Patagonia outlet.  Or hit up their sale section of the website.  Or wait until their semi annual sales.  Again, they discount their highest end gear ALLLLL the time.  Whether it's the R1/R2 fleece or the Nano Puff/Air vest, this the only layering you need for Vermont in the spring and fall and I promise if it works here, it works EVERYWHERE.

Again, this is an area of personal expertise so I'm happy to answer any questions!

 

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@VTSoxFan Thanks for writing such a detailed response. I knew we were similar in our fit preference with your Dunning recommendation. I keep coming back to their shorts and pants even after getting other brands. Can't recommend enough. 

I just bought two G/Fore polos during their half price sale and I like their fit a lot. I'll have to get a Greyson polo as well to try it out. I'll have to try Stance socks as well. 

I have been wanting to give Dunning a shot for a while, but haven’t brought myself to pull the trigger yet. Do either of you have experience with their polos? 

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On 3/26/2020 at 2:15 AM, haimen said:

I am looking for golf apparel of favorite brand for men, women & kids. There is a great number of Golf Apparel brands like Adidas, Puma, Under Armour and much more.  But I don't know, which one is the best. How one can get all this collection at best prices guaranteed! Guys please help me to give your best answers for my both questions.

1) What is a best brand of golf apparel?

2) Why are golf clothes so expensive?

3) How can I get coupon codes for shoes?

1) I guess thats up to you, I prefer wicking materials and i'm not brand loyal.

2) That's a very good question. My personal belief is that its a niche market and usually targeted at the higher end income person. Usually golfers like to have the bestest nicest stuff and clothing isn't an exemption. 

3) Download the "honey" app for your computer it automatically applies the cupons it finds.

4) Just my 2 cents shop at used clothes stores (thrift stores). I usually stop in once a week and see what on the shelf. Everything in my closet is from a thrift shop and bought new with tags still on for less that 1/4 of the retail price.

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I have been wanting to give Dunning a shot for a while, but haven’t brought myself to pull the trigger yet. Do either of you have experience with their polos? 

Dunning are comfortable and great on/off course option. I don’t wear their stuff in the heat and humidity of DC area. I have a couple and save them for spring and fall golf but are in my rotation for work when I’m in the office 

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