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Tips for buying men's golf clothing

Where women like to shop and don’t mind spending hours browsing online, getting fashion inspiration from social media, and comparing prices and reviews, most men don’t.

There are plenty of options when it comes to men’s golf clothing from a golf shirt to golf gloves. But the truth is that being selective and choosing items that fit all your requirements (after careful research and comparison) is a sensible idea, especially when it comes to golf clothing.

You can also get practical pieces that keep you warm on the coldest golf days to stylish pieces that look just as good on the course as they do in the clubhouse.

Not to mention a variety of colors, sizes, and cuts. Yet despite this, many male golfers still opt for the first item which will apparently get the job done.

That’s why we thought we’d offer some helpful tips for kids when shopping for golf clothing.

Then let’s get started.

Check the dress code of your local club

Rule number one is to consider the club’s dress code and etiquette. The last thing you want to do is stand out like a sore thumb, or worse, be told you can’t play.

Typical attire for the golf course, and one worth considering when shopping for men’s golf apparel, includes collared or polo-style shirts, tucked into a pair of golf pants that kiss the top of your shoes.

Or, on hot days, a sweat-wicking polo shirt and shorts that end just above the knee.

Know your body type

No two golfers are the same shape or size. Some are tall and slender (ectomorph), or have a muscular and athletic build (mesomorph), while others have a more rounded shape and gain weight easily (endomorph).

This explains why the range of men’s golf clothing is so wide.

While it’s important to dress to impress when hitting the links, your golf clothing should be practical and flatter your figure.

Try to stick to darker colors as they are usually the most flattering and tend not to highlight “problem areas”. You can always add a splash of color to your look with accessories.

Check your fit

Do your pants feel a little tight in the leg? Is your shirt too big or uncomfortable around the neck? Perhaps your pole is restricting your arms a bit, preventing you from getting the perfect swing?

If any of the above rings a bell to you, it’s time to ditch and invest in men’s golf clothing, preferably clothing that fits you in all the right places.

First of all, say no to baggy clothing. Although they may seem like the most comfortable option for days on the golf course, they can hinder your game. Instead, keep everything nice and trim.

Ideally, a golf shirt will provide comfort and elegance for both casual rounds and competitions.

If you’re going to layer up and add a sweater or sweatshirt, be sure to tuck the collar in the shirt to maintain a neat look. And for the bottom, make sure the narrow pant legs (or shorts if you like) are neither too long nor too short.

Try to combine your outfits

Do you want to know the secret to look good on the golf course? Flowy, Matching Outfits: Ask any fashion-conscious golfer and they’ll tell you the entire ensemble should be layered as one.

Black is a staple color for many men and is a color often seen on the golf course, as well as a variety of bright and neutral shades.

Whether you prefer a black-on-black combination or mix and match with whites, greys, browns, beiges, or prints, the options are endless when it comes to men’s golf clothing.

So why not take a look at what you already have inside your wardrobe before adding more, and see what stylish and practical outfit combinations you can think of?

Don’t forget the raincoats

It’s true that golf raincoats aren’t the most fashionable pieces of clothing you can buy, but you can never have too many. Let’s face it, we are prone to wet weather here in the UK, and having a waterproof golf suit on hand will allow you to keep playing with no problem.

There are several types of waterproof protection, including rain/waterproof jackets that will keep you dry during short, heavy downpours; and fully waterproof coats and pants that are often made from Gore-Tex and are guaranteed to keep you dry and comfortable all day.

Keep an eye out for sales and special offers

Even if you hate shopping, we bet you love a good deal. And lucky for you, many golf stores, like Clarkes Golf Center, regularly move items on sale to keep up with the latest fashion trends and product releases.

This means that if you’ve been saving up for men’s golf clothing, injecting some flair into your dated wardrobe, you can do so for a fraction of the price.

Take a look at the wide range of golf clothing available at Clarkes’ Golf and treat yourself to some stylish new staples.

It can be anything from a half-zip jacket or a stylish vest to a pair of stretchy golf pants or new shoes. And remember to examine the range in its entirety before making impulsive decisions.

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