Just because you are playing a sport doesn’t mean you can’t look good. This has never been truer than with golf. Golf is often called the gentleman’s sport. It only makes sense to make an effort and look like a proper gentleman when golfing, isn’t it?
Here are some do’s and don’ts in golf apparel. They can help you look stylish in the golf course as respectable gentlemen should.
1.Wear clothes in good fit. If you had the muscle, accentuate it without comprising free movement in your clothes. The best golf apparel should make you look trim in the golf course.
2.If you wear a sweater over you golf shirt during cold weather, tuck the collar in the sweater to keep a trim and proper look.
3.Long pants should fit your legs comfortably and just kiss the tops of your shoes to make you look taller.
4.Dress shorts are strictly just above the knee caps only.
5.Rain wears and other outer wears should fit the body just right to keep a trim look in the golf course.
6.Always match the color of your belt to your shirt to elongate your torso.
7.Always have a good pair of khakis. They go with everything. They are simple yet stylish and versatile like black dresses to women.
8.Do a good contrast on your tops and bottoms for a sophisticated look. Light colored pants for bright or bold colored shirts and vice versa.
9.Belt loops are in pants for good reason. If it is truly needed, use it and spare yourself from the embarrassment of hiking your pants up whenever they ride down because it does not fit around your waistline.
10.If you have a big waistline, match your belt with your pants. It draws attention away from the waistline. It also elongates your legs at the same time, which gives you a trimmer and more polished look.
11.Contrasting top and bottom colors may not work for everyone. The best solution is to play with the colors and patterns. Dark colors, especially black, can give a slimmer and sleeker look. This is highly recommended for the both shirt and pants. Vertical lines can give an optical illusion of being taller and slimmer while horizontal lines can make someone look wider. Apply these patterns in areas you want to look trimmer or bigger for a more pleasing accentuation of your body.
1.Avoid wearing over sized or baggy clothes. Not only do they get in the way of your movements, they can also make you look sloppy.
2.Pants that go past the ankles are not appropriate golf apparel. Its edges could get dirty easily, which is improper for a gentlemanly look.
3.Too long and too short dress shorts can make you look like unkempt and vulgar respectively. So cargo pants are a strict no in any golf course.
4.Dominant prints and patterns on both shirt and pants are frowned upon. Subtlety is much more appreciated in golf apparel.
5.Never pair patterned pants with a patterned shirt. It will give a cluttered look and make you seem smaller. Always pair patterned clothes with simple ones for balance.
6.Do not untuck your shirt when playing golf. It looks casual and sloppy for a game among gentlemen.
7.Never let a shirt without a collar be a part of your golf apparel. The collars make you look respectable and professional. Never get rid of it.
8.If your shirt does have a collar, do not tuck it up. Not only will it make you look ridiculous in the golf course, it will also completely destroy the proper gentleman look you are aiming for.