With the golfing season now pretty much complete, we switch the focus from golf clothing to casual menswear brands available online at Golfposer!
With the month of November beginning this week, the clocks turned back and Winter on our doorstep - the domestic golfing season for 2013 is well and truly over and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed your time on the course this year. Whilst we know that some of you will be keen winter golfers, we thought to take a look at some of the more casual pieces available online at Golfposer - focusing on brands such as Ralph Lauren, Original Penguin and EA7 Armani! A fantastic selection of fashionable golf shirts is updated every few days and there is also a considerable range of warm knitwear/outerwear to stay comfortable and fashionable out in the cold this winter.
Polo by Ralph Lauren is one of the most iconic menswear brands in the world, with the famous Ralph Lauren pony featured on the shirts of fashionable males everywhere. One of the most popular shirts of any at Golfposer is the Ralph Lauren Fashion Pique polo shirt which is available in more colours than ever, with no short of six options to choose from. The classic white, blue and red have a modern style of fit and are made with 100% pima cotton - whilst the new colour ways of phlox pink, squire purple and norfolk grey are fused with 3% elastane for enhanced stretch and comfort. Another incredibly stylish shirt is the Fine Stripe Pique which comes in both phlox pink and squire purple, whilst the checked dress shirt is perfect for a smart casual look.
A small range of Polo knitwear has recently arrived online and the Half Zip Pullover provides excellent warmth and comfort with a thick cotton fabric, ideal for looking great in cold weather. Only two colour options are featured online, but there is also a new style of V Neck Sweater made with only the finest Merino Wool which is very stylish with Polo branding on the left chest and the right sleeve. If you have never purchased from Ralph Lauren before please note that, in our experience, the sizes can often be generous and it may be worth considering scaling down one size - especially with shirts featuring added stretch.
Original Penguin is a great brand for wearing both on and off the golf course, with another iconic logo (Pete the Penguin) worn by many! The classic Earl polo shirt looks great with the signature contrast tipping around the placket, collar and sleeve cuffs and is now available in several new colours of short and long sleeve styles and even a fresh polkadot short sleeve design. Two more styles of modern fit shirts are also included in the Autumn/Winter Penguin collection, each with trendy print designs featured on the main body.
The classic Ratner jacket is back for this AW12 season but can often be seen as more of a casual Spring/Summer piece, so this season Penguin have released an all new quilted version! With two front pockets and an elasticated drawstring waist, this fresh twist on the Ratner is sure to be a popular jacket this year and is available in a cool military rifle green and estate blue. Match this fashionable jacket with denim or chinos for a great look off the course this winter!
For a stylish and leisurable look off the course, look no further than the current EA7 collection from fashion giants Emporio Armani. EA7 Armani were the official outfitters for the Italian Olympic Squad in London this year and as a result, a sporty trend continues to dominate the EA7 collection. Several styles of track jackets are on offer and the outerwear range is rounded off with the fashion jacket which we love! This fitted jacket is padded at the main body for extra warmth and also has a stylish zip pocket at the upper sleeve. Smart polo shirts are also included in the current range which look great paired with chinos or denim off the course.
One of our best selling brands this year has been the excellent range from men's fashion experts Farah Vintage - with great quality products on offer at very competitive price points. Due to this high demand, we regrettably do not have too many size options left available in shirts - although we do have plenty of chinos and corduroy trousers in stock. Corduroy is a classic winter fabric choice for many sartorial males and these cords will match well with a large selection of our men's shirts online. Remember that you can also use our innovative Changing Room feature to mix and match these Farah chinos and cords with your choice of shirts to find the perfect look this season!
As we mentioned earlier, new arrivals are landing at Golfposer HQ every other day and some fresh additions to the fantastic Hugo Boss collection for Autumn/Winter 2012 dropped in the form of some small logo fashion items. The half zip Sweat pullover is now available in three colours and is very similar to the Ralph Lauren pullover with a high quality, thick cotton fabric featured. A very popular style, the Pleesy polo, makes a comeback after missing the Spring/Summer season and looks better than ever with contrast stripe detail across the front and rear, as shown in the image above.
Finally, nipping back to golf related news, Golfposer have recently launched our very latest feature competition on our facebook page - this time with the chance to win your choice of Galvin Green waterproof suit (to the value of £500)! This competition is free and simple to enter by following this link, liking our facebook page and entering your details! Good luck from all at Golfposer!
We provide a substantial range of designer golf shirts for both on and off the course and below you can see a handful of the designer shirts that we love best!
Designer golf shirts need not be just for golf! Golf brands are embracing the fact that golf and everyday fashion are crossing over more than ever and, as a result, many of the styles they release look suited to both the golf course and casual nights out!
Hugo Boss are renowned for their high quality men's fashion and this means that that same quality is incorporated into every Green Label shirt they produce! Boss split their Green Label range, as worn by Martin Kaymer, into two categories - the 'Pro' line and the regular (small logo) line. The small logo range is the more casual range of the two but is generally smart enough to be worn on the course as well!
The 'Paddy' polo provides the foundation for the Hugo Boss golf collection and this season's colours can be seen above. With 'hugo boss' repeated around the edging of the underside of the collar making it look great flipped up, this shirt is a timeless classic and should be present in every gentleman's wardrobe! Other styles in the Boss Green collection are available such as those pictured below - in particular we love the Night Watch 'Pacco', which also comes in white!
Don't be fooled by Emporio Armani's EA7 'sports' collection - these polo shirts look incredibly smart on a night out too! The EA7 range is one of the most in-demand collections this season and it's no wonder - we love it! Match up these designer polo shirts with a pair of smart jeans or trousers for a great look down your local!
Please note, if you have not purchased from EA7 Armani before - the polo shirts tend to be smaller made and so we would recommend you give the Golfposer team a call and we will be happy to guide you to the size that will suit you best!
Another designer brand that we are proud to stock online is the increasingly popular British label Luke 1977! The team at Luke have previously focused their efforts of men's casual wear but we announced earlier this year that the first Luke 1977 golf collection is on its way to Golfposer this Summer! If you can't wait for that to arrive though, take a look at the Williams polo shirt above which we cannot get enough of this season! The Williams is available in seven colours, from white and black through to a hot flame orange!
Other golf polo shirts are available from brands such as Farah, Original Penguin and Ralph Lauren who all mix golf with casual styling incredibly well too! There are some really fresh colours included in the Spring/Summer collections to ensure you stand out either on your golf course or on a night out! Designer dress shirts are also available from Hugo Boss such as the 'Bugsville' below!
As a matter of fact, we have 189 styles of designer golf shirts available online today so you are not short of choice! Filter your search by brand, size or colour with our slick new search system to find your perfect designer golf shirt!
The History of a Classic: Farah Vintage
Farah Vintage. If you don’t know the name – you will at least recognise the ‘F’ logo that symbolises its heritage, quality and a sense of style. Farah began as a brand in the 1920s over in the United States, but surged in popularity in the UK and Europe in the 70s initially through their functional slacks – casually incorporated into a variety of looks and styles by different groups. Despite a rollercoaster ride through the twentieth century, Farah never lost its sense of purpose as a brand and continues to serve each and every one of its customers to a high level. Here at Golfposer, we thought you might like to know just what happened at Farah and how its successes brought it to where it stands now.
Farah, as a business, was created by Mansour Farah – a Lebanese immigrant who studied in New York before moving to Texas to start his own company. Mansour and his wife began producing chambray shirts from a factory in El Paso – selling for just 35 cents each. Though, when the Federal Government began producing work shirts, Farah diversified into manufacturing denim workpants and eventually khaki workpants and shirts. The company saw some big returns through providing the army with military clothing in the 1940s, priding itself on the functionality of the garments it produced – something that has never disappeared from the core of the brand.
After the company’s rapid growth through the war period and beyond, Farah went public in 1967. Each and every product was designed in-house and manufactured in one of four highly automated production facilities in El Paso or San Antonio. Originator Mansour’s son, William Farah, was at the helm of the company in the 60s and aimed to keep all aspects of Farah clothing American in order to keep the quality under control. His measures included keeping all workers, suppliers and even customers American – however this did not last long.
Fashionable British youths adopted Farah trousers into their different styles and looks in the 70s and through to the 80s – from Mods & Skins to Rockabillys. The slacks were originally made from Hopsack canvas and were slim cut with some sharp tailoring. The fabric was also stain resistant and each of these sub-cultural groups saw the potential in the functionality of the Farah slacks and built their definitive looks around these pants. Youths of that time had a general desire to look as if you had come from somewhere more exciting than that ‘boring’ town or city you really came from. The Farah slacks came from Texas; they looked like jeans but weren’t. Farah was one of the top selling trouser brands in the UK in the 1970s – becoming an integral part of the casualisation of fashion.
Farah opened a superstore on Baron Street in London in 1971 and released a Sports Line in the 1980s. This new range of men’s clothing was warmly welcomed by British youths, and Farah became the must-have brand of clothing – especially within the Indie music scene. It was almost guaranteed that everybody on the balconies of music gigs would be sporting Farah with pride.
The brand has been adopted by opinion leaders in the fashion scene in the past 10 years or so and has featured in several magazines such as FHM and NME. Since the turn of the century, many celebrities have been spotted in Farah clothing, from bands like The Strokes and The Last Shadow Puppets to the cast of the popular TV show the Inbetweeners. Other well-known faces on the music scene such as Paulo Nutini and the fashionable X-factor runner up Olly Murs proudly wear the golden ‘F’ on their polo shirts and knitwear.
The word ‘heritage’ is fast becoming clichéd in reference to clothing brands, but Farah Vintageis without doubt a heritage brand. Having been around for over 90 years, these guys know what they are doing as much as anyone else in menswear. The Vintage line at Golfposer combines this heritage with authenticity and style, without forgetting the primary focus on quality. The 2011 Autumn/Winter menswear collection delves into the history and brings retro clothing for men up to date with current fashion trends. We love the simplicity of the golf polo shirts and the feel of the trendy cable knit jumpers – both looking excellent on the course as well as out casually.
We at Golfposer believe it would be a big mistake for you not to own a retro shirt or jumper with the Farah logo on!
Golfposer stock the very latest in Designer Golf Clothing for men. Our Mens Trendy Golf brands include Hugo Boss Golf, Slanj Tartan, Emporio Armani EA7, Puma Golf, Original Penguin, Adidas Golf, Galvin Green, Farah Vintage, and Ralph Lauren.