Golf Clothes

Golf Clothes

A Short History of Golf Attire

Golfing attire has changed a lot since the 15th century Scottland, when all golfers had to worry about was the elements. The history of golf clothes is a long and interesting mix of dressing for the weather and high society style.

The Earliest Years

In the early years of golf, Scotts wore knickerbockers (short pants.) These ended below the knee and were complimented by wool socks and tweed jackets. Their shirts had heavily starched collars with a necktie and sturdy shoes. Although this was perfect for the harsh Scottish weather, it did not sit well with other nobility.

The 1900s

In the 1900s, golf took hold in the majority of Europe and over to America. Since the serviceable highland gear was not fashionable for golf clothes in other cultures, men's fashion of the time took over. A single-breasted jacket usurped the heavy wool, but the knickers remained.

The 1920s

By the 1920s, golf was the sport of the wealthy, and they began to establish their own fashion. Golfers started to wear plus-fours where were knickers but four inches longer and two-toned shoes called "spectator" shoes. Their socks were made from cotton and long enough to disappear under the Knickerbockers. They wore shirts, ties and the tradition of the golf cardigan began.

The 1930s

It wasn't until the 1930s that more casual attire began to take hold. Instead of bulky winter gear, men wore lightweight golf clothes. In many instances, men went from work to the course, so they wore white or grey pants suitable for both.

The 1940s

It was in the 1940s that significant changes to golf wear were taking place. Instead of a traditional look, the clothing became more practical. Although cardigans remained popular for chilly weather, short sleeve knit shirts came into play for the warmer months. Water-resistant "Eisenhower" jackets during the rainy months and khakis were complimented by colorful shirts. 

While golf clothing has changed, the basic coloring hasn't. Some of the tartan, plaid and wool still appear on the courses today.

Info/Exclusions
info/exclusions

Brina Light Yellow Golf Skirt

Bogner

$180.00

  • Light Yellow
Dasha Pink & Camel Print Golf Pants

Bogner

$320.00

  • Pink/Caramel
Agon Beige Golf Pants

Bogner

$220.00

  • Beige
Emilo Functional Golf Shirt

Bogner

$160.00

  • Black
Liro Functional Golf Shorts

Bogner

$220.00

  • Olive Green
  • Black
  • Light Blue
Lais Desert & Olive Two-Tone Vest

Bogner

$490.00

  • Desert/Olive
Elonie Light Yellow Golf Shirt

Bogner

$180.00

  • Light Yellow
Faia Light Yellow Lightweight Vest

Bogner

$490.00

  • Light Yellow
Akima Lightweight Vest - Navy Blue
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Akima Lightweight Vest - Navy Blue

Bogner

$320.00

  • Navy Blue
Loric Flames Polo Golf Shirt
Sale
Loric Flames Polo Golf Shirt

Bogner

$125.00 $250.00

  • Red
Tessy Golf Pant - Black Plaid
Sale
Tessy Golf Pant - Black Plaid

Bogner

$150.00 $300.00

  • Black
Karen G Palm Print Golf Pant
Sale
Karen G Palm Print Golf Pant

Bogner

$175.00 $350.00

  • Soft Gray
  • Olive Green

A Short History of Golf Attire

Golfing attire has changed a lot since the 15th century Scottland, when all golfers had to worry about was the elements. The history of golf clothes is a long and interesting mix of dressing for the weather and high society style.

The Earliest Years

In the early years of golf, Scotts wore knickerbockers (short pants.) These ended below the knee and were complimented by wool socks and tweed jackets. Their shirts had heavily starched collars with a necktie and sturdy shoes. Although this was perfect for the harsh Scottish weather, it did not sit well with other nobility.

The 1900s

In the 1900s, golf took hold in the majority of Europe and over to America. Since the serviceable highland gear was not fashionable for golf clothes in other cultures, men's fashion of the time took over. A single-breasted jacket usurped the heavy wool, but the knickers remained.

The 1920s

By the 1920s, golf was the sport of the wealthy, and they began to establish their own fashion. Golfers started to wear plus-fours where were knickers but four inches longer and two-toned shoes called "spectator" shoes. Their socks were made from cotton and long enough to disappear under the Knickerbockers. They wore shirts, ties and the tradition of the golf cardigan began.

The 1930s

It wasn't until the 1930s that more casual attire began to take hold. Instead of bulky winter gear, men wore lightweight golf clothes. In many instances, men went from work to the course, so they wore white or grey pants suitable for both.

The 1940s

It was in the 1940s that significant changes to golf wear were taking place. Instead of a traditional look, the clothing became more practical. Although cardigans remained popular for chilly weather, short sleeve knit shirts came into play for the warmer months. Water-resistant "Eisenhower" jackets during the rainy months and khakis were complimented by colorful shirts. 

While golf clothing has changed, the basic coloring hasn't. Some of the tartan, plaid and wool still appear on the courses today.