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
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Brina Light Yellow Golf Skirt
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Brina Light Yellow Golf Skirt

Bogner

$108.00 $180.00

  • Light Yellow
Dasha Pink & Camel Print Golf Pants
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Dasha Pink & Camel Print Golf Pants

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$192.00 $320.00

  • Pink/Caramel
Eddi-G White Performance Golf Pants
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Eddi-G White Performance Golf Pants

Bogner

$174.00 $290.00

  • White
Celia Cream High-Waisted Golf Culottes
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Celia Cream High-Waisted Golf Culottes

Bogner

$174.00 $290.00

  • Cream
Koralie Light Yellow Functional Golf Shorts
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Koralie Light Yellow Functional Golf Shorts

Bogner

$102.00 $170.00

  • Light Yellow
Agon Beige Golf Pants
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Agon Beige Golf Pants

Bogner

$132.00 $220.00

  • Beige
Pinos Soft Pink Functional Golf Shirt
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Pinos Soft Pink Functional Golf Shirt

Bogner

$108.00 $180.00

  • Soft Pink
Emilo Functional Golf Shirt
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Emilo Functional Golf Shirt

Bogner

$96.00 $160.00

  • Black
Liro Functional Golf Shorts
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Liro Functional Golf Shorts

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$132.00 $220.00

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

Bogner

$294.00 $490.00

  • Desert/Olive
Sylvo Light Blue Performance Golf Shirt
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Sylvo Light Blue Performance Golf Shirt

Bogner

$114.00 $190.00

  • Light Blue
Tim-T Nomadic Desert Plaid Button-Down Shirt
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Tim-T Nomadic Desert Plaid Button-Down Shirt

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$150.00 $250.00

  • Desert Plaid
Verano Olive Functional Lightweight Jacket
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Verano Olive Functional Lightweight Jacket

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$252.00 $420.00

  • Olive Green
Elonie Light Yellow Golf Shirt
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Elonie Light Yellow Golf Shirt

Bogner

$108.00 $180.00

  • Light Yellow
Eva White Functional Sleeveless Golf Shirt
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Eva White Functional Sleeveless Golf Shirt

Bogner

$90.00 $150.00

  • White
Faia Light Yellow Lightweight Vest
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Faia Light Yellow Lightweight Vest

Bogner

$294.00 $490.00

  • Light Yellow
Luma Camel Functional Polo Golf Shirt
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Luma Camel Functional Polo Golf Shirt

Bogner

$90.00 $150.00

  • Camel
Noelia Hot Pink Performance Polo Golf Shirt
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Noelia Hot Pink Performance Polo Golf Shirt

Bogner

$114.00 $190.00

  • Hot Pink
Romira Peach & Pink Print Blouson Jacket
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Romira Peach & Pink Print Blouson Jacket

Bogner

$474.00 $790.00

  • Peach/Pink
Senja White Peplum Functional Golf Shirt
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Senja White Peplum Functional Golf Shirt

Bogner

$114.00 $190.00

  • White
Loric Flames Polo Golf Shirt
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Loric Flames Polo Golf Shirt

Bogner

$125.00 $250.00

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

Bogner

$150.00 $300.00

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

Bogner

$175.00 $350.00

  • Soft Gray
  • Olive Green
Dakota Lightweight Down Jacket - Navy
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Dakota Lightweight Down Jacket - Navy

Bogner

$325.00 $650.00

  • Navy Blue

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.