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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Loric Flames Polo Golf Shirt
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Loric Flames Polo Golf Shirt

Bogner

$125.00 $250.00

  • Soft Gray
  • Red
Manoel Softshell Jacket - Black-Gray
Sold out Sale
Manoel Softshell Jacket - Black-Gray

Bogner

$250.00 $500.00

  • Black/Gray
Arco Twill Golf Pant
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Arco Twill Golf Pant

Bogner

$110.00 $220.00

  • Black
  • Sandy Beige
Bonito Netted Golf Cap - Olive Green
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Bonito Netted Golf Cap - Olive Green

Bogner

$40.00 $80.00

  • Olive Green
Hanno Pique Polo Golf Shirt - Deep Olive
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Hanno Pique Polo Golf Shirt - Deep Olive

Bogner

$85.00 $170.00

  • Dark Olive
Gori Golf Short - Navy Blue
Sold out Sale
Gori Golf Short - Navy Blue

Bogner

$100.00 $200.00

  • Navy Blue
Vico Striped Polo Golf Shirt - Navy Blue
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Vico Striped Polo Golf Shirt - Navy Blue

Bogner

$95.00 $190.00

  • Navy Blue
Netty G Golf Short - White
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Netty G Golf Short - White

Bogner

$110.00 $220.00

  • White
Alba Skort - Black
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Alba Skort - Black

Bogner

$140.00 $280.00

  • Black
Kiki Golf Tee Shirt - Black
Sold out Sale
Kiki Golf Tee Shirt - Black

Bogner

$95.00 $190.00

  • Black
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
Tessy Golf Pant - Red
Sold out Sale
Tessy Golf Pant - Red

Bogner

$145.00 $290.00

  • Red
Eddi Magenta Golf Pant
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Eddi Magenta Golf Pant

Bogner

$150.00 $300.00

  • Magenta
Ronja Quarter Zip Polo Golf Shirt
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Ronja Quarter Zip Polo Golf Shirt

Bogner

$80.00 $160.00

  • White
  • Black
Eileen Lightweight Jacket - Baby Pink
Sold out Sale
Eileen Lightweight Jacket - Baby Pink

Bogner

$225.00 $450.00

  • Baby Pink
Lumi 2 Golf Shirt
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Lumi 2 Golf Shirt

Bogner

$70.00 $140.00

  • Magenta
  • Red
Tamba Golf Visor
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Tamba Golf Visor

Bogner

$40.00 $80.00

  • Baby Pink
  • Black
Dakota Lightweight Down Jacket - Navy
Sale
Dakota Lightweight Down Jacket - Navy

Bogner

$325.00 $650.00

  • Navy Blue
Lumi 2 Palm Print Golf Shirt - Sport Blue
Sale
Lumi 2 Palm Print Golf Shirt - Sport Blue

Bogner

$75.00 $150.00

  • Sport Blue
Eva Sleeveless Half Zip Polo Golf Shirt
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Eva Sleeveless Half Zip Polo Golf Shirt

Bogner

$75.00 $150.00

  • Sport Blue
  • Black
Avena Golf Dress - Sport Blue
Sale
Avena Golf Dress - Sport Blue

Bogner

$175.00 $350.00

  • Sport Blue
Jacky Golf Dress - Navy Blue
Sale
Jacky Golf Dress - Navy Blue

Bogner

$195.00 $390.00

  • Navy Blue
Josefina Striped Dress - Black
Sale
Josefina Striped Dress - Black

Bogner

$195.00 $390.00

  • Black

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.