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Polo Shirt Trends from our PGA Friends

Posted 8/17/2020 by Gina Barreca

Polos are a hot category. Between the popularity of golf as an outdoor, socially distanced sport option and the demand for comfortable, yet professional work from home attire, golf shirts have made it to the top of every buyer’s list.

In honor of national golf month, and the first major Tour event of 2020, here’s a look at the most important fashion trends for this wardrobe essential.

Airy Prints & Patterns

Tie-dye is not something you’d typically associate with golf wear, but at this year’s PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park, players sported Haight-Ashbury influenced designs in everything from shoes to shirts, and pullovers to hats.

Even if the hippy-friendly scripting is a one tournament wonder, you can expect to see a coastal vibe influencing the more mainstream prints with airy patterns, watercolor stripes and skyline views in more events throughout the season.

Vansport Riviera Polo (style 2495), Greg Norman ML75 Wave Polo (style GNS0K582)

Lightweight and Technical

Well-tailored basics have their place on the Tour with lightweight technical fabrics (even running fabrics) delivering extremely comfortable performance styles. PGA Tour Pro @JustinThomas34 is an influencer for classic dressing, often sporting RLX brand technical golf shirts. Heathered fabrics and tonal textures act as solid fabrics to bring new interest to the classic silhouettes.

In women’s apparel, look for a variety of neckline options for women such as snaps, covered buttons, Y-shape and Henley collars.

RLX Women’s Tour Polo (style PRLX04), RLX Airflow Jersey Polo (style PRLX05)

Cross Over Style

As golf designers target a younger clientele, cross over styles that mix traditional golf fashion with streetwear influences are becoming more popular. This means you can leave the course without changing and your outfit won’t give up your prior whereabouts. Full-button polos have a laid-back feel and appeal to younger audience. Golf labels have introduced more hoodies and pullover styles and added stretch to every style imaginable.

Vansport Pro Ventura Polo (women’s style 1886, men’s style 1885)

Polos with purpose

2020 trends are not just about the hottest new color or latest print. The biggest story at the PGA show in Orlando was sustainability. From corporate initiatives to entire product collections, environmentally responsible manufacturing was a key element for the big apparel companies.

The Vansport Planet Polo uses Repreve® premium recycled polyester an earth-friendly fiber that keeps plastic bottles from landfills and oceans. The heather jersey polo features super comfortable moisture-wicking fabric with extra stretch for comfort.

The Vansport Planet Polo (women’s style 8061, men’s style 8060)

You can see Polo Ralph Lauren’s sustainable collection on pgatour.com and the tie-dye fashion craze on golfdigest.com Both are great resources for keeping up with the latest trends and styles in golf

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