In some parts of the country, the notion of short sleeves is associated with warmer climates or with the distant summer. While these regions will have a few days in January and February when polos make an appearance, new acquisitions will need to postpone their appearance on the golf course. In other words, use new clothing as motivation for an early spring arrival. Three shirts that caught my eye during 2012 will offer new lines in 2013, promising to be even more attractive and functional than ever.
Antigua, AUR and Tommy Hilfiger offer a wide selection of short and long-sleeved polo shirts. In addition to the variety of colors and the diversity of patterns, each company goes to lengths to develop new fabrics for consumers.
Each time I slide a new-age shirt over my head, I recall two images: the heaviness (comfort for some) of traditional cottons and the feel of the original polyester. Today, mills weave fabrics together to provide comfortable fit, feel and lightness of wear.
Breaking It Down!
Is It Worth The Money: Yes. As with much of of golf’s products, everything depends on price point and your wallet. If you can purchase a new shirt or two each year, having 5-10 of these types of shirts in your wardrobe is a reality over the course of 5-10 years. They don’t break down, unless you play every day. If you do, you probably have a appropriate budget for apparel.
Would I Put It In Play: Yes, I have. I am a big fan of all three companies, for different reasons. In each case, the product wears extremely well in cool and hot climates and flows measurably with the swing.