I missed the gym yesterday. That makes three years in a row. But now that I have some of the new Dunning Golf “Technical Sportswear” I may finally have the motivation to get back at it.
Dunning’s new sportswear line is so luxurious and comfortable it’s impossible for me to put into words. Here’s what they say:
“Dunning combines luxury fabrics with clean athletic designs to create a collection of technical sportswear for men. Today’s active lifestyles demand clothing that performs; Dunning delivers unsurpassed quality, year-round versatility and timeless styling, making it ideal for athletics, travel and leisure.”
I’ve got a pair of sweatpants, shirt, and a 1/4 zip sweatshirt to test.
Stay tuned for my full review soon.
Here’s my first review for calendar year 2016, the CEP Compression Sock line.
CEP Compression is a sports brand of medi GmbH & Co. KG headquartered in Bayreuth, Germany. CEP’s products include various apparel items for a wide variety of sports like running, biking, soccer, triathlon, basketball, and of course golf.
Why Compression Socks?
If you’ve never tried compression socks you are missing out on some great performance enhancement as well as a great feel. The compression of these socks helps reduce muscle and bone fatigue, increases performance recovery, helps blood circulation and helps speed up lactate metabolism. Golfers need every edge they can get so why not take advantage of these properties?
I sport compression socks like the CEP socks quite often, even when I’m not on the course or doing anything athletic. The comfort and feel of compression socks is very hard to describe. I can feel a big difference during wear, and especially at the end of the day.
I’ve been using two different sock models, the Dynamic+ no-show, and the Dynamic+ short socks. The no-show are basically ankle socks and the no-show (first photo above) are about halfway up the calf. The no-shows run around $18 and the short version runs around $22. There are numerous other models depending on the sport/application, and for men or women.
I can’t claim that these socks have shaved any strokes off of my golf game, yet. It’s winter and I haven’t played in a couple of months now. From past experience using other compression socks I can say I’m looking forward to the refreshed feel and lack of fatigue when I finally do get back on the course.
CEP’s are well made and very comfortable.
When I felt a slight chill this morning I knew exactly what I was going to insert into my apparel scripting for the day, the Bobby Jones Donegal Cable Mock. If you’re not sure what I mean about apparel scripting, stick around and you’ll eventually find out.
Bobby Jones Donegal Cable Mock Sweater is so comfortable and soft it’s practically sinful or indulgent. The comfort of this amazing sweater is rivaled by its style, all class, just like the original Bobby Jones, my favorite golfer of all time.
The $265 imported Donegal Cable Mock is made from 90% merino wool and 10% cashmere. The fabric is so absolutely soft it’s hard to fathom. It is also very light, not heavy feeling. The stylish V-neck sports some large, old-school buttons. This is a gamer and will just as stylish and comfortable in 20 years as it is now.
This is not a super thick or heavy sweater, so it’s not quite what you’d pick for a windy day in Chicago on January 4th. But in conditions where there’s a small chill in the air, spring or fall, San Francisco type conditions, it’s a perfect choice. Just this evening I used only this sweater on a date with the fine lady, with evening temps around the high 40’s to low 50’s.
I love sporting Bobby Jones apparel. I will never be the golfer Bobby Jones was, but I gain great inspiration from him. He was a true inspiration in his play, and his classic style is still as sharp many decades later as it was in 1930, the year he won the first ever Grand Slam in golf.
Oh, that chill I mentioned before? Gone. I’m perfectly comfortable and toasty now.
Hats off Mr. Jones.
I didn’t think anything could compare with last year’s Hooked On Golf Blog Golf Apparel Product of the Year, the 1/4 zip Bobby Jones Baby Alpaca sweater, but here’s one that might. I just opened up the packaging on this Donegal Cable Button Mock. Not baby alpaca, but 90% merino wool and 10% cashmere. 100% Bobby Jones.
I will put this fine piece through the usual HOG review battery and post my final review soon. There’s not much doubt how highly this one will score.
Bobby Jones 1/4 Zip Baby Alpaca Sweater
Bobby Jones XH20 Aero Golf Polo Review
One of the cool things about being one of the world’s leading golf bloggers, probably even one of the leading golf bloggers in the universe, is checking out newest of the new golf equipment, golf apparel, and accessories. That brings us into today’s Sunday golf apparel script which features a new polo from Carnoustie Performance. This is part of the 2016 Carnousite Performance polo line. I’m hoping the polo below will help my short game, and help me make a few birdies in my weekly money game.
Don’t let the name scare you. Yes, Carnoustie is the name of one of the world’s most difficult golf courses. But this polo is not difficult to put on or to wear.