Dunning Golf has quickly become one of my top rated golf apparel makers. Since 2001 New York based Dunning has been making apparel “engineered for athletes, designed for players.” Every Dunning garment I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing has been made from the highest quality fabrics, features classy and timeless design, and performs flawlessly on or off the golf course. Today’s feature, the Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo is no exception.
Fantastic Collar – click to zoom
Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo Overview
The $89 Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo from Dunning Golf is a simple, yet very classy and stylish golf polo. The two-piece button-down collar keeps a fine shape and looks sharp on the course, or even when wearing a sport coat.
The luxurious fabric of this polo feels silky smooth to the touch like the finest cotton or silk, but performs like much more durable fabrics while resisting wrinkles.
The Stretch Jersey is made from 93% technical polyester and 7% spandex. These are fantastic fabrics for performance, breathability, and low maintenance.
A wide variety of sizes is available in the Stretch Jersey: extra small, small, medium, large, extra-large, and double extra-large. I prefer a loose fit so the XL is great for me. Dunning suggests that those who like a cleaner fit simply choose one size smaller.
Three great and simple colors are offered in this polo: black, halo (dark blue), and gray (pictured).
Caring for the polo could not be easier. No dry cleaning. Simply machine wash in cold water with similar colors. No bleach or softeners. Softeners are most definitely not needed. Tumble dry low. If ncecessary, the garment can be ironed on low heat.
Dunning Golf Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo – click to zoom
On or Off the Course
I’ve tested the Stretch Jersey Button Down in a very wide variety of conditions, from scorching heat in Arizona to cool temperatures in the northern mountains of Utah. In all conditions the comfort, breathability, and performance are flawless.
During the golf swing the polo performs perfectly, not impeding the swing keeping its form and fit throughout.
This past weekend the polo showed its versatility. It was Easter, and I snuck out for a round of 18 holes before the big family Easter festivities and dinner. I had a 10 minute window between putting out on the 18th hole and arriving nearby at the festivities. I figured the perfect apparel choice was the Stretch Jersey as it was great for golf, and very sharp and classy for a nice family celebration. Perfectly played on my part. I only wish my golf game that day matched my apparel scripting skills.
Five keys to great golf apparel are in order: performance, comfort, style, low maintenance, breathability. In all five of these areas the Dunning Golf Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo is off the charts.
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Here’s a fun golf apparel gig. Scottsdale, Arizona based Muze Clothing makes fun hats and shirts for men, women, and even pregnant women.
On the golf end of things, Muze came out with a line of products inspired by golf’s greatest movie ever, Caddyshack. The logos on the items look very similar to golf brand logos we recognize like Titleist, Cleveland, and Cobra, with enough of a twist that they may not be sued.
Big Hitter, The Lama…
Below is my white hat, which is a fitted hat and quite comfortable.
Muze’s hats are available with a few different logos and quotes. The styles come in regular cap, low profile cap, bucket hat, and visors. Colors include white, black, gray, red, orange, and blue.
As I mentioned, my hat is very comfy and should prove to be a gamer, especially in summer heat. The logo is funny. Regular golf pals don’t notice that it isn’t actually a Cleveland logo until a few holes into the round.
Well played Muze. Well played.
I decided to vary slightly on my Masters apparel script for this week. After three straight days the socks and underwear were getting just about as crusty as the Sunday greens will be at Augusta National Golf Club.
I decided to put a fresh shirt in play today, the new Nike Lightweight Innovation Color Men’s Golf Polo. Today is my first look at it. The fabric on this polo is amazing. Very soft and silky. The trim of the shirt and the detail areas are crafted with high precision.
My Sunday Masters apparel script shirt… click to see more
I noticed in early online broadcasts of Sunday’s final round of the 2014 Masters that Rory McIlory is wearing the SAME exact shirt. Rory obviously reads HOG and was so impressed with the sharp looks of this polo that he decided he’d wear the same one. Nice play Rory.
Here’s a link to more pictures of this polo and other 2014 Masters apparel from Nike.
From Nike here’s a list of the features and benefits:
Dri-FIT fabric to wick away sweat and help keep you dry and comfortable
Fold-over collar and button placket for classic polo styling
Contrast sleeves and collar for style
Laser-cut chest pocket for storage and a streamlined look
Fabric: Dri-FIT 100% recycled polyester
FEATURED DRI-FIT TECHNOLOGY
This high-performance, microfiber, polyester fabric wicks sweat away from the body and moves it to the fabric surface, where it evaporates. As a result, Dri-FIT fabric helps you stay dry and comfortable.
I poke a lot of fun at golf PR and apparel companies for their “apparel scripts.” Here’s my 2013 Masters apparel script. My 2014 Masters apparel script is coming soon. I’m still finalizing some of the items. I think Nike Golf got wind of that, and decided to send along some suggestions for my 2014 script. Their suggestions are based on what some of their athletes will be wearing in the 2014 Masters. Lets take a look, first at the incredible box the
suggestions samples arrived in.
What’s in this beautiful box?
What’s in this beautiful box?
What’s inside is even better…
What’s in this beautiful box?
What’s in this beautiful box?
There you have it. Looks like I may have my 2014 Masters apparel shoe selection done, and a couple of items for the upper bod as well.
Seriously though, this apparel is amazing. The engineering, design, and style are all fantastic.
Sunice is a Canadian company which has been making performance golf and winter outerwear since 1976. Those many decades of experience in conditions from the 18th green to 18 degrees below zero culminate in a fantastic jacket called the Bollon, part of their “Tornado” series. I think they use the name Tornado because the jacket is so comfortable and waterproof, you’d be fine in a tornado. Let us take a closer look at this great jacket.
The Tornado Collection features “FlexVent” fabric. This fabric is proprietary to Sunice and combines lightweight with performance in a waterproof, breathable package.
Along with the waterproof fabric, guaranteed for FOUR years, the zippers are also waterproof. Pull-strings in the pockets allow the golfer to tighten the garment around the lower portion of the body to keep drafts and moisture from entering on the bottom. Photo below:
Great drawstring to tighten up the fit and keep the wind out…
The sleeves feature a velcro tightening strap, as well as an elastic inner sleeve. This combination keeps the cold, wind, and weather from entering the sleeves.
The cut of this jacket is very attractive. I particularly like how it accommodates sweaters, sweatshirts and inner layers yet still looks trim.
The lines of the zippers, pockets, and accents are classy and quiet.
On The Course
This past weekend the weather was a perfect test for the Tornado/Bollon. The winds were a solid 20mph, gusting up to 30+. There was some occasional rain to deal with, which due to the wind was falling sideways.
I tightened up the lining near the waist to keep the wind from creeping up the bottom of the jacket. A side benefit to that tightening was keeping the front of the jacket out of the way of my golf swing and especially my putting stroke. I use a short putter and bend over quite far. Sometimes bulky outerwear can snag the putter grip or get in the way of the putting stroke. This is not good, especially when you’re trying to bury your opponent and collect on a $2.00 nassau. Big pressure. Can’t have a garment messing that up.
I also tightened up the sleeves and zipped up the jacket all the way. Despite battening down the hatches I was still comfortable and able to swing freely.
Inside the left pocket I found a surprise. Included with the jacket is a small microfiber towel for cleaning golf balls. It is attached via a small buttoned strap. Very cool and convenient. Picture:
Ball towel in pocket. Cool idea.
The Bollon comes in two colors, black and white. Sizes range from small to XXXL.
Outerwear on the golf course is crucial. It needs to fit, keep you warm, keep out the elements, and most of all not interfere with the golf swing. The Sunice Bollon, part of the Tornado Collection, scores top marks across the board.