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First Look at the Nex Generation of Golf Belts

Written by: Tony Korologos | Thursday, May 15th, 2014
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Today’s golf belt apparel script gives us the first look at a belt maker called Nexbelt.  A golf friend referred Nexbelt to me and I’m happy to make the connection.

Nexbelt golf belt

Nexbelt Men’s Golf Belt

Nexbelts have a combination of three excellent and convenient features:

Custom Cut

Nexbelts all come in one (very long) length.  The belt is custom cut down to size.  This a fantastic, as many belts I have are just barely the wrong fit.

Ratchet

If you look at the belt photos in this post and in the Nexbelt photo gallery, you’ll notice the belts have no holes.   A ratchet mechanism secures the belt and also allows for a perfect fit which is neither too tight or too loose.

Hidden Ball Marker

The belt buckle serves as a doorway to a hidden ball marker.  Blow your friends away with this James Bond 007 ball marker setup and for the ladies, including bling.

Nexbelt golf belt ladies

Nexbelt women’s golf belt with hidden bling ball marker – click to zoom

Review Soon

I’m now in the testing and evaluation stages and will post my review soon.  First impressions and conclusions are that my pants are not falling down.  So I have that going for me, which is nice.


First Look: Tani Air Fitness Boxer Brief – Today’s Underwear Apparel Script

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearSite News

Tani Air Fitness Boxer BriefI’ll do anything to shave strokes off my game. The lampshade/thong thing didn’t turn out well, but at least I tried. Perhaps performance underwear can shave strokes off my game? I’m about to find out today at 3PM when I tee it up in the big money game.

Today’s underwear apparel script is the Tani Air Fitness Boxer Brief. At $45 a pair, this is quite an investment, but hey, they’re 1/10 the cost of a new driver which will be obsolete tomorrow. I don’t think underwear becomes obsolete after a day. And if I win my $2.00 nassau, that $45 will be whittled down to $43. Much more affordable.

So far so good at the office.  The Tanis are comfy, and I’m normally a straight boxer guy.  I do like the feel on the legs.  The performance package may take some getting used to though.

A full report will follow, along with a full review of the Tani Air Fitness Boxer Brief.  A selfie in these may be forthcoming, if I can work in 129,930 crunches between now and my full review.


Devereux Apparel Welch Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Friday, May 9th, 2014
Categories: Golf ApparelGolf GearGolf LifeGolf LifestyleReviews

Today’s Apparel Script – Devereux Welch Polo

I’m really liking the direction golf apparel is headed with regards to styles and especially fabrics. Technology is playing a big part, allowing for apparel which is very comfortable yet performs well on and off the course.

A new player in the golf apparel industry is Devereux. Devereux’s inspiration comes from greats like Hogan and Palmer, with influences from many years old fashion styles from their era. The line is men-only.

Today’s featured garment from Devereux is the $85 Welch Polo. I’m wearing it even as I write this review… (heads to restroom to take selfie in mirror). See first photo.  The pricing puts this garment at the top of the middle tier for golf polos.

Over the years my tastes have gone to 100% polyesters because they’re easy to manage, don’t wrinkle, and don’t shrink. This polo is made from 65% Pima Cotton and 35% polyester.  This blend brings those conveniences together with the comfort of plush high-end cotton.

Style wise the shirt is very simple and clean looking, with a sharp button-down collar and unique pocket.  Button-down golf polos are quite popular these days.  The back of the collar features a small logo while the underside of the collar has the orange accent which matches the pocket.

Sizes/Colors

The Welch Polo is available in three color combinations:

Steel / White / Sea Green
White / Navy / Sea Green
White / Steel / Coral (pictured)

Sizes for the Welch range from small to double extra-large.

Welch Polo – click to zoom

On The Course / At The Office

Not being the skinniest person on the planet means many shirts for me don’t quite fit right.  I often opt for very large sizes as I like a loose fit for comfort.  The cut of this polo is actually slimming, yet still stays loose and comfy for me.  The wife digs the cut, which is a bonus.

On the course the polo performs great.  No binding, pulling, or restrictions in the golf swing.

Conclusion

Comfort, style, easy management, and most importantly performance; these are all areas in which the Welch Polo scores high marks.   I’m excited to see what the future holds for Devereux.  It all begins with quality and Devereux is off to a fantastic start.

Stay tuned for other Devereux apparel reviews coming down the fairway.

Related Links

Devereux Website

Hooked On Golf Blog Devereux Image Gallery


First Look: FootJoy City Shoes

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, April 28th, 2014
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FootJoy has a new “street” type line of shoes, crossing over between golf and daily use.  The line is called “City,” as they are inspired by current popular and stylish shoe trends.

FootJoy City - Black/Mocha

FootJoy City – Black/Mocha – click for more City images

The City shoe is available in spiked or spikeless.  I’m happy to have a spikeless version, so I can wear them off the golf course.

I’m just in the initial review stages now.  I’ll be posting a full review after I’ve put the City through some rounds on the course, in the office, and on the street.  Until then, check out the HOG FJ City image gallery.


Dunning Golf Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
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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.

Sizes/Colors

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).

Care

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 Stretch Jersey Button Down Polo - click to zoom

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.

Conclusion

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.

Related Reviews

Dunning Stretch Pique Multi Stripe Polo

Dunning Stretch Thermal 1/4 Zip Pullover

Dunning Base Layer

Dunning Tour Edition Players Sweater


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