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Puma D_Vent Golf Polo

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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If the lovely bride isn’t there to do my apparel scripting for me (set my day’s outfit out on the bed), I like to go the Gary Player route.  Black.  Black matches black. I can remember that. So this black Puma D_Vent golf polo is perfect for those days.  It’s also perfect for golf, even in the summer.  Here’s why.

This polo features Puma’s dryCELL technology with moisture wicking properties.  Moisture wicking is a process where the garment actually pulls moisture away from the wearer’s body.  This technology helps keep the player more dry, cool and comfortable.  The D_Vent also provides the wearer UV protection from the sun’s radiation.

The 100% polyester fabric is so much more flexible and comfortable than cotton.  This fabric feels great in the golf swing and doesn’t restrict, pull, or bind.  There’s even a slit or “vent” in the upper back which aids in comfort and provides a place for heat to exit, especially good when one needs to cool down after a 3-putt.
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This polo is so comfortable I love wearing it for daily use, off the golf course.  Whether I’m at the office crafting incredible golf blog posts or out chasing little Seve around the neighborhood, I’m comfortable, cool, and stylish.

Sizes/Colors

Available colors: black, red, white, orange, “peacot” and blue.

Available sizes: small, medium, large, extra-large, double extra-large

I normally wear an XL and like a comfortable loose fit and Puma’s sizing is right on with that.   Accurate.  Not “skinny euro” sizing.

Final Thoughts

It’s hard to crank out a 2000 word review on a shirt.  But since I picture is worth 1000 words, I came pretty close.  Seriously though, this very stylish and affordable ($65) Puma Golf shirt scores perfectly in all the areas I consider important for a golf polo: comfort, style, performance, durability, easy care.

And my color selection, black, matches everything in my wardrobe. No failed apparel scripts.


Proper Threads – Devereux Andrew Polo Review

Written by: Tony Korologos | Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
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“Proper Threads”

I love that statement. It seems many golf apparel makers are going for shock value, and becoming less and less classy and sophisticated. Those flashy products may be hot for short period, but become passe quickly. Conversely, a product like Devereux with it’s simple and elegant styles, stands the test of time.
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The simple and stylish Andrew polo, part of the “72 Collection,” is certainly not one where the user needs to know where the replacement batteries go.  The $75 Andrew is sharp, classy, elegant, and easy to put together in all sorts of apparel scripts.

“A closet filled with big bright in-your-face colors and dizzying patterns that SCREAM will not transform you from dud to stud. Oftentimes, the reverse is true.” ~Devereux

Colors/Sizes

The Andrew comes in four colors: steel (pictured above), aqua, coral, navy.  Each color easily pairs up with numerous short/pant combinations.  I recommend pairing the Andrew up with the Devereux Martin Shorts (review coming soon).

Sizes for the Andrew polo: small, medium, large, extra large, double extra large.

Specs

  • Oxford Performance Knit
  • Swing Free Tailoring
  • Spread Collar
  • Grosgrain Detail
  • Heather Effect
  • 60% Pima Cotton // 40% Polyester

On The Course

I’ve had the Andrew in play for many rounds this golf season, in some very different conditions.  Earlier in the spring I put the Andrew through the colder temps here in northern Utah.  Then a trip to Indiana had me testing out the polo in high humidity and 97 degrees.  And just this week I wore the polo for a round in which the air was extremely dry and the temperature at the end of the round was 104.  In those varying conditions the polo performed well and stayed comfortable.

During the golf swing some poorly designed polos can bunch up, pull, tug, and come untucked.  The Andrew’s cut keeps me comfortable.  Even with my violently spastic golf swings the polo stays in place.

The Andrew is great to wear while writing golf blog posts at HOG world headquarters, or when out on the town.  It can work great in business casual situations.

Conclusion

The Andrew polo by Devereux is a solid performer on and off the course.  It exceeds my strict requirements for golf polos: performance, comfort, style, and easy care.  Set your apparel script up with some proper threads.

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First Look: ThreadLab

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, June 6th, 2016
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Got my first shipment from ThreadLab today. It’s a mail order clothier for people like me that don’t know how to match a white shirt with navy pants.


Aveo Big and Tall Golf Apparel Review

Written by: Guy Lester - PGA Professional | Thursday, June 2nd, 2016
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Recently I received a call from a very good friend of mine (one who all of you know as well…) Tony Korologos from Hooked on Golf Blog telling me that a company by the name of Aveo Big and Tall Golf Apparel had contacted him to review some clothes on his web site from their “Big and Tall” line. If you know Tony, he is neither big, nor tall so the first person he thought of to review these clothes was me! Great, now how do I take this???? Ok, so I am 6’5″ and I guess I do weigh 290 pounds, so as usual Tony is right.

I have written a review once for Hooked on Golf Blog in the past but this is a bit closer home for me. I recently retired from River Oaks which is where I first met Tony, and did so not because I wanted to, but because I could not come back after my last surgery. I have been sidelined from golf for the past few years, but am now trying to play for enjoyment, and find a way to be with my friends and sport I have loved for the past 54 years.

I really did not think that I would get a chance to do this review, as a few weeks went by and I never heard from Tony. But last week on my doorstep was a package from Aveo Big and Tall.

I looked at the website aveogolf.com and really fell in love with their company slogan “Play Fearlessly.” If you have a second, check out their web site. Darius Hicks and Randy Peaches were interviewed on the Golf Channel about their golf and fashion lines and why Darius brought this line into being.

I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the package to see a pair of white golf shorts and a very attractive deep blue polo shirt. The Polo and Shorts were packaged very well.  When opened, the creases were nice and tight. I have purchased some online products that were packaged so poorly I had to press them before I wore them! Not the case here!

Like I said, I liked the fact that the company motto was embroidered on their shirt. If anything, I think they can use it more and have it larger under their logo, or even on the collar. Darius, this motto would really would make a great hat logo as well. I liked the A logo, but I love the motto “PLAY FEARLESSLY.” Use it more!

Polo

I am not generally a tucked in shirt kind of guy, as most shirt tails are not long enough for my body type. With this polo I had no problem. As you can see by the last photo my shirt tail stayed tucked in the entire round! While I appreciated the extra length of the polo, add a couple of inches to the tail, and some of us guys will never wear anything else!

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The polo features a light Polyester with 10% bamboo fiber. In the 80+ degree weather it kept me very comfortable! I also appreciated the way the collar fit. Being a golf pro for the last 19 years I have had a lot of golf shirts. Many polo’s while the fit me well in the body but the neck was made for a man twice my size, and have felt very awkward. Not so with this polo from Aveo. The fit felt good, and I liked how the collar laid nicely without flipping up.

Shorts

I was so impressed with the lightness of the short fabric, and also that the inside short was lined. In the online video Darius talked about the expanding waist, but for me I have never liked them, but this one was sewed in such a way it was invisible to see unless you tried to make them increase in size…. Still I am not a fan of the expanding waist and generally do not buy pants or shorts with them. Please I know already I have a large enough waist, give me a true size to wear in a well cut short. But my true test was to play in them.

Aveo-1The shorts are 100% Polyester, and also lined in Polyester. They are incredibly light, and were very comfortable all day. Being white I was a bit concerned, but my wife said that they will wash without problem. I would really like to have a pair of full length pants that are this lightweight. Darius explained in the video that the pants are a fuller cut in the legs and calves. That has always been a problem for me to get a nice looking pair of golf pants that also are comfortable to wear. I am not the kind of guy that would ever want t o have my picture included here, but I have come to terms with my being a big and tall kind of guy. And truly, I am the kind of customer that Aveo is looking for who benefits from wearing their clothing.

Final Thoughts

Overall my experience with these shorts and polo from Aveo were positive. You can see me from behind on the 18th hole my shirt kept tucked in for the entire round! I think that Aveo could push the fashion even a bit further. While there are a lot of polo shirts I have and wear, I cannot find shorts and pants that are like the ones that the “flat bellies” wear. A small side pocket and split seam on the cuff so the pants fit well over a golf shoe would be nice touches. I agree with Darius that we big guys deserve more than just an ill fitting cargo short. We bigger than life guys deserve this, and I think this company could provide this and even make it better. Think about losing the expanding waist band (maybe not on every pant or short as I know some larger guys might need them and would like them) but to me the pants without a belt feel like they would fall off.

After my round I spent the rest of the day in the shorts with the shirt untucked and liked them even more!

Play Fearlessly!


My Memorial Day Apparel Scripting

Written by: Tony Korologos | Monday, May 30th, 2016
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Just got back from a Memorial Day family barbeque.  We toasted and expressed our appreciation for our love ones lost, and for our lost military who made the ultimate sacrifice so that we could, well, have a family barbeque.  In that spirit I thought it would be a good time to bust out my stars and stripes golf apparel from Royal & Awesome.  I’ve got a great pair of USA shorts and a USA cap, seen below. These are called “Pars and Stripes.”

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Also with the ensemble is a white Royal & Awesome belt, below.

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The american flag golf shorts are very comfortable and I love the style of the cap. I believe the Scottish might call the cap a bunnet.

I can’t wait for the 4th of July golf tournament to bust this apparel script out again.

One note on the shorts. I’ve found that Royal & Awesomes sizes are “skinny UK sizing” as opposed to “fat American sizing.” Knowing this I ordered one size larger on the shorts and they actually fit perfect.

The 4th of July is coming. Just sayin’.


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