Galvin Green Millard Polo
Galvin Green is a Swedish apparel company with some very stylish and high technology offerings.
Case in point is today’s review, the Millard Polo. This piece is the iPhone 6 of golf polos, but you don’t have to wait in line overnight to get one or sign a two year contract to wear it.
The Millard polo uses “body-mapping” technology. The brainiacs at Galvin Green know all the crucial areas on the body which need ventilation and have increased ventilation in those areas to help the player remain comfortable and dry, even in extreme conditions.
The fabrics/fibers used to construct the Millard Polo wick the moisture away from the player’s body and disperse that moisture over a large area, where it evaporates. The fabric is very high strength and will not wash out or wear out. The fabric in the polo provides valuable UV protection to protect the wearer from the sun, and it also features antibacterial properties to keep the shirt, and its wearer fresh and odorless.
The looks and style of this polo are as groundbreaking as its technology. I like the fact that the colored panels promote a fit and sporty look, even with my square torso.
Today’s shirt script…
During rounds of golf the polo flows with the golf swing. No binding, pulling or uncomfortable spots (see critiques below however).
I played a round of golf in 94 degree temperatures a few days ago. The sweat on my upper body was wicked away and I felt quite cool and try compared to the ambient temperature.
I do have issues with the sizing. Many swedes may be skinny and like tight fitting clothes but in the USA we are a little bigger. I happen to dislike tight fitting apparel. I normally wear an extra-large but due to the swedish sizing I had to go with a double-extra-large.
Sizing for the Millard runs from small to double-extra-large. I’d recommend one size above what you normally wear.
There are four colors available: orange, white, gray, blue.
My Millard Polo is a gamer in a closet which has at least 50 competing polos. I love the looks, style, and performance. The maintenance (machine wash) is very convenient.
These days it is hard to tell where golf shoes end and street shoes begin. There are many “hybrid” models which work well in both places, some even better off the course. Case in point is the new FootJoy “City” shoe. This is a hybrid golf/street shoe which may find more time in the office than on the course. I’m not referring to the tread/bottom of the shoe when using the term hybrid, or speaking to the tread’s versatility on and off the course. I’m talking about its style.
FootJoy City – Black/Mocha
The FJ City is a full grained leather shoe, guaranteed to be waterproof for two years. The leather is very soft, sharp looking, breathable, and comfortable.
The footbed of the shoe provides great comfort and features vibration and shock absorption, making walking around the cubicles or the cart paths enjoyable.
There are spiked and spikeless models available. The City pictured in this article obviously is the spikeless version, and gets more wearing time from me off the course than on.
FootJoy City, on top of FJ City shoe bag
There are two styles available currently, regular and wingtip. Photos in this article are the black mocha wingtip model. Each style has three colors available. The wingtip colors are black mocha, tobacco, and off-white. The non-wingtip model colors are gray, tan, and white.
Sizing for men ranges from 7-15, while women’s models range from 7.5-13.
Love the wingtip style!
On The Course / At The Office
I’ve been quite surprised at the traction and performance I get with the spikeless version of the FJ City on the golf course. On appearance alone, the spikes don’t look like they would be close to as effective as they are. From a comfort standpoint I’ve really loved the City model, and it gets more comfortable the more I wear it.
Stylewise I feel a little silly in the summertime wearing wingtip shoes and shorts, but that’s how I roll.
I really dig wearing the FJ City shoes, well, in the city. Even after long days at the office or post-long walks around town, my feet, lower joints, and back are fresh.
I do have a small critique/beef. My City model is black/mocha in color. I’ve been finding that these don’t match many “black” items in my massive golf apparel collection. When comparing the City’s black to other blacks, they appear like a very dark blue.
The versatility and style of the city shoe is matched by its great performance and comfort, whether on the course or out on the town. Great shoes.
Check out the HOG FJ City image gallery.
Other Hooked on Golf Blog FootJoy reviews.
Every major championship I wait for all the golf blogs and golf media to regurgitate the latest golf “apparel scripting” which is bulk emailed to them by golf PR firms and golf apparel companies. Such a win/win for all involved. The bloggers/writers don’t have to spend time actually writing content, and the PR gets their message out! And it is such valuable information!
I wasn’t going to get up a 2 a.m. and watch the Open Championship, but as soon as I saw Jonas Blixt’s scripting I couldn’t sleep. I HAD to watch it. Then after the first round, I went to the golf store and bought every piece of Blixt’s scripting for all four rounds. Unfortunately he missed the cut. So sad for those dead Saturday and Sunday scripts. I threw the two weekend outfits in the trash. I never even got to wear them.
In the spirit of “glory’s last shot” in the 2014 PGA Championship, I’ve spent a ton of time and effort crafting my own apparel script (above). This script takes on the Tiger Woods daily theme for the week.
Are you interpreting that I think Tiger will miss the cut this week? I sure hope not. The whole golf industry is dependent on Tiger and it costs jobs and billions of dollars in the economy when Tiger misses the cut. We need him. In fact, if he misses the cut I think I’ll cancel my weekend tee times.
Let me know your thoughts…
I’m excited to start “testing” a couple of new belts which just arrived from Mission Belt Co. These are sharp looking, and perhaps best of all they are the new ratchet style.
Ratchet belts are great. First, they are custom cut to the wearer’s general size. Then they can be adjusted on the fly, allowing me to loosen it a bit in the office after eating a giant Philly cheesesteak at lunch.
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 Men’s Golf Belt
Nexbelts have a combination of three excellent and convenient features:
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.
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 women’s golf belt with hidden bling ball marker – click to zoom
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.