Today’s Apparel Script
I’ve been a big OGIO fan for years. Love their design creativity and thoughtfulness when it comes to golf accessories, bags etc. Naturally I was intrigued when I found out they’ve started making apparel. For today’s shift at the office and this afternoon’s round I’m sporting an OGIO Roller polo and OGIO Groove golf shorts.
OGIO Roller Polo
OGIO Groove Shorts
So far I’m really digging the OGIO Roller Polo. The shirt is 100% polyester, but is softer than any cotton shirt I’ve ever worn. The shorts are killer too. Very comfortable.
Stay tuned for a detailed review soon.
I’ve been doing a lot of personal research for my review of the FootJoy Layering System, at locations on and off the golf course. I’ve used the individual garments of the system on their own, as well as combining any two of the three and all three together on and off the course.
Layering System Concept
“Dress in layers” is a quote you always hear as advice when trying to keep warm. The FJ Layering System is a complete set of garments which are used for every possible layer. The three primary layers are the base layer, mid layer and outer layer. I’ll describe each a bit below, as well as my experience with them.
So I’m going to be spending a full day at the Tuesday practice round of the Masters last week. I have about 12.8 billion golf shirts in my wardrobe to choose from. I chose to wear my white Swag Golf bamboo charcoal golf shirt.
About Swag Golf Shirts
Swag Golf shirts are made from bamboo charcoal which is basically burnt bamboo. Bamboo is a fast growing grass and thus more eco-friendly and sustainable as a consumable.
Bamboo charcoal also has some great inherent features. It is anti-bacterial, anti fungal, anti-static and self deodorizing. I really need that last feature.
Swag says the shirt promotes the human body’s bio processes such as increased metabolism and blood circulation. I’m not sure about that one, but I can’t prove ’em wrong since I haven’t measured my blood circulation with and without the shirt on… 🙂
Bamboo aside, the shirt simply looks awesome. There’s a hint of an argyle pattern in the body of the shirt which gives it a cool look. The logo looks nice. The cut and sizing of the shirt are very stylish.
On the course, or Augusta National as the case may be
I’ve worn my Swag Golf shirt for many golf rounds already, as well as while walking the grounds at Augusta National last week. The shirt is extremely comfortable and I can tell it breaths very well. Even in the 85 degree, high moisture conditions in Georgia last week, I was cool and dry. During golf swings there are no tugs or tight areas. No swing restriction or compromises in comfort.
Swag Golf shirts are stylish, comfortable, environmentally friendly and they just plain look great. I wish my pals at Swag Golf great success in their business.
You won’t believe what I got from BlackSocks.com. Take a guess. Okay I’ll tell you. Black socks! Can you believe there’s a web site dedicated to black socks? Actually they have other items too like underwear and shirts. If the underwear is black would they be called “tighty blackies?”
Since Gary Player and I have the same wardrobe consultant
Half of my golf apparel is black. That way it matches the other half. My black socks go right along with my black shoes, black shirts and black shorts. I wonder if Mr. Player’s socks are made in Morocco like mine though.
BlackSocks.com’s Shorty Socks
The “Shorty” model of black socks is super comfortable. They’re made from 87% cotton fibers and are enriched with 1% Elasthan and 12% Polyamid. I actually have no idea what Elasthan and Polyamid are, but the socks are stretchy, smoooooth and very comfortable. They also breathe quite well.
Your Porsche and your socks have a spoiler
Ever have your socks slip into your shoe in the back? This is extremely irritating. The Shorty sock has a thicker area above the heel called a spoiler. The spoiler insures that the sock won’t slip down into the shoe.
The only disadvantage to the spoiler, other than increased aerodynamics, is getting debris inside the back of the sock. If you’re like me and have to hunt through the desert and dry brush for errant shots some debris will end up in there. That problem is easily resolved though. Hit better golf shots.
I’d be curious to see if BlackSocks.com’s underwear has a spoiler and how that is implemented…
I’ve been sporting some new threads the last little while from FRB Sportswear. The unique thing about these shirts is the fun graphics and text imprinted or embroidered on them.
Yesterday I wore my Sandbagger golf shirt, which is a super light weight and very comfortable polyester. This shirt is perfect for the weather conditions here right now. It was about 94 yesterday and dry. The poly didn’t stick to my skin or make me any hotter than I already was. In fact I feel like it actually kept me cooler.
Funny thing about the Sandbagger shirt. Whenever I wear it, the conversation of sandbaggers and what jerks they are always comes up. Awareness baby.
My 13 year old son, who is damn near as tall as me now, has the FRB golf shirt “Bunker Mentality.” He loves how comfortable that one is and it is about his favorite shirt to wear golfing now.
FRB shirts have some funny statements, themes, sayings… There are so many FRB shirts/themes that it would be tough to cover them all so you’ll have to check out their web site. But here are a few of the cool golf themed ones:
Multi Bogey Attack
Other categories and products.
FRB doesn’t just have golf polos either. They have a wide array of T-shirts, shorts, hats, holiday wear and more.
Categories you can shop from include bar room attire, extreme gear, Hawaiian, traditional, Holiday and special.
I’m sure there’s a message or theme in there somewhere for just about any occasion. For a few more images of FRB apparel, click here.