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Golf Apparel – Buyers Guide


The beginning of another year means the introduction of countless new styles of golfwear from all your favorite suppliers. A glance through this month’s feature Wear 2 Buy will reveal several garments with moisture-wicking fabrics, some high-end brand offerings, plenty of pullovers and your everyday basics. Just pick up the phone and tell them you saw it in Wearables Business.

Outer Banks

The new Active Pinpoint Pique Polo from Outer Banks, available in men’s style 5226 and complementary ladies’ style 5227, will be available in March. It is made of a 7.2-oz. 94% combed cotton, 6% Spandex pinpoint pique blend. The fine yarn count in Spandex gives this shirt a comfortable feel and a flexible fit. The men’s style has a three-button clean-finished placket while the women’s style has a classic Johnny collar. Both have a double-needle hemmed bottom with clean-finished side vents. Style 5226 comes in sizes S-3XL in six color combinations and style 5227 is available in sizes S-2XL in the same color options. For more information call 800-438-2029

Holloway Sportswear

Holloway Sportswear introduces “Camden,” its 100% polyester microfiber pullover, style 9029. This half-zip pullover features a nylon mesh lining zip-through contrast collar, seam forward pockets, adjustable tab cuffs with contrast facings, and elasticized bottom with side zip detail. Available in sizes XS-3XL in cement/mushroom, black/cement, and navy/cement. For more information call 800-331-5156

Inner Harbor

The Textured Bedford Cord is new for 2003 from Inner Harbor. This textured blend incorporates a luxurious fabric with a silky feel to the touch. Features include an ottoman collar and welt, a double yoke with a pleated back and a 3-button clean-finished placket with a reinforced X-stitched box placket and wood buttons. Additional features include side seams, double-needle stitched armholes and shoulder seams, hemmed bottom and 2″ side vents. Available in sises S-2XL in white, natural, loden, navy, slate and black. For more information call 800-292-5990

Alpha Shirt Co.

Available exclusively at Alpha Shirt Company is a brand new line: Devon & Jones. The new Devon & Jones Dri-Fast polo, style D330, is made of a 63% cotton, 37% polyester knit and features a three-button placket, tipping on collar and cuffs and split tail with side vents. Available in sizes S-4XL in white, black, butter, dill, navy, slate blue and stone. For more information call 800-523-4585


New from Toppers is the stylish Nike 100% washed cotton cap. The relaxed-fit, 6-panel design is a classic, enhanced by extra quality touches such as a finished under-seam, adjustable self-fabric back with slider, and that famous Nike “swoosh.” Style 563900 comes in one adjustable size in black, light khaki, and navy. The maximum embroidery area is 2″x2″. For more information call 800-523-0825

Concepts by Pine Island

New style 208 from Concepts by Pine Island is an upscale look for a promotional line. Concepts styled this special garment with a rib knit collar and cuffs and dressed it up with a 1/4″ roll out contrasting placket, extended tail and side vents. Sized S-3XL, colors are white w/navy, ash heather w/white, moss green w/white, navy w/white, and khaki w/white. For more information call 800-545-7548


For situations requiring a high-end polo, consider Callaway Golf style CM15111, the Men’s Solid Silk Pique Shirt. Made of 100% silk, this short-sleeve, three-button placket knit shirt has a full fashion collar. The inside placket is pre-embroidered with a tonal chevron, Callaway Golf’s signature logo. Available in sizes S-2XL in Bordeaux, black, and stone. For more information call 800-929-2077

Edwards Garment

Edwards Garment offers this herringbone polo in unisex sizes XS-4X in four colors. It has a jacquard collar and cuff, a four-button clean-finished placket with woodtone buttons, and side vents. It is machine washable and made of 100% cotton. For more information call 800-253-9885

Brett Francovich Collection

Style P10210 from Capital Apparel’s BFC label is the chunky pique polo, made of 9.0 oz. 100% honeycombed cotton in a full, oversized cut. Features include a two dome button anti-roll placket, underarm gussets, back sweat patch, contrast color twill taping at inside neck seam, drop tail, reinforced contrast color twill taping at split side vents. Available in white, dark navy, denim heather, and charcoal heather in sizes S-3XL. For more information call 800-748-6990

Pine Island Sportswear

Ladies don’t have to feel like one of the guys in Pine Island’s new pique knit, style 815. Featured with the woman in mind with a johnny collar, no button mini welt placket, mini welt cuffs and side vents. Available in Size S-2XL in the colors brite white, burnt orange, classic black, classic navy, deep plum, pale yellow, vintage green, and washed khaki. For more information call 800-545-7548

NES Clothing Co.

NES Clothing, exclusive distributor of the Harvard Square collection, presents the 100% Microfiber Full-Zip Vest. The HS216 features 100% ultra soft microfiber and is 100% polyester mesh lined. Your customers are sure to value the rib knit tipping and inside collar, in addition to the two-side seam zipper pockets with woven pull-tabs. Additional features of the HS216 are an antique silver zipper with rubber zipper pull, locker patch and loop, elastic waistband and inside storm flap. Available in black and navy in sizes S-3X. For more information call 800-782-7770


The new Women’s Snap Neck Windshirt from Vantage was designed just for her. Style 6575 is made of 100% microfiber with a water-repellent finish and features a snap-neck stand-up collar with inner zipper, slash front pockets, elasticized cuffs with snap closure and an elasticized drawcord bottom with cordlock. The imported windshirt is available in black and navy in sizes S-2XL. For more information call 800-221-0020

Trimark Sportswear

Styles 3317 and 3617 from Trimark Sportswear are the On Tour Men’s and Ladies 100% Cotton Cool Mesh. Keep your cool in these breathable placket shirts for him and Johnny collar shirts for her. They both are constructed of 6 oz. 100% ringspun cool mesh cotton that wicks away moisture like a dream. His comes in a 3-button placket with contrast stripe on the collar and cuffs, plus a unique split fabric cuff. Hers comes in a Johnny collar V-neck with contrast stripe on the collar and cuff. Both have a half-moon yoke back. Sizes S-2XL are available in butter/navy, clay/black, navy/white, and white/navy. For more information call 800-488-4800

Gildan Activewear

With Fashion Sport Shirts at an affordable price, you can take your basic needs to a higher level. For 2003, Gildan adds four new Ultra Cotton Fashion Pique Sport Shirts. The four new styles include collar and cuffs with the following designs: thin stripe, bird’s-eye, racing and wide stripe. Also offered by Gildan in 2003, the Ultra Cotton Long Sleeve Pique Sport Shirt. The new Sport Shirts are 7.0 oz. 100% Pique Cotton, available in sizes S-3XL in a great selection of colors. For more information call 877-445-3265

Carolina Made

Carolina Made carries Inner Harbor’s Golf Collection Windshirt. It features taslan with khaki-colored lining, ribbed overlapping crewneck, cuffs and waistband, topstitched shoulders and armholes, side seams, side pockets and it is water-resistant. Available in black, forest green and navy in sizes M-2X. For more information call 800-222-1409

Ash City

New for 2003 from Ash City is the Men’s Mock Twist Jersey Golf, style 225494. Made of 100% preshrunk cotton with a mock twist body and matching collar and cuffs. Available in men’s sizes S-2XL in heather sand, heather navy, and heather grey. For more information call 800-761-6612

American Apparel

True corporate wear for the up-to-date city hustler, American Apparel introduces Dov’s Leisure Shirt, style 2012. Crafted from 100% combed cotton Fine Jersey, special details include button-up self-fabric collar and a pocket on the left side. Available in sizes: S-XL in white, black, asphalt, pink, baby blue, brown, and lemon. For more information call 213-488-0226


Weatherproof features style 301, simply called the Pique Polo. Made of 100% combed cotton, this three-button placket shirt with drop-tail construction is a classic with hemmed sleeves. Available in eight solid colors in sizes S-2XL. For more information call 800-367-7900


Dunbrooke offers the Preston, style 3328, and the Ladies Preston, style 3329. The men’s version, sizes S-3XL, is a 7-oz. washed polynosic ottoman knit polo with bird’s-eye collar. It has a three-button placket, pearl like buttons, full cut with extended tail and side vents. The women’s version, in sizes S-2XL, is a polynosic ottoman knit tee with solid binding along the scoop neck opening. It has hemmed sleeves and a straight hemmed bottom with side vents. Both version come in slate blue, ivory, sage and maize. For more information call 800-821-3020

ID Wear

ID Wear’s stylish polynosic polo shirt (“Richmond”) for men is ideal for work, play and relaxation. The opulent look of the fabric makes this shirt great in an office environment while the breathable, lightweight fabric enhances the feel and movement of the shirt allowing for a comfortable wear, both in and out of the office. Garment features a self-tailored collar, three-button placket and a straight hem bottom with side vents. Sizes available are S-3XL. Colors available are oasis blue and black. For more information call 888-433-3646


The Breeze and Women’s Breeze, styles 111102 and 414103 from Antigua, are brand new styles made of Desert Cry, a technical fabric made exclusively for Antigua that moves moisture away from the skin. Using specially treated microfiber and cotton yarns knitted with performance technology, this fabric creates dry comfort in all warm weather conditions. Both styles feature Antigua’s signature square back yoke. The men’s styles comes in six colors while the women’s version has nine colors. For more information call 877-610-1444


Tri-Mountain style 223 is Skipper, an 8.2 oz. 100% cotton knit thermal pattern short-sleeve placket golf shirt. Constructed with a clean-finished placket and hemmed bottom with side vents. It has a half-moon yoke, three horn buttons, 2″ extended tail, and double-stitched seams to provide great style and durability. Available in colors charcoal, heather gray, forest green, ivory, navy, sunflower, and red. For more information call 800-824-6464

The Americana Company

Old school meets new school with the Outer Banks Air Polo. Classic styling partners with the exclusive Outer Banks Air fabric. Made of 6.1-oz. 100% combed cotton Air fabric, it features a knit collar and welt cuffs, a three-button placket, side vents and drop tail. Available in S-2X in nine timeless colors. For more information call 800-473-2802

Blue Generation

Blue Generation styles BG-2201 (men’s) and BG-6201 (ladies’) are 100% ringspun cotton polo piques, offered in and endless array of colors and sizes. Men’s sizes are XS-6XL, ladies’ sizes are S-3XL. The shirts feature a three-button placket, rib knit collar and cuffs, banded sleeves, tail back, side vents, taped neck and shoulders, and woodtone buttons. For more information call 888-336-4687

King Louie International

King Louie International is featuring the Kirkhill waffle knit golf shirt, style J2180, made of 100% cotton in a matrix mini-waffle knit. It features a matching knit collar and the cuff features a “V” design in contrasting thread. The shirt is coverstitched and has double-needle topstitched finishing, two woodtone buttons, a locker patch, and a vented drop tail. Imported. Available in sizes S-3XL, and it comes in black/white, style J2185, and ivory/navy, style J2195. For more information call 800 521-5212

Cross Creek

Cross Creek style M707X is the Lisle Micro Stripe, a premium 100% pima lisle cotton jersey. It has a three-button continental placket with polished agate buttons, tipped welt knit collar and sleeve bands, and a hemmed bottom with side vents. Available in sizes M-3XL in two colors. For more information call 800-959-1510

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