Golf might be a relatively relaxed sport in the physical sense, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress for success. Whether you’re heading to the golf course to schmooze with a boss or you’re an experienced golfer looking to up your fashion game, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ll discuss what to wear golfing for men.
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Polos All the Way
Collared polo shirts, either long or short-sleeved depending on the weather, are excellent choices if you want to look the part of a golfer and be comfortable at the same time. Polos can be found in almost any color imaginable, from dark hues to light pastels.
It’s a good idea to tuck the shirt. Tucking the shirt looks more mature and fits the golfing aesthetic.
You might also consider a turtleneck, sweater, or light jacket if it’s a bit chilly but want to maintain maximum flexibility. The light jacket is a particularly good pick for cold golfing days as you can put it on and take it off whenever you need.
Trousers and Slacks for Comfort and Class
Next up is trousers. Your options are pretty classic here as well—we'd recommend long trousers or slacks that include belt loops, as no golfing get-up is complete without a good belt.
To that end, look for chinos or khakis in colors that match your polo shirt or jacket. Fitted pants are best because, despite golf not demanding any running, you’ll still be walking around and bending over frequently over the course of your golf game.
You can find plenty of great khakis at retailers like Berle. For example, consider our Charleston Washed Flat Front Khakis for something that’s comfortable and durable.
Footwear on the Field
What about footwear? You don’t need to bring cleats to your golf game! Instead, wear standard socks that won’t be noticed, plus either soft spike or spike-less golf shoes. If you don’t play golf regularly enough to justify buying golf-specific shoes, go with sneakers or trainers for the same effect and maximum comfort.
Depending on the day, you might want to bring some headwear along so you aren’t constantly squinting or so you don’t become too hot.
Sunglasses are never a bad idea and can even accentuate your outfit for even more style points. Visors or baseball caps are common golf staples you can also use for your headwear depending on your personal aesthetic and style.
As mentioned earlier, you’ll want to include a good belt. Leather belts are the way to go rather than metallic, and make sure the belt’s color matches with your khakis or chinos if at all possible for maximum style synchronization.
A good watch is also an excellent idea, particularly if you want to look sharp and keep track of the time (since some golf games can last for hours). Again, a leather watch is a little more casual and suitable for games at the country club, but you can make metal watches work depending on the rest of your outfit.
Lastly, don’t forget to bring some golf gloves. While not strictly required, these can help improve your golf game by allowing you to grip your club better. You want to win just as much as you want to look good, right?
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We hope this guide on what to wear golfing for men assists you! If you’re ready to assemble your wardrobe, shop tailored trousers from Berle. We’re happy to offer complimentary hemming and free shipping on every order. With more than 70 years in the manufacturing industry, our team has perfected the art of delivering the best pair of trousers available today. Your upgraded wardrobe awaits!