Jim Furyk's shirts catch your eye, but do they grab your wallet?
Anyone notice Jim Furyk’s shirts recently? He’s wearing shirts that button all the way up, sort of like golf version of the cool retro shirts Charlie Sheen wears on Two and a Half Men.
The shirts are made by Chiliwear, and are technically known as “Performance Camp” shirts. Sounds like what you wear at a summer camp for the theatrically inclined, but that’s neither here nor there.
My point is that these shirts have turned the hawk-nosed, bald, concave-chested Furyk into a bit of a fashion plate, at least in my eyes. I like the idea of the buttons all the way up the front, and the added dimension of dressiness those buttons bring.
In a world where the golf shirt has gone from hideously ugly to mind-numbingly dull, Chiliwear has introduced a small glimmer of sartorial light – $56.50 worth of light, at least.
Rather surprisingly, Chiliwear is a division of Tabasco, the company responsible for some of the most truly horrible golf fashion on the PGA Tour today, namely the God-awful shirts worn by the likes of Kenny Perry and a few others.
In fact, some of the Chiliwear shirts are pretty hideous, too, but at least old Jim has donned mostly the better-looking ones. I’m guessing his wife Tabitha dresses him.
Kenny Perry’s wife must make him dress in the dark.
Jim Furyk’s button-up golf shirts are cool but not goofy.
Kenny Perry should be DQ’ed for both the shirt and the dance moves.
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Camp shirts are made to wear untucked and they're a helluva lot more comfortable to wear on the golf course. You get a lot more freedom of movement in your swing.
Jesus, I sound like a commercial.
You're right about golf shirts being mind-boggling numb. I visit maybe 150-200 pro shops a year and the exact same shirts are in every one.
No wonder adults think
Everyone knows the only way to golf in style is by wearing a throwback hockey jersey. Personally, I dig the classic Guy Lefleur Montreal digs from the 70s or Gretzky 99 from his Edmonton days. Might wanna pin back the sleeves though or you'll get caught every time.
I think Kangol hats are due to make a comeback as well. Oh, and wearing knee-high socks with three rings kick ass too.
That's what I wear anytime I represent TravelGolf.com on the course.