Friday, July 05, 2013

Why De Rigueur Tartan is Fashion Forward Golf Clothing for The Open Championship

Scots call the pattern Tartan and use it ceremoniously as a symbol of Scottish history and pride; Americans named it Plaid while taking on a lighter approach to this centuries old textile weave. 

Both sides of the Pond do agree that, when it comes to golf, Tartan is a must-have fashion statement for players at The Open Championship.

From the ever spiffy Ian Poulter who has themed his golf clothing and his brand, IJP Design, around the tartan pattern to European Team Captain Paul McGinley who has graciously added his personal touch to a specially-made model to commemorate the 2014 Ryder Cup, tartan has made its way from a Gaelic lineage to a cultural phenomenon.

You might even spot Tiger Woods wearing the bold pattern on the golf course one day as Nike has recently registered its own Tartan "Clan Colors" in May at the BMW PGA Championship

The Nike Golf clothing range of tartan fashion includes everything from the expected Nike Golf shorts and pants to Nike Tartan Golf Bags!


Tiger Woods plaid
Too casual for Tiger Woods on the Golf Course but okay at the NBA Finals

With The Open Championship announcing "Thursday is Tartan day", the majority of players will be dressed in the Tartan pant.  

This Nike Golf Plaid Pant in Squadron Blue is a good example how a player can not only look good on the golf course but feel comfortable during the entire round. A lightweight, Dri-Fit fabric combined with an understated design provides function and fashion wow:

Nike Golf Plaid Pants


Check out more fashion-forward golf clothing from Function18.


Photo Credit: GolfbyTourMiss.com

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9 comments:

David said...

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Nice to meet you!

David
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Stacy Solomon said...

Thank you Dave...pleased to meet you too! ...Stacy

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Peter C said...

Hi Stacy,
Great Blog.
I'm trying to discover the tartan that Jimenez wore so stunningly at the British Open this weekend - any idea who made them, where they can be bought?

Peter C
UK

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Chase 54 said...

Every golfer has its own style due to individual differences. It does not matter what you wear as long as it is decent and modest. If you would like to wear something that symbolizes your country that is fine as long as your are comfortable with it and it does not interfere with the game.























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