Oxford Golf – Classy on and off the course
Investing in a golf wardrobe can be an expensive ordeal. Wouldn’t it be nice to find clothes you could wear everyday that have the performance qualities you need when hitting the golf course too? Sure, you might be able to wear that neon print Puma polo to the office or out to dinner, but if want to avoid the “Rickie Fowler wannabe” jabs from your friends and co-workers, perhaps something a bit more classic à la 1960 Arnold Palmer would be the way to go.
Oxford Golf may be the brand to solve our wallet & closet woes. Oxford Golf focuses on traditional, timeless looks that incorporate performance moisture-wicking and anti-microbial materials – perfect for a versatile wardrobe that works on and off the course.
The Oxford Golf Look
Our outfits came straight from the 2015 Oxford Golf Look Book. For men, we received the Stanton Performance Polo in Nile Blue, Skipton Quarter Zip Pullover in High Rise, and Ripley Shorts. For ladies, we got the Mercer Polo in Langoustino, Baxter Pullover in Classic Navy, and Sullivan Skort.
Oxford Golf’s style falls within the preppy realm – think J. Crew or Ralph Lauren – and yes, seersucker can be found in the collection. That’s not too surprising considering parent company Oxford Industries owns lifestyle clothing brands Lilly Pulitzer and Tommy Bahama. The prints on the shorts and skort were easy to pair with solids from the rest of the catalog. The comfortable, lightweight materials felt soft in hand and were well-fitted when worn. Details like ruched sleeves on the women’s Mercer polo and piping on the shoulders of the men’s Skipton pullover added to the look of the simple Oxford Golf pieces.
Oxford Golf, Performance Prep?
Classic style, check. Comfortable, check. But, does the Oxford Golf prep look perform? Since we headed to the course on an already humid Florida morning, we left the outerwear behind. The clothing was easy to move in, nothing rubbed or pulled, we were free to swing away. The pieces all featured moisture-wicking materials which did well to keep us dry during the round, but there were times in the worst of the heat that we wished the polos were a bit more breathable. The pullovers got a later test in some more temperate weather and were the ideal blend of lightweight and cozy that should make them a staple in anyone’s fall wardrobe.
Oxford Golf gets our vote with their quality, classic style, and performance materials. While there are a lot of brands that claim golf course to real world wear-ability, Oxford Golf is one of the first that really feels like it can live up to making clothes for every facet of your life. Shop the look now at www.OxfordGolf.com.