The season’s everyday luxury new arrivals from Peter Millar in North Carolina are to golfers what the latest release of a Glenmorangie is to a Whisky connoisseur. The occasion provides a reason to celebrate and treat oneself to top-notch, fun golf wear.
Peter Millar was founded in 2001 with a single cashmere sweater. Through this initial garment, an ethos emerged to embody luxury, elegance, and a dedication to superior craftsmanship. Today the brand has grown to include luxury performance sportswear, seasonal resort apparel, refined tailored clothing, and sartorial accessories. Each offering features the finest raw materials and fabric innovations while utilizing the world’s best yarn spinners, artisanal workshops, and highly specialized factories.
North Carolina’s Peter Millar is one of the best sportswear designers. If you are that in-between body shape, neither slim nor obese, and caught between unflattering horizontals and more flattering verticals there is Millar’s new Offset Stripe. In addition, North Carolina has Ready Golf which features a range of shorts if you want to emblazon yourself with fun prints like dancing gophers, fried eggs, beer bottles, lap dancers, bananas, and bacon rashers. It’s hip to be square and look like a stained-glass window.
You need some free thought to get away with Plaid Electric, Diamond Dudes, Diamonds in The Rough, and Stallion Strides. The Royal & Awesome brand is based in Gullane, Scotland’s golf country on the east coast near Edinburgh. Director Graeme Smeaton offers styles “for pars and bars” in golf shirts and patterned pants. He’ll dress you in your national flag as well as a public art space with his Graffiti shirt.
No golfer is fashion neutral these days. It’s all about performance fabric and street style, logos, tapered trousers, four-way stretch UPF 50 + sun protection shirts, detailed snap-up collars, summer comfort blue batik, and fanciful tropical patterns like the “John Daly Everyday Polo” look or the Waste Management Open look.
One-stop, course-to-city golfing shop Peter Millar, which also owns G/Fore, is also good for Hyperlight Glide sneakers and all-weather on and off-course essentials like Lava Wash long sleeves and half-zips.
Whether on the course or at the 19th hole, at my age what I really want is an active waistband, and what I don’t want is a concealed fly. I don’t mind lighter-colored pants, but I know I feel better and a lot safer in the sand color than the cream. I am curious what underwear Scotty Schaeffler wears under his light pants and why he doesn’t merchandise them. They obviously work well for him.
It might feel like cheating to distract your playing partner at the top of his backswing on the first tee with bold designs and cutting-edge fabrics, but it’s all part of the game. How fun is it to stand in his eye-line while he putts and watch him notice your elevated apparel with its refined casual aesthetics? Get your style in full swing. Live a life of easy style. In short, Millar up!