Wednesday, June 24, 2009
(Photos borrowed from J.Lindeberg.com)
For those of you that liked the CV Art Polos that Camilo debuted at Bethpage, they are now available online at the JL US Webstore.
I think it's pretty exciting that Camilo is designing his own line of shirts. They are not initially something I'd think of wearing myself, but I'm pretty open to trying new things that Lindeberg puts out. Both JL and Puma are really embracing radical designs with their recent releases; they've both been-there-and-done-that with regards to bright colors and are now focusing more on detailing. It's creating this new species of golf apparel - and the crossover appeal to streetwear is staggering.
Golf clothing used to be something we purchased specifically with the intent to play golf. The thing I've always loved about JL is they have taken their golf clothing seriously enough to be considered part of their main collection. It is and has been a focal point for them. You can't go from the course to a night out on the town in your baggy Fairway & Greene shirt with your club logo - at least I wouldn't recommend it. But you can untuck your JL polo, throw on a pair of loafers and be ready for nearly anything. This may not be valuable to everyone, but to some of us, it's huge. In this kill-or-be-killed world of golf style blogging, we have to be ready to go at a moment's notice.
In the end, that's really where fashion is headed. In these times we need reliable, versatile pieces that roll as effortlessly as we do. That's why I love how many golf apparel manufacturers are seeing the need to do sportswear, to do casual pieces for off the course, etc. This game is a lifestyle. You may as well look good doing and living all parts of it.
Posted by The Khaki Crusader at 1:14 PM