Gentlemanly Pursuits: The Golfer

7.16.2012

By Out.com Editors

Preppy? Sure! We can get behind the often-maligned sport for some seasonal inspiration

Photography by Joshua Scott

Ever the bellwether, Miuccia Prada looked to the putting green for her latest spring collection and reminded the industry of the oft-overlooked sport of golf. The game’s uniform has a formal quality, as dictated by stuffy country-club etiquette, with players typically donning a collared polo, khaki pants or shorts, and a mandatory leather belt. However, this hasn’t prevented competitors from adding archly preppy flourishes in the form of bright colors, sweater vests, and newsboy caps. Think Sean Connery in Goldfinger, not Adam Sandler in Happy Gilmore. After all, there’s a reason it’s known as the gentleman’s game.

Clockwise from top left: canvas check print hat by Prada, $295; Panama golf notes in dark blue by Smythson, $80; Seamaster Aqua Terra Golf watch by OMEGA, $5,500; Sean Connery (1964); Polo shirt by Lacoste, $95; sweater vest by Perry Ellis available at Macy’s, $70; handcrafted Ryder golf shoes by Bally, $1,695; Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (The Caddy, 1953); golf bag by Louis Vuitton, $12,100

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