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Blending modern fabrics with timeless design elements, the polos from the G/Fore Autumn ’16 collection offer fashion in an athletic fit.
G/Fore is a growing, fashion forward brand unlike any other in golf. You might even think I gave you the wrong link on your first visit to the G/Fore home page. Along with well-crafted and colorful gloves and shoes, G/fore offers high style clothing and accessories for the modern man and woman.
The driving force behind the G/Fore brand is Mossimo Giannulli, who wanted to integrate his passion for golf into his fashion and business background. He clearly puts style at the forefront. The Autumn ’16 line has a retro style infused with modern elements. The fit and color of the charcoal Essential Polo and berry Tipped Pique Polo seem straight from old pictures of pros and celebrities from the 50s and 60s – like this one of Gary, Arnold, and Jack. For the modern spin, Mossimo adds a button down collar and metal logo emblem.
The fit of the G/Fore polos is designed for the modern athlete. You don’t need six pack abs, but a beer belly isn’t going to be hidden in the slim cut of these shirts. I’m typically a medium and the Essential Polo fit wonderfully. On top of that, the fabric is buttery soft – like your favorite old t-shirt.
The Tipped Pique Polo was tight across the shoulders. Typically that might call for going up a size, but that would throw off the overall cut, which seemed spot on otherwise. With both polos the sleeves fall mid-bicep.
With a 50% pima cotton, 50% drytex polyester blend, the fabrics are perfect for fall and winter golfing when shirt soaking sweat isn’t a concern. Even if you do work up some perspiration, the fabric has built-in odor inhibitor.
The G/Fore Essential polo provided great stretch for unrestricted golf moves. The sturdier weave of the Tipped Pique polo coupled with the tightness across the shoulders wasn’t a good fit for me on the course.
Although the G/Fore Tipped Pique Polo didn’t work for me, the Essential Polo was outstanding. The four button placket gives you plenty of buttoning options and the button-down collar makes it perfect for layering. This shirt was designed for the golf course, but is more than suitable for general casual wear.