Reviews: Apparel

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Golf Apparel Review! – Kikkor Dress Sneaker

The Peanut Gallery offered a variety of opinions on the Kikkor Dress Sneaker. As expected, those who like a very traditional shoe said that this was not their cup of tea, but those who like a less traditional shoe said that the Kikkor was among the best they’ve seen.


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Thumbnail image for Golf Apparel Review! – Travis Mathew Clothing

Golf Apparel Review! – Travis Mathew Clothing

In the spirit of MyGolfSpy, I call it like I see it: good, bad, or ugly. With that said, I truly don’t have a single bad thing to say about Travis Mathew clothing. For me, it hits all the marks: athletic cut, ease of movement, and a classic-but-youthful style.


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Review – adidas adizero Golf Shoe

“I hate adidas golf shoes” – me, 2 years ago.

I had tried on a few pair. I was even stupid enough to convince myself that a pair I liked (except for the part where they made my feet hurt) would be fine once I got them on the course (they weren’t). With a broad selection of good-looking, non-blistering shoes available from other brands, I was finished with adidas. I swore at them, then I swore them off, and then I was done.

Fast-forward to January of this year and the FedEx guy is dropping off another box (a very huge box) of adidas shoes. The new adizero golf shoe shipped suspended in what I still say is a promotional fish tank, designed to convey the message that the adizero is so close to weightless it basically floats. At least that’s what I got out of it anyway. [READ MORE]


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Thumbnail image for GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – TRUE linkswear TRUE tour

GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – TRUE linkswear TRUE tour

Are the TRUE tours “ridiculously comfortable”? I would probably say that they are “amazingly comfortable”. People who wear TRUE shoes typically become TRUE loyalists, where the initial pair of shoes rapidly becomes multiple pairs. When I first wore the TRUE tours to the range, the guy in the stall next to me noticed my shoes and asked if it was my first pair. He was wearing a pair of tours from last year and he told me that he owned six pairs of TRUES and was planning on buying some of the 2012 models. The TRUE lovers are loyal, and vocal. Based upon my experiences with the TRUE tours, I foresee the ranks of TRUE lovers growing in 2012. {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – TRUE Linkswear Golf Shoes

GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – TRUE Linkswear Golf Shoes

As I said at the onset of this review, when it comes to golf shoes, only two things really matter; comfort and performance. It is quite simply impossible for me to imagine a shoe more comfortable than the TRUE Linkswear Tour. {READ THE REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for Golf Apparel Review! – Under Armour Golf Apparel

Golf Apparel Review! – Under Armour Golf Apparel

In sum, Under Armour has made a very strong entry into the golf apparel market place. The quality and performance of the clothing lives up to the reputation that they built with their compression gear. While the style is neither a huge plus or minus for me, I think that given the price, Under Armour represents a very solid value and is definitely something that should be given consideration when you’re shopping for golf clothes.


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Thumbnail image for Golf Apparel Review! – Kentwool Socks

Golf Apparel Review! – Kentwool Socks

Kentwool has a fantastic product with their golf sock. As you can see, not a single point was deducted for style, comfort, or performance. The big hurdle is the $20 price tag. If the price doesn’t bother you, I would recommend buying a case of these socks; I’ve never worn a better pair.


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Thumbnail image for GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – Oakley Cipher Shoe

GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – Oakley Cipher Shoe

“What’s up with those shoes?” Those shoes, the Oakley Cipher, have a lot going on, actually, but the thing that everyone notices are the Nano Spikes. If you were at the Demo Day for the PGA Merchandise Show this January, there’s no chance that you missed the dozens of pairs of red shoes from Oakley. The red proved to be a clever marketing move. While more and more companies are going “spike-less,” Oakley has engineered a totally new sole that reduces weight and promises as much traction as traditional cleats. Golfspy Dave and I both put the Ciphers to the test to let you know whether these shoes deliver or if Nano Spikes are headed for the dust bin of failed ideas. Read on, spies… {READ REVIEW!}


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Thumbnail image for GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – Vivo Barefoot Hybrid Golf Shoe

GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – Vivo Barefoot Hybrid Golf Shoe

The Vivo Barefoot Hybrid is the second product this year that, in my opinion, outperforms its overall score. Over the last few years, golf has gotten on board with the trend of more minimalistic footwear. However, up until now, we’ve been given barefoot shoes made by golf shoe companies. The shoe that I’ll be reviewing today, the Hybrid by Vivo Barefoot, is a golf shoe made by a barefoot shoe company. So is the Hybrid the best kept secret in golf footwear, or just another shoe? Read on to find out, fellow spies… {Read Review}


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Thumbnail image for adidas Golf Wants to Press its Tiny Metal Nipples into Your Neck

adidas Golf Wants to Press its Tiny Metal Nipples into Your Neck

I know…it’s almost ridiculous to use apparel and story of the year in the same sentence, but for whatever its worth, my adidas guy is telling me that their new climachill polo is the adidas apparel story of 2014.

Please contain your excitement until the end.

As far as apparel stories go, this is HUGE (I’m right on the edge of using the blink tag). It’s so huge in fact that we changed the headline when we moved this story out of the forum.

Originally we went with: climachill – the adidas Golf STORY OF THE YEAR

I didn’t exactly go to journalism school, but I’m pretty sure leading with nipples is day 2 or day 3 kind of stuff.

This tiny metal nipples thing is unquestionably better, right? It grabs you, or at least it pokes you.

Either way I have your attention. [READ MORE]


Thumbnail image for Nike’s Innovation Woven Cover-Up: A Jacket and Sweater in One

Nike’s Innovation Woven Cover-Up: A Jacket and Sweater in One

Today I’m going to attempt the impossible. I’m going to try and get you excited…actually, excited is probably overreaching. Today I’m going to attempt to plant within you a seed of intrigue about Nike’s newly announced Innovation Woven Cover-Up.

And yes, I realize that somewhere between the words “woven” and “cover-up” I probably lost half of you, but c’mon guys, let’s see this through. Nike’s new sweater jacket or I suppose jacket sweater is, at an absolute minimum, one of the more interesting pieces of apparel we’ve seen recently. [READ MORE]


Thumbnail image for The Shoe Philes – PUMA Golf Monolite Spikeless

The Shoe Philes – PUMA Golf Monolite Spikeless

Monolite also illustrates PUMA Golf’s relatively new-found commitment to creating almost nothing but lightweight shoes. They’re calling the new line LiteStyle, and Monolite is merely the first of what I suspect will prove to be a very robust footwear lineup from PUMA Golf. And oh, not for nuthin’ just wait until you see the more traditional spiked models. READ MORE


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Golf Like a Gentleman in Vesti Ascendi

Before you get your microfiber knickers in a bunch and dismiss the notion of a shirt and tie on the golf course, let me tell you the story of the guy that brought this project to light.

Ryan’s vision for his brand was a combination of the classic traditions of yesterday’s game with the functional design for the modern game. To combine old with new, he started by sourcing a factory in Peru where his shirts would be constructed from the finest Peruvian cotton. He also added a splash of spandex in the shirt to give it just the right amount of stretch during the golf swing. [READ MORE]


Thumbnail image for RIP – Here Lies – Your Old Rain Jacket (19?? – 2013)

RIP – Here Lies – Your Old Rain Jacket (19?? – 2013)

“I just love how my rain jacket feels when I swing the golf club.” (said by: no one ever)

Let’s face it golfing in a Florida 10 minute downpour or Chicago wind by firing squad isn’t the most pleasant of feelings. Now, add to that, reaching in that bag of yours to grab that crusty, old stale and stiff rain jacket and you have a recipe for one of the most forgettable (memorable) rounds of your life.

Rain Jackets…they suck…have for years.

Nike Golf Apparel…they don’t suck…haven’t for years.

Pound for pound, I think they make the best apparel in the golf industry. They know materials, and let me tell you, the material they created for this new Nike HyperAdapt Rain Jacket will officially kill every rain jacket that came before it. And honestly, I think they’re only gettin’ started. It’s a pretty safe bet that they are just scratching the surface of what’s possible with modern apparel. [READ MORE]


Thumbnail image for 5 Impressive Apparel Brands to Consider in 2013

5 Impressive Apparel Brands to Consider in 2013

Anyone else tired of the same ‘ol golf apparel brands you see in every one of your local golf shops? Unfortunately, for most golfers we only have one or maybe two golf stores within what most of us would consider reasonable driving distance. And almost all of these stores only carry the big brand names. You know the names I’m talking about: Nike, Adidas, Puma, Foot-Joy, Oakley, Under Armour and maybe one new hip brand if your lucky.

But, while golf equipment companies are shrinking and consolidating, the apparel side of industry has seen an explosion with not only new brands but some top-notch new names as well. So our “apparel guru” Spy_Zinger thought it was time to shed some light on “5 Impressive Apparel Brands To Consider In 2013″. Enjoy! {MORE INFO}


Thumbnail image for (FEATURE) – 2013 MyGolfSpy Fall Apparel {SPY ZINGER’s Top Picks}

(FEATURE) – 2013 MyGolfSpy Fall Apparel {SPY ZINGER’s Top Picks}

Colder weather is here and it’s time to break out the fall golf gear. So we wanted to put together a list of our new apparel guru (Spy Zinger’s) top picks for brands you should take a look at when deciding what to wear. This Fall/Winter 2012 apparel feature is Spy_Zinger’s introductory article as a contributing member of the MGS editorial team. It’s list of companies that represent what Zinger considers to be the “best of” in each particular apparel category for fall fashion. He has put together a ton of info and even more pics to make it easier to navigate through your holiday shopping list. And oh yeah…we’re giving away some kick-ass gear too. So…hope you Enjoy! {VIEW TOP PICKS!}


Thumbnail image for Golf Apparel Review! – Sub70 Apparel (Spring/Summer 2012)

Golf Apparel Review! – Sub70 Apparel (Spring/Summer 2012)

Whether you’re “mad for plaid“, looking to bring some Euro-style to your American closet, or just want some insanely comfortable pants (plaid or otherwise) that make a statement bolder than going topless in church, we (well…at least two of us anyway) think you need to check out Sub70′s Spring/Summer Lineup (starring the Issac Pant). Did I mention the plaid? {READ REVIEW!}


Thumbnail image for GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – Hollas 2011 Fall Apparel

GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – Hollas 2011 Fall Apparel

Many of you hosers out there are getting serious about your golf wardrobe. Wasn’t too long ago a cotton polo and a pair of khakis got the job done. For many of us, those days are over. If you’re like me, you dress better for the golf course than you do for the office. If you’re like me, cotton might as well be a 4 letter word. And if you’re like me you’ve come rely on trendy apparel to make an impression on the golf course on those days when your game doesn’t. When it come to golf apparel, you’ve got a lot of choices, but if you’re at all like me, it’s long past time you took a closer look at Canadian apparel company, Hollas. {Read More…}


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GOLF APPAREL REVIEW! – 59 Belts & Buckles

“59Belts.com was one of the pioneers of this recent “golf buckle” trend you see exploding on tour. They were really the first to get their buckle on so many pro’s belts. And I think the 59 Buckles are not only one of the pioneers but I also think they are the leader in the market.” (GolfSpy X)