Italians are known for their impeccable style and dress sense.
With food, fashion and Ferrari making up three parts of Italy’s national DNA, it’s no surprise to us that an Italian clothing brand is starting to make some super-cool golf clothes.
Colmar may be best known for mountain wear and ski gear but since 2010 it’s been making some of the best looking threads on the fairways of Europe and the UK.
Italy’s Edoardo Molinari, a three-time winner on the European Tour and winning Ryder Cup player, has been wearing Colmar to compete worldwide since the release of its first collection.
With a background in ski-wear and clothing for winter sports, you’d expect Colmar to make brilliant jumpers, rain jackets and protective clothing – and they do.
Most surprising though, is its Spring and Summer collection, which is absolutely ideal for golf travellers who want to look smart on and off the fairway.
Here are three Colmar Classics that would look well on any golf holiday!
Colmar Golf Clothing
Men’s Insulated Gilet
We love gilets because they’re super versatile and look good on the course or when stepping out for an evening stroll or dinner.
This one is super-lightweight, made from a polyester matte fabric and is extremely soft and quiet to wear.
It is going to keep you warm because it’s padded with 80g of soft, down-effect Thermore® EVOdown® insulation. It’s also easy to swing in because of a two-way stretch fabric yoke and side panelling.
Even the underarms are perforated to make it more breathable and comfortable. There are some natty extras like an interior pocket and it’s treated with a water repellent finish and can withstand light rain and showers.
Men’s short-sleeved polo shirt
This Apple Green and White number reminds us of Augusta National and would be perfect for a winner of the Masters Green Jacket next April.
Made from a nylon stretch fabric with polyamide, this piqué is highly breathable and offers UV protection. It’s also odour resistant and anti-bacterial as well as moisture wicking.
Anti-bacterial and hydrophilic treatment for better moisture wicking to the exterior.
These Colmar golf shirts are made with quick drying fabric and would be ideal for taking on a golf break, washing it and wearing it more than once.
Men’s Ergonomic Slim-Fit Trousers
There’s nothing quite so annoying as badly fitting golf trousers, whether that’s too saggy or so suffocating you can’t swing without breathing in.
Colmar slim fit stretch trousers are designed with an ergonomic fit for superior comfort. They are also cut from a super-light soft feeling fabric.
The trousers have nice touches such as welted front pocket, zip and button front fastening and reflective details – best of all, they are water repellent – so great for playing in almost all weather.
Colmar showcases its newest clothing every year at its own Colmar Cup, a couples tournament that takes place at some of Italy’s finest golf courses and ends in a grand final – in 2017 the final takes place at San Domenico in October.
Colmar’s newest golf lines can be bought direct from its website and from selected UK retailers.