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Golf fashion through history

Golf fashion has undergone a dramatic change since the game was first introduced in the 15th century. From heavy and restrictive clothing to lightweight, functional and fashion-forward styles, golf clothing has evolved to suit the demands of the game, as well as the prevailing fashion and cultural trends in society.

15th century to 19th century:
During this time, golf was a male-only sport and clothing was heavy and restrictive. The men often wore long coats, shirts and stockings, as well as hats and gloves. Women were not allowed to play golf until later in the 19th century, so there was no specific golf fashion for women during this time.

20th century:
During the early 20th century, golf clothing evolved to be more functional and comfortable. This included shorter skirts and trousers for women and loose, breathable shirts for men. In the 1920s, golf became increasingly popular and more people started playing. This led to an increased demand for golf apparel and the fashion industry responded by introducing new styles, materials and technologies.

In the 1930s, a lot of innovative materials such as gabardine and tweed were introduced. The long sleeve collared golf shirt became popular among men and women. Women also started wearing shorter skirts that were more comfortable and allowed on the golf course. In the 1950s, polyester was introduced into golf clothing that was durable and easy to wash.

In the 1960s and 1970s, golf clothing began to be designed to be more stylish and colorful. More designers and brands began to develop golf clothing and special golf fashion stores opened around the world. In the 1980s, golf clothing began to be designed with function such as breathability and rain resistance in mind, while fashion elements continued to play a major role.

21st century:
Over the past decade, golf fashion has become increasingly fashionable and trendy. Styles such as golf pants with stretch, shirts with breathable fabrics and high-tech materials such as spandex and microfiber have become increasingly common. Many major fashion houses have also started to create their own lines of golf clothing.

A golf cart on the golf course, one person driving and another hanging on the side with a beer in hand


Now 2Gringos started bringing in new brands to golf Sweden. Which are inspired from street wear, surfing, hip-hop but which are adapted for the golfer. A new era for golf fashion awaits.

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