Men’s golf shirts have long moved from the golf course and into regular smart casual fashion. They’re the wardrobe solution to those night outs when it’s too smart for a T-shirt but you don’t want to be the only guy in a shirt. Golf shirts tend feature absorbent, breathable fabric so they’re ideal for outdoor events where you will be sitting in the sun. They are smart, without trying too hard and every guy should stock up on a few versions of this basic because they’re versatile and work well with most bottoms in your wardrobe. Untucked with jeans for dinner on a summer evening, tucked into flat front shorts for a smart brunch or pair them with chinos if your office dress code is a bit flexible (especially during summer).
You can choose from a variety of colours and since it is smart casual have fun with punchy, bright tones and experiment with patterns – thick stripes, floral designs and small embroidered details. You can layer it under lightweight sweaters or a relaxed fit blazer when you want to step up your style game or if you’re feeling the evening chill. The key to getting this style right is not to pop your collar or unbutton all the buttons. It doesn’t mean you have to be preppy to nail the look, untucked with jeans or cropped trousers gives it some edge. And you can always opt for dark tones like black and navy. Keep an eye on the size, ideally, they should be fitted like a short sleeve shirt, but you don’t want the sleeves to hug your bicep too tightly. Consult the size guide and the size the model is wearing to help you with your solution.