Dressing the Part: A Guide to Stylish Hickory Golf Game Attire

Dressing the Part: A Guide to Stylish Hickory Golf Game Attire

Hickory golf games, celebrating the sport's vintage roots, call for a special kind of dress code that honors the history and tradition of the game. This unique aspect of golf requires attire that not only fits the period but also allows for comfort and functionality on the course. Here’s how you can dress sharply and appropriately for your next hickory golf game.

Hickory golf isn’t just about playing with vintage clubs; it's about stepping back in time and embracing the fashion that defined early golfers. The attire is as much a part of the experience as the game itself.


The Essentials of Hickory Golf Attire

1. The Classic Plus Fours

Plus fours are perhaps the most iconic piece of hickory golf attire. They are breezy, comfortable, and stylish. The pants extend 4 inches below the knee, pairing perfectly with high socks for a distinguished look. Opt for tweed or a plaid pattern to really capture the essence of the era.

Now I recommend my favorite plus fours.  Moving on to the outer shell, this garment is made from a blend of premium materials - 60% wool, 25% polyester, 11% acrylic, and 4% other fibers. This carefully curated combination of fabrics results in a product of top-notch quality that not only looks exquisite but also withstands the test of time. The wool provides the classic tweed texture and warmth, while the polyester and acrylic add durability and shape retention, ensuring that your Plus Fours maintain their impeccable structure for years to come.

2. The Timeless Golf Flat Cap

No outfit is complete without a flat cap or a newsboy cap, which was almost a staple for golfers in the early 20th century. These caps not only add a touch of authenticity but also provide practical benefits like sun protection.

3. Knitted Sweaters and Waistcoats

For cooler days, a knitted sweater or a waistcoat can complement your plus fours beautifully. These not only keep you warm but also enhance the vintage feel of your ensemble.

Outfit Examples from Our Collection

For a Classic Look: Pair a tweed pair of plus fours with a matching waistcoat, a white collared shirt, and a tie. Complete this look with a pair of dark brown golf wool socks and a tweed flat cap.

For a Casual Yet Stylish Option: Opt for the outfit that centers around the timeless appeal of Plus Fours Golf Knickers, meticulously crafted from 100% breathable microfiber gabardine. Paired with the classic Argyle Knee High Golf Socks, which add a touch of sophistication with their diamond patterns and contrasting colors, then completing the look is a distinguished Scottish flat cap adorned with the iconic tartan pattern. 

Dressing for a hickory golf game is about more than just fashion; it’s about paying homage to the history of the game. With the right outfit, you can enhance your enjoyment of the game and honor the traditions that have shaped golf into what it is today.

By selecting the appropriate attire, you ensure both comfort and style as you walk the course. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or new to the hickory scene, embracing this classic style can make your experience much more memorable.

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