The Spring ’16 men’s performance polos from Carnoustie Sportswear enhance the company’s 20 year reputation for high-end cotton golf apparel with new polos using Spandex for stretch and wearability and special finishing to ensure moisture wicking, UV protection, odor management and easy care.
“Our performance knits have really taken hold since their Spring ’14 debut, and the market reaction has been very strong,” says company CEO Marshall Mancillas. “All performance fabric is not created equal, and we made a considerable effort to fundamentally understand man-made fibers. We knew we had to offer a technical product that was commensurate with our reputation in cotton. Many variables contribute to the feel, drape and technical characteristics of performance garments, and we only offer the finest quality available — using only the best micro poly available and always blending it with generous amounts of Lycra, for just the right amount of stretch and wearability. Our customers like that while much of the styling is responsive to today’s trends, our shirts still evoke a classic, timeless and refined aesthetic.”
The collection has three groups of polos: Classic, Resort and Desert and all are constructed of micro polyester and Spandex with moisture wicking, anti-microbial and UV protection. Classics center on patriotic colors red, white and blue, very appropriate for a Ryder Cup year while the Resort polos feature black, white, yellow and the unusual daiquiri green shade. Desert polos focus on orchid purple and citrus orange, conveying that it’s time for fun in the sun.
Mancillas says, “Men can wear color if it’s done correctly. Carnoustie has developed a reputation through the years of using beautiful colors that uniquely combine to be at once impactful yet tasteful.”
Of special interest are the styling intricacies Carnoustie brings to every collection. Mancillas stated, “The use of self-collars and placket detailing can do a great deal to update the look of today’s polo. I am having fun going retro. As a designer it is always inspirational to look at the past and reinvent it for present…much of the styling we see today is grounded in the looks of the 70’s.”WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?