Lament: “I don’t like using a lot of sun tan lotion and it wears out during a long golf round. Are there some lightweight shirts out there that can keep out harmful rays?”


Fashion Fix: SanSoleil’s skin care you can wear

24907033092_856e872c4b_zSanSoleil makes a variety of smart-looking shirts that feature UPF 50+ woven into their SolTek, SunGlow, SolCool, ProTek and EcoSol fabrics. The ProTek is 100% polyester but the other fabrics include some Spandex while the EcoSol is made of cotton, bamboo and Spandez. SanSoleil is also made to be quick drying with moisture wicked to the top of the fabric so it evaporates quickly. Ventilation is achieved thanks to a breathable mesh running under the sleeves.

A Swarovski gem sparks up the zipper pull of the half-zip collared and mock polos for women that come in a dozen colors and are designed with a flattering tapered fit.  The active tee is also tapered and comes both in solids and in a polka dot and a plaid pattern. Other patterns include a groovy paisley, a jaguar blue and jaguar tam, stir crazy (glasses and cocktail design), a wavy deco strip and other fun prints like martini pink, blooms, and a zebra design. There is even a cropped fitness tee.

SanSoleil also make shirts for men in color-blocked solids and subtle prints. The styles are smart with a few short and long sleeve  designs like the ProTec Button Polo.

Especially hot in this year of the Ryder Cup and the Elections is SanSoleil’s Americana Collection in red, white and blue. Sansoleil.com  Katharine Dyson-