Receiving new golf apparel in the mail is fun especially when your a golf apparel junkie like myself. My wife complains I have more clothes then her and even more space to put all the clothes. I must admit I am spoiled. Getting apparel to review from a company is great fun. An apparel brand I’ve never worn before creates even more excitement. I had heard of the FILA brand before I only recently discovered they make golf apparel. Upon seeing their online 2011 catalog I was more then impressed with the range of apparel they have for both men and women.
The Birmingham Polo (Heritage Blue) and the Dallas Sport Shirt (White) are both from the 2011 FILA Golf Collection. Both items were great for this time of the year when it is cool and your trying to get the kinks out of your swing on the range from a long Canadian winter.
FILA Golf Review: Birmingham Polo (Heritage Blue)
I’m not a real big fan of solid blue polos even if they are a color called Heritage Blue. So at first glance the Birmingham Polo looked like your run of the mill golf polo. After feeling the material and actually wearing the polo I knew FILA Golf had done their homework when it comes to golfers. The combination of fabrics and the texture of the shirt make the diamond patterned Birmingham very comfortable to wear (The body of the polo is constructed of 97% Polyester and 3% Spandex and the panels 92% recycled polyester and 8% Lycra). Practicing in my backyard or at the range, the Birmingham Polo held up great for my early season swings.
I don’t know about you but when I golf I sweat so it’s great to see FILA Golf using fabric that is both moisture wicking and anti-bacterial. Who wants to smell when your having a pint with buddies after a round or closing an advertising deal with a client on the golf course.
I usually wear an XL in shirts and the Birmingham Polo fit true to size with amble room for the Dallas Sport Shirt underneath. I had no problem coordinating the Birmingham pol with the vast array of golf pants I had in the closet. Generally I wore a lighter colored pair of pants with the Birmingham. Check out FILA Golf catalog for plenty of pants and short combos for this polo and many others.
The Birmingham Polo comes in three colors: Black, Pine, and Heritage Blue. Sizes run from XS-3XL. MSRP $80
FILA Golf Review: Dallas Sport Shirt
This shirt I found to be just plain fun to wear and multi functional. It’s basically a layering shirt that fits fairly snug to the body. The combination of 86% polyester and 14% spandex makes the Dallas Sport Shirt incredibly soft and comfortable to wear. It’s like a second skin that keeps you warm and that’s important this time of the year. I wore it by itself, underneath a Sunice pullover as well as underneath various golf shirts.
I found the fit of the Dallas Sport Short in XL perfect. When playing and practicing it was perfect for keeping me warm and cozy for those cool and windy days. On the weekend practicing with my kids at a local course I wore the Dallas Sport Shirt under my MasterSaxon tee for practicing. Looked great plus it kept my aging muscles warm and loose.
The Dallas Sport Shirt comes in three colors: Black, White, and Silver. Sizes run from XS-3XL. MSRP $80
My first experience with Fila Golf apparel was great. Really liked the way the two pieces felt and that had everything to do with FILA’s combination of fabrics. Loved the multifunctional Dallas Sport Shirt great for Canadian golfers in the Spring and the Fall. I wasn’t crazy about the color of the Birmingham polo initially but it did start to grow on me. With such a huge amount of colors and selection in their 2011 catalog most people will find a color combination of their liking when it comes to FILA apparel. Check out the 2011 catalog for the various plaids for men and women a great combination with some of FILA’s solid colors.
I also like the fact FILA Golf realizes golfers all aren’t the same shape. Kudos for having their apparel in sizes running from XS-3XL. Another great thing about FILA Golf is the fact you can dress head to toe in FILA apparel, one stop shopping I like to call it. I only received two pieces to review so be sure to view their entire line for 2011 it’s extensive. If you can't find something you like then you have a serious golf fashion issue.
A week ago Stacy Lewis won the Kraft Nabisco Championship in an emotional victory over World No. 1 Yani Tseng and other top women golfers in the World. Stacy was very stylish in her victory wearing FILA Golf’s Athena Polo and Calgary Bermuda Shorts during the final round. . Upon reading more about Stacy I couldn't believe how great of a role model she is for young girls with scoliosis (both my girls have scoliosis). Stacy's story is very inspirational. She proves that you can live a normal and successful life. She's a great spokesperson for FILA Golf. She also now has 5 more fans!
“Stacy’s unyielding competitive drive aligns perfectly with Fila Golf’s mission to design and manufacture top-of-the-line golf apparel,” says Nancy Robitaille, Fila Golf principal designer. “Not only did Stacy look stylish on the course, but she performed her best despite numerous obstacles to achieve her dream. As we celebrate the centennial of the Fila brand, we are thrilled about Stacy’s accomplishments on and off the course.”