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What do you look for in a golf shirt?


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Poll: Shirts (109 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you look for most when buying a shirt?

  1. Cost (11 votes [10.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.09%

  2. Design (Color) (23 votes [21.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.10%

  3. Endorsed by pro (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Fit (48 votes [44.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.04%

  5. Fabric (27 votes [24.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.77%

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#1 lkangsterl

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:52 PM

Hey Guys,

Just curious what the biggest draw for you guys is when buying a shirt.  I think for me personally if the design is nice, then I would be willing to pay a good amount.  What about everyone else?


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#2 MarkFromTheUK

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:54 PM

Design, fit, fabric... in equal measure.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:11 PM

As long as it doesn't have too long of a sleeve, I can go for a lot of different looks. Nothing like this..

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

View PostMarkFromTheUK, on 23 April 2012 - 01:54 PM, said:

Design, fit, fabric... in equal measure.

+1.  All three are equally important.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:51 PM

View Postmgilly200, on 23 April 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

As long as it doesn't have too long of a sleeve, I can go for a lot of different looks. Nothing like this..

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I really laughed.

I have to agree, most important to me is the sleeve fitting to my liking.


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:54 PM

Fit, ability to breathe, price.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 05:58 PM

fit and the smallest possible logo.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

COLOR, COLOR, COLOR! Color is the most powerful tool to express my feeling and to let my playmates feel better. I like white or black golf shirt with color shorts, pants or skorts which matches my visor or scarf...

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:23 PM

Material, fit, cost, design, color(s) , brand.....in that order

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:47 AM

View PostColby327, on 23 April 2012 - 03:48 PM, said:

View PostMarkFromTheUK, on 23 April 2012 - 01:54 PM, said:

Design, fit, fabric... in equal measure.

+1.  All three are equally important.
Yep, won't buy any shirt if all of the above are not there.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:56 AM

in order of importance:  

1) fit (consistent sizing)
2) design
3) cost
4) fabric

only lacoste  meets all of these---for me..
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

In order of importance for me:
1 material
2 cost
3 design/fit

Every shirt I buy (for golf or otherwise), with the exception of long sleeve button downs, is either polyester or a polyester spandex blend. I can't stand wearing cotton shirts. Even my t shirts are poly blends. Then comes cost. I will NOT spend more than $40/50 for a shirt, and even that is pushing it. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have spent more than $40 on a shirt, and still have some fingers left. I think it is silly to spend that much on clothes. I'd rather spend the money on golf. Last comes design/fit. As long as the shirt is the right size, I'm not particularly bothered by the cut. Shirts that taper down don't fit well, but aside from that, I don't worry about it. Either they fit or the don't. If the do, great, if they don't, back to the rack it goes.

Edited by bigred90gt, 24 April 2012 - 07:36 AM.


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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:52 AM

IMO it's tough to put in order because it really needs to be a combo.  But I would say:

1. Fit
2. Fabric / Design

First and foremost, the shirt must fit properly for me to consider it.  I've seen shirts I like a lot, that just don't fit properly and therefor I don't buy them.  If the shirt fits properly, I can cut a tiny bit of slack on the fabric / design but not too much.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:19 PM

I go Fit, fabric and then who cares.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:15 PM

View Postbigred90gt, on 24 April 2012 - 07:04 AM, said:

In order of importance for me:
1 material
2 cost
3 design/fit

Every shirt I buy (for golf or otherwise), with the exception of long sleeve button downs, is either polyester or a polyester spandex blend. I can't stand wearing cotton shirts. Even my t shirts are poly blends. Then comes cost. I will NOT spend more than $40/50 for a shirt, and even that is pushing it. I can probably count on one hand the number of times I have spent more than $40 on a shirt, and still have some fingers left. I think it is silly to spend that much on clothes. I'd rather spend the money on golf. Last comes design/fit. As long as the shirt is the right size, I'm not particularly bothered by the cut. Shirts that taper down don't fit well, but aside from that, I don't worry about it. Either they fit or the don't. If the do, great, if they don't, back to the rack it goes.
Lol...Don't forget the man who speaks well plays well. The man who dresses well does even better.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:33 PM

Design is what will initially catch the eye.

Fabric is the next thing I check out.  Not only how it feels, but what its made of and how hard it is to care for (I have bought 2 mercerized shirts in my life and will never buy another).  

Fit - a well fitting plain shirt will often look better than a poor fitting great design.

Sorry I do care what they cost, too.  Having a couple for a special round is good but for the most part, I'm playing golf.  If I played with customers/clients I might feel differently.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

FIt and Design!  as long as it looks great and fits right there isnt really much to complain about right?!

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:00 PM

I like to color co-ordinate plus have a shirt that when I take a swing it fits comfortable and made of a fabric that breaths when its warm out!!:pimp:

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

I like the shirt to be breathable...staying cool on hot days is important.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

I'd go with design, cost, and fabric, all pretty much in equal measure. Then fit. If I like the first 3 enough, it's worth having it tailored to fit the way I like it (that usually only costs $10-15). The shirts I've had tailored usually end up being my favorite shirts, anyway.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:23 PM

Fit and then cost, are the most important to me.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:51 PM

Fit and fabric.  Couldn't care less if it cost $500 or $5 if I like the fit and fabric.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:53 PM

View Postmgilly200, on 23 April 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

As long as it doesn't have too long of a sleeve, I can go for a lot of different looks. Nothing like this..

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Not sure which looks worse -- that look, overweight guys trying to squeeze into the current tailored slimmer look, or worse yet guys with skinny arms wearing short, short sleeves that make them look like pipe cleaner arms.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 01:46 AM

to be fair, that picture is reallllly old isn't it?

View PostRuleschamp, on 24 April 2012 - 10:53 PM, said:

View Postmgilly200, on 23 April 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

As long as it doesn't have too long of a sleeve, I can go for a lot of different looks. Nothing like this..

Posted Image


Not sure which looks worse -- that look, overweight guys trying to squeeze into the current tailored slimmer look, or worse yet guys with skinny arms wearing short, short sleeves that make them look like pipe cleaner arms.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:03 AM

View Postlkangsterl, on 25 April 2012 - 01:46 AM, said:

to be fair, that picture is reallllly old isn't it?

View PostRuleschamp, on 24 April 2012 - 10:53 PM, said:

View Postmgilly200, on 23 April 2012 - 02:11 PM, said:

As long as it doesn't have too long of a sleeve, I can go for a lot of different looks. Nothing like this..

Posted Image


Not sure which looks worse -- that look, overweight guys trying to squeeze into the current tailored slimmer look, or worse yet guys with skinny arms wearing short, short sleeves that make them look like pipe cleaner arms.

Looks like around his hay day, so yea, prob 2006ish.

On a side note, I dont think it looks THAT bad.. I'd rather see a dood wear that than a one with super short sleeves.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 02:08 AM

Fit, Fabric, Design. In that order but all are important. If it fits great and I like the fabric but the design is weird I wouldn't buy it. It has to fit properly or I wont buy it, period. I like the Adidas and Underarmour breathable fabric and I also like the classic Polo knit and Lacoste knit shirts. They don't breathe as well as the Adidas do but I like the shirts. Design is important, im colour blind so its gotta be something I can match up with pants easily, plus it has to look good.

Cost isn't a huge factor, but its nice to get them on sale.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 03:19 PM

It's about the fabric for me. One thing I'm picky about is the collar. If the collar material is going to curl, flip up or fray, it's a no go.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

To be honest, i have really never looked for anything but if it looks good.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:14 PM

This is what I look for "in" a golf shirt.:man_in_love:

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:08 PM

ahole to put my head trhough


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