Style file: Great (Lyle &) Scott!
Golfing brand Lyle & Scott is celebrating its 140th anniversary with the launch of two new collections inspired by the archives, writes Lee Holmes
Thursday 03 April 2014
Looking dapper on the golf course whilst perfecting your hole-in-one is a fashion conundrum that has managed to floor even the most sartorially confident of men. And if your golf handicap is already less than impressive, then dressing like an extra from Caddyshack isn’t going to get you mistaken for a pro.
There are, however, labels available for the golfer with a discerning eye and a fondness for tradition; take Scottish brand Lyle & Scott which has a long history of dressing many a golfing pro, and is now marking 140 years in the business. By way of celebration the label launches two new collections this summer, the first of which is aptly named Lyle & Scott 140 and consists of just 11 pieces.
Delving into the brand’s vast archives, it makes prominent use of the original L&S logo and gives short shrift to the loud colours so often associated with golfing attire; instead berries and soft blues feature which are inspired by the company’s own tartan.
The second launch, called The 1960 Collection, has the iconic golden eagle logo taking pride of place on all garments. The eagle itself is in reference to a hole that’s played in two shots under par. Featuring classic argyle patterns, the collection is made up of 26 basic pieces such as knits, sweatshirts and polo shirts. And many of the garments are cut using the slimmer silhouette of the 1960s, alluding to the decade when the brand came to be recognised as a fashion contender as well as becoming popular with the Youthquake generation.
Both collections build on the brand’s remarkable heritage, with cotton polos and knitwear made in the UK, ensuring your good taste will now be as impressive as your swing.
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