Exciting New Threads from the 2021 PGA Merchandise Show
The 2021 PGA Merchandise Show hasn't been held yet, but there are some apparel companies already creating a buzz. We're seeing new developments from Puma, Ibkul, Original Penguin, and Callaway, as well as new developments in golf gloves, which we'll cover in another post.
Puma' MTTR Technology
First, we have Puma. Their new performance fabric is called MATTR (Materials, Technology & Research). More moisture wicking, more breathable, and more comfortable than ever, these shirts are bringing new performance fabric technology to the game. Puma has announced that eight different styles of polos and multiple colorways will drop throughout the 2021 golf season. We're looking forward to seeing these products.
IBKUL's Icefil Technology
IBKUL's Icefil technology contains the compound Xylitol, which is a natural extract in the birch tree, which is fused into each individual fiber. It naturally cools your skin by as much as 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The material, a blend of 92 percent nylon and 8 percent spandex, also provides UPF 50+ sun-protection while allowing freedom of motion and maximum comfort. IBKUL's bold and eye catching patterns have consistently made it a popular brand that sells out quickly. "All are limited edition works of art; therefore, they sell out quickly,” says IBKUL President Jamie Handler.
*UPDATE* We have 2021 IBKUL tops!
Original Penguin Golf Earl Polo
The Original Penguin Golf Earl Polo is made from 70% polyester and 30% recycled polyester and features double-knit high-gauge dobby fabrication, characterized by miniature geometric patterns woven into the fabric for texture and durability. Contrast tipping at the collar and contrast piping on the cuffs and placket add to the classic look of the polo shirt. It also has a tailored fit and self collar. We don't know yet what colors will be available, but the suggested retail price will be $69. It's a handsome shirt, but personally, we like the 100 percent cotton feel of the tipped polo that we've been selling.
Callaway EverPlay Pant
Callaway's EverPlay Pant is designed with a new blend of polyester/cotton/elastane fabric in a tailored five-pocket silhouette. Performance features include four-way stretch, a lightweight horizontal textured fabric, moisture wicking, comfort stretch waistband, wrinkle resistance, and shrink resistance. The pants will be available in black, navy, dark gray and khaki, at a suggested retail of $85.
There's a lot to be excited about at this 2021 PGA Merchandise Show. And these are all brands that The Stylish Golfer has been excited about since this site launched. The covid pandemic has not kept golf manufacturers idle by any means.