Waterproof, windowpane-check, riveted five-pocket golf jeans from Abacus.
By Woody Hochswender
Monday, June 25, 2012

It used to be that only municipal and funky rural courses would allow collarless shirts and denim pants, but golf style is changing as a younger generation continues its assault on the PGA Tour. Top professionals like Camilo Villegas, Sean O'Hair and Rickie Fowler are wearing jeans-style pants in competition with no repercussions, and now you can too. Several major golf companies now make five-pocket trousers, with or without rivets, as the "jeans shape" slips quietly under the radar into acceptable golf apparel.

Nike has five-pocket golf pants ($130) with rivet detailing and its sweat-wicking Dri-Fit fabric, with added stretch to facilitate swing freedom. Abacus, a stylish Swedish golf company, goes for a more luxurious look with its waterproof, windowpane-check, riveted five-pocket golf jeans ($150), while Puma features solid-colored five-pocket "tech pants" ($85) and wilder plaid versions, both built with stretch and a fit similar to jeans. The common thread here: a jeans silhouette composed of golf fabrics, complete with a fifth pocket -- the perfect place to stash your tees.


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