Modern Throwbacks: Golf sweaters pair old-school style with new-school materials

October 12, 2019
Golf sweaters: Uniqlo Extra-Fine Merino V-Neck Cardigan, $50; Peter Millar artisan Crafted cashmere flex quarter-zip, $598; Brooks Brothers BrooksTech Merino Wool Crewneck, $148.

The cool Rat Pack appeal of vintage sweaters can strike a sour note—heavier wools and nonbreathing polyesters often make for scratchy and stuffy rounds. Thanks to modern tech, however, I (and you) now can have it “My Way” when strutting an old-school aesthetic.

New pieces move with your swing, hold their shape and can be thrown in the washing machine to emerge as good as new—try that with a vintage V-neck!

The trick? Clothiers applied the advancements that popped up in your moisture-wicking polo and dew-proof shoes years ago to items you’d stack in your sweater drawer. “That’s Amore!”

Throw on this trio when you travel, on mild fall rounds or, heck, when you simply want to look your best.

Clockwise from left: Uniqlo Extra-Fine Merino V-Neck Cardigan, $50; Peter Millar artisan Crafted cashmere flex quarter-zip, $598; Brooks Brothers BrooksTech Merino Wool Crewneck, $148.
Levi Brown

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