Bespoke Golf

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We are delighted to announce that we will shortly be launching a dedicated bespoke golf range. Not only will this clothing range be made to the highest tailoring standards as with all of our bespoke clothing, but they will also be made from a special range of technical clothing to not only make the player look good, but the clothing will help their game.

As with all of our new fabrics and clothing ranges, we at Barrington Ayre try them out to make sure that they do what they are supposed to do!

Therefore on Monday, I took the new bespoke Ventile® cotton trousers, one of our 100% cotton pique bespoke polo shirts, one of the new bobble hats, a piece of Armadillo Merino next to the skin clothing and a proto type of our new technical 3 layer soft shell jacket out on the golf course. The weather was suitably poor and we had cold winds first thing in the morning, rain and strong winds during the day and even a spot of sun at one point! but it all proved rather useful in assessing the clothing.

We played 27 holes at Frilforth Heath https://www.frilfordheath.co.uk golf course in Abingdon. A lovely old school course, with tight fairways, lots of gorse bushes, a great range of challenges and a lovely atmosphere in the Club House.

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The Bobble hat – This kept my head nice and warm when we arrived in the biting cold wind and kept me warm and dry throughout the day without making me sweat, which was a real bonus for a wooly hat. The colours we have produced went down well with the chaps I played with and a couple ordered one there and then.

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The Armadillo Merino – next to skin layer – We have started a collaboration with Armadillo Merino to provide our next to skin layers. They are real experts in the field and their clothing is used by the Armed Forces, Special Forces and the Fire service as well as many extreme sportsmen and women. I have to admit that after using merino wool in some of our suits and being a great fan and official supplier of John Smedley, I was slightly sceptical of how merino wool would work close up to the skin. But I have to say that it really is truly amazing! It kept me warm when we first started and after having a few shocking holes and getting rather angry and hot it seemed to whick the heat and seat away from my body. It also didn’t itch at all and after wearing it all day I had to give it the sniff test at the end of the day, as it is claimed that you can wear it for 365 days without washing it! and there wasn’t even the slightest hint of an odour. These layers are great.

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The Bespoke Polo Shirt – I went for a classic 100% cotton pique polo this time but we have made some polos in a selection of special technical fabrics that keep the wearer warm on colder days but also whick away sweat and heat from the body when it is warmer. They are also all designed to move with the player and aid them in their swing. Our bespoke polo shirts are designed with a classic shirt collar feel, so there is a proper collar band and we have interlined the collar to keep them firm and rigid so that they stay smart whilst looking good. The polo shirt that I wore worked extremely well and the staff in the Clubhouse even commented on how nice it was to see a polo shirt with a proper collar for once.

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Merino Jumper – This is one of our new British made 100% merino jumpers. They are designed to be extremely hard wearing, machine washable and have hand linked seams to increase comfort. Due to being merino they are not as bulky as a wool jumper so fit beautifully under a coat if you need. This jumper added to keeping me warm and was incredibly comfortable as well as looking great in the bar afterwards!

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Ventile® cotton trousers – Now these really are amazing! They are 100% cotton trousers, they look and feel like cotton but are weather and waterproof so there is no need to have waterproof trousers in your bag anymore. The chaps I was playing with were rather sceptical but after I showed them what happens when you put water on the trousers they were obsessed! (have a look at the video below) We even managed to go through a whole bottle of water throwing them it on my trousers before we even tee’d off! The special Ventile® fabric expands when water comes in contact with it and so repels water completely. We experienced quite a bit of rain on the way round and whilst the other guys were pulling on their waterproof trousers I was kept dry and comfortable. They even kept out the howling wind. I have to say these are amazing and I am definitely going to get some more made simply as winter weather trousers.

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Three layer soft shell jacket – This was a photo type for our new three layer soft shell jackets. This was a great addition and kept the wind and rain off my throughout the day as well as keeping me warm. There are a few little tweaks that I will be making to make it even better but all in all these will be a cracking addition to the range

So I have to say that the field test for our new bespoke golf range was incredibly successful, unlike my golf! I had lots of movement available to me, I stayed dry and warm and I was simply astonished about how well the trousers worked.

We have a special offer online at the moment for a whole golf outfit – http://www.barringtonayre.co.uk/golf-package/ but if you would like to come and see the range for yourself, please contact us on 01285 689431 or by emailing Kerry – kerry@barringtonayre.co.uk 

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