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I have this repulsively vivid memory in my head of playing golf with my buddy “Kev” several summers ago at Barton Creek Country Club in Austin. It was a balmy 95+ degrees and humid outside that day, sun beating down on us, and Kev has a bit of what we’ll call a perspiration problem. By hole two, he was drenched. The big, circular wet spot around his pits, lower back spotting, sweat line creeping in on his high crown visor. The guy was a mess.
He also had on white shorts that day. These weren’t tech material shorts, though. They weren’t light weight, nor breathable, and they certainly weren’t moisture wicking. They were thick, heavy, cotton shorts. And, like I said, they were white.
By hole six, the wetness had migrated south and engulfed most of his white shorts. He progressively became visibly uncomfortable with every swing of the club, stroll from cart to ball, back to cart, and cart to green. I don’t how it happened the way it did, but on the back nine, his white shorts started to change color in the crack region. Like a warm doodoo slushy in his drawers, the abundance of sweat and lack of backdoor cleanliness became apparent.
Kev was ill-prepared for moisture wicking szn. Don’t be like Kev.
‘Flatiron’ Athletic Tee by Outdoor Voices
A simple tech material tee from a house favorite, Outdoor Voices.
‘Hedrick’ Athletic Pocket Tee by TravisMathew
An athletic pocket tee from the brand that does performance wear as good as anyone in the game.
‘Wanderer’ Athletic Shorts – 9″ Inseam by TravisMathew
Speaking of TravisMathew.
‘Performance Golf Links’ Shorts – 9″ Inseam by Vineyard Vines
Kev could have used these golf shorts from VV.
‘Wilson’ Heathered Stripe Polo by Vineyard Vines
When did Vineyard Vines start making one of the best golf polos on the planet?
‘A2B’ Performance Tee by Arc’teryx
This one from Arc’teryx is $69.
‘Balance’ Hybrid Shorts – 9″ Inseam by RVCA
Kev needed these, too.
‘Cassady’ Blue Label Leeward Performance Dress Shirt by Mizzen and Main
Sweat doesn’t only happen on the course or in the gym. We’re wicking moisture in business casual attire, too.
‘Tigua’ Performance Henley by Mizzen and Main
Because you need something to wear to patio happy hours in July.
‘Patton’ Stretch American Denim Jeans by Mizzen and Main
Per Grandex fashion guy Barrett Dudley, never go to dinner in shorts, no matter the temperature outside..