Golfers who insist upon playing in any kind of weather short of a blizzard can now put the colorful Scottish tweeds and tartans to the same good use the Highlanders themselves did when they first started playing the game more than five centuries ago. Chipp of New York has made what it calls "Sunday Tweeds"—warm, comfortable Shetland trousers, boldly patterned in the authentic Scottish district checks of Glenfeshie, Ben Venue and the Thane of Fife. They are ideal protection against the late-afternoon chill of autumn. The pants are completely lined and cost $30. The shop also has a large assortment of solid-color pullovers to wear with these bright tweed trousers. The shirts are made in England of warm wool jersey and are long-sleeved dress versions of the traditional polo shirts. They cost $17.50.
Trews is the name for the tartan trousers originally worn by several of the Scottish regiments in the British army, and they are often worn with solid-color blazers to form colorful weekend sportswear. Corbin Ltd., however, uses the flaming Buchanan tartan (above), as well as the more sedate Black Watch, Ancient Campbell and Matheson in golf trews. Made of worsted wool, the trousers cost $28.50 at such stores as: Homer Reed, Denver; Robertson's, Lake Forest, Ill.; and Paul Stuart's, New York.
The golf jacket, shown with the trews, is made of water-repellent poplin by B. Teller of Vienna. It has an open-sleeve gusset construction that allows a golfer to swing a club easily and comfortably. The jacket has a soft knitted collar and buttons up the front. It costs $27.50 at Paul Stuart's.
Golfers this fall also have adapted the vinyl-madras sailing parka (SI, July 22) to use as a colorful, rain-repellent jacket. Willis & Geiger, the outerwear firm, makes one of the most popular ones for Abercrombie
& Fitch. It is hip length and generously cut to give a golfer plenty of room across the shoulders. The jacket comes in a variety of bright India-madras plaids and costs $22.50.
October 13, 1963
White of New Haven, a shop long familiar to Yale University students, is carrying sport trousers of handwoven Shetland tweeds this fall for the first time in years. The trousers are made in tan, gray or lovat shades of traditional diagonal-tweed patterns, and cost $29.50. The store designed the pants to be worn with sweaters (not sport jackets), such as their camel's-hair V-neck pullover ($25), which Pringle of Scotland knits in the noncamel colors of red, off-blue and olive.
For tramping over golf courses in all kinds of weather, golfers need rugged, well-made shoes that will not stretch out of shape. Etonic Shoes of Brockton, Mass., a specialist in this field, has a new model especially well suited to fairways in winter. The upper part of Etonic's shoe is made with a revolutionary "breathable" synthetic which Du Pont, its maker, calls Corfam. It is about one-third the weight of the conventional leather shoe upper, and it does not stretch or scuff. Corfam also can be easily washed with soap and water, and it is supposed to keep a permanent shine. Etonic's new model (above) uses Corfam in the body of the shoe and leather in the sole and has a kiltie and spikes. The shoe costs $39.95 a pair. It will be available in late November and December at pro shops throughout the country.