CNG contributor @stuartgoldstein wrapped up a busy week at the 2013 PGA show, filing one last look at what's in store for discerning golfers this season.
Some brands are hard to understand, but with Ralph Lauren, you know what you're getting. A perfect balance of smart and sport, supplemented with a modicum of prep. If there is a brand that exudes classic Americana on the golf course better than RL, CNG has yet to find it.
Ralph Lauren RLX
Ralph Lauren's RLX line puts a near-future spin on the brand for those of us who fancy ourselves a bit more progressive, though dignified.
Strange weather patterns within the convention space had a frosty impact on Ralph Lauren's ladies display. In other news, this caption was apparently written by CNG as a 14 year-old boy.
Italian golf and sportswear company Chevro caught our eye at this year's show. With a tag line of "wherever, whenever", Chevro boasts some very innovative, prestigious looks.
... wants you to know they've got you covered in all conditions in 2013.
Oakely showed off an impressive array of mix and match belts and buckles...
... let's see how many of these Ricky Barnes, Bubba Watson, and Zach Johnson can deploy between them in 2013.
Ladies love Lija, and it says here that men love ladies in Lija. The takeaway here ladies? Please wear more Lija!
CNG almost went to work for Hugo Boss in 2011. The perk of a substantial clothing budget alone was almost enough to make him move to Toronto. Almost.
IZOD scored a big win when they signed photogenic 2012 US Open Champion Webb Simpson to an apparel deal this season.
Under Armour adds teenage sensation Jordan Spieth to its tour staff for 2013.
Aristo 18, who bills itself as the finest golf-lifestyle apparel for on and off the course, features the finest bespoke craftsmanship, using classic natural fiber fabrics in sophisticated designs aimed to honor the rich tradition of the game. No argument here.
The Winston Collection showed off its new high end line of leather golf accessories. Very impressive.
With Rory McIlroy now officially on staff, Nike Golf went all out with their booth to launch their new Covert cavity back driver. Impressive to say the very least.
Last but far from least, Puma Golf once again made its colorful presence felt at the show. CNG loves the addition of Jesper Parnevik to Puma's tour staff, showing older gents that you can still get it done in what is preceived to be a youth-only brand.