I live in a part of the nation where jeans reign supreme. The golfing elite are starting to be okay with jeans as they start to wear them in the boardrooms during business casual days.
Designers have been on board for quite some time now it has just taken some time for the golf elite to join. A survey conducted by Golf Digest shows that jeans are now allowed in 2/3rd of the facilities in the United States. It is all in how you wear jeans and the style of them that makes all the difference in the world.
Jeans have always been an issue for me not so much because of the look but because of the weight and mobility of the material. Until my wife purchased a pair of dark Levi 541 jeans a couple months ago. These jeans are great because they are designed to fit around the muscles in the leg rather then constrict them like a pair of compression pants but they also are not baggy and lose which helps make them too heavy. The biggest win is that they sit well on the hips without sliding and sit right on top of the shoes when you find the proper length.
Things to look for when purchasing athletic jeans:
- light weight material blend
- designed to hug the hips to keep from slipping
- proper length to sit on top of the shoes and not ingulf them
- flexible material
- designed to be mobile for athletes
- color preferably dark or a slight fade
These are important aspect to look good and functional on the golf course in your jeans.
Jeans that are out there designed properly:
If you have not tried to play golf in jeans you should try it. Recently I did and it has opened a world of different styles both on/off the golf course.
Please be mindful that jeans are still frowned upon at many facilities and to always ask before going to a new facility.
As always: Play well and look great doing it or just look great and no one will pay attention to how you play.