Paul Zahn wears Chase54's Downey polo shirt in bleached aqua ($70) and Norris pants in platinum ($88). (Andrew Carrillo/Living Out Loud LA; stylist: Jaclyn Joan)
The days of the classic argyle-and-plaid golf outfits have faded into the past. These days, when we look onto the golf course we see a plethora of casual outfits that better suit the athleticism that is required from the sport.
There is, however, an aspect of the game that one simply cannot get rid of: the sun. The wide open greenery of a golf course can make the relentless rays of SoCal beams a burden on all who play.
With the hottest days of the year approaching, it may be wise to look into some new golf threads that will take some of the edge off that dreaded heat. That’s where Chase 54 comes in.
What happens when you combine a love of golf and textile technology? A line of golf clothing with high-performance fabrics that allow the wearer to take a swing without being restricted by their clothing or sweat. With fabrics that have a UPF rating from 30+ to 50+, golfers are able to forget about reapplying sunscreen – at least for a little while.
Chase54 is not out to redefine how people dress for the game of golf, but to refine the garments themselves. The small added details make a world of difference. There are metal tips in the collar so that it stays in perfect shape. Their military hem makes pants look polished and stylish. Not to mention, all men’s shorts and pants contain a pocked that will keep all of its contents dry, which is especially nice when you don’t want to ruin your scorecard with your own sweat.
The game of golf was first played in 15th-century Scotland. Allow yourself to embrace all that has changed in the game since, including the outfits. Let yourself look undeniably hip, while keeping cool on the course. Golfers in the Middle Ages only wish they had it this good.