The 21st-century golfer is more aware than ever that performance on the course during the winter is not only down to ability, but also how well their apparel and outerwear can cope with the weather’s best efforts. Thanks to its 114-year heritage in tailoring, and 40+ year history of kitting out players on the European Tour, Oscar Jacobson is better placed than many to help golfers perform in style when the rain sets in and the temperature drops.
Oscar Jacobson’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection hits the performance mark like never before thanks to innovative technologies like the new ZIP-IN system, extensions to the popular Primaloft® and Cashwool® Extrafine merino knitwear ranges, and a whole new wardrobe of high-quality, performance-enhancing apparel, all blessed with Oscar Jacobson’s renowned Scandinavian style.
The ingenious new ZIP-IN system cleverly combines a wind- or rainproof outer layer – the new Lawrie Pro three-layer waterproof jacket – with different insulating mid-layers, from the new Primaloft ® padded Brick jacket and Caleb gilet, to the Kerry stretch fleece zipped cardigan.
Brick, a lightweight jacket in a semi-dull woven fabric, and the sleeveless Caleb gilet now feature Primaloft ® Sport Insulation and a heavier padding for even greater insulation and more of a fashion look. They can either be worn alone on cool, crisp days, or seamlessly zipped into an outer layer via the ZIP-IN system for added insulation or protection when conditions demand.
For full wet weather protection, Lawrie Pro is the new premium three-layer waterproof jacket, woven from a fabric with very high four-way stretch properties. This ZIP-IN compatible jacket features fully taped seams, an articulated sleeve design for improved fit and a two-way zipper. Arnold and Arnold Tour are newcomers to the wind- and shower-proof line-up, both woven from a knitted full-stretch fabric with a knitted jersey interior for added comfort.
Pullovers and sweaters for Autumn/Winter 2017 again come in a wide variety of styles, with an extended colour range in the Cashwool ® 100% Extrafine merino wool classic V-neck Wyatt. The quarter-zip Heron/Heron Pin and the full-zip Cabot Pin, with its stylish raglan sleeve inserts, join Wyatt in the Cashwool ® line-up.
There is also an extensive collection of mid-layers comprising a 50% Extrafine merino wool/50% polyacryclic mix, among them: Nero, a V-neck sweater with fashion detail on sleeve and collar; Brock, a half-zip pullover with fashion details on sleeve and collar plus contrast colouring on the inside neck; Reid, a crewneck sweater with patterned upper chest and arms; Topher, a full-zip cardigan with a stretchy dropliner for extra comfort and warmth on windy days; and Brett, a half-zip flat-knit top with the same stretchy dropliner as Topher. Among the most striking newcomers are Pock and Pock Tour, jersey-knit block design T-neck sweaters available in five striking colour combos with contrast piping on the placket.
The plain Ivo and Ivo Tour join Collin in the short-sleeve shirt range, both pique-knit polyester polos in three classic colours. The eye-catching Spark and Spark Tour are new long-sleeve pique-knit options, available in two striking two-tone colourways.
As ever, many of the new Autumn/Winter collection’s performance garments can be combined to deliver OJ’s three-layer WPS Weather Protection System. Light, breathable and comfortable base layers, like the turtle-neck Ron, half-zip Rock and stretch roll-neck Birk, are designed to wick moisture away and regulate temperature. Mid-layer tops, fleeces and sweaters bring the element of warmth needed to play your best when the chill winds blow in. The windproof, watertight and lightweight outer layers then offer total protection from the elements. The whole WPS package is engineered to meet three key requirements – protection, comfort and freedom.
The Autumn/Winter 2017 colour palette retains three distinctive themes – Resort, drawing heavily on royal blue/navy combos with electric purple the accent colour; Club, combining subtle greys, beiges and olives with the ever dependable black; and Performance, introducing a masculine Caribbean blue for an element of vitality and brightness.
Oscar Jacobson’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection will perfectly prepare any golfer to meet the demands of off-season golf with an ideal blend of performance, function and style.
To find out more about Oscar Jacobson and its autumn/winter 2017 golf collection, please visit www.oscarjacobson.com.