Menswear designer Todd Snyder and heritage golf brand FootJoy have formed a partnership over the last few years, having first linked up in spring of 2021 for a collaborative “Back Tees” collection. It’s been a natural fit for the two entities, with Todd Snyder allowing FootJoy, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary, to explore its own menswear roots.
The centerpiece for the collection is the footwear, FootJoy’s claim to fame, which consists of two models: the Premiere Series Field and the new Premiere Series Wilcox. In order to make these stand out, Todd Snyder has applied a camouflage pattern to both, hitting on the midsoles and heel tabs. The Field is FJ’s take on a traditional derby which comes through in this case with full-grain, white pebbled leather and a section of shiny black patent leather around the heel. Complementing that is the brogue silhouette of the Wilcox which uses a combination of smooth and patent white leather. Other details include small accents of orange on the lace ends, stitching, and Todd Snyder x FJ logos on the heel tabs. Similar to FootJoy’s collaboration with Metalwood Studio earlier in the year, don’t be surprised to these models show up on the PGA TOUR.
The apparel from the Back Tees collection is nothing to sneeze at either. It consists of polos, sweaters, trousers and headwear and uses rich materials such as pique cotton, mercerized cotton and cashmere. This approach is reflective of an overall movement in golf, a return toward natural textiles and a move away from synthetics. The TS x FJ Pique Polos may be the best of both worlds though, as they utilize ProDry Pique which is designed to have the soft feel some prefer, but still make the most of modern performance with stretch and moisture wicking.
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