50 Shades of Ian Poulter Design
“Burnt peach,” said one. “Butternut squash,” chimed another. “Definitely Bahamas pink beach,” a voice cried out from the back. “No it’s atomic coral,” insisted someone gulping determinedly from her glass of Leduc.
What the hell is atomic coral I pondered quietly to myself while the debate raged on over the colour of my new golf sweater?
If an item of clothing can generate such unexpected interest among ladies golfers, imagine the enthusiasm levels when a package marked Ian Poulter Autumn Winter Collection was delivered by the postie for my attention.
IJP Design, the high-end golf clothing brand founded by the Ryder Cup star strikes a balance between function, femininity and flair. As one might expect, his wide range of quality garments does not conform to your average pro-shop assortment. It is more exciting high performance clothing without being outlandish.
Before excessive rainfall seemingly closed most golf courses in the UK, I had the opportunity to review his sporty mix and match collection. If the key to modern-golf apparel is layering, Poulter has mastered the art of providing unrestricted freedom of movement during the golf swing.
The soft shell Ladies Marcia jacket with its bold panel design is a neat piece of outerwear. Waterproof, windproof and breathable with a soft fleece lining which maintains roasty-toasty temperatures without overheating. The shaped jacket also features adjustable plastic velcro cuffs complete with a headphone loop on the back neck.
The Jersey Marl ‘skinny’ trousers are smart, comfortable and warm. They offer a stretch effect for easy movement but more fittingly produce a slim leg look. Both items work well together, offering a superb fit and excellent protection from out of season conditions.
Completing the ensemble, the debated luxury Beaumont golf sweater made from 100% pima cotton. Funky, distinctive and like Poulter himself, my new “crushed salmon” sweater remains much talked about.
The IJP Design Collections operates an online-only model and is currently offering sensational clearance discounts in ‘The Bunker’ on selected items.
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