Written By: Chris Conley
Last year we did a review on Royal and Awesome and their bright and bold short/pants line, this year they released a few new in your face patterns we thought you might be interested in knowing about. Some of the info below is taken straight from last year’s review, as the company information didn’t really change, however the part about the actual shorts is new.
FOR THE Pars AND THE Bars
About Royal and Awesome
Many people think that Loudmouth Golf, has the market covered on the bright colors, crazy patterns and stand out crazy designs in the golf fashion industry; however Royal and Awesome makes high quality Golf pants, shorts and hats as well as shorts and skorts for women. Royal and Awesome is based out of Scotland, where the game of golf began, and brings a fun twist to the golf fashion industry. Their company slogan “Royal & Awesome – For the pars and the bars,” and what a perfect slogan that is. You can handle all 19 holes in comfort while looking stylish in Royal and Awesome gear. Royal and Awesome has a great philosophy about their product, they make great quality products all while having the time of their lives. Graeme Smeaton who is the brand director, and my contact at Royal and Awesome demonstrates what the company is all about, with every email he ends talking about the quality of one of their products and the simple word Cheers.
Royal and Awesome might not be for everyone as they have a lot of fun and bright designs, but two things are for certain, if you wear a pair of their shorts to the course you will A) get noticed a lot and B) be cool and comfortable for your entire round and post round drinks. The shorts are made of 97% high quality cotton and 3% spandex, and you can feel the high quality in the shorts before ever putting them on. I am a bigger guy and sometimes when AGG gets European company clothing to review, it doesn’t fit well; Royal and Awesome fits perfect. The hem of the shorts are lined with the Royal and Awesome logo, and stretch slightly around the waist to give you an extra comfortable fit. The fly has a double button with a very heavy duty high quality zipper; they are cut perfect and you have enough room to bend and look at your line for a putt with no issues. The pockets are deep and wide so if you put a ball or two in your pocket you can hardly tell it is there; which is a pet peeve of mine, I like to keep one extra ball on me but if I could, I wouldn’t put anything in my pockets at all. One cool feature of these shorts is right below the belt line, they have a built in tee holder. Like I just said I hate having things in my pockets while golfing and these work perfect you can carry 5 tees on your hip, that fit snug against your hip and don’t impede your swing whatsoever. Another great feature that sets Royal and Awesome apart from other companies, is if you order a pair of shorts or pants, a ball market, divot tool and bottle opener all in one tool come with the shorts; it is a very high quality tool that has their logo on it, very nice touch.
The New Designs
This year Royal and Awesome released some new patterns, and one of them overtook the Pink Ticket as my favorite design. The Paddy Par is a black pair of shorts/pants with a white and green clover design covering the shorts. Since receiving these for review, I have worn them everywhere from the bar to the golf course and gotten compliment after compliment.
Also new this year is the “Plaid a Blinder” a combination of Red, White and Blue in a bright and bold plaid pattern. I do not have these but will be getting them very soon, as I love the color combination and the pattern.
If you want to make a statement on the golf course or the 19th hole, all while being comfortable in high quality clothing, Royal and Awesome is for you. They have crazy loud patterns that will be sure to get you noticed and making new friends on the course or at the 19th hole. The company says to enjoy your comfortable clothing for the pars to the bars, we have to listen right?
You can find all of Royal & Awesome’s products at their website HERE