Written By: Colin Murray
You may be thinking to yourself you have heard of Sub70 or have seen the name somewhere before, you probably have as Sub70 was first launched in the United Kingdom in 2004. Sub70 made its name using bold and exciting colors in what they call sportswear not just golf wear; Sub70 uses what they call colorblocking to make a bold statement in their aggressive clothing line. The European brand was started by three childhood buddies in Southampton, England who couldn’t find any clothing they found fitting for the golf course, so they set out to make a bold, lean fitting clothing line that would soon take England’s golf fashion by storm. Randy Gordon, a golf lover like us at Average Guy Golf, saw the potentional in Sub70 and started a joint partnership to create Sub70USA. Now no matter if the Atlantic Ocean is to your left or to your right you can enjoy some very stylish Golf/Sports Wear next time you hit the links.
About The Shorts
One of the big recent trends in golf (and in overall sporting) fashion is making apparel from lightweight and moisture absorbing fabric. Sub70 follows this by using a 95/5 combination of polyester and spandex microfiber in their shorts that allows for water resistance, easy care, and a relaxed feel.
The design of the Isaac/Grey plaid golf shorts is professional enough for the golf course, yet casual enough for going out for dinner with friends or even just running errands at the mall. The fabric feels very soft to the touch, and upon wearing them you immediately notice how light they feel. The overall comfort and weightless feeling makes them perfect for the motions involved with a golf swing, as you won’t ever feel constricted as you may with “heavier” shorts that are khaki, denim, or cotton based.
However, while I like the style, comfort and feeling of the shorts, I have noticed that after a handful of washes that several stray threads are popping up in various places. This is not a deal-breaker for me, and the strays also are not too severe that someone else is going to notice and think you look sloppy or are wearing old/tattered shorts. I will say the Polo’s I tested (review coming soon), did not have this same problem, so I wouldn’t worry to much about this being a big issue.
In the end, plaids are becoming a popular “in” style especially in golf, and these shorts go great with almost any solid colored shirt. Despite the minor flaw above, I truly enjoy wearing these often both on and off the course and would recommend these shorts. One quick note is these shorts and the Sub70USA line, are made to the same sizes as their European partners, so they clothing is slim fitting. Be sure to check out their wide variety of belts, to match any color combination as well, the Sub70 logo on the belt buckles really pops.
Check out the full Sub70 line – including their sale and clearance section where you can find this exact pair – at their website: www.sub70usa.com.
More About the Author - Colin Murray
Colin is a Senior writer with Average Guy Golf, who has been around from the very beginning of the site. Days after Chris launched the site, Colin contacted him and has been writing for the site ever since, he is also very active on AGG's social media accounts, if you are talking to AGG on Facebook or Twitter chances are, you are speaking with Colin. Colin was recently engaged to his future bride Tracie, and lives in Northern Virginia. He plays TaylorMade equipment, and has been AGG's main correspondent from PGA tournaments, on site at most notable the 2013 PGA championship.