The MKM Edit is a collection of key items which will update your wardrobe for the season.
Introducing – No.4 The Oxford Golfer
The Markham Oxford Golfer is a wardrobe staple, a versatile shirt that can be worn with jeans, shorts or chinos, the shirt is designed to be worn un-tucked from your pants for a more casual looks. The two buttons can be worn undone or buttoned up.
The golfer is great for the warmer spring and summer days as it’s available in short-sleeved and the fabric is breathable and more durable. The soft collar can be loosened easily and can be turned up to protect your neck from the sun.
The Oxford Golfer is available in 4 different colours in all Markham stores in South Africa for R299.
THE HISTORY OF THE GOLFER
In the 19th and 20th centuries, tennis players ordinarily wore “tennis whites” consisting of long-sleeved white button-up shirts, flannel trousers and ties. Naturally this presented problems for ease of play and comfort.
Rene Lacost, 7 time Grand Slam tennis champion, felt that he could improve on form and function and designed a white, short-sleeved, loosely-knit pique cotton shirt with an unstarched, flat, protruding collar, a button placket and a shirt-tail longer in the back than the front, which was first worn in 1962.
Since then, the design has been picked up by a number of sports including polo and golf. Where the shirt became standard attire for it’s function. Today, the shirt is part of the wardrobe essentials, simply because it’s a basic piece that can be worn from office to a weekend get together