Friday, 16 April 2010

Chip of the old block

CHIPPING out of bunker on golf courses all over the world the famous Slazenger range, donned by none other than Seve Ballesteros, whose iconic image punching the air, showed the style and skill of the range and the player.
The Birkdale v-neck jumper is a cult classic, coming in ocean blue, yellow, black and maroon, or try the lambswool Lytham v-neck, instead of the cotton Birkdale.

The SLV2 T-shirts have Italian cut collars with colour pipping and come in a six colours, from electric blue maroon, while the SLV1 provides higher collars and minus the collar pipping.

The cardigans, all lambswool, are exceptional, with a six-button front and step straight out of the tennis courts of the world, again with ribbed cuffs and waist.

The link with the court based game is not just form the era of Casual, but stretches back to 1905, when the label became the official tennis ball provider for the courts of Wimbledon.

Slazenger really is the only label that wears grey and maroon so well, and the stunning cotton roll necks are no change, coming in grey and black.

It has been a long wait for this relaunch, but it has already proudly found a space in my wardrobe and may well do the same this weekend, in fact yes it will.