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Sports Style: Opening Day, Masters Tournament

Our home team, the San Francisco Giants, play their home opener against the Arizona Diamondbacks this afternoon. We’re cheering them on in baseball cufflinks and orange accessories. From left to right: Tokens & Icons World Series Game-Used Baseball Cufflinks, Tokens & Icons Game-Used Baseball Cufflinks, Peter Millar Chambray Tie in papaya, Wingtip Silk Tie in tangerine.

Peter Millar’s brand ambassador golfers keep rolling out new styles and fresh combinations at the major tournaments. Here’s what’s slated for the Masters Tournament at Augusta this week (click the images to enlarge):


The New Blue Monster

This past weekend, the new 15th hole at the Blue Monster of the Doral Golf Resort in Miami made a splash at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. The distinct water feature of the peninsula hole is part of an ongoing 200-million dollar renovation by Donald Trump, who acquired the resort in 2011. Here’s a round-up of coverage:

Golf Digest: “The Donald wanted to make this an island green and Gil Hanse mercifully talked Trump out of building a longer, less interesting hole. Far more multidimensional than most island greens, Doral’s new-look 15th is a hybrid of TPC Sawgrass’s 17th [pictured at left, and available in cufflink form] and Augusta National’s 16th.”

ESPN: “The new 15th hole underwent maybe the largest transformation on the course, now shorter and featuring a peninsula-style green. Water surrounds the left side and back of the hole, and should players miss from the tee and hit the bunker on the right, they will have to hit a sand shot with the water lurking in the view of their recovery effort. The green also will present several different looks dependent on the hole location.”

Wall Street Journal: “Short pitch shots were blowing off the firm, new greens into greenside ponds, more of which are in play with the new design. The elite 68-player field hit more than 100 balls into the water in the second round.”


Peter Millar Master’s Tourney Golf Looks

We’ve been keeping an eye on Peter Millar’s images containing the daily looks for both of Peter Millar-sponsored Master’s Tournament-bound golfers, Bill Haas and Brandt Snedeker. The tournament starts next Thursday, and Hass and Snedeker will be well-appointed for the duration of the event.

Haas and Snedeker’s looks are below, and here’s one more golf look of our own:


Satin-Washed Luxury Jersey Polo
Raleigh-Washed Twill Pant
Silk/Cotton/Cashmere Tipped Double-Zip
Signature Golf Bag

Play Golf Free

One of my all time favorite photos

No one would call me an expert on photography. Things like lighting, shadows, saturation, etc. are lost on me (as much as I would like to learn how to appreciate them). What I can appreciate is a good story in a photo.

The above photo was taken on October 3, 1930, at a tailor shop in Queens Village, New York. The shop built the course to entertain customers while their suits were being pressed. Genius. And upon further reflection, I suspect this photo was a subconscious inspiration for some of the amenities we’ve added to the club. Specifically, the TruGolf Prestige Simulator we acquired in December, packed with 85 courses including St. Andrews (Old, New, and Jubilee), Pebble Beach, Bandon Dunes, Bethpage Black, and many more.

While the Simulator room won’t be finished until later this year, members are already playing, and the room was begging for something hanging on the wall. Enter the largest print I could find of the “Play Golf Free” photo, which arrived yesterday. It will be hung today.

Admittedly, this photo might look a little strange in someone’s house. (Are you suggesting your male guests remove their trousers and putt around the house?) But for our purposes, where we now have a full-time tailor on-site and a golf simulator, I can’t imagine a more perfect picture. If I’m wrong, though, you can buy a print of your own at art.com.

Casey Martin greets Chip Kelly

US Open: Ducks on the Fairway

Casey Martin last made a US Open appearance in 1998, right here at the Olympic Club. In the years since then, Martin won a widely heralded Supreme Court case against the PGA Tour, and took a job as golf coach at the University of Oregon.

But Martin wasn’t the only Duck on the green Wednesday morning. His colleague, U-of-O football head coach Chip Kelly showed up to lend his support, and to coordinate Martin’s outfits–seriously. U-of-O green, white, and yellow has been popping up all over the course, and today, for Martin’s first round, Kelly selected a bold, neon green-and-white striped shirt in the tradition of his always colorful Ducks.

Below: Martin introduces former Stanford teammate Tiger Woods to Coach Chip Kelly during their practice round; Fans sport shades of duck.

BIll Haas Tossing Golf Ball

Peter Millar-Outfitted Bill Haas at the US Open

BIll Haas Tossing Golf BallThere are a lot of names floating around the US Open today — Woods, Mickelson, defending champ Rory McIlroy, and the youngest competitor the Open has ever seen, Andy Zhang (14!). The guy we’re excited to see is Bill Haas. He’s always one of the best-looking guys on the course, and it may have something to do with the Peter Millar golf gear he wears.

Last fall, Haas won the FedEx Cup for a hefty 10 million dollars, a grand finale for a season that also included a disappointing 23rd-place finish in the US Open. Today, he is scheduled to tee off for his first round at 1:14pm, along with Nick Watney and Jordan Spieth. We’ll keep an eye on his progress. (Watch out for the wind on the 13th!)

Another Peter Millar-sponsored golfer, Brandt Snedeker, also qualified for the US Open, but had to bow out with a rib injury earlier this week. Get well soon!


Bill Haas with Peter Millar Sweater








Bill Haas Signing Autographs








Matt Cain Golfing

Matt Cain’s Perfect Game Golf-Inspired?

Matt Cain GolfingWe were perusing this fresh run-down on Matt Cain‘s perfect game, when we found this item, buried deep in the AP story:

“Cain’s day had already been a success. He was granted permission from general manager Brian Sabean to hit one drive into McCovey Cove alongside U.S. Open golfer Dustin Johnson before the game to show off one of his other favorite pastimes.”

Fox News picked up more of the story here:

“As golfer Dustin Johnson crushed drives from home plate over the right-field wall and into San Francisco Bay, pitcher Matt Cain and manager Bruce Bochy glanced at each other before looking into the stands for approval from Giants general manager Brian Sabean.

The San Francisco ace grabbed a club and smacked one of his own — splashing the ball into McCovey Cove 310 yards away — hours before he threw the first perfect game in Giants history, striking out 14 in a 10-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Cain dazzled with his swing with a 342-yard drive during the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am back in February.

‘I knew he was a good golfer,’ Johnson said about Cain. ‘(Sabean) didn’t want him (to hit). He said he was going inside.’

Reliever Clay Hensley also hit drives from the tee on home plate, and former first baseman J.T. Snow nearly drilled a spotter with a low drive on his second attempt before adjusting his swing and hitting a couple of pretty drives. A few Astros who came outside to watch the fanfare were offered a chance but declined.” Read more at Fox News.

So maybe that’s the secret to Cain’s success–relaxing with a golf club, knocking balls into McCovey Cove, and imagining how to stifle everyone else from doing the same. Dustin Johnson has his chance to shine at 1:58pm today in the first round of the US Open, when he tees off alongside Ryo Ishikawa and Rickie Fowler.


Golf Accessories for your US Open Weekend

San Francisco’s Olympic Club hosts the US Open this week, and if history is any indication, it’s going to be an unpredictable and extremely difficult course for the contestants. Forbes magazine notes, “The U.S. Open has been contested at The Olympic Club 4 times previously (1955, 1966, 1987, 1998), and only 4 golfers total across those 4 tournaments finished the tournament below par.”

So if you’re headed to down to spectate, here are a handful of accessories that will keep you looking smooth while the course is looking rough. (And, for anyone playing their own round this weekend, check out the Mulholland gear.)

Davek Golf Umbrella — $129

Tokens & Icons Golf Ball Cufflinks — $150

Peter Millar Braves the Elements

Peter Millar Element4Peter Millar’s new Element4 line makes attiring yourself for nasty weather simple. Each garment provides one main type of protection, indicated by the key word on the label: wicking, warmth, wind, or water. Layer your clothes based on the words you’ll need. San Francisco in February? Reach for warmth and water (and wind, too, which you’ll probably need year round here). Summer vacation in Rio? Try wicking, and perhaps water.

There’s a great deal of technical knowledge underpinning the Element4 line, with CFM-airflow testing, factory seam sealed construction techniques, and quite a lot more. But for the guy who wants it simple, just pick the words.

Shop the collection by clicking here.


How You Sell a Water Resistant Jacket Online

As you may have noticed, we are slowly starting to introduce more video to our website. We are probably 3 years late to this, but better late than never.

If you go to our page describing Peter Millar’s Microfiber Jacket today, all you’ll read is: 

"Peter Millar’s Microfiber Blouson Jacket features button cuffs,
a partial elastic waist, front slant pockets, and contrast collar
underside. Lined."

In the store, however, if a customer is considering the jacket, we will always grab a glass of water and pour it on the jacket. The water beads right off, and the customer often takes it then and there. Theoretically, it works with wine or coffee as well although we have yet to try. 

Now, with the addition of video to the site, we’ll be able to better demonstrate some of the features and functions that make the products we sell exceptional. Watch the video and you’ll understand why we love this jacket (and why my eyes are 3/4 closed in the preview frame). 

Peter Millar Microfiber Gregory Blouson Jacket  $125