Golf apparel manufacturer Carnoustie Sportswear has introduced its Fall ’16 men’s lineup of Mercerized Cotton Knits, Performance Knits, Cotton Suedes and The Mackenzie Collection of cotton outerwear.
Mercerized Cotton Knits
Carnoustie has forged a reputation over the years for making some of the industry’s finest mercerized cotton knits. While many competitors have changed their sourcing and/or removed quality from the product, Carnoustie has remained steadfast in its commitment to offer only the finest quality in mercerized cotton. Accordingly, they still produce in the same factories we have been using for more than 20 years, and we still use only the finest cotton and accessories available. Their buttons are made of real pearl, they triple-mercerize the fabric, and their collars are made with several plies of yarn and contain Lycra for shape retention.
For Fall ’16, the collection of Mercerized Cotton Knits continues to evolve. Neater, more subtle jacquard patterns and tonal designs are still trending. Stripes are elegantly simple. While many styles are designed with classic knit collars, they are featuring more self fabric collars than ever before. They give the polo an updated, crisp look. Also on trend are retro designs in which a solid collar, placket, sleeves and back are contrasted with a patterned front panel body fabric. And, they continue to focus on small details that can add interest, such as contrasting button thread, contrasting colors on the underside of collars, and placket construction.
The collection of performance knits continues to gain momentum. The strategy of designing a collection of performance knits that merchandise seamlessly with their mercerized cotton knits, and indeed the entire collection, was well received. While their performance collection of polos is designed with an appreciation for the exciting new trends emerging in this market segment, the performance collection remains refined and elegant.
The collection of performance knits affords us the opportunity to be responsive to today’s trends, and for Fall ’16 we are featuring chest stripes, color blocking, melange yarns and many self fabric collars. For the first time, we are offering a beautiful long-sleeve style in five wonderful melange colors. This long-sleeve polo has the perfect combination of weight and drape that will make it a favorite first layer in the colder conditions associated with the fall season.
For many years now, Carnoustie has had the reputation of offering the industry’s finest fleece. They have sourced these goods for more than 20 years with the same factory that simply makes the best fleece available. Others have tried to duplicate their goods and from a distance they seem comparable, but upon closer examination it becomes very apparent that these goods are lacking. For Fall ’16, Carnoustie has developed wonderful new colors, new handsome jacquard patterns and even some new styles including a modern-yet-retro full-zip jacket with front panels.
The Mackenzie Collection
The Mackenzie Collection was developed a few seasons ago because sometimes a garment that is a little lighter in weight than their brushed fleece is all you need. This collection just keeps getting more and more popular, and accordingly we have expanded this offering for Fall ’16. In addition to ¼-zip vests and long-sleeve styles, they will offer for Fall ’16 a fun yarn-dyed chest stripe pullover that quickly becomes the centerpiece of every merchandise group. It incorporates most, if not all, of the colors in the merchandise group in a contemporary-yet-tasteful manner. Also new for Fall ’16 is a full-zip jacket with a sporty flat knit detail that runs along the sleeve from the neck to the cuff. Nothing affords easier layering than an easy on/off full-zip jacket, and these stand out as it is casual yet elegant.