Ditch your garish riding gear and step up to the understated elegance of Search And State Cycling Apparel. Handmade in the USA, the collection includes a jersey made from lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying microbial fabric that's designed to withstand repeated washings, and a jacket that's waterproof, windproof, and constructed from Scholler C-Change material that serves as a climate membrane, closing up when temperatures are low and opening in response to warmth. Other features include Riri zippers, rear pockets, and an appropriately tailored fit. [via]
Sure, it's a ton of money to spend on something that won't do a thing to help your game, but if your trips to the course are more like social calls and less like serious competition, perhaps these Louis Vuitton Golf Bags ($12,000-$13,500) can class up your clubhouse. Available in Monogram or Damier varieties, they offer room for a full set of clubs with six interior compartments, several outer pockets for balls, gloves, towels, and other small items, large studs on the base to protect the leather, and a removable cover. Oh, and remember to tip your caddie, because with a bag like this, the old "I left my wallet at home" trick isn't likely to go over well.
Whether you need a custom-fit club or simply don't like the looks of the current lineup down at Dick's, the Callaway Udesign RAZR Fit Driver ($450 and up) has you covered. Using a quick and easy online ordering guide, you can choose a right- or left-handed club, and then get down to business by customizing the loft, color, shaft — both flex and brand and type — grip, length, and grip wrap thickness, resulting in a club that's just right for you. And if you don't believe us, ask anyone who saw our slice before ours arrived — we had Callaway build ours with a stiff-flex shaft that's 1.5-inches shorter than normal, which has pretty much cured our chronic lost-ball-in-the-woods syndrome.