No name is more synonymous with greatness in the sport of golf than Jack Nicklaus, and no single person has changed the face of the sport of golf than Jack, the player, the course designer, the philanthropist, World Golf Hall of Fame member and good-will ambassador.
Jack Nicklaus branded clothing features the iconic ‘Golden Bear’ logo. Nicklaus adopted the moniker early in his record setting professional career launched 55 years ago this year and one considered today to be the benchmark for greatness. Australian sportswriter Don Lawrence of the Melbourne Age was asked by IMG Founder Mark McCormack what he thought of the young Nicklaus and Don responded by saying “he looked like a big, cuddly golden bear.” Jack had attended Upper Arlington High School in his native Ohio, and the school’s mascot was the Golden Bears. The words by Lawrence and being a Golden Bear in high school combination inspired Nicklaus to adopt the nickname and later the logo.
Jack Nicklaus Apparel, developed in collaboration with global fashion leader Perry Ellis International, is pleased to announce the release of its Fall 18 Black Label Collection. Featuring three unique collections-The Originals, The Majors and the 19th Hole- the Fall clothing line is designed as a lifestyle collection with broad appeal to golfers and the styling public. Sold at green grass shops across the country and department stores around the world, the Black Label styles feature both contemporary and casual styling. The sportswear styles include performance-driven features for the discerning golfer, including new fabric construction and material treatment. Enhanced by a stretch-fit design, the Jack Nicklaus Fall 18 collection cares easily and wears elegantly, offering moisture-wicking technology, UV protection and a thoroughly woven, wrinkle free finish.
“We have truly created a lifestyle collection with international appeal that can be enjoyed both on and off the golf course,” said Nicklaus Senior Vice President Andy O’Brien. “We work very closely with the talented design team at Perry Ellis and our Italian apparel partner, taking inspiration and feedback from our green grass Nicklaus Design courses in the United States, as well as our licensees in markets around the world, to develop innovative and fashion-forward men’s and ladies’ lines. Between unique designs and new fabrications, we have the ability to meet and exceed expectations for the domestic and international markets we serve.”
The Fall 18 Black Label Collection will be distributed by Perry Ellis International in the U.S. and sold in 12 other countries, including Canada, Italy, Germany, Spain, France, Switzerland, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Phillipines. Available now the Collection products start at $95 and range up to $350 (US) for selected outerwear pieces.
Nicklaus Brand Ambassadors Will Wilcox(Web.comTour) and Kenny Perry(Champion Tour) are wearing their Jack Nicklaus styles playing on their respective tours. Perry, who in August secured his 10th Champions Tour win at the 3M Championship, has been vocal about his Jack Nicklaus clothing as a performanc leader, while Wilcox has stressed the youthful appeal in fashion styling.