The Lyle & Scott knitted polo shirt is a great performing polo that is unfortunately let down by its outlandish branding
Extremely comfortable. Very lightweight. Allowed for freedom of movement. Smart design on the front.
Lyle & Scott branding on the back is just too large.
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In this review Matt Cradock tests out Lyle & Scott’s golf knitted polo shirt on the golf course.
Lyle & Scott Golf Knitted Polo Shirt
Wearing the right apparel can play a huge part in your performance. If you don’t feel good in the clothing you’re wearing, you’re likely to struggle.
Lyle & Scott is one of the most recognised clothing brands in golf, with its famous knitwear and golfing attire dating back over 50 years.
With such an established history, we thought the knitted polo shirt really demonstrated and showed their experience and craftsmanship.
Featuring a materialistic blend of 15% Merino and 85% Cotton, the polo offered fantastic comfort, with the lightweight knitted material not restricting movement throughout the swing.
Despite the knitted material, the polo provided great temperature control, with the top being comfortable even in warm conditions.
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When looking at the Lyle & Scott range, a common theme is simplicity with the colourways, rarely are any of the polo tops draped in outlandish colours.
Although this may not appeal to some people, we think the simple look is extremely effective, with the contrast of the golden eagle logo on the black background offering a very subtle design on the front.
Another nice touch is the white ‘contrast tipping’ on the collar, button strip, and sleeves of the polo. These additional touches really add detail to the shirt and make it stand out.
Despite the smart and stylish design on the front of the polo, the back of the shirt is the only downside, with huge Lyle & Scott branding running down the middle of it.
This addition only seems to feature on the knitted range of the polos and, although it’s not difficult to work out why the branding has been placed on the back, it is too blatant and large. If the wording had been smaller and more subtle then we would even recommend this as a shirt you could wear off the course.
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
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