Puma Golf does a remarkable job with their apparel, trying to tether themselves closely to the maturing fashion needs of its star spokesman, Rickie Fowler. As Fowler has evolved from a flashy, bright young dresser to a more seasoned look with distinctive flair, Puma has spun forward its offerings as well.
However, where Puma and Fowler really grab your attention is with their special gear. Each year, Puma grabs eyeballs with unique releases around certain events. The joggers. The high tops. The Hawaiian print. The Arnold Palmer-inspired gear. There's been plenty of great, short-run gear that makes Fowler stand out and positions Puma as the risk-takers they are.
For the Masters, then, you'd expect nothing different, and I was excited to see the Union Camo collection on the DL at January's PGA Merchandise Show because it seemed like a home run reflective of the Puma-Rickie relationship.
Just in time for a trip down Magnolia Lane, Puma has unveiled the collection, which creates a camouflage pattern using the shape of the United States and the shape of Georgia. The pattern shines best in Augusta green, but it also comes in black-grey looks, too, for both men and kids. The heathered textures and blocky lines combine well for a fashionable look that also isn't some kind of affront to the senses.
The Union Camo polo for men features Puma's Fusionyarn Flex performance material, which seeks to look more like a traditional cotton-type fabric with the moisture-wicking and stretch characteristics you'd expect from technical fabrics. It's available in green or grey. The Union quarter-zip uses the camo pattern on the sleeves and chest with a woven overlay. Similar shirts are available for boys, and they have a pair of shorts in the collection, too.
There are two hats, a belt and two Camo versions of Puma's popular shoes, the Ignite Pwradapt and Ignite Proadapt, designed just for Fowler's style.
The whole collection is now available on the Puma Golf website.