Lamkin Grips

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Sometimes the simplest things can make the biggest impressions on someone. This is exactly what one of the latest items I reviewed did for me. Usually, when you think of Tommy Hilfiger designs your brain switches right to a nautical or preppy theme, which it should, but with the recent success of the PGA Tour’s Keegan Bradley, ‘Tommy’ is now making waves in the golf fashion world. Case in point: The Lambert Comfort Tech Polo from Tommy Hilfiger. Its clean lines, tailored fit, and simple fashion sense were a pleasant surprise for me to wear and review.

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Key Features, Technology & Functionality

  • Blended cotton and polyester
  • Moisture wicking
  • Odor inhibiting
  • Quick drying
  • Contrast collar
  • Drop tail
  • Open sleeves

Initial Thoughts

After taking the Lambert polo out of its wrapping, I was taken back as I felt the material for the first time. I could tell that there was cotton in the shirt, but when I touched the blend of cotton and polyester it felt nothing like I expected. The material was very light and thin feeling, which is a major plus as far as I’m concerned. Another thing I liked was that it didn’t even look like a cotton shirt due to the thinness of the material. Less shirt material is a subtle way for one to appear thinner. No more sucking in the golf gut, guys! The contrasting black collar really picked up the black stripes in the Lambert without being overpowering. It almost stood out while blending in with the rest of the shirt. It was subtle, yet sneaky. Finally, another subtle nicety this shirt had was its open sleeves. This means that there’s no piping or gathered sleeve look that can stretch out over time or constrict the upper arm if too small. The shirt just ends at the bottom of the sleeve and offers a clean and somewhat dressy look. The Lambert passed the initial look and feel test, but would it pass the functionality test?

Testing

Before I get into the functionality and performance of this shirt, I want to touch on how it fit. I’m 6’1” with an athletic build and normally choose a size L for the majority of my golf shirts. I will wear a size XL with some brands, since L can sometimes run small on me, but not with the Lambert polo. I found it to run true to size for me, if not a shade on the narrow side. It was almost like a Euro cut that typically runs smaller, narrower, and shorter. This is a welcome departure from the typical large, long, and boxy fitting shirts that most American designers tend to put out. The Lambert polo provides a custom-tailored look that gives the appearance of a very expensive golf shirt. Sleeve length is important to me and I found that they sat a bit above the elbow, which is exactly what I prefer. I also found that it tucked very nicely for a clean look

I managed to wear the Lambert in both warm (80’s) and somewhat cooler (high 60’s) weather and came away impressed with how it felt in the varying temperatures. On the 80° day, I felt cool and comfortable walking around and didn’t feel like I was wearing a cotton-polyester blend shirt. While sitting in the sun at lunch that day, I noticed that the shirt tended to hold more moisture than I cared for, but this was probably a combination of the material composition and the lack of a cooling breeze. On the day in the high 60’s, the shirt was an absolute winner! The material kept me just warm enough that I didn’t have to wear a windbreaker and just cool enough to be thankful I wasn’t wearing a long sleeve shirt. I think this particular blend of materials really lends itself best to temperatures below 80 degrees. The color that was sent to me, Azure Blue, is a color scheme geared towards the warmer part of the year, but it can also be worn in the cooler months without people thinking that you’re going on a cruise. If the Azure Blue isn’t your thing, there’s ‘Shamrock’, which carries much of the same design concept in a green tone.

Overall

Tech material golf shirts are quickly becoming more prevalent both on the golf course and around the office. The style and cut of Tommy Lambert shirt is anything but typical and should be checked out if you’re looking to add some variety to your wardrobe without looking too trendy. Pricing for the Lambert polo varies by retail outlet, so check around to see if there are good deals out there. Also, you can head to www.Tommy.com to see what else he has in store for the golfing world. Tommy Hilfiger may not yet be a household name in the world of golf, but if more shirts like the Lambert are in the pipeline, I think you’ll soon see more Tommy on a course near you.

T. Hanks

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  1. Thain says:

    Gets review Hanksy. I’m interested in the thinness of that material. Always been a tommy fan as it was one of my first jobs. Well done!

  2. Thain says:

    Great!!!!

  3. Freddie kong says:

    Less material and still functional, good to hear. I wonder how the blended materials will wear over time. Will the collar end up creased? I do like the colors I am seeing.

    Thanks for the info Hanks

  4. Gianna1025 says:

    Great stuff Hanks. Cool to see TH using different materials!

  5. ddxu says:

    Glad to see TH get a review. I love the Euro cut since I’m on the skinny side. Also really like the added touch they included like the shirt design on the inside of the collars. Will be interested to see how they wear over time too. Will keep an eye out for these and give one a try.

  6. Ryan H says:

    Love the color of the shirt. I’d like to see these in person to try them on. Pretty cheap right now at the online retailers.

  7. Trout Bum says:

    Nice review man, I like the fact thatyou wore it in warm and cool conditions and it was comfortable in both.

  8. Cookie says:

    Nice review Todd! A few things stood out to me:

    – The cotton/polyester blends sounds interesting, definitely something I would like to feel in person
    – I like the fact that they run true to size and almost a “euro cut” since I find many standard shirts so baggy
    – The “odor inhibiting” is intriguing to me. The wife hates the smell that the polyester shirts have after I sweat in them so I wonder if this would be any different

    Thanks for the review!

  9. smallville says:

    I haven’t worn cotton polos for a long time. Sounds like this might be a game changer.

  10. Texashacker34 says:

    Great stuff! The thinner blended material and these awesome colors.. I am intrigued at the least.

  11. DHill37 says:

    Great review. That’s a sweet looking shirt!

  12. Mr. Satchmo says:

    Great review, I never thought of TH as a golf apparel company, but this changes it, I can’t wait to find some of their golf clothes locally

  13. Puttin4Bird says:

    Definitely a great looking shirt. I’d have to try it on and feel the fabric myself before I could go and buy one but they sure look nice and sound like they are a nice quality shirt.

    Thanks buddy!

  14. Jersey Nate says:

    Awesome looking shirt and great review, Todd!

  15. jjmorris says:

    Nice stuff Todd. Looks like this may be a polo worth looking into!

  16. Nate says:

    Thanks Hanks! I’ve always been a fan of TH but they fell off the radar awhile back for me. I like that Kegan is wearing their stuff and I want them to come out with good looking lines that feel great. I hope this continues!

  17. Playdough says:

    Nice review Todd. I like some of their stuff and this one of them.

  18. Bert says:

    I may have to try one if for no other reason that my last name is Lambert

  19. Fila golf says:

    Great review Hanks, I tried Tommy shirts and, as for me, they are the same as the rest on the market,
    same style, same price range and pretty same quality. The only difference is in colors

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