With the Ryder Cup almost upon us, both Zach Johnson and Luke Donald are making the final touches to their sides with it being announced that Loro Piana, the Italian design company, will be the apparel provider for the European Team.
Loro Piana have been providing the European side with apparel since 2016 and, at Marco Simone in Rome, the European Team will be wearing it once again, with Loro Piana’s Ryder Cup collection made up of polos, pullovers, jackets, trousers and belts.
WHAT IS LORO PIANA?
In the early 1800s, the Loro Piana family began trading wool and, in 1924, Pietro Loro Piana founded Ing. Loro Piana & C., the current company that has a rich heritage in producing the finest wools and craftsmanship, as well as exquisite leather goods.
According to the site, “Loro Piana prides itself on sourcing the very finest, rarest raw materials the world has to offer, including unique cashmere from baby goats in northern China and Mongolia, vicuña from the Andes, extra-fine Merino wool from Australia and New Zealand and lotus flower fiber from Myanmar.”
As well as golf, the company has produced garments for the sporting worlds of horse riding, sailing, and historic cars, with all nine of its production sites located in Italy. They also have over 150 stories worldwide.
In a press release, Guy Kinnings, who is the Director of the Ryder Cup, stated: “Since our partnership began at the Ryder Cup in 2016, the quality of Loro Piana’s fabrics coupled with their specialist design and production knowledge, have made them the ideal fit for Team Europe, ensuring that the players look and feel the part both on and off the course. I am delighted that we are working with a symbol of Italian excellence for the first ever Ryder Cup in Italy.”
WHAT WILL THE EUROPEAN TEAM BE WEARING?
Well, we know that the US Team will be wearing Ralph Lauren apparel for the tournament, with a number of fine garments on show for the week of the Ryder Cup. In the case of Team Europe, we now know there will be some extremely stylish clothing on show in Rome.
Last year, at Whistling Straits, we saw an array of different apparel,…