The Antigua Group, Inc. announces its Spring 2016 Outerwear Collection. Outerwear has developed into a big seller for Antigua. Popularity of Antigua outerwear has steadily increased over the last three years and the lightweight to heavier jackets now accounts for 35 percent of Antigua’s revenue.
As with any of Antigua’s Spring collections, outerwear is a fashion and a utilitarian asset. This season’s offerings utilize fabrics that mirror the golf shirts they’re designed to accompany. Fabric weights are embellished, to serve as warmth and protection without encumbering the golfer. Performance fabrics are engineered for function first and then interpreted into appealing layering garments.
“Designed to be multifunctional, our Spring ’16 outerwear styles can be worn to accommodate the season and the temperature,” says Sean Gregg, Vice President of Product and Development and Marketing Support. “Whether a style is worn over a polo or under windwear, it will accomplish the level of comfort desired.”
In keeping with trend, Circulate epitomizes this season’s fashion look of mixed heather patterns dyed in this palette. Pieced with solid interlock insets that separate the variation of distinct heather designs style Circulate is a wear anywhere and wear often style. Circulate is comfort, style and function in a mid-weight knit outerwear garment.
Split utilizes the jersey/spandex fabric developed for Antigua’s self collar polo style Edge, with more weight for long-sleeve knit outerwear. The color combinations of this style’s quarter-zip pullover are offered in every shade of pin-striped grey heather that are made more distinguishable with only the zipper’s fabric tape color and the collar’s inset of solid jersey as standout contrasts.
Horizon sets itself apart by using color blocking and mesh-inspired silicone print partial stripes. Placed just below the chest seam and back seam horizon lines, the silicone print is where color is added to embellish the style’s neutrality. Front and back contrasting jersey/spandex knit yoke fabric utilizes the exaggerated heather yarns that are also found in, and match back to, polo styles such as Element, Expanse and Surface. Horizon’s casual nuance reflects the outerwear category’s intention of not being limited to a single-wearing situation.
Rounding out the knit outerwear category for Antigua’s Spring ’16 collection is Ally. A multi-yarn fabric was developed as a three-dimensional jersey faced fleece. The jersey face uses tightly twisted colored heather yarns and a contrasting geometrically engineered jacquard fleece backing. The full-zip cardigan expands Ally’s versatility. Hip placement zip pockets aspire to the style’s jacket sensibility while the fleece’s lightweight breathability helps it wear as comfortably as a sweatshirt.
Headquartered in Peoria, Arizona, The Antigua Group, through its license sports division, holds license agreements with National Football League (NFL), Major League Baseball (MLB), Minor League Baseball (MiLB), Major League Soccer (MLS), National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), along with numerous American universities and colleges for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, headwear and luggage. Antigua additionally designs, produces and supplies product for corporate America and specialty retail managed under its corporate division. Its golf division also holds license agreements with the PGA TOUR, LPGA and the PGA of America