Big golfers suffer from more than just oversized slices and hooks on the golf course. The golf clothes they’re forced to wear often sag where they should be snug and squeeze where they should release. Two big and tall golfers, Darius Hicks and Randy Peaches, got tired of facing those problems and founded clothing company Aveo to help.
“Other apparel manufacturers simply expand the waistline to fit larger sizes, but they ignore the fact that our bodies are just made up differently,” says Hicks. “They assume the body proportion ratios of a 150-pound, size 34 waist man are the same as a 280-pound, size 44 man. And that’s just inaccurate. Big and tall men can have longer torsos, larger thighs, a broader back, or wider shoulders. Our apparel actually fits guys without looking like a toga or making them look like Squidward Tentacles from SpongeBob Squarepants.”
Aveo’s trousers and shorts are designed with more thigh room as well as comfort flex waistbands to provide for fluctuations in girth. Trousers have less taper than typical off-the-rack pants and are designed to minimize pocket flare and stretch lines. Both shorts and trousers have elongated rise to allow more room to swing freely.
Aveo shirts are made with a proprietary polyester blend infused with bamboo fiber that add durability and strength, making the polos incredibly light and allowing the big guy to wear a t-shirt underneath if he wants. They’re also designed with mesh panels extending from the armpit down the sides and very slight taper to promote a slimmer, less-boxy look while providing greater freedom of movement.
Available at all major golf retailers and online at www.aveogolf.com.