The world of golf fashion is rarely short on bold statements, but few eras resonate quite like the 1930s and 40s. Enter the adidas and Malbon Golf collaboration, aptly named “The Crosby Collection,” a capsule inspired by the legendary Crosby Clambakes.
Imagine Bing Crosby surrounded by fellow celebrities and professional golfers, all dressed in polo shirts, pleated pants and iconic cardigans. That’s the vibe “The Crosby Collection” captures, reimagining these classic silhouettes for the modern golfer. The men’s line features button-down polos, shorts, crewnecks, a sport coat and a cardigan reminiscent of early Clambake posters. For women, there are color-blocked argyle dresses, boxy polos and form-fitting culottes, all infused with adidas performance technology for a seamless transition from the fairway to the clubhouse.
“We wanted to create pieces that nodded to the rich history of golf fashion in the 30s and 40s, while also incorporating the spirit of Bing’s Clambakes,” says Dylan Moore, adidas Golf‘s creative director. “It’s an homage to a bygone era, but also a celebration of how those styles continue to resonate with golfers today.“
Stephen Malbon, co-founder of Malbon Golf, echoes that sentiment: “This collection is about honoring the timeless connection between style, sport and camaraderie. Bing Crosby’s Clambake perfectly embodies that, and we’re thrilled to have created something inspired by his legacy.“
The Crosby family is equally excited. Harry Crosby says, “This line, especially the casual performance wear, truly reminds me of what Dad wore. It’s a fantastic way to keep his love for golf alive.“
Beyond the core pieces, the collection offers extras like a plaid anorak, Clambake-inspired tees and a 5-panel hat. Golf shoe enthusiasts will enjoy two limited-edition offerings: a specially designed Stan Smith Golf model and the new MC87, which combines performance with undeniable style.
“The Crosby Collection” is a limited edition available only on adidas.com, the adidas app, malbongolf.com and select adidas and Malbon Golf stores.