University of California All-American, 2013 Walker Cup Team Member to Compete on Web.com Tour
(LEICESTER, England) – Wolsey – one of the world’s oldest existing clothing brands and a pioneer of premium men’s apparel for sporting endeavors – announces the signing of former amateur star Michael Weaver, who will compete in the recently re-launched Sportsman line and showcase the company’s distinctive fox logo on his left chest, right sleeve and back yoke.
Weaver recently turned pro after graduating from the University of California and will primarily compete on the Web.com Tour in 2014. Highlights of the 23-year-old’s impressive amateur career included finishing runner-up at the U.S. Amateur (2012) and being named First Team All-American (2013). He also became only the second golfer ever to compete in the Masters, Palmer Cup, U.S. Open and Walker Cup in same calendar year (2013).
“Michael’s skill, intelligence and determination have him poised to continue his success and make a significant mark on the pro game,” says Wayne Webster, Wolsey’s Golf Sales Director. “He looks great in our clothes and, equally as important, is an outstanding young man.”
Recently re-launched, Wolsey Sportsman will premiere for Autumn/Winter 2014. It uses traditional British menswear colors in a clean and subtle manner. These combine with minimal and strong textual patterns to create a “less-is-more” aesthetic.
Featuring a silhouette that is more middle ground than slim, the collection includes performance merino polo’s, base layers, knitwear and pants, as well as breathable, waterproof and multi-layered outerwear. Many pieces rely on Invista THERMOCOOL technology that dual regulates body temperature to ensure the sportswear is “fit for purpose.”
“These clothes fit and feel amazing, which is exactly what I need while I compete against the world’s best players,” says Weaver. “Wolsey’s just becoming known in the U.S., but I can’t think of another brand that can match its 260 year heritage.”
Weaver is the latest addition to the modern team of pioneers that embody the Wolsey spirit. These include European Tour players Tom Lewis, Robert Rock and James Heath, famed designer Johan Lindeberg and noted polar explorer Alex Hibbert. This continues a tradition at the brand that traces directly back to historic adventurers like Sir Ernest Shackleton and Captain Robert Falcon Scott, as well as golfing greats Peter Allis and Tony Jacklin.
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Founded in 1755 in Leicester, England, Wolsey is one of the world’s oldest existing clothing companies. Its rich and storied heritage includes unrivalled success producing premium men’s apparel for a wide range of sporting endeavors.
During the 19th century, Wolsey quickly established itself as Britain’s premium manufacturer of finest quality hosiery and a champion of knitwear innovation, opening one of the first steam powered factories in 1859.
Wolsey’s global reputation as an outfitter for pioneering men was sealed in 1911 when its breathable thermal underwear was selected and publicly endorsed by Captain Robert Falcon Scott for his historic race to the South Pole. Eight years later Wolsey also supplied undergarments for Sir Ernest Shackleton and his team’s expedition to Murmansk. For the British and Allied troops, Wolsey produced more than 18 million pieces of knitwear during World War I.
In the 1920s – an era of flamboyance – outdoor activities such as golf, tennis and swimming were extremely popular and Wolsey became a leading maker of garments for these pursuits. Notably, the company devoted a special production line for the manufacture of golf apparel, which was successfully marketed under the “Sportsman” name using a “Fox” motif as the brand logo.
From mid-century through the 1970s, Wolsey was particularly recognized for its golf range. Endorsers included renowned champions Tony Jacklin, Peter Allis, David Feherty, Fuzzy Zoeller and Roger Davis. Wolsey collections were also selected by numerous sporting organizations and teams, including Aston Villa, the FA CUP Final, the West Indies, England and New Zealand.
With its historic track record, in 1935 Wolsey was appointed a Royal Warrant as Hosiery Manufacturers to his Majesty King George V, an honor still held with today’s monarchy.