Want to be the most stylish athlete at the country club? Vanity Fair reports that Caddyshack (1980) star and real-life golf fan Bill Murray has teamed up with his younger brother, actor Joel Murray, and website The Chive to design a line of golf apparel. The brand is called William Murray Golf, and its aesthetic is equal parts quirky and quintessentially preppy.
To celebrate Murray’s 66th birthday on Wednesday, the clothing line released its first two designs: a limited-edition Chicago Cubs-inspired polo ($75)—Murray's favorite baseball team—and a baseball hat ($32) emblazoned with the label’s official logo, a silhouette of Murray tossing his putter aside. (The image pays homage to a famous photo of Murray, taken at The Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament in 2011.) A portion of the proceeds for both items will be donated to the Murrays' favorite Chicago charity, Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
The remainder of the line’s designs are playfully reflective of Murray’s personality. According to Bloomberg, one button-up is sprinkled with little highball glasses—a homage to the actor’s fondness for mixed drinks. Another is patterned with bunker rakes—a sly nod to Murray’s greenskeeper character in Caddyshack.
"With William Murray Golf, we’re looking for that perfect combination of style, humor and subtle irreverence as a way to make things more laid back, relatable and fun,” Joel Murray told Vanity Fair's website in an email.
A full catalog (and an expanded website) is slated to arrive later this fall, and the entire WMG line—which will include shirts, shorts, hats, and T-shirts—will be officially available on October 20. Until then, you can follow the brand on Instagram.
[h/t Vanity Fair]
Know of something you think we should cover? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.