What to Wear to the Footy

Footy finals are approaching fast, so no matter what code you follow it’s a great time to get out and support your team. Ron Bennett Big Mens have a huge selection of garments ideal for watching the game from the sidelines or the stands.

Of course, for the hotter days, it is hard to go past a sporty looking Polo Shirt.

The style and versatility of a Polo is perfect for a rough and tumble game of footy on a warm afternoon. But this time of year, the weather can be a bit more unpredictable. The key for watching your favourite team in comfort this season is to layer up. It may be chilly when you make your way to the big game, but who knows how heated you are going to get when you are there? That’s why wearing layers is your best bet.

You could start with a long sleeve shirt, like one of these from Blazer.

Then you can cover up with a sweatshirt or stylish knit. Canterbury have some of the best sweatshirts available, while this Blazer knit provides both comfort and warmth.

For those really chilly days you’ll need something warmer like this double breasted overcoat from Bennett, or one of these great looking jackets from Breakaway.

And to top it all off, you’ll need one of these Sovrano scarves to shield you from the brisk wind.

These are just a few suggestions for your trip to the footy this year, for more ideas why not check out Ron Bennett Big Men’s full range from our online store.

To Hang or To Fold?

No need to be embarrassed if you are unsure about what garments you should be hanging up or folding. You would be surprised how many men neglect the basics. Here’s a quick run through of what you need to know and whether your clothes belong on a rack or in a drawer.

HANG IT:

Suits

It is probably a good idea to invest in some decent hangers for your suits. Ones made from solid wood with a strong bar across the middle will work best. Make sure you avoid hanging your suit pants on any hanger with clips.

Shirts

There is no hard and fast rule as to whether hanging or folding your shirts is the best option. There are men who swear by hanging, and others who prefer to fold. This one has more to do with preference and the space you have available.

Ties

A creased, shabby looking tie can completely ruin an otherwise slick outfit. Ties should most certainly be hung on a tie rack to keep them firm, crisp and wrinkle free.

Pants

A good rule of thumb for your pants is to drape them over your hanger about a third of the way up the leg. This will keep the crease looking defined and avoid unnecessary wrinkles.

FOLD IT:

T Shirts and Polo’s

Neatly folded T Shirts and Polo’s will allow them to keep their style and shape for longer. They can reside happily in a drawer instead of on a hanger.

Jumpers and Sweaters

It is important to gently fold your jumpers and sweaters, especially those made with wool. Hanging such items will guarantee a loss of shape. Better to place them in a drawer or on a shelf.

Underwear

We certainly aren’t going to suggest they need to be ironed and dealt with so gently, but underwear such as pyjamas, socks and boxers belong in a drawer and not on a hanger.

Brand Focus: CANTERBURY

The Canterbury brand is one of our favourite and most popular brands here at Ron Bennett Big Mens. Originating from the Canterbury province of New Zealand dating back to the late 1880’s, they built their foundations in the world of rugby but have gone on to produce some of the most sought after and respected sports and leisure wear available.

On the field, Canterbury have been responsible for manufacturing the official jerseys and accessories for some of the biggest international sporting teams, with their CCC logo adorning the uniforms of major Rugby Union, Cricket, Soccer and Rugby League teams.

Off the field, Canterbury have cultivated their reputation by producing high quality leisure wear inspired by their sporting origins.

We have always admired Canterbury for their ability to capture the sporting spirit in their casual wear and our customers give us great feedback on their range. Canterbury Polo Shirts have always been popular for guys. They offer a relaxed weekend look suitable for a backyard barbeque or a cheer from the sideline at your local club match.

Our pick for the colder months though, would have to be a Canterbury Sweat Jacket. It’s hard to beat the quality and craftsmanship, but above all that, they simply give off a certain relaxed, sporty cool as they shield you from the chilly winds.

Ron Bennett Big Men’s stock a great range of Canterbury clothing for men online or in store. You’ll find Canterbury T Shirts, Track Pants, Polo’s and much more.