Geometric George | From Pringle of Scotland
Welcome backGeometric George, the classic, iconic and stylish collection from Scottish brand Pringle is making a big return to the course this season. Last seen in the 1990’s, this range combines color with character and is regarded as one of the most iconic prints to hit the tour. Famously worn by golfing legend Nick Faldo, the Geometric George jumper was considered classy on the course and trendy off the golf course.
Like many great ideas over the years, Geometric George was created as what Pringle describe as a “happy accident”. In the 1980’s the Scottish-based brand tasked themselves with creating a brand new patterned knitted sweater, and the message was simple – use straight lines or diamonds but without the Argyle.
We began by deconstructing the traditional argyle grid by inverting, halving and quartering the famous diamond. George didn’t appear immediately, with many attempts that were eventually created from the knitting machine, echoing the famous diamond in every limb. Doreen Kean – Pringle’s then Design Director.
Kean went onto further explain that Geometric George was originally named Geometric Jim, which is a nickname for the Scottish name James, however whilst looking at her spaniel (named George), Geometric George was born. In the 90’s Geometric George was taking the golf world by storm and when Nick Faldo famously won the Masters in 1990 whilst wearing the trendy knit piece it was catapulted to fame. They do say the rest is history, with Pringle stating that at one point 90,000 Geo George jumpers were being manufactured a week just to keep up with such demand.
Pringle’s now Head of Design, Gaby Day, has reimagined the Geometric George capsule and turned it into a modern, unisex collection ready for the Winter season. A pleasant trip down memory lane, the reworked iconic capsule features both the original single Geometric George figure as well as a multi-George interpretation that looks great both on and off the golf course. The collection includes a variety of colours such as teal, heather pink, mustard and red which provides a dash of the original 1990’s colours that were used, alongside the perennials of navy and denim. A modern take of the block-stripe and vee jumper really show off the bold vibes that the 90’s captured. The Geometric George Pringle drop has really expressed the current trend of that ‘retro’ look with a modern twist. The knitted jumpers also come with a range of matching polo shirts that do allow for easy mix & matching, whether you’re hitting up the course, range, or even just chilling at home this season.