Adidas and Malbon Golf released the Crosby Collection inspired by the iconic entertainer Bing Crosby, who, in 1937, started the Crosby Clambake, an annual event that brought together pro golfers, celebrities, musicians, and actors for a friendly competition merging fashion and entertainment with a friendly game golf. 

Taking design cues from the fashion of Crosby’s era, Adidas and Malbon Golf produced a collection for men and women with modern takes on the silhouettes that defined the period. For men, it includes button-down polos, pleated trousers and shorts, crewnecks, a lightweight sport coat, and an iconic cardigan inspired by a poster from one of the early clambakes. For women, the capsule includes a color-blocked dress with an argyle print, polos with slightly longer and wider sleeves to go with a boxier cut and a form-fitting culotte pant.

All products feature the technology and materials from Adidas for on-course play. 

“We wanted to create pieces based on the rich catalog that golf fashion gave us in the 30s and 40s along with what we saw in old photographs from Bing’s famous Clambakes,” said Dylan Moore, creative director at Adidas Golf. “The entire collection is an ode to what golf and fashion became at that time in history but also celebrates how those same characteristics and fashion styles from that time still live on with golfers today.”

“With this collection, we wanted to pay tribute to the essence of golf and fashion by taking old silhouettes and modernizing them,” said Malbon Golf Co-Founder Stephen Malbon. It was an honor to create a collection inspired by the legendary Bing Crosby. His iconic Crosby Clambake was a perfect celebration of the timeless connection between style, sport, and camaraderie that reflects our brand’s ethos.”

“The Crosby Family is so grateful to work with the Adidas and Malbon teams in developing this incredible line of sportswear,” said Harry Crosby. “With the line’s casual performance wear being especially reminiscent of what Dad wore, it truly sustains the recognition he had for sports and the golfing world.”

In addition to the key pieces in the collection, Adidas and Malbon include a checkered anorak, a t-shirt in two colorways featuring the iconic clam decanters that were gifted to all amateur participants in Crosby’s clambakes, and a 5-panel hat. Adidas also includes two limited-edition footwear offerings as part of the collection with a specially designed Stan Smith Golf model and the new MC87 that mixes performance with style.

The Crosby Collection will be available on January 29 in limited quantities. The collection will be available in Japan and Korea on January 30.

To learn more about the history of the Crosby Clambake, go here.

Images courtesy Adidas, Crosby Archives