Actor, singer and golfer Nick Jonas launches collaboration with PXG
Nick Jonas is a renaissance man. While the world knows him as an actor, pop star, trend setter and half of an international power couple, very few know him as a golfer.
“I’ve been an avid golfer for fifteen years,” Jonas said. The game offers him a chance to escape the chaos of his everyday life and, as he put it, provides a “humble and satisfying adventure”.
Given his passion for the sport, a collaboration with PXG, an industry leader in luxury sportswear with a focus on golf apparel and accessories, seemed natural.
“Any business is about being best in class,” Jonas said. “And certainly PXG has been for so many years now. I hope this collaboration adds to their growing legacy.
Jonas met PXG founder Bob Parsons after he joined the Parsons’ exclusive golf club, Scottsdale National. His relationship with Parsons and his wife Renee, president and executive designer of PXG Apparel, blossomed on the green. After many rounds of 18 holes, the possibility of a joint venture was not an issue, it was inevitable.
Renee Parsons described the months of working with Jonas to create the capsule collection as a “very authentic” process. “He wanted to create golf apparel and accessories that deliver true style that doesn’t sacrifice technical, performance-driven design,” she says. “He knew that was what we were doing at PXG and wanted to put his own spin on it.”
The resulting collection, which will be available from next month on the PXG website and in their stores, includes 15 garments and nine accessories. Pieces including shirts, jackets, pants, slides and socks all convey a laid-back ease. In keeping with typical PXG colors, the palette is primarily gray, black, and white. However, the stitching adds a touch that is both fresh and nostalgic.
“James Bond was a big inspiration,” Jonas noted. “Combining functionality with classic silhouettes was very important.”
Such an icon makes sense, as Bond certainly sported a combination of black tie and sportswear. Black polo shirts evoke the rugged look of 007 actor Daniel Craig in Casino Royale, while knit styles hark back to the days of Sean Connery. The PXG x NJ collection offers movie star elegance, on and off the course.