MIAMI, June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (Nasdaq:PERY) Callaway ® Golf Apparel, a division of Perry Ellis International, Inc. has introduced a new line of features, known as Opti-Series. Designed to offer golfers of all levels the comfort and performance they crave, Opti-Series features employ advancements that infuse Callaway Apparel with an optimal balance of technology and design aesthetic. Each individual feature is designed to give golfers the optimum in golf performance. Opti-Dri technology transfers moisture away from the body to aid in rapid evaporation, thereby allowing the garment to dry faster and stay drier longer. Opti-Cool utilizes cooling factors in the fabric to transfer heat away from the body, keeping the golfer cool. Opti-Shield technology offers golfers a layer of UPF protection from the sun's harmful rays woven directly into the fabric. Opti-Stretch technology features interwoven layers of flexible fabrics, which provide unhindered range of motion, allowing golfers maximum comfort through the full range of their swing. Opti-Vent fabrics feature engineered ventilation to provide a garment with maximum breathability for optimized comfort in warmer weather. Opti-Genic antimicrobial treatment is a finish that reduces odor and maintains a garment's durability over time. Opti-Repel creates a barrier of protection from inclement weather that is resistant to both wind and water, and Opti-Therm fabrics provide golfers a thermal layer designed to help withstand cold in all elements. Callaway Opti-Series is the result of coordinated research, planning and design efforts, drawing on years of experience as one of the leading brands in the sport of golf. The Callaway name is synonymous with excellence, performance and innovation, and the aim of the Opti-Series is to uphold that standard and continue its tradition of infusing golf apparel with progressive technologies and an uncompromising commitment to quality. For more information on Callaway Golf Apparel, please visit CallawayApparel.com For more information about Perry Ellis International, Inc. and the company's entire portfolio of brands, please visit www.PERY.com . About Perry Ellis International Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories and fragrances. The Company's collection of dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress pants, casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear, dresses and men's and women's swimwear is available through all major levels of retail distribution. The Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, owns a portfolio of nationally and internationally recognized brands, including: Perry Ellis®, Jantzen®, Laundry by Shelli Segal®, C&C California®, Rafaella®, Cubavera®, Ben Hogan®, Savane®, Original Penguin® by Munsingwear®, Grand Slam®, John Henry®, Manhattan®, Axist®, and Farah®. The Company enhances its roster of brands by licensing trademarks from third parties, including: Nike® and Jag® for swimwear, and Callaway®, PGA TOUR®, and Jack Nicklaus® for golf apparel. Additional information on the Company is available at http://www.pery.com. About Callaway Golf Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories under the Callaway Golf® and Odyssey® brands worldwide. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.com .
CONTACT: Jeremy Gerson Sports Marketing Director, Perry Ellis International, Inc. Jeremy.Gerson@pery.com 305-873-1325