Wow! Just wow! We are not sure where to go after that finish, so we’ll get right into it. Here is the third and final installment of GolfThreads’ U.S. Open Fashion Dimes and Crimes covering the best and worst looks from the weekend at Chambers Bay.
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Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
Jordan Spieth’s Sunday look will be the one that will be remembered, but his Sunday look was clearly his best. We talked about his webbed braided belt after his win at the Valspar Championship in March, and again when his U.S. Open script was announced. These braided webbed belts are a strong trend in menswear and golf fashion and we particularly like them as a way of accessorizing summer outfits. Look for Jordan’s braided belt to be released July 1st by Under Armour.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Dustin came up a bit short (or wide left, actually) but he was on target throughout the weekend in strong monochromatic looks.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Billy Horschel’s blue camo pants had as much texture as the greens at Chambers Bay. (ba-dum-bump) The tonal belt created a seamless look. Vibrant colors were well balanced.
Morgan Hoffmann (Greyson)
A wolf in sheep’s clothing? How about a wolf in camo clothing. Morgan “Crazy Legs” Hoffmann created a buzz yet again in these camo pants. Can you find the orange wolves hiding in the classic camo shapes?
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
The best parts of Rory’s kits over the four days were his custom Lunar Control 3 shoes. As for the other pieces of his looks? Meh.
Luke Donald (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Luke Donald rebounded from an appearance on our Fashion Crimes list in the first round with this chic look for round three. The big difference? A tonal belt.
Adam Scott (Uniqlo)
These bold color blocked polos are becoming one of the hottest trends of the summer. Horschel sported one Thursday and Adam Scott rocked them on Saturday and Sunday.
Ollie Schniederjans was the sartorial amateur of the day because of what he didn’t wear — a hat. We’re a bit jealous of that head of hair, but this is the easiest way to stand out in the game of golf these days.
Jason Day (Adidas Golf)
Props to Jason Day for his perseverance in battling vertigo in classic, yet athletic kits. We hope to see Day on the course again soon.
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Mike Davis may have had the last laugh when it came to the course set up, but his look on Saturday made us chuckle. Did he find this in the USGA museum? The billowy shirt with sleeves down to the elbows and a pleated slacks screamed 1996.
The white belt victim of the weekend was Joost Luiten. Again, high contrast belts accomplish nothing more than cutting your look in half and drawing attention to your waistline.
The beige turf of Chambers Bay proved to be a difficult backdrop for players wearing pale colors. Take King Louis for example. He looked washed out and blended into the environment.
This polo is still perplexing to me. It would look much better if the print covered the entire shirt. Also, Sergio really needs to find modern pants with a slight taper.