Heading to the course this time of year requires grabbing an extra layer or two. If you are looking for a little cold weather inspiration, the damp, wet conditions at the BMW Championship in Shanghai this past weekend gave the best players in the world a chance to show off their layering skills. From vests to pullovers to sweaters, here are 12 layered looks to copy this fall.
Sergio Garcia (Adidas Golf) captured what modern layering in the game of golf is all about. The technical vest over the matching form fitting mid-layer created a clean and seamless look. The cobalt blue accents added interest and lifted the entire outfit.
Combining technical pieces with natural fabrics is one of our favorite layering options, and eventual champ Kristoffer Broberg (Callaway Golf) executed it to perfection with this fleece vest over a lambswool sweater.
Justin Rose (Ashworth Golf) looked sharp throughout the week in a variety of monochromatic rigs. The blue color blocked fade sweater was completely on trend, and it appeared that he layered it over a technical vest or jacket in the same color family for a very smooth setup. We’re also digging the texture on that grey pullover.
We’ve been talking about puffer vests on the course for the last two years, and wouldn’t you know, they’ve become the biggest trend in golf outerwear this season. Props to Nike for offering its Aeroloft Vest in this vibrant photo blue colorway, instead of the typical dark and drab colors, and props to Haotong Li for matching it to his polo. Nice work all around!
Our friends at Trendygolf did a great post recently about how the “third color” is one of the biggest trends of the year. As they said, “Pairing two bold colors together and showcasing a ‘colorblocked’ look is comfortable and safe, but if you are looking to take your look to the next level, incorporate a third color and you will add a whole new dimension to your look.”
We couldn’t agree more, and Ian Poulter’s Drake sweater (IJP Design) is a great example of this. The purple zipper complements the navy and teal colors and elevates the entire look. Who needs tartan trousers when your jumpers look this good?
Monochromatic kits are getting a lot of play, but this doesn’t mean that you need to dress from head to toe in the same shade of a color. Take a cue from Jamie Donaldson (J.Lindeberg Golf) and use multiple shades of blue to create a fresh look.
Here’s another blue-on-blue kit that was completely on trend from Tommy Fleetwood. Again, this bright photo blue color from Nike is a great way to amp up your look this fall.
Green has been one of the hottest colors in menswear this season. If you don’t believe us, then take it from the folks at GQ who said it “is every bit as versatile [as black, grey and navy] and a whole lot more versatile.” Lucas Bjerregaard did his part to showcase how versatile it can be on the course with this classic v-neck sweater from Galvin Green.
Speaking of green, Paul Casey made use of green with envy in this pullover from Nike Golf, and in the process showed why less is more. At times, Nike gets carried away with neon colors, but when highlighter hues are used as accents, they pop without being over the top.
You won’t find a better tailored player than Danny Willet (Callaway Golf) and that exquisite tailoring extends to his knitwear. Check out how the slim fit of Willet’s sweater produces no excess material. It creates a clean look and eliminates distractions during the swing. This is how a golf sweater should fit.