Danny Willett captured a victory at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in style on Sunday thanks to a closing round 69, a 15-foot birdie putt on the 72nd hole and a mix of modern, clean and athletic looks from Callaway’s SS’16 Collection.
Over the four days in the desert, the stylish Brit proved why he is not only one of the best players in the world, but also one of the best dressed. Rather than making a spectacle in aggressive patterns and over-caffeinated colors, Willett served as an example of what golf fashion is all about in 2016. He proved that ‘fit is king’ as he stood out from the field of world-class players with simple, well-tailored kits.
Check out Willett’s setups from Dubai – trim-fitting polos with sleeves that hit at the biceps, pants with a short break to just sweep the tops of the shoes, tonal belts to create a smooth transition from top to bottom, and FootJoy DryJoy Casual kicks to complete the modern aesthetic. This is how golf apparel should fit.
The secret to pulling off monochromatic looks is all about proportions, and Willett executed this to perfection with a razor-sharp fit on Saturday’s kit. Also, take note of the subtle grey accents on the polo. They added depth and elevated the look without creating too much contrast.
Willett’s best look of the tournament was this bright, energetic and well-balanced kit. While most of the field paired a pink shirt with white pants for Friday’s ‘Pink Out,’ Willett stood out in this pink and navy combo. Although pink and navy has historically been a very preppy pairing, the color blocked design on the collar of Willett’s shirt and the technical fabrics give this classic pairing a modern and athletic vibe.
Willett bookended the competition in Dubai with white technical trousers for the opening and closing rounds. White pants have become a signature look for Willett, but they are under utilized by many amateurs. So, why should you add white trousers to your wardrobe this spring? Not only do they offer a clean and crisp look, but they give any shirt color an extra pop. The key to making white pants work, though, is all about minimizing contrast. Take a page from Willett’s fashion book and pair them with a white belt (or one that matches your shirt) and white shoes.