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Day 1 at The Open was all about sunshine, short sleeves, and serious sartorial swagger. Who crushed it? Who had a fashion whiff? GolfThreads breaks down the best and worst looks from the first round at Royal Troon.

Fashion Dimes

Robert Rock (Wolsey)
The hat. The heavy textured sweater vest. This is how you should dress for the links of Scotland.

Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Details, details, details. Razor-sharp fit. Coordinating shoes. Matching belt. This purple and charcoal gray combo is perfect for fall.

Danny Lee (Devereux)
Some brands just know how to add a bit swagger while still keeping everything in check, and Devereux is one of them. Add this blue camo crewneck to your list for fall and up your sweater game.

Harris English (Peter Millar)
Dark colors are great for cooler temps, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick with the typical black, gray, and navy. A burgundy pair of trousers will go a long way in taking your autumn wardrobe up a notch.

Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Clean and classic. This is what DJ does best.

Scott Piercy (J.Lindeberg)
The combination of the color blocked top and printed pants can be difficult to pull off, but Piercy executed it to perfection. Also, check out the fit of the mid-layer piece. The slim fit eliminates bulk and allows for another jacket to be layered over it.

David Lingmerth (Maide Golf)
An impactful use of color. Well accessorized with the blue exotic textured belt and spectator shoes.

Louis Oosthuizen (Ping Europe)
Brilliant color. Vibrant knitwear always makes a strong statement. Layering this sweater over a polo in a slightly lighter shade of the same color creates a cool two-toned effect.

Henrik Stenson (Hugo Boss)
There is a lot that can go wrong when you combine stripes, color blocking, and a print into the design of a shirt, however, the tonal nature helps to keep it all smooth and clean.

Justin Leonard (Kjus)
A modern interpretation of classic styles and colors. This is a super clean and sharp look with a contemporary fit. And, who knew Justin Leonard could rock a beard this well.

Fashion Crimes

Hideki Matsuyama
Poor fit. Bad layering. Terrible color coordination. Three strikes. You’re out Hideki. I can only think that half of his luggage got lost or he is hoping to catch the attention of the Swedish Olympic Team.

Justin Rose
I thought this was going to be J-Ro’s best look of the week. Instead, it fell flat. The predominately stone gray color coupled with the white base layer led to a washed out look. A darker pant would have created more balance.

Shugo Imahira
Pairing two patterns is tricky. The key is to scale one large pattern with one small pattern. No one is better at this than Ryo. Unfortunately, Shugo Imahira is not Ryo Ishikawa. The print on Imahira’s shirt is way too close in size to the print on his vest, which creates a cluttered look. Remember, you can never go wrong with limiting your outfit to one pattern, and keeping everything else solid.

News & Notes

Charl Schwartzel Moves to Kjus
We typically don’t see many mid-season equipment and apparel changes, especially from a top player the week of a major, but Charl Schwartzel traded his Nike gear for PXG clubs and Kjus apparel. Kjus is fairly new to the fairways. The brand was born on the slopes as an idea from Olympic ski champion Lasse Kjus and Swiss entrepreneur Didi Serena. As you can see, Kjus’ designs are clean, classic and high-tech, and they seem to agree with Schwartzel.

TaylorMade Tour Bags
Scoreboard! I’m not sure who came up with the idea to pay homage to The Open’s iconic yellow scoreboard through these special edition tour bags, but that person needs to get a raise. Brilliant!

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