Who was on point? Who had the fashion yips? GolfThreads breaks down the best and the worst of style from the final round of the PGA Championship.
Henrik Stenson (Hugo Boss)
If you are going to work a day-glow hue into your kit, take a lesson from Stenson and use it as an accent to add some pop to a monochromatic look. Yeah, Russell Henley. I’m talking to you (see below).
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Sure, that floral and pineapple print may look like it is from the sofa at your Aunt Beatrice’s beach house, but BillyHo totally rocked it. Horschel executes loud prints better than anyone because he keeps everything else simple and solid.
Harris English (Peter Millar)
Classic doesn’t have to equal stodgy. English put an interesting spin on his classic threads with slim fitting trousers and a braided belt. You can never go wrong with blue-on-blue, either.
Webb Simpson (Izod)
Ditto for Webb Simpson. Aqua and navy is still one of the coolest combos to rock on the fairways. Notice how he combines the contemporary braided belt with the old school saddle shoes.
With a curious mix of fashion hits and misses, Ikeda was the biggest sartorial enigma of the week. Pairing the red shirt with a red belt was one of his smoother looks, though.
Kevin Na (Elord)
This is probably the subtlest use of camo that I’ve seen. Super clean and understated.
Alex Noren (Hugo Boss)
This was one of the best polo shirts of the week. The stripes on the sleeves are modern and athletic and that brilliant blue color really pops. Personally, I would have paired it with a light gray or white pant, but a darker trouser works well, too.
Adam Scott (Uniqlo)
The Secret Tour Pro (allegedly) ditched those ridiculous Henleys and got back to what he does best – strong color blocking and razor-sharp fits.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
It’s all about shirts with all-over prints these days. If you don’t have one, don’t worry, we’ve saved you a seat on GolfThreads’ well-appointed bandwagon. It’s sort of like a Virgin America plane minus the turbulence, over priced movies, and annoying safety jingle that you can’t get out of your head until you’ve finished your third vodka tonic. Heck, while we’re dreaming, let’ just say it is like one of the private jets that Rickie Fowler posts to Snap Chat every other day.
What was my point, again? Oh, yeah. Grab a polo with a trendy all-over print. While you’re at it, add a pair of micro print pants to your wardrobe, too. Just don’t wear them together.
We give you a lot of examples of well-balanced outfits, but this is NOT one of them. In fact, Hend balances colors as well as the Federal Government balances budgets. This ensemble epitomizes the played out golf bro uniforms of five years ago. Can you imagine meeting your wife for lunch after your round in this get-up? Before heading out to the course, always ask yourself if your apparel selections make you look like Grimace. If the answer is yes, try again. BTW, wasn’t this shirt straight outta the 1984 La Mode Collection? (Google it, kids.)
At this point, it may seem like I’m picking on Martin Kaymer, and, well, I am. I’m so confused by what he is doing with his Hugo Boss threads. Martin, give me 15 minutes and a tailor, and you’ll be one of the best-dressed players in the world. We’ll start by burning that belt. Then we’ll slim those pants down, add a bit of taper below the knee, and hem them with a short break. I’ll even let you keep those soccer shoes. Let’s make this happen! Have your people call (or email or text or DM) my people.
I can get behind the neon kicks in the gym or on the soccer pitch, but it is a bad look on the course. Again, less is more when it comes to the highlighter hues.
SMH. Does Bubba actually sell any shirts for Oakley?