Who showed up with major fashion game? Who came up lame? GolfThreads contributor Ian Galbraith puts a wrap on Brooks Koepka’s win and the U.S. Open style scene with this edition of U.S. Open Fashion Dimes & Crimes.
See Also: U.S. Open Fashion Dimes & Crimes: Day 3
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Brooks Koepka (Nike Golf)
Who needs a Star Trek collar! Brooks took a more traditional approach to his shirting game, and in the process, put his Blade Collar-wearing Nike teammates to shame. Again, he turned to Nike’s Mobility Control Stripe Polo while showcasing one of the brand’s key colorways for the season, Electro Green. This vibrant hue energized his outfit as much as his final round charge energized the crowd at Erin Hills.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
JT looked great again on Sunday, but unfortunately, his game could not match his look. The white hat and white pants created a solid bookend for the bright coral polo. Subtle details, like the hidden placket and patterned inner facing, brought a high-fashion vibe to an otherwise straightforward setup.
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Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
We gave you an example of how your pants should be hemmed in the Dimes & Crimes from Day 2. On Sunday, Rickie demonstrated how the sleeves of your polo shirts should be hemmed—slim and narrow. A little nip and tuck in the sleeves go a long way, so take this photo of Rickie to the tailor the next time you get a shirt altered.
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Bernd Wiesberger (Under Armour)
The Austrian showed why we would like to see more sweaters on the course. This stylish gray sweater with a contrasting collar and hem created a solid look on Sunday. We’ll even give him a pass on the white belt since it blended well with his white trousers.
Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar)
Sneds saved the best for last. I liked how he paired this pink and white striped shirt with crisp white pants. This is a classic country club move that any golfer can mirror for the member/guest or club championship. Of course, the modern brogue-style shoes from the new Peter Millar x G/FORE collab completed his look in style.
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Hopefully, if we keep putting Reed on the Crimes list, he will finally hire a stylist and a tailor. (Patrick, have your people call our people.) In the meantime, all we can do is try and suffer through his lack of fashion sense. His Sunday attire looked like he was playing a character in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Keegan has been rocking bespoke Air Jordan’s for years and they have always looked too clunky for the course. Sure, at first they may have been a cool way to bring a street-style edge to his looks, but now they feel stale and make him look out of touch with current golf footwear trends.
Bernd Sweater was awesome and Brooks really looked good in the green/gray kit. I eagerly waited to see these writeups each day. Keep writing, it is awesome.