Day 2 at the PGA Championship: Kisner is cruising in new Dunning threads, Berger flipped the script, and Puma goes all in on EVOKNIT. Greg breaks down the best and worst looks from Friday at Quail Hollow.
Daniel Berger (Lacoste)
Apparel scripting is a funny thing. It is basically a foolproof picture guide that tells grown men how to dress. Most players don’t deviate from their scripts, but a few don’t mind taking matters into their own hands. At GolfThreads, we applaud these brave men who take an, “I can dress myself, thank you” attitude and actually pull it off. Daniel Berger hasn’t shied away from going rogue in the scripting department and he did it again on Friday. He traded his scripted polo for this striped number, which was sporty, elegant, and modern. Nice choice, DB.
Shop Daniel Berger’s Lacoste Finestripe Ultra Dry Polo.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
If you haven’t noticed, we’re buying what Ralph Lauren is selling this week. It was another banner day for the RL boys as each of them teed it up in a different jewel tone, including Billy Horschel in this vibrant magenta polo. While pastels offer a fresh attitude for spring, jewel tones have a richer and more saturated feel for the cooler months. They will also help you to stand out from all of those drab colors on the fairways this fall.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
JT joined Ralph Lauren’s jewel tone party with this emerald green shirt. He even synced up the color of his Polo pony with his trousers. He’s a true pro.
Luke Donald (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Our crack research team discovered that Luke Donald wore this same outfit at last year’s PGA Championship. Hey, if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. This is a simple, clean, and stylish look, and the sapphire pants are a more interesting option than your basic navy blue.
Paul Casey (Nike Golf)
While we are on the topic of great colors for fall, check out this rose color that Paul Casey was rockin’. It looks especially good in this engineer stripe design, and this Nike shirt actually has a collar! This is an easy way to amp up your wardrobe for fall. For best results, pair it with flat gray trousers and a tonal woven belt.
Shop Paul Casey’s Flex Pant.
Thorbjorn Olesen (Nike Golf)
The PGA Championship has turned into a branding bonanza for Nike. More than 20 players are sporting the Swoosh at Quail Hollow this week, and Thorbjorn Olesen has been the best of the bunch, so far. The young Dane is standing out from the crowd thanks to exquisite tailoring and well-balanced looks. This wine color is another on trend hue for autumn.
Remember when Phil wore those oversized shirts a few years ago? Over the last few years, he has slimmed things down. As a result, he looks much thinner and more fit. He is also proving that the narrower and shorter sleeves aren’t just for the twentysomethings.
Lucas Glover (Linksoul)
This is one of the best looks of the day. It is simple, stylish, and effortless. If you add one belt to your wardrobe this fall, make it a gray one. It is the most versatile color you can own right now. You can pair it with gray, white, tan, and even navy pants.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Wake up. Rock cool looks. Bomb 340-yard drives. Rinse. Repeat.
Mackenzie Hughes (Ping Apparel)
Ping’s Rhys Polo has become one of my favorites this summer. The European-inspired fit is on point, the deep sea blue color is perfect for the season, and the marled print adds a subtle and rich texture.
Yesterday we talked about the right way and the wrong way to wear a monochromatic gray outfit. Sergio didn’t take our advice. Not having enough contrast between the top and bottom creates a flat boring look, no matter how many stripes and pixels you put on your shirt. GolfThreads is a free site, Sergio. Stop by anytime.
There is a fine line between Dimes and Crimes and ruining a sweet setup with an unfortunate belt choice is the easiest way to earn a spot in the style paddy wagon. I like the hat, the knit shirt, the 6-pocket pants, and the shoes, but the white belt destroys the flow of the two-tone blue kit. This may have been the best look of the day with a navy belt.
Fashion News & Notes
Kevin Kisner Dons Dunning
We don’t see many mid-year apparel changes, but 36-hole co-leader Kevin Kisner quietly started wearing Dunning a few weeks ago at the John Deere Classic. The Kiz seems to have found a home with Dunning. The brand’s classic style, modern details, and understated looks are a perfect fit for his easygoing personality and straightforward game. Plus, Dunning’s designs give Kisner plenty of room for all of those billboard-sized logos.
Puma Goes All In On EVOKNIT
One of Puma’s big stories for AW’17 is EVOKNIT. Rickie Fowler is scripted to wear the brand’s new EVOKNIT Polo every day at Quail Hollow and Bryson Dechambeau and Jonas Blixt got in on the action on Friday. EVOKNIT is a seamless knitted design that provides unrestricted range of motion and utilizes body-mapped ventilation for comfort and breathability. Having worn EVOKNIT on the course, I can tell you it is the real deal. The stretch is incredible and even the slightest breeze has a cooling effect.