The PGA Tour kicks off the 2017 FedEx Cup Playoffs this week with The Northern Trust at Glen Oaks Club just outside New York City. New York is famous for many things and fashion is at or near the top of the list. As a result, our friends at TRENDYGOLF have helped to script some of the best dressed players in the game for the event. In the process, they are also giving us a peek at some of the biggest trends to hit the fairways this fall.
Here’s a look at what Billy Horschel, Camilo Villegas, Morgan Hoffmann, Ryan Moore, and Charl Schwartzel will be rockin’ this week. Btw, I’m picking Ryan Moore to hoist the trophy on Sunday in those cool Linksoul threads.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
The 2014 FedEx Cup Champion will once again prove he is the best dressed player in the game with a mix of vibrant colors and bold stripes. Jewel tones are one of the hottest color stories of autumn and Horschel will find himself on trend in a magenta polo on Thursday and a pair of emerald green trousers on Saturday. The other two days, he’ll sync up navy blue stripes with white pants for a late summer nautical vibe.
Hands down, Horschel’s best look of the week is Thursday’s magenta polo and Santorini Foulard pants combo. He typically saves his most daring looks for Sundays, but I like how he is stepping to the first tee of the playoffs in a stylish and confident kit. Foulard patterns, like the one on Horschel’s pants, date back to the 1800s and have been used most often in men’s ties. The small geometric pattern seems to be finding a home on the fairways, too.
Shop Billy Horschel’s Looks
Thursday: Airflow Polo; Santorini Foulard Pant (Short)
Friday: Engineered Stripe Tech Pique Polo; Cypress Pant (Short)
Saturday: Tech Pique Polo; New Garden Cypress Pant
Sunday: Stripe Tech Pique Polo; Cypress Pant (Short)
Morgan Hoffmann (Greyson Clothiers)
Morgan Hoffmann’s script captures the essence of New York City’s many complex layers. Take a look and you will see the elegance of the city’s nightlife in the form of luxurious technical fabrics, the style of the high-fashion world through spread collars and razor sharp tailoring, and the grittiness of the streets in the urban camo print.
Hoffmann’s kits strike the perfect balance between sophistication and eccentricity as simple solids are paired with bold patterns. The best examples of this are his looks for the opening and closing rounds. The Camowolf Polo and the Micro Wolfforest Polo are two of the signature pieces in Greyson’s AW17 Collection. Pairing both with solid color trousers allows the intricate prints to take center stage. Saturday’s Riverwolf Polo is another favorite. The subtle zig zag on a classic white shirt is a simple and stylish detail that elevates the entire look.
Camilo Villegas (J.Lindeberg Golf)
Johan Lindeberg and Camilo Villegas have returned to J.Lindeberg Golf and all seems right in the golf fashion world. Together, the designer and the four-time PGA Tour winner lit up the fairways in the mid to late aughts with fashion forward designs and bright pastels. Recently, Villegas has toned down his looks with more traditional colors, as evidenced by his script for The Northern Trust. That being said, Thursday’s Albin Polo with a double chevron pattern reminds me of the fresh and funky designs during Johan’s first stint with JL and offers a glimpse of what we may see from the brand moving forward.
Friday sees Villegas mixing prints and textures with a subtle gray mélange polo and slim 5-pocket pants. Saturday’s black polo offers a sporty look with an element of surprise on the back. A large camo print on the shoulder blade panels and the tonal ‘J.Lindeberg’ script logo running the length of the spine takes this shirt to another level. The high contrast red and black combo makes a bold final round statement, and you still can’t beat those iconic Bridger and Slater belts.
Shop Camilo’s Looks
Thursday: Albin TX Jersey Polo; Ellott Micro Stretch Pant; Bridger Pro Leather Belt
Friday: Tour Tech Polo; Jack Micro Stretch Pant; Slater Leather Belt
Saturday: Jesper TX Torque Polo; Ellott Micro Stretch Pant; Bridger Pro Leather Belt
Sunday: Dennis TX Polo; Ellott Micro Stretch Pant; Slater Leather Belt
Ryan Moore (Linksoul)
The laundry is done and the bags are packed. Ryan Moore arrives in New York with a suitcase full of cool and casual looks from SoCal brand Linksoul. You won’t find your typical golf uniform here. Moore’s kits combine a laid back vibe with an air of sophistication. Cop his style and you’ll look as great on the course as you do at the coffee shop.
One look at RyMo’s script and you’ll see the biggest trends to hit the fairways this season. The printed pocket polo (Thursday), wavy blue-on-blue pattern (Friday), and the deep merlot and rich navy blue (Saturday and Sunday respectively) are all must-haves for fall.
Charl Schwartzel (Kjus)
Charl Schwartzel will tee it up in a script from Kjus that blends classic styles with modern technology. The 2011 Masters Champ always looks sharp thanks to well-tailored fits and balanced colors, and we’ll see more of the same from him at The Northern Trust.
Schwartzel’s best look of the tourney will come on Saturday. The mélange print on the polo gives it a very modern and sporty aesthetic while the tipping on the sleeves and chest pocket offer a retro feel. Also, check out Thursday’s outfit. The fuchsia contrasting sleeves and collar bring a pop of energy to this smooth gray setup.