Loud prints take center stage, DJ sports a new look, Spieth goes with the tried-and-true, and there is no ‘magic’ in Hideki’s pinstripes. GolfThreads breaks down the best and worst of style from the second round of the 2018 Masters.
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Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)
Yesterday, I was lamenting the lack of prints in round one, but I knew BillyHo wouldn’t let me down on Friday. It wouldn’t be a Major without some outrageous pantaloons from Billy. The vibrant pinks in this reef floral print complemented Augusta’s natural landscape. Horschel has a knack for making even the loudest patterns look chic and sophisticated. If you are looking to add this print to your summer wardrobe, you’ll have to settle for shorts. Ralph Lauren hasn’t made the pants available at retail, which for the rest of us fashion mortals, is probably for the best.
Shop Billy Horschel’s RLX Ralph Lauren Mill Reef Floral Shorts.
Cameron Smith (Original Penguin)
Cameron Smith joined the print party with this number from Original Penguin. The blue-on-blue keeps this pattern from getting out of control and splashes of red add just enough pop to make it stand out.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
This was a super clean look from Rickie and it also showed how a little texture can elevate an entire look. When wearing white pants, or any flat solid color for that matter, grab a heathered knit top to add a bit of dimension to your outfit.
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Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
After looking at Spieth’s apparel script, I thought this would be his best look of the week and it didn’t disappoint. Blue is Jordan’s comfort color and he needed some comforting after throwing up a 40 on the front nine. The tonal print on the polo made a subtle statement and the navy belt helped the outfit flow from top to bottom. Spieth has added a more aggressive taper to his pants this year and it has been a nice evolution in his style.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Another guy who is no stranger to the color blue is Dustin Johnson. We are used to DJ in monochromatic looks but on Friday he switched it up with this color blocked and stripe design. The touch of green on the inner placket was a classy touch for Augusta.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
Pink and navy is a quintessential preppy combo. JT put a 2018 twist on it by opting for a washed out pink and took it to the next level with a striped canvas belt. All-American prep, right there.
No doubt, Ian Poulter is a polarizing figure. I for one am psyched to see him back at Augusta. Since shuttering his apparel brand last year, he has abandoned those daring Tartan trousers. Instead, he is favoring well-tailored basics and using muted pastels to punch up his looks.
Rafa Cabrera-Bello (FootJoy)
Bright mint green has been the color of the tournament so far and it plays perfectly with navy blue. The entire GolfThreads crew continues to be impressed with Rafa’s style. The fit of his shirts is on point and he is using hits of color as well as anyone in the game. I just wish his greens would have synced up better. Titleist and FootJoy are both owned by Acushnet, after all.
Fred Couples (G/FORE)
The only thing sweeter than couples’ syrupy swing, is his smooth style. After years of being the only guy rockin’ Ashworth, Freddie seems to have finally run out of gear from the now (nearly) defunct brand. He is now sporting the cool and contemporary threads from Mossimo Giannulli’s G/FORE brand. The refined looks and luxurious fabrics are a solid fit for the 1992 Masters Champ.
First, it was Yankee pinstripes on Wednesday and then Friday’s shirt reminded me of those throwback Orlando Magic unis. Maybe Hideki should have worn that aviator-style jacket from yesterday, again. It is time to end the pinstripe experiment.