Charl Schwartzel’s summer whites, Danny Lee’s cool greys, DJ’s Mother’s Day pink, Tiger’s superhero look, Patrick Cantlay’s pocket polo, and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska puts a wrap on THE PLAYERS Championship.
I would like to take a moment to give a heartfelt congratulations to Webb Simpson on his first win since his father passed away in November. Sam Simpson and my father both suffered from Parkinson’s disease, and it is a terrible illness to watch someone suffer through.
With that being said, Webb, I need to give you some grief, brother….
The Great (Polo) Switcheroo
In fashion, as in life, it is important to know your limits. What one person can wear, isn’t always suitable for someone else. This brings me back to Webb. Guys, dress for your body type! The shirt on Saturday was a poor choice, albeit not a bad shirt. Saturday’s polo was oversized, to begin with, but the biggest issue I had was the thin stripe along the chest line. Let’s just say it made him look a little soft in the chest and shoulders.
Webb Simpson would have been much better off swapping out polos with his playing partner on Saturday, Charl Schwartzel. The navy blue color blocking on this Michael Kors polo creates an illusion of a broader chest and shoulders. The white masterfully blended into the rest of the outfit to give a tapered “V” like appearance.
While I am playing this game, I couldn’t help but think that John Rahm and Chesson Hadley each would have looked better if they just switched clothing on Saturday. In the case of Rahm (or anyone who has an oval shape) visual clutter is a bad idea. Essentially, you want an outfit that is smoother in appearance. Whereas someone tall and lanky like Chesson, may benefit from visual activity and horizontal elements.
Tiger-Man & Robin
The shading on Tiger’s Nike TW Dri-Fit polo gives him a superhero-like effect and really accentuates his muscles. The only thing missing is a cape. On Sunday, Jordan Spieth looked like Tiger’s superhero side-kick.
Danny Lee (Devereux)
Patrick Cantlay (TravisMathew)
The Jalegre polo from TravisMathew is righteous. Sometimes it just takes a relatively small feature like a printed patterned pocket to make a simple outfit really stand out, without being too in your face. Dare I say, AWESOME!
Dustin Johnson (Adidas)
We saw a sea of pink this weekend, and appropriately so in honor of Mother’s Day. It should come as no surprise that the alpha-male, Dustin Johnson wore it best on Sunday. The pink polo and belt combination paired with the grey slacks and Tour360 Boost shoes was my favorite Mother’s Day tribute outfit (DJ’s Saturday look was a close second).
Lucas Glover (Linksoul & Adidas)
Let’s stick with Adidas kicks for a minute. The Tour360 Knit are my favorites from the Special Edition Silver BOOST collection and they looked really nice with the dark grey Linksoul Boardwalker pant. I recently invested in a pair of these Linksoul trousers and can confirm they are every bit as amazing as the Boardwalker shorts (also a ‘must-own’ for all-around summer wear).
Ollie Schniederjans (Matte Grey)
On Thursday Greg mentioned that navy blue and mint green are one of his favorite color combinations of the season. I agree. Great look. The Matte Grey Ace Polo brings together white, grey and mint green and couples well with black (or grey) slacks. I just wish Ollie would have opted for a different belt. But hey, whatever…..
Matt Kuchar recycled his 2017 Presidents Cup belt, and I loved it! Typically I am against tournament logos on any of my apparel, EXCEPT for the Presidents Cup. Great event and great logo! I already have 2021 at Quail Hollow circled on my calendar.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren)