Fashion Recap of The Open Championship Day 2
A mix of rain and sun gave us a variety of looks on Day 2 of the Open Championship. For this edition of Dimes & Crimes, we take a look at Rickie Fowler’s pullover, Nike’s dope lids, Xander Schauffele’s clean cuts, Justin Thomas’ corduroys, and more.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Just roll with it. Yesterday we gave Danny Willett a shoutout for his long sleeve polo with slightly rolled up sleeves. Well, it appears all the cool kids are doing it as Rickie followed suit with his sleek, black pullover today. Sure, the sleeve roll gives off a casual vibe, but it also eliminates annoying material around your wrists that can interfere with your swing and concentration. Also, take note of Rickie’s collar. These minimalistic, bomber-style collars are a strong trend for fall.
Xander Schauffele (Adidas Golf)
Besides Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele is the best dressed of the Adidas crew. Like DJ, Xander keeps his kits fairly simple and relies on razor-sharp fits to make a statement. Case in point, Schauffele nailed the fit of his layering pieces, whether it was a technical vest or a crewneck sweater.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
At the PGA Show in January, we gave you the heads up that corduroy trousers would be one of the hottest trends this fall. On Friday, Justin Thomas broke out a pair in this deep burgundy color that Ralph Lauren calls Classic Wine. Right now, you’re probably thinking, “Corduroy on the course???” Well, forget everything you know about those loud, wide wale cords that you rocked back in the day. This new breed of corduroy pants features technical qualities for comfort and playability, along with fine pincord or needlecord textures.
Tony Finau (Nike Golf)
Yesterday, we talked about how Nike has been killing it with its limited edition footwear for each of the major championships this year. The brand has also been crushing it with some pretty dope lids, too. At the Masters, Nike athletes sported hats with a magnolia floral print. The U.S. Open saw them topping their domes with “Just Do It” hats. In between, we’ve seen a variety of rope hats. Now, at Carnoustie, players are rocking these fresh caps with all-over pin-dot patterns. The Swoosh always has a knack for grabbing our attention.
Louis Oosthuizen (Ping Apparel)
I love the balance and symmetry with Louis’ kit. The grey hat and pants nicely frame the paneled color blocked polo. Not to mention, the cut of his shirt is a little trimmer than what we have seen from him in the past. This is one of Louis best looks ever.
Tommy Fleetwood (Nike Golf)
#FridayFlow. We’re jealous, Tommy.
Russell Knox (Vineyard Vines) & Erik Van Rooyen (Nike Golf)
In the sea of black, grey, and navy on Friday, Russell Knox and Erik Van Rooyen used small pops of color to add personality to their outfits. The lime green zippers on Knox’s rain jacket brought energy to his flat navy rain gear. For Van Rooyen, the punch of hot pink took a rather ho-hum white and black ensemble to another level. A little color goes a long way.
Adam Scott (Uniqlo)
Scott has fallen off the GolfThreads radar a bit as he has given us a heavy dose of ‘dad style’ recently. That being said, he still has the ability to make us stop and take note of his wardrobe selections and this off-white sweater certainly caught our attention. Even though we rebel against outdated fashion myths, such as not wearing white after Labor Day, a French Vanilla hue is certainly a less controversial option and pairs well with a variety of traditional autumn colors.
There is nothing sadder than a white base layer under a nice polo shirt. Dunning has a ton of stylish pullovers and sweaters (I know, I have a drawer full of them that I wear all the time). Any of those would have been a better option. (sigh)
Ditto on the base layer.
It has been a rough week for RCB. He is always one of our favorites, but a poor choice of shoes yesterday and another poor choice in belts today left us scratching our heads. Pink and navy is such a great combo, but the white belt just ruins the entire flow. Hopefully, we can get back to dropping a couple of dimes on Rafa this weekend.