A fashion recap of the Farmers Insurance Open
Rickie untucks it, Tiger’s pink stripes (or were they red), a Rose wins in pineapples, and more. It was a long (but fun) week at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, so we have just a quick rundown of the fashion news from the Farmers Insurance Open. Let’s get to it…
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Play Loose, Rickie
We saw Rickie Fowler’s 2019 debut at Torrey Pines. Per usual he had the golf world buzzing about his fashion choices. Social media was debating the appropriateness of his untucked Hawaiian shirt on Friday. My take? Relax….this look is fun, casual, and refined (and Rickie received approval from the PGA Tour to go untucked). The tropical inspired print has pine trees, surfboards and crossed golf clubs. Pretty much sums up my “happy place”!
Thursday’s look was both hit and miss for me. As I have mentioned before, the Puma Jackpot 5-Pocket Heather Pants are a winner! They pair perfectly with the vintage surf styled Pipeline Polo. What I did not like was the white belt. I found it distracting and quite frankly muddled the entire outfit (especially since the base of the shirt is an off-white). I also thought his pants were a little too long…
I will give Rickie a mulligan on the white belt and long trousers, and instead turn my attention (lust, whatever you want to call it…) to his new Puma shoes. We had an opportunity to see these on display at the PGA Merchandise Show and the entire gang at GolfThreads loved them. In fact, I would say they are the best Puma golf shoes I have ever seen and one of my favorite golf shoes of 2019.
In addition to Rickie, there was another big name that made his 2019 debut. The sartorial buzz around Mr. Woods was him deviating from his typical Sunday golf uniform. On television, the striped Nike Dri-FIT TW Vapor Polo looked pink to me (I think this could vary from viewer to viewer, almost like the “Yanny” or “Laurel” debate). Although I liked the shirt, it seemed out of place given the athlete (Tiger) and the day of the week (Sunday).
From Tiger to Tony…that makes me think of Tony the Tiger, the advertising cartoon mascot for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes breakfast cereal. His catchphrase, “They’re gr-r-reat” reminds me of my childhood and watching way too much television as a young lad. Useless trivia time; Thurl Arthur Ravenscroft was the deep voice behind this slogan for fifty years. Mr. Ravenscroft was an American voice actor and bass singer, who also was the vocalist for the classic Christmas song, “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”
Anyhow, back to the business of golf fashion. I love the playful print on Tony Finau’s Nike Dri-Fit Vapor Polo. Overall, this is a great kit for him. Although, I do worry that I may get tired of seeing this shirt over and over again on the stable of Nike athletes on Tour. What I won’t get tired of? The Nike Air Max 1 Golf shoes. Those are sick.
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It would be an understatement for me to say that Greyson was anything less than the belle of the ball at the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show. They stole the show and what they are doing is art. Greyson has transcended golf fashion. I want to be part of the pack, too.
Justin Rose is the undisputed number one player in golf. He continued an amazing run of consistency that has seen him post 16 top-10 finishes in his past 24 worldwide events. I am very excited to see more of the Bonobos x Justin Rose Collection. It is a great pairing. If this Pineapple Stamps M-Flex Flatiron Golf Polo (and what I’ve seen on their website) is any indication of things to come, there will be many repeat appearances for Rose in TWIGF. For anyone who hasn’t tried Bonobos, I highly recommend you visit a Bonobos Guideshop to get a complimentary 1:1 fitting. Fit matters! Finally, I did get a sneak peek into Justin’s Masters apparel scripting. So cool. I promise it won’t disappoint.
Keep it real.
Rickie’s kit would have really popped if he ditched the white belt. I can’t get behind Justin’s shirt. It did not look good on TV and that color is blah. Those greyson clothiers never never miss the mark.