This is a bit of an abbreviated post today. I’m still trying to catch my breath from the day’s action. Plus, many of the major fashion stories from rounds one and two were on repeat today. (Adam Scott’s pleats, Tiger’s mock neck, and reboots from the ‘90s.) Sunday’s early start here on the West Coast doesn’t help, either. The good news is you should be able to breeze through this during one of the brief commercial breaks and still have time to drop a comment below.
Kevin Na (WAAC)
The ‘Return of the ‘90s’ hasn’t exactly been welcomed with open arms, and much of that has to do with poor execution. One guy that has been nailing the ‘90s reboot is Kevin Na. The secret to his success has been putting a modern spin on a retro windowpane check. On Saturday, he reversed his black and white checks from Thursday and looked sharp in the process.
Justin Thomas (Ralph Lauren)
With so many players trying too hard to make fashion statements by reliving the ‘90s, JT’s timeless navy blue and white combo with preppy canvas belt was a welcomed change of pace.
Alvaro Ortiz (Greyson Clothiers)
I really like the approach Greyson has taken to scripting Alvaro Ortiz this week. The looks are creative and stylish, and have been inspired by the holes and flowers at Augusta National. By now you know our thoughts on Greyson’s Magic Emporium Polo that Ortiz sported on Saturday. It’s the grail polo of Spring/Summer 2019. If you are a GolfThreads reader, this is one you need in your wardrobe.
Charles Howell III (FootJoy)
Lilac was the color of the day and Charles Howell wore it the best. This is a color that begs to be paired with dark grey.
Tony Finau (Nike Golf)
As much as I think Nike’s apparel strategy for the Masters has been a miss, the footwear has been on point. Unfortunately, us mere golfing mortals will never get to lace them up.
Rafa Cabrera Bello (FootJoy)
Nobody wears bright colors as well as RCB. He dialed up another vibrant kit on Saturday. I especially liked the subtle all-over microprint.
The shoes are legendary, but the pleated pants are comical.
The mock necks weren’t good in 2005, but at least they weren’t accompanied by white belts.
Of the Nike players, Jason Day seemed to struggle the most with the new polo design. He has yet to look comfortable in it and the lilac and hay yellow was an awkward combination.
The ‘90s meet 2014. The subtle vertical stripes with the gradient print is another rough take on a retro style.