Days 3 and 4 at the PGA Championship: Kelly Kraft wins the fashion show, Danny Lee wears the Crown, Matt Wallace is mellow in J.Lindeberg’s yellow, and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska wraps up the best and worst looks from the weekend at Bethpage.
Kelly Kraft (Greyson Clothiers & G/FORE)
Had Justin Thomas not withdrawn due to a wrist injury, Kelly Kraft would not have been participating in the PGA Championship. I am not certain if Kelly pulled together his own kits or had some help from Greyson. Whatever the story, these last-minute outfits win Best in Show from this blogger. It takes a certain level of confidence to wear joggers and Kelly proved that he belongs in the conversation of best-dressed golfers.
Danny Lee (Peter Millar & FootJoy)
Danny Lee looks fantastic in blue. The Peter Millar Crown Crafted Thelonius and Mingus Stripe are great looking performance polos that you can wear anytime. I love the button-down collar on Sunday’s choice. On Saturday he masterfully matched the navy in his FootJoy shoes to the contrasting collar and banded sleeves of his shirt. Danny earns bonus points for pairing each shirt with a light blue belt.
Matt Wallace (J.Lindeberg & FootJoy)
Full disclosure: I hate almost any shade of yellow. Except for the Pale Lime on J.Lindeberg’s Ace TX Jacquard Polo. That is my only exception! It is a winner. I have no issue with black, however. In fact, the Signature KV Slim TX Jersey Polo that Matt Wallace wore on Sunday is right in my wheelhouse and should find a home in my closet soon! I always feel like the JL bridge across the back makes my shoulders look broader and creates the illusion of a tapered “V” shaped upper body. Who wouldn’t want that?
Thomas Pieters (Nike)
Speaking of black, this Nike Polo is a simple shirt with great detailing. It has a classic cotton look but is made of a breathable knit fabric with Dri-FIT technology. The top button has orange thread in the shape of an “N” and the orange label on the placket pays tribute to the original Nike shoe box. Inside the tab is the phrase, “Perfected by Sport. Inspired by Nature.” That same phrase could apply to the special edition shoes, Safari Pack, that Nike released for the PGA Championship. Thomas Pieters put it all together on Sunday better than most of the Nike stable of athletes. I call Pieters the King of the (fashion) Jungle.
J.T. Poston (Vineyard Vines & FootJoy)
A pair of classically styled shoes + great fitting slacks + simple horizontally striped shirt + needlepoint belt + top it off with a rope hat = FASHION DIME all the time, yo.
Truth be told, I did not like any of the new Nike lids. This one was my least favorite.
Harold Varner III
There seemed to be a lot of extra fabric in Harold Varner’s shirts this weekend. I’ve never noticed that before. I did not like it. Maybe Jordan Brand is embracing the 90’s fashion resurgence; isn’t that when all of the NBA (except for John Stockton) started to follow Michael Jordan’s trend of longer and baggier shorts?
This is a Crime on the merit of the white belt alone, not to mention everything else that is going on here.