Fashion Recap of Day 1 at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach
The Greyson wolfpack roams in style, Rickie goes for the rare Dimes & Crimes Double, Nike does denim and more. We break down the best and worst looks from Thursday at Pebble Beach.
See Also: 2019 U.S. Open Apparel Scripts
Erik van Rooyen & Luke Donald (Greyson Clothiers)
I’ve been favoring technical layering pieces the past few years, but these sweaters from Greyson are turning me into a sweater guy again. Erik van Rooyen led the pack from a style standpoint with the brand’s Pack Leader Crewneck. According to Greyson’s website, the large wolf head signifies, strength, independence, and leadership. Pairing it with emerald green trousers created a unique and stylish look.
Luke Donald took a much different but equally bold approach with Greyson’s ‘G’ Crewneck. The intarsia Old English ‘G’ played to Luke’s roots and looked incredibly luxurious. Expect both of these guys to pick up a few more dimes before the week is over.
Justin Thomas (Polo Golf) & Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Red, white, and blue is a strong sartorial theme for the week and JT and DJ pulled it off the best in round one. The keys to both of their looks were the technical vests. JT opted for a number from his Justin Thomas x Polo Golf Collection. The sporty color blocked design worked nicely with the preppy stripes underneath.
By now you know Dustin has a penchant from navy blue and he again showed us why it is his signature color. The red sleeves on his polo added just the right amount of contrast to the navy blue vest. Besides, his outfit was perfectly tailored from head to toe. I’m really liking the casual trainer-style kicks DJ has been lacing up lately.
Roberto Castro (Holderness & Bourne)
Speaking of well-tailored, check out Roberto Castro. His classic look would feel right at home at the old Crosby Clambake at Pebble Beach, but the sharp cut is distinctly modern. This is how your golf clothes should fit in 2019—not too tight, not too loose. The pink belt also offered an important style lesson; a subtle pop of unexpected color can take an outfit to another level.
Xander Schauffele (Adidas Golf)
This sweater has seemingly been in Adidas’ lineup forever and I hope it stays for years to come. Why mess with a good thing. Turning a branding element into a design element is never easy, but Adidas nailed it with this design. The three stripes are simple and have just the right amount of weight. Xander’s casual sleeve roll is a total boss move, too.
Haotong Li (Adidas Golf)
I’m not sure it was that cold, but anytime a golfer rocks a snood this well it deserves a dime. When executed correctly, snoods are functional and fashionable cold weather accessories.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Rickie is debuting some looks from Puma’s AW’19 Collection this week, but this kit works any time of the year. This bright shade of blue has been trending on the fairways all year. Paired with white, it creates a crisp and clean look for summer.
Mikumu Horikawa (Ulticore)
Mikumu Horikawa is the latest in the long list of stylish Japanese players. Like Rickie, he paired a white top with vibrant blue pants. The ribbing on Horikawa’s full-zip cardigan added another dimension to his look and had me Googling ‘Ulticore’. It appears to be a collection belonging to Bridgestone in Japan. If you don’t have a hook up with a Japanese proxy service, check out Rakuten.
Style lesson #432: Never raid Duffy Waldorf’s closet. Never.
In a rare feat, Rickie finds himself on both the Dimes and Crimes lists today. As good as his threads were, the mullet was cringeworthy. Winning your first major while sporting a ‘John Daly Special’ means that ‘do will forever be a part of history. Here’s hoping Rickie stays in contention and goes to Rory’s barber before Sunday.
We just talked about all the great layering pieces, but Sergio decided to roll out in the dreaded white base layer. Maybe he can borrow Xander’s crewneck tomorrow.
It is time for a style intervention, Bubba. These white-on-white-on-white looks that you love so much? Yeah, they’re not working for you. Plus, we need to get you a shirt that fits after all of these years.
Tiger Straw Hat Guy
News & Notes
Nike ‘No Denim Allowed’ Footwear
Nike has been creating a buzz at this year’s majors with limited-edition footwear packs. At the Masters, Nike gave us the slithery Snake Pack with a reptilian print. At Bethpage Black, it was the Safari Pack with a raw, jungle-inspired print.
Now Nike is taking on one of golf’s biggest taboos with the ‘No Denim Allowed’ Pack for the U.S. Open. Nike athletes can choose between five different models in the pack—Jordan 11, Air Max 1 G, Tour Premiere, Victory Tour, and Roshe G Tour.
Each model features denim accents, but the coolest design features are a colorful floral print on the outsoles, insoles, and linings and a pink ‘100’ on the heels for the 100th playing of the U.S. Open . (The Jordan 11 doesn’t include the floral pattern and has the pink ‘100’ on the tongue.) The pattern is comprised of brightly colored petals and clam shells, which are a tribute to the Crosby Clambake hosted at Pebble Beach back in the day. Nike dropped an initial release of the shoes earlier this week and again on Thursday. Not surprisingly, most models sold out quickly.
This does beg the question, “How much denim is too much denim for the course?”
I’m quite sure if you or I stepped into the Pebble Beach pro shop in jeans, we’d be politely asked to purchase a pair of proper golf trousers before strolling to the first tee. Yet, the likes of Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy, and Tommy Fleetwood had no problems with their denim kicks.
Anyway, I’ll leave you with that for today. Michael will be back tomorrow with Friday’s Dimes & Crimes.