Erik van Rooyen’s latest flex, Brandt Snedeker channels the power of three, Adidas’ new insulated vest, long-sleeve polos > base layers, and more. GolfThreads breaks down the best and worst looks from the second round of The Open Championship at Royal Portrush.

See Also: Open Championship Fashion Dimes & Crimes: Day 1


Fashion Dimes

Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers)

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Erik van Rooyen had the golf world buzzing with his latest Fairway Fashion Flex as he paired Greyson’s Bleeding Rose Polo with the brand’s Montauk Jogger in the new Bonac colorway for Fall. After the round, he told the perplexed non-fashion media, “If you’re going to wear it, you’ve got to own it. I feel like I’m owning it.”

This aligns with what we said yesterday. The joggers and bold prints are a fashion-forward look, but he makes the whole fit look effortless. The key is to feel comfortable and he is clearly in his comfort zone. If the joggers aren’t for you, don’t worry. You can still rock EVR’s look by swapping the joggers for Greyson’s Montauk Trouser in the same color.

Btw, van Rooyen and other members of Greyson’s pack have been completing their looks with Royal Albartross’ braided belts. Friday he wore the brand’s Balzo in Grey. That’s your scoop for the day.

Robert Rock (Wolsey)

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From the ultra-modern to timeless. Robert Rock shows us that a classic quarter-zip and blue-on-blue combo never goes out of style.

Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar & G/FORE)

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It’s all about the third color. The soft green sweater and navy trousers are a great pairing. The introduction of a third, complementary color through the blush-colored glove from G/FORE takes Sneds’ outfit to another level.

Danny Willett (Descente) & Zach Johnson (Kjus)

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Do yourself a favor this Fall; replace the polo-over-a-base-layer look with a long-sleeve polo. Functionally, the long-sleeve polo provides the same benefits, but from a style standpoint, it looks a lot better. Then layer a technical vest over it for an extra layer of warmth.

Rafa Cabrera-Bello (FootJoy)

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RCB is known for dialing up some colorful kits. Today was just a subtle splash of coral that really popped against the grey skies and neutral outfit. Anytime you can match a coral rope hat to the stripes on your pullover, it is dime-worthy.

Haotong Li (Adidas Golf)

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Every year at the Open Championship, Adidas seems to unveil a range of stylish layering pieces for Fall and this vest is taking center stage this year. There is a plethora of insulated vests these days, but the unique channeling on this one really makes it stand out.

Graeme McDowell

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Irish eyes had to be smiling with this green polo and gold belt combo.

Benjamin Hebert (Lacoste)

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Clean and athletic with a heathered texture. Benjamin Hebert’s look epitomizes modern golf fashion.

Dylan Frittelli (Nike Golf)

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The dark, wide-rimmed specs create a strong look. Dylan Frittelli briefly had me questioning my LASIK surgery decision. On a side note; I like this Light Photo Blue that Nike has going on this week. Unfortunately, I can’t tell any of the Nike guys apart since they all seem to be wearing it.

Lee Westwood (Peter Millar)

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Speaking of colors that pop, this soft pink from Peter Millar is a great way to brighten a dreary day.


Fashion Crimes

Brooks Koepka

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I appreciate when GolfThreads followers and readers get in on Dimes & Crimes. Twitter follower @scottrichardspt nailed it when he tweeted, “Koepka already making the Fashion Crimes section for round 2 and he’s still on the range. White shirt with black long sleeve base and a bright blue hat.”

Right on, Brotha. Brooks looks like the guy who rolled out of bed for an early tee time and grabbed the first shirt, hat, and pair of pants he saw. A familiar look at the local muni, but from the number one player in the world?!?

Phil Mickelson

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A missed cut means Phil can still work the corporate trade show booth this weekend. Stop by and grab a pen and some mints.


Footwear News & Notes

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Tony Finau laced up Nike’s skate-inspired Janoski G shoe, a golf version of professional skateboarder Stefan Janoski’s signature shoe. The minimal kicks possess a classic low-top skate silhouette that easily transitions to the street.

From a guy who wears Nike to one who had a short stint in the Swoosh. Justin Rose has switched to a new casual shoe from FootJoy. More to come on Rose’s FJs soon.

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