I consider myself to have exceptional taste when it comes to three things: golf fashion, craft beer, and coffee. This morning I am revisiting the week in golf fashion after indulging in too many craft brews during the Super Bowl.
Thankfully, while I was at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando a few weeks ago, I met Chris Mellow from Good Walk Coffee Company. Chris hooked me up with his dark roast blend. The perfect cure for a Super Bowl hangover! The rich notes of smoky raspberry, dark chocolate, and anise were exactly what I needed! A good cuppa joe always makes my day better. In fact, I am going to declare Good Walk Coffee Company as the official java of This Week In Golf Fashion.
Luke List (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
I had a lot of fun last month on social media identifying all the PGA Tour pros who were changing apparel brands. This is the closest the PGA Tour gets to a Hot Stove season. I love it! My unofficial tally has Greyson Clothiers making the most acquisitions 2020. Yet somehow I missed Luke List joining the Pack. I must admit, I am a tad bit nervous that too many guys will start wearing Greyson and their unique styling will start to become commonplace.
Patrick Rodgers (Oakley & G/FORE)
Speaking of guys who have switched brands; Patrick Rodgers has been a great match for Oakley apparel and G/FORE footwear. The fit of this particular kit is on point. Love the G/FORE MG4.1 shoes too! This was my pick of the week.
Typically I am a big fan of Haotong Li and Descente. Not this time. Unfortunately, we are going to see more of the mock neck golf top this season. And not just from Nike. I’m not a fan; it reminds me of a little kids’ swim shirt. Don’t even get me started on the white belt. Oy vey!
Xander Schauffele (adidas Golf)
In the accessories department, this adidas Golf Flag Hat is the one to take aim at this season. So crisp and clean. A great hat to rep the brand on and off the course without looking like a walking billboard.
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
Every year when I meet with the Under Armour footwear team, I am blown away with the lengths they go to develop their golf shoes. The upcoming Spieth 4’s appear to be no exception. The technology and research they put into these shoes are remarkable.
Air Jordan 4 & 5
Pat Perez teased us with these photos of the Air Jordan 4 and Air Jordan 5 golf shoes on social media over the weekend. I’d cop both. But if I had to choose just one pair; it’d be the AJ4. Those are sick (the tongue looks exceptionally long though).
They’ve yet to be confirmed for retail. However, Harold Varner III was also showing off the AJ5 at WMPO so I am hopeful us mere mortals will be able to get our hands on them too. GolfThreads will be sure to keep you posted as we learn more.
Max Homa (TravisMathew & FootJoy)
Social media wise-guy, Max Homa was wearing a very righteous, Arizona-inspired shirt by TravisMathew on Sunday in Scottsdale. The Panning For Gold polo is a real treasure. The all-over print features cacti, yucca plants, and the Arizona flag. The team at TM knows how to play to a crowd and more importantly, have fun!
Rickie Fowler can pull almost any look off. However, he missed the mark here. Versions of sage green are hot right now, but Rickie went overboard. His biggest offense was pairing the beautiful House of Fleming gray alligator belt with the Deep Lichen Green trousers. Do I spy a new tattoo on Rickie’s left ring finger? Hmm…
Things seem to be going swimmingly these days for the golf enthusiast, Michael Phelps. He looked golden in the Peter Millar Essex Quilted Traveler Camo Vest. Unfortunately, it is no longer available for sale on their site.
For some reason, I am having a difficult time adjusting to Henrik Stenson wearing a sporty golf shoe. It throws off his entire look. I think he’s just meant to be in a classically-styled shoe.
Thomas Detry (Hugo Boss & G/FORE)
Thomas Detry shows off how impressive a Hugo Boss kit looks when paired with the G/FORE Gallivanter. The Belgian also has a very similar build as Henrik which is perfect for the Hugo Boss cuts.
Tom Hoge (FootJoy)
Tom Hoge looked classy in his FootJoy herringbone trousers and navy polo. The gingham trim at the placket adds an element of style and pop.
Benjamin Herbert (Lacoste & FootJoy)
Finally, it is great to see that Lacoste is still alive and well in the golf apparel market. Even if their presence is greater at European events. Regardless, Benjamin Herbert looks exceptional in this color combination. It is so nice to see such warm spring-like colors in January.