Greyson’s wolfpack shows up and shows out, layering and belt inspiration, a lesson in contrast, and are zipped plackets the next retro trend? GolfThreads recaps the fashion scene from the Houston Open.
Carlos Ortiz (Greyson Clothiers)
Greyson is one of the golf apparel brands that has been creating a ton of buzz over the last few years. One of the things that has drawn me to Greyson is the diversity and juxtaposition of its collections. One day I can dial up bold prints and fashion-forward joggers (like Erik van Rooyen below). The next day I can take a more traditional approach with classic stripes, as Carlos Ortiz did en route to his first PGA Tour victory. For guys who care about dressing well, Greyson gives us the tools to look our best. It is up to us how to use them.
Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers & ECCO)
If Ortiz is the ying of the Greyson wolfpack, EVR is certainly the yang. van Rooyen took a walk on the wild side with the Wild Thing Polo and Montauk Joggers. The key to his success is confidence. The more daring the look, the more he owns it.
Lee Westwood (Peter Millar)
For those feeling less daring than EVR, follow Lee Westwood’s lead. A tonal micro-print is a conservative gateway to the world of prints. At a distance, they actually wear like a solid.
Sam Burns (Adidas Golf)
Sam Burns isn’t the flashiest dresser, but there are a couple of important aspects of his outfits that you can copy. First, Sam is a great example of how golf clothes should fit in 2020—slim and trim, but not tight. The tailoring of his shirts and pants is on-point. The second is his belt game. While you can rarely go wrong matching your belt to your pants, Burns chooses colors that complement and elevate his fits. This is exactly how accessories should be deployed.
Viktor Hovland (J.Lindeberg & Nike)
No player has been under the GolfThreads microscope more than Viktor Hovland. Throughout the year, he has put us on a roller coaster ride of fashion do’s and don’ts. Lately, he has trimmed the cuts of his polos and shortened his trousers, but he often has too much contrast in his outfits. Wearing black shoes with light-colored trousers weighs him down. If I was styling Hovland, I’d tell him to pair the black shoes only with black pants. The rest of the time? Lace up white shoes.
Will Gordon (TravisMathew)
If you thought floral prints were just for summer, guess again. There is a stylish crop of fall florals on the fairways right now. These florals have a different vibe than the ones you wear during the summer months. Rather than being light and whimsical, these fall botanicals are more muted and mysterious.
Brandt Snedeker (Peter Millar & G/FORE)
This is all the layering inspiration you need for this weekend’s round. Add a vest in a third, complementary color to take your outfit to another level.
Satoshi Kodaira (Admiral)
Are zipped plackets making a comeback? We’re not sold on this reboot from the mid-aughts quite yet, but that green color is certainly on-trend.
Jason Day (Nike)
Another fashion color to add to your wardrobe is this berry color. J-Day has been rockin’ it throughout the autumn months. While we’ve seen it paired with grays, tans, and white, syncing it with navy blue is the only answer in my book.
Adam Scott (Uniqlo & FootJoy)
Adam Scott has had mixed results channeling classic looks from the Ben Hogan era, but this is one of his best efforts. He seems to have more success with dark colors than muted neutrals.