Fashion Recap of Day 1 of the PGA Championship
Big Willy Style, EVR honors the wolf in the wild, Finau’s dope lid, and Boss moves on the shores of the Atlantic. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska breaks down the best and worst looks from the first round at Kiawah.
See also: 2021 PGA Championship Apparel Scripts
Will Zalatoris (FootJoy)
“Will The Thrill” Clark was one of my favorite baseball players growing up because of his sweet left-handed swing. “Will Za-Thrill” Zalatoris is quickly becoming one of my favorite golfers with his impressive play. He’s a great ambassador for FootJoy apparel and the FJ Premiere Series (which I have been wearing exclusively so far this season). It’s nice to have more slim-fit options from FJ. In fact, I am wearing a polo from The Southern Living Collection as I type and the medium fits me perfectly.
Thomas Detry (Hugo Boss & G/FORE)
This monochromatic kit from Thomas Detry reminds me of classic Henrik Stenson. No knock against ECCO (in fact the S-THREE were my favorite shoe of 2020) but Hugo Boss apparel pairs best with a classic-looking golf shoe like the Gallivanter Collection from G/FORE.
Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers & Ecco)
Now we are talkin’! I’m wild about this kit. The Wolf Toile Polo honors the wolf in the wild and the ECCO Biom H4 works with the avant-garde styling of Greyson Clothiers. I love how the inside of EVR’s collar matches his trousers; this really pulls everything together for me without being too much.
Kurt Kitayama (Galvin Green)
I appreciate apparel that creates deception. And the enchanting Marcus Ventil8 Polo from Galvin Green gives the illusion of the coveted “V-Shape” with its design sorcery on the shoulders and sleeves. Next level stuff from GG.
Charl Schwartzel (Michael Kors & FootJoy)
Masterfully done by the 2011 Masters champion. The simple navy top and matching web belt created a seamless transition to his plaid trousers. Plaid and tartan aren’t always easy to pull off without screaming “look at me.” Schwartzel did it with grace.
Abraham Ancer (Black Quail & FootJoy)
Abraham Ancer is quietly one of the best dressed golfers on the PGA Tour. He gets the job done with little fanfare. It doesn’t hurt that Ancer wears Black Quail, some of the highest-quality apparel on the market. Everything is always on point with this guy!
Gary Woodland (Puma Golf)
I really like the visual depth that this Puma MATTR Roar Golf Polo creates. You can count on Puma Golf to never rest on their laurels. Every year they seem to improve their technology. The MATTR Collection features their most tech-infused polos ever.
Matt Wallace (J.Lindeberg & FootJoy)
Matt Wallace does it proper. No need for a white belt. This J.Lindeberg Stone Grey Slater Golf Belt is the perfect alternative. In fact, it is going straight to the top of my Father’s Day “Wish List.”
Tony Finau (Nike Golf)
Keeping with accessories as a way to earn a Dime, Tony Finau’s Nike Golf retro-rope hat is DOPE! Especially compared to some of the headwear atrocities we’ve seen from Nike for majors the past few years….
Pig-Pen (Charles M. Schulz Designs)
Don’t think of it as dust. Just think of it as the dirt and dust of far-off lands blowing over here and settling on “Pig-Pen!” It staggers the imagination! He may be carrying the soil that was trod upon by Solomon or Nebuchadnezzar or Genghis Khan!Charlie Brown
It seemed appropriate to start the “Crimes” section with this. Heck, I could end it here too and have done my job.
The IV’s are my favorite Jordan silhouette but I don’t like the pink seersucker design. They certainly were not meant to be worn with this color scheme.
White Belt Mishaps
Here is a visual reminder of how white belts can ruin an outfit. Look and learn.