Fashion recap of Day 2 of the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines
EVR owns Jogger SZN, Westy’s hoodie, Rory’s sunset hues, how FootJoy leveled up, a sponsor logo that killed the vibe, and more. We break down the best and worst looks from Friday at Torrey Pines.
See also: U.S. Open Fashion Dimes & Crimes: Day 1
Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers & ECCO)
Kanye once proclaimed that he owned the summer. Well, when it comes to Jogger SZN, EVR has the ownage. Nobody rocks them better. With the variable temps along the San Diego coast, joggers let the ankles breathe as the early morning June Gloom gives way to warmer temps. As Michael said yesterday, van Rooyen is a ‘set it and forget it’ guy when it comes to Fashion Dimes. As a fan of soccer (er, football) he is the equivalent of ‘first man on the team sheet’ in the Dimes section.
Rafa Cabrera Bello (FootJoy)
Rafa must have been a busy dude in the run-up to the U.S. Open. The state of his game suggests he’s spent plenty of time on the range. It also looks like he hasn’t missed many gym sessions. FootJoy also has his outfits dialed. His belt matches his perfectly tailored trousers, which allows the print polo to take center stage. The story behind the story is how FJ has taken its fashion game to another level. The limited-edition kicks, slimmer fits, and more modern styles have me smashing the add to cart button recently.
Russell Henley (Dunning & FootJoy)
You may see a guy in a solid navy blue polo and gray pants. I see a player who has quietly undergone a fashion makeover since moving to Dunning. Henley never seemed comfortable in Nike’s athletic looks, especially some of those ‘Where’s Waldo’ get-ups. Dunning’s classic threads fit him better in more ways than one.
Victor Perez & Carlos Ortiz (Greyson Clothiers)
An underrated layering piece that should be on your radar is Greyson’s Tomahawk Sweater. Stylish in its simplicity, a Tomahawk in a neutral color is one you will have on repeat three seasons of the year. Those of you who have had the pleasure of slipping on a cashmere sweater from Greyson can vouch for its ridiculous softness and comfort.
Xander Schauffele (Adidas Golf)
This purple hue paired with navy blue is one of my all-time favorite combos. The fact that this polo is made from a recycled fabric means you can feel good while looking good.
Rory McIlroy (Nike)
I liked everything about Rory’s fit today–from the sunset hues on the shoes to the print on the polo. I haven’t been shy about my dislike for Nike’s NRG shoe releases for the majors this year, but I’m all in on these West Coast sunset colorways for the U.S. Open. Maybe I’m just a Left Coast homer.
Lee Westwood (Peter Millar & FootJoy)
Hoodies have gained traction in the golf fashion world over the last few years. In fact, the ‘Great Hoodie Debate’ probably doesn’t need to be litigated anymore. However, if you still think hoodies aren’t sophisticated enough for the course, take a look at Lee Westwood’s Excursionist Flex Popover Hoodie from Peter Millar. This is modern sophistication at its best.
Harris English (Peter Millar & FootJoy)
While the rest of the field was wearing short-sleeve polos in the afternoon, Harris English refused to give up his sporty pullover and I can’t blame him. The contrast of the orange and blue color blocking is eye-catching.
Henrik Stenson (Hugo Boss & ECCO)
I was prepared to talk about how there was a changing of the guard within the Hugo Boss ranks with Thomas Detry and Patrick Cantlay grabbing the torch from Henrik Stenson. Then, Stenson showed up and showed out in one of his signature monochromatic navy fits. Sorry, Thomas and Patrick; the Iceman is still cooler than cool.
Lanto Griffin (Galvin Green & FootJoy)
Speaking of all-navy fits, Lanto Griffin nailed this one. Of course, those FootJoy Tarlows with the brogue detailing really make this look stand out.
Don’t get it twisted; I like the fun summery print of the Original Penguin Resort Chest Print Polo, but the fact that an entire section of the print is covered up with a sponsor logo patch is a fashion felony. I’m not one to get too triggered about sponsor logos. I’ve been watching professional golf for 30+ years. At this point, I don’t even notice sponsor logos, unless they are egregious. As a (somewhat) professional marketer by day, I often joke with friends that marketers ruin everything. Well, a marketer ruined Cam’s fit today.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. No words are needed here. Francesco Molinari’s expression reflects my feelings on this fit. ☹️
Louis feeling nostalgic and reaching back into the 2012 section of his closet.
Creamsicle on top, cheesecake on the bottom. Rumor has it after the round, Adam Scott had a tryout with the 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Don’t get me started on black shoes with light-colored pants, again. Save the black and tan for a frosty pint glass.
Nike says this print was inspired by the Torrey Pine tree, but I’m still trying to see it. I just think 10 years from now we will be watching highlights of the 2021 U.S. Open and cringing when this shirt makes an appearance.😬
On a more serious note, props to Matt Wolff for speaking out about some of the mental struggles he has battled recently. It is easy to look at successful athletes and think that they have it all figured out. The fact that he is open about his doubts can only help others. ✌️
Feature image: Star Vectors by Vecteezy