JT and The Saint, Homa and Griffin show why FootJoy is winning, Wallace give us a sneak peek at JL’s Fall Collection, and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska breaks down the best and worst looks from the weekend at Royal St. George’s.
Max Homa (FootJoy)
As far as I am concerned, FootJoy has been the golf fashion story of 2021. They’ve taken their apparel to a new level; case in point this Vintage Floral Print Lisle Polo. Their footwear, especially the LE Premiere drops have been transcendent. The FJ x Harris Tweed Packards may be their best release yet.
Lanto Griffin (Galvin Green & FootJoy)
Norm Peterson from the sitcom Cheers had a brief, albeit successful career as an interior designer because he knew (in his words) “where to place the ottoman.” Lanto Griffin should have a long run as one of golf’s best dressed and not just because he knows what FootJoy shoes to pair with his Galvin Green apparel. The GG Monty shirt and Nigel pant pair splendidly with these FootJoy white/navy calfskin Premiere Tarlow shoes. It is too easy to earn a “Dime” when you have these options.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
I love history. I also love a good story. (For those who are interested I am currently reading Nathaniel Philbrick’s Mayflower–highly recommend it). Greyson Clothiers is the best golf apparel brand at telling a tale with their tops. The Saint Polo features an all-over print that symbolizes the exploration of the sprawling River West.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
Nike didn’t do right by their athletes at Royal St. George’s Golf Course, EXCEPT for outfitting Rory in this shirt. This is a great color for Rors.
Collin Morikawa (adidas Golf)
Now, on the other hand, adidas did right by their guys at the 149th Open. The Statement No-Show Primegreen Polo played perfectly into the rich history of the game. A statement, indeed.
Matt Wallace (J.Lindeberg & FootJoy)
Matt Wallace gave us a sneak peek at the J.Lindeberg FW21 golf collection and I also give it a “thumbs-up,” Matt.
Danny Willett (Descente & Puma)
It wouldn’t be Dimes & Crimes if I didn’t wax poetic about Danny Willett in the elusive Descente golf apparel. Fit; on point. Design; exceptional. Danny does it proper.
Andy Sullivan is a lesson in tailoring. His pants are pooling around his ankles. He could have easily chopped a couple of inches off the bottom for a cleaner look.
Worst of the “white-belt” fouls. C’mon, guys. White belt with white pants only!