The biggest golf fits from the Genesis Invitational
DJ and Adidas team up on ‘Great Ones,’ Joaquin’s cargos, Finau’s fashionable walks, Rickie’s new look, swing coaches with style, and why JT was the freshest of them all. This week, we travel just west of Bel Air to check out the Fresh Princes of Pacific Palisades.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
No doubt, JT was the freshest of the Fresh Princes. No matter what he plucked out of his suitcase from Greyson and FootJoy, he brought a modern sophistication to the Riv. On Friday, Thomas showcased my favorite pants in my favorite color for the season. Although I like to pair the Montauk Trouser in Meadowsweet with steely blues and greys, Justin’s solid Arctic White Cayuse Polo really allowed these jewel-tone pants to own the spotlight. Extra points for (almost) matching the House of Fleming belt.
Along the way, JT showed us why Greyson’s Grey Koko Hoodie is the only layering piece you need for your spring golf trip. Its versatility will work with a wide range of colors on the course. Off the course, dress it up by layering a blazer on top, or dress it down with joggers for your travel days.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Can we just call these limited-edition TOUR360 22s the ‘Great Ones?’ Earning some brownie points with your father-in-law is never a bad idea, but having your footwear sponsor create a Dustin Johnson x Wayne Gretzky shoe in an Edmonton Oilers colorway is next-level.
Joaquin Niemann (Adidas Golf)
Speaking of Adidas, the brand has quietly created a stable of young guns who look great in their apparel. While Morikawa isn’t far off the pace, Joaquin Niemann is the best dressed of the bunch. On-point tailoring elevates the look of his simple fits. While I’m usually not a big fan of cargo pockets on the course, the slim nature of this pocket hits all the right notes.
Tony Finau (Nike)
Tony Finau is doing to PGA Tour parking lots what NBA players are doing to arena tunnels and I love it! From Mamba-lined jackets and shorts sets to rare Jordan 3s and jean jackets, Finau has been turning asphalt into a one-man fashion runway this year. We need more of this and The Players Championship is the perfect stage to make this a thing. Can’t you see Brooks confidently striding through the maze of courtesy cars in Off-White while carrying a Louis V bag, BillyHo decked out in some preppy spring pastels from Ralph, Henrik Stenson looking James Bond-esque in a dark, well-tailored Hugo Boss suit? How do we make this happen?
Viktor Hovland (J.Lindeberg & Nike)
Viktor Hovland continues to dig into J.Lindeberg’s Strike Capsule. Look closely and you’ll see that the lightning bolts are subtly comprised of “JL.” I’m amazed how the Swedish fashion house can find new interesting ways to insert “JL” into design elements and actually make them look good. Btw, are zippered plackets making a comeback. If J.Lindeberg is doing them, others will surely follow.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
I’ve been a bit harsh on blade collars and golf henleys over the past few years, but Rickie and Puma might be on to something here with this band collar style. I’m not sure if it is the longer, three-button placket or the slightly higher collar, but this one has fashion appeal and is one I’d wear on the course.
Bubba Watson (Richard Mille)
Pink driver heads, pink shafts, pink gloves. Bubba has never been shy about adding colorful accents to his game. The latest is the strap on his Richard Mille RM 055. Not that a watch topping out at over $800k has trouble standing out.
Sam Burns (TravisMathew)
Is it just me or do TravisMathew polos just hit different in SoCal?
Cameron Champ (Nike)
A new look for Nike with this circle patch hat. It has all the right retro feels.
Sean Foley (Nike) & Claude Harmon III (Puma Golf)
I swear Sean Foley and Claude Harmon III are having a contest for Best-Dress Tour Swing Instructor and just haven’t told the rest of us. Both dudes show up and show out week after week with their practice range fits dialed in.
I always like to see digital creators from the world of new media shake up a traditional space, so I was stoked to see Jacques Slade (a.k.a. Kustoo) teeing it up in the Pro-Am. Nobody covers sneaker and streetwear trends better than Jacques and he didn’t disappoint with his fairway fashions by stepping out in a Trap Golf hoodie, Nike joggers, Jordan 4s, and topping it off with a Golfer’s Journal lid.