U.S. Open Fashion Dimes & Crimes: Day 1

Fashion Recap of Day 1 of the U.S. Open at Brookline

Finau’s florals, sticks and stones (and feathers) don’t hurt JT, DJ ditches the collar, Irish eyes smile on Lowry but can’t ‘Power’ a Celtics victory, and more. Tour Editor Michael Ruuska breaks down the best and worst looks from Day 1 at The Country Club.

Fashion Dimes

Shane Lowry

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Ok, ok…this is a sentimental pick for me, but shoutout to Shane Lowry for sending positive vibes despite the eventual outcome. The Celtics logo (and being from Ireland) sure made Lowry popular with the locals.

Seamus Power (TravisMathew & FootJoy)

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No city is more Irish than Boston and not surprisingly, Seamus Power was another crowd favorite. The TravisMathew Alley Oop Polo was a slam dunk choice for Thursday’s round given there was a pretty big basketball game being played down the road later on.

Dustin Johnson (adidas Golf)

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First off, Dustin Johnson has the coolest walk in golf; like Arthur Fonzarelli-cool. DJ decided to switch up his scripting and go for the adidas Sport Collar Polo Thursday. The Legacy Indigo colorway was a great choice for him and really popped on the course.

Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)

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Justin Thomas was the best dressed golfer on Day One at The Country Club. The design on this Greyson Clothiers Sticks, Feathers & Stones Polo takes simple objects and makes them intricately beautiful. I want this for my personal collection. JT is the frontrunner for 2022’s best dressed golfer…

Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers & Ecco)

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…however, don’t count out this guy to be in the running for a top spot in our year-end Threadies. This picture reminds me of something Brian Gay once said to me, “nothing pops against khaki pants! White is always better.” So true! And, if you haven’t tried the Ecco Biom H4 yet, do so. These are my casual-round summer shoes. They are amazingly comfortable and the detailing on the EVR Edition just jams. The shoe is inspired by Erik’s love of music and his South African heritage. The outsole has a guitar string design in a red-orange to blue colorway meant to represent a South African sunset.

Billy Horschel (Ralph Lauren Golf & FootJoy)

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Can’t leave out Billy-Ho from the best dressed conversation. He looks great day in and day out, year after year. I am really digging this windowpane design on Billy’s Polo Golf shirt.

Cameron Smith (Original Penguin & FootJoy)

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Little-known fact about me: lemonade is my favorite summertime drink. (I usually do half water/half lemonade though). It is refreshing and delicious and so is the Original Penguin Lemonade Print Golf Polo that Cam Smith was rocking. Unlike my lemonade preference, there was nothing watered-down about this shirt!

Max Homa (FootJoy)

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The question everyone wants to know is when the FootJoy Premiere Series Summer Classic Collection will be available and the answer is next week! The Cape Cod-inspired pink and navy accents are a big hit. As they should be! And how about a little love for the red, white, and blue Lisle Pinstripe Polo? That shirt is fantastic.

Beau Hossler (Peter Millar & FootJoy)

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Beau Hossler has been looking much better of late. His fits are more tailored than in the past and it really works for him. The Peter Millar Rainbow pocket polo was a great choice as it adds some bulk to his chest. Bonus points for the red laces on his FJ Premiere Series Field Golf Shoes.

Satoshi Kodaira (Admiral & FootJoy)

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Satoshi Kodaira always seems to find his way into the Dimes section. That belt was the perfect accessory for this kit. It pulled it all together.

Tony Finau (Nike Golf)

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Hey now, Tony Finau!

Fashion Crimes

Nike Golf

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I really feel like Nike missed an opportunity to capture Boston with their U.S. Open releases. Apparently, they thought The Country Club was in Maine. That would at least explain the silly “lobstah” shoes and hat. I spent seven years living in coastal Maine and I love lobster but it has nothing to do with gentrified Brookline or the history of Boston. Something along the lines of what TaylorMade did for their staff bags would have been really cool and much more appropriate.

Adam Scott

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Sadly, Adam Scott is becoming a regular here and I just don’t get it. He is a handsome guy with a pretty swing but his outfits make him look old and washed out.

Branden Grace

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Ill-fitting trousers and blah colors. No thanks.

Sungjae Im

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White belt with black slacks. Nope.

Brandon Matthews

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That is a tough color combo. Navy trousers would’ve been much better.

Feature image: Michael Ruuska (GolfThreads)


    1. Haha, Jim. I don’t disagree but I feel like the bar is set lower for Hideki. Sometimes I feel bad for including him so often I give him a mulligan.

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