Fashion Recap of Day 2 of the U.S. Open at Brookline
Willy Z’s windowpanes, JT runs with the wolves, the Rory Roller Coaster, and more. We break down the best and worst looks from Friday at The Country Club.
See also: U.S. Open Fashion Dimes & Crimes: Day 1
Will Zalatoris (FootJoy)
The windowpane check. With retro ’90s styles in vogue, it is no surprise to see this quintessential ’90s pattern hitting the fairways again. While windowpane checks tend to be big and bold, FJ takes a subtler approach with this tonal blue-on-blue design.
Patrick Rodgers (Oakley)
Speaking of ’90s retro, summer is here and it is time for a new pair of golf shades, and this season, bigger is better. Turn back the clock and grab the Oakley Radar EV Path. While you are at it, throw in a pair of the Prizm Golf Lenses. I’m diggin’ the shirt, too.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
What separates Greyson’s prints from others? Much like a Monet painting, the brand’s prints offer different perspectives up close and at a distance. Such is the case with JT’s Patriot Wolf Polo. At a distance, it looks like a vintage vertical stripe polo. Up close, you see the intricate pattern of running wolves and the occasional pop of a red wolf.
Justin has also been leaning hard into the FJ x Todd Snyder Tarlows the last few weeks. For those who were quickly shut out of the initial apparel drop of this killer collab, now is your chance at redemption. A second drop has arrived. Don’t make the same mistake twice. I highly recommend the hoodie, crewneck, and technical pique polos. Let’s goooo!
Cameron Tringale (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
Not to be forgotten in the Greyson wolfpack is CamTrigs. No intricate patterns here. Just a great color combo and on-point tailoring. Those FJ Premiere Series Fields have to be the cleanest kicks in the game.
Rory McIlroy (Nike)
Coming soon to an amusement park near you this summer is the new breathtaking roller coaster called the “Rors.” It is no secret I’m a Rory fanboy. I respect his thoughtful takes and can watch his driver swing on repeat until I’m completely mesmerized. However, watching him in majors over the last few years gives me the same feels as riding an epic roller coaster. Rushes of adrenaline, moments of sheer terror, a bit of nausea, and questioning whether I really want to get back on that ride again but not being able to say no.
Stomach-turning rides aside, Rory remains the best dressed dude in the Nike stable. His simple fits are often his best, case in point, Friday’s mix of blues with a dash of ocean critters. It’s sporty, preppy, and loaded with summer vibes. Let’s do this, Rory!
Sam Burns (TravisMathew)
Of course, no one does summer vibes quite like TravisMathew. From the backyard cookout to the first tee, there is something about a tropical TravisMathew polo that just says summertime.
Billy Horschel (Ralph Lauren & FootJoy)
BillyHo just operates on a different sartorial level. His superpower is creating interesting, well-balanced looks. The latest example is this blue belt that is simply an extension of the blue stripes on his shirt.
Joaquin Niemann (Adidas Golf)
Is there a cooler cat in the game than Joaco? Adidas’ Legacy Indigo colorway is looking like the color of the tournament.
Mito Pereira (Under Armour)
From one Chilean to the next. This look is big and bold. It’s perfect for a major or your club championship. The contrast of the black with the neon coral and hot pink makes a strong statement. Personally, I would have saved this for a Moving Day charge up the leaderboard, but this fit plays any day.
Bo Hoag (Stitch Golf & FootJoy)
Bo knows style and proves that traditional looks still have a place in the game of golf. If you are looking to freshen up your red, white, and blue look for summer, take a queue from Hoag. Trade those heavy navy blue pants for a lighter, steely blue. (Stitch calls this Vintage Navy.)
Hideki is a chronic fashion criminal, and not a smooth one, either. At this point, I just pencil him into the Crimes section every day and just hit the delete button on the rare occasion he wears something that isn’t a nightmare. Friday was no such day as he rolled out in another one of his signature vertical striped specials that made him look like half a candy cane.
From Dime to Crime. One bad decision can wreck a round at the U.S. Open. The same can be said for your U.S. Open fit. I’m digging the print on the FJ shirt and a simple navy belt would have made this an absolute Dime. Instead, Callum Tarren is our White Belt Victim of the Day.
Si Woo Kim
There’s no saving a bad shirt. I guess we’ll never see a shirt with “PGA TOUR” printed all over it on the LIV Tour.
Another washed-out cheesecake palette for AS. SMH…
I’m so confused by these asymmetrical prints and stripes that Nike has been trotting out this year. While the Jordan 1s are pretty dope, the dark colorway seems to weigh down the entire look when combined with white pants.
Feature image: Michael Ruuska (GolfThreads)
Tony Finau is making a run at Hideki. Its like he wants it.
Don’t think we have seen the worst yet, either.
Good job Mito didn’t leave the shirt for a moving day charge, given he missed the cut.
Sometimes Moving Day becomes Friday.