Fashion Recap of Days 3 & 4 at the U.S. Open
JT’s beacon of light, FootJoy’s tributes, Joel Dahmen’s TravisMathew sweaters, and the one color to add to your wardrobe this summer. We break down the best and worst looks from the weekend at The Country Club.
See also: U.S. Open Fashion Dimes & Crimes: Day 2
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
Hands down, JT was the best dressed of the weekend (and the week). His Sugarcane Montauk Trousers were one of the few bright spots (literally and figuratively) over a couple of drab days. The light blue Diamonds All Day Polo was the perfect complement. On Sunday, Thomas switched it up by showcasing one of Greyson’s signature camo Cashmere hoodies.
Will Zalatoris (FootJoy)
Confession: I was ‘ride or die’ with Willy Z all day Sunday. My instructor was his childhood swing coach so I have spent countless hours trying to (unsuccessfully) replicate his high, laid-off position at the top of his backswing and his flawless impact position.
Real talk; I’m catching some serious David Duval vibes from Zalatoris. For those unfamiliar with DD, he was one of two players to knock Tiger off of his number one perch during his prime. He was an amazing ball striker who played a power fade (sound familiar). He racked up countless near misses before grabbing his first victory. Then the flood gates opened, including 13 PGA Tour wins in the span of four years and an Open Championship victory in 2001.
Just as I have crowned Rory the best dressed of the Nike players, Will holds that spot amongst the FJ crew. While many novelty prints come off as cliche, this all-over print of Francis Ouimet and his loyal caddie was on-point and captured the history of the U.S. Open at The Country Club. Props to FJ for paying tribute to the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund and for adding the names of players’ fathers to their shoes for Sunday’s final round on Father’s Day.
Joel Dahmen (TravisMathew & True Linkswear)
We spend a lot of time talking about TravisMathew’s laid-back tropical prints, but the brand’s Merino sweaters are the most underrated pieces in its collection. I bought two about a decade ago and they are still in my rotation. When looking for the perfect golf sweater, stick with classic colors in a Merino wool. Greys, blues, and black are timeless. Merino wool is more affordable than Cashmere and it is nature’s technical fabric. It is warm, but breathable to regulate body temperature.
Beau Hosler (Peter Millar & FootJoy)
Beau Hosler has undergone a complete make-over. Dude looks like he has hit the gym and the his move to Peter Millar has elevated his style with splashes of colors and more fashionable pieces. Extra points for matching the laces of those FJ Fields to the trousers.
Hayden Buckley (Puma Golf, Titleist & FootJoy)
Leaderboard Gravity eventually caught up with Hayden Buckley, but he did catch my eye in the style department. The navy blue pullover had a sporty color-blocked design and synced perfectly with the navy blue pants. I’m always looking for different takes on headwear, too, and Titleist’s Diego Hat with a split-panel construction has some cool west coast vibes.
Aaron Wise (Adidas Golf)
No one is going to mistake Aaron Wise for a player pushing the boundaries of golf fashion, but he does prove that simple, well-tailored fits will always land you on the style leaderboard. We’ve said it all week; Adidas’ Legacy Indigo was the best color of the tournament. If you add one color to your wardrobe from this week, make it this one.
Collin Morikawa (Adidas Golf)
Michael called out Brandon Matthews for pairing this pale green shirt with khaki trousers on Thursday saying, “That is a tough color combo. Navy trousers would’ve been much better.” Boom! Morikawa took it from a Crime to a Dime by…pairing it with navy trousers. Dear Tour Players, our scripting/styling services are available for future majors. Just hit us up.
Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Who wears a tech vest better than Dustin Johnson? I’ll wait.
It is safe to say Adidas was one of the winners of the weekend without being on the winner’s back.
Min Woo Lee
This guy is quickly becoming one of my favorites. Light blue trousers provide a pop over the more predictable black or grey.
The Country Club
The style of the game goes beyond apparel and footwear. Shoutout to the USGA and the grounds crew at The Country Club. The course looked fantastic.
Don’t adjust your TV. The glitch is with the shirt.
A pattern on top of stripes??? I mean it’s Fashion 101.