A little fashion warmup before the golf world rolls into St. Andrews for the 150th Open Championship. We dig into JT’s long sleeve polo, Tringale’s jewel tones, Justin Rose’s rugby stripes, and more from the Scottish Open.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
Seriously, where else would we begin a list of big fits? It may have been a shorter week than expected for JT, but he left us with plenty of sartorial inspiration before making an early departure across the Firth of Forth. This is another reminder of why you should ditch that boring white base layer/short sleeve polo combo and instead opt for the more stylish long sleeve polo. Greyson’s Apache Long Sleeve Polo with a Pima cotton performance blend is a great place to start. Btw, I sure hope these blood-red trousers are in Greyson’s upcoming Fall Collection.
Xander Schauffele (Adidas Golf)
Xander’s final round look felt a bit washed out to me (especially against the backdrop of burned-out fescue), but Saturday’s look hit all the right notes. Lavender and navy is one of my all-time favorite color combos. At a time when navy is the most popular base color in golf fashion, a lavender shirt can be the great differentiator. Don’t sleep on a classic feeder stripe, either. At a distance, it wears like a solid but adds a touch of dimension at close range.
Collin Morikawa (Adidas Golf)
This low-key look was one of my favorites of the week, proving that simple solids and great tailoring is all you need. The defending Open Champ looked like he stepped straight out of the Golden Era with Palmer and Player in this chest-pocket polo.
Jaekyeong Lee (Descente)
This is your (almost) weekly reminder that Descente is doing some cool stuff. This asymmetrical design is sporty but has a bit of an edge. It reminds me of some of those iconic J.Lindeberg pieces from the mid-aughts. Anyway, it is nearly impossible to find Descente gear here in the U.S., so we’ll continue to admire it from afar. Of course, if you are outside the U.S., go ahead and add this long sleeve polo to your list for fall, too.
Joaquin Niemann (Adidas Golf)
Great layering here from Jaco as the grey tech vest brings a complementary third color into his fit. Heads up; Adidas has a habit of outfitting its players at The Open in fresh layering pieces for the fall. Here’s hoping there is enough of a chill in the air at the Old Course that we get a preview of a few of them.
Cameron Tringale (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
The calendar and the heat index say that it is the middle of summer, but the fashion calendar is about to flip to Fall/Winter 2022. Those light and airy pastels will soon be replaced with more saturated jewel tones. As Cameron Tringale showcased en route to a career-low 61 on Thursday, an emerald green is a must-have in your fall wardrobe. Your results may vary, though.
Sam Burns (TravisMathew & Cuater)
When I think TravisMathew, I think blues, greys, and black. That might be why this bright coral color hit a bit different.
Antoine Rozner (Lacoste & FootJoy)
As someone who has been trying to drill out some swing flaws, Antoine Rozner’s impact position is what first grabbed my attention. That bowed left wrist is the holy grail for me right now. Then I noticed that the fit is on-point, too. The tailoring of the trousers is perfect. They also seem to be a bit wider. I think we’ll see some winds of change in the not-to distant future with the cuts of golf apparel.
Justin Rose (Bonobos & Jordan)
I’m not a big fan of retro-90’s looks, but one that I’m all-in on is the rugby-style stripe. Back in the day, I had more than a few rugbies in my closet. I mean, if you weren’t rockin’ rugby shirts and light-washed denim in 1992, what were you even doing. Most of my rugbies were procured from preppy D.C.-area retailer Britches, which was known for its iconic Warthog. I seriously thought Britches was left in the ’90s with answering machines and Discmans, but the brand appears to be alive and well, although it has repositioned itself as an outdoors-y brand rather than prepster label (wise move, my friends). A quick peep at the online catalog, and damn if they don’t have a rugby shirt with a warthog logo.
I no longer know the point of this ramble, other than to say check out Justin Rose’s Bonobos Soft Air Golf Half-Zip. It’s even on sale.
Also, Michael and I will be back with Fashion Dimes & Crimes from The Open Championship later this week. There should be plenty to dig into.