Fashion Recap of Days 3 and 4 at The 150th Open
Fire kicks from FJ and Nike, diamonds are Viktor’s best friend, is the slim fit era of golf fashion over, and more. We break down the best and worst looks from the weekend at St. Andrews.
Viktor Hovland (J.Lindeberg & Nike)
We haven’t done too many most-improved awards at GolfThreads, but Viktor is certainly positioning himself for one this year. In years passed, his untucked polos were a bit messy and his reliance on black shoes weighed down his looks. This week in particular, Hovland looked sharp and well-tailored. The modern take on argyle hit all the right notes on Sunday. Even Saturday’s super clean look subtly featured the diamond pattern on the trousers that was barely noticeable to cameras.
Rory McIlroy (Nike)
This was Nike’s best performance of the majors this year and it started with the footwear. The bright green and hot pink popped against the brown fescue, and there was a thoughtful approach behind the design. According to Nike, “The varying greens mimic the host’s rich ritualistic Celtic attire. The soothing, undulating tones throughout honor the course’s natural charm that can change from day to day while a popping pastel pays homage to the host’s national flower.” The “Back Home” on the translucent soles was a classy touch, too.
Once again, Rory was the best-dressed of the Swoosh Squad. His best look of the week coming on Saturday in this lively green polo with an all-over Nike Golf logo print.
Dustin Johnson & Xander Schauffele (Adidas Golf)
Adidas’ Shadow Green was the color of the tournament. DJ and Xander gave us a couple of different ways to wear it. Johnson opting to pair it with a topographical course map design, while Schauffele added subtle texture with the modern collarless polo.
Richard Mansell (Adidas Golf)
The ‘love-it-or-hate-it’ look for the weekend goes to Richard Mansell. As we mentioned earlier in the week, Adidas’ Go-To Commuter Pants would stir some conversation. The cropped joggers have a looser fit than we have seen on the fairways in recent memory and possess a modern, streetwear look. Is this the beginning of the end to the slim fit era in golf fashion? Mansell completed the fit with Adidas’ new Rebelcross shoes from the brand’s Adicross Collection.
Cameron Young (Peter Millar & FootJoy)
Another major, another fire footwear drop for FootJoy. For the second straight year, the brand teamed up with Harris Tweed on limited-edition kicks for the Open. For 2022, this Shawbost Packard took center stage. The navy, grey, and brown pattern complemented a variety of fits throughout the week. At a time when limited-edition sneakers have hypebeasts camping out in virtual lines, FJ has proven that traditional-looking golf shoes can create an equal amount of buzz.
Will Zalatoris (FootJoy)
FJ’s sick footwear drops for this year’s majors may have overshadowed what the brand did on the apparel side. It’s 150th Open Collection captured the essence and history of the championship and the Old Course. This tartan polo was the the best of the bunch. Not surprisingly, it sold out quickly.
Patrick Cantlay (Hugo Boss & FootJoy)
Cantlay blitzed the FedEx Cup Playoffs last fall in these light blue trousers. Although, he couldn’t make a similar run on Sunday at St. Andrews, this was a winning fit. With all the talk of modern hoodies an sporty layers, you still can’t beat a great golf sweater…and keep that collar tucked into the neck of the sweater.
Tommy Fleetwood (Nike)
Fleetwood has turned up in some whack fits at this year’s majors, but this landscape print was on-trend and his best look of the year.
Aaron Jarvis (Redvanly)
Love this color combo. If you don’t have a dark red pant in your fall wardrobe, add Redvanly’s Kent Pull-On 5-Pocket to your shopping list.
Kevin Kisner (Peter Millar & FootJoy)
Looking to upgrade your hoodie game? Think about the fabric. A Merino or Cashmere will elevate the sporty layering piece on and off the course.
Kiz pulls off the rare Dimes & Crimes double. The hooded sweater above and Kisner’s other layering decisions throughout the week showed what a poor option the white base layer was on Saturday.
I’m usually down with Cam’s crazy prints and patterns, even the more outlandish ones, but this one was as rough as being plugged against the lip of one of St. Andrews’ bunkers. When we watch highlights of the 2022 Open in a few years, we’ll certainly be chuckling and cringing at this shirt.
Imagine waking up and saying, “I think I’ll throw some artificial turf on my head and attach a flag and a ball.” Then imagine looking in the mirror and saying, “Yup! Nailed it!”