The biggest fits from the FedEx St. Jude Championship
FootJoy’s heart-warming collab for the kids, Willy Z hits the right notes while singing the blues, Finau’s minty fresh Jordan’s, JT debuts new Greyson looks, and more.
St. Jude Patients + FootJoy
No surprise; the fashion story of the week belonged to FootJoy. The brand has created a buzz throughout the year with incredible limited-edition designs. This week, FJ got some help from some creative and aspiring shoe designers as patients at St. Jude created the colorful artwork and messages of hope that adorned players’ shoes, including Will Zalatoris’ Premiere Series Tarlow’s. I’ve lost track of how many years FootJoy and St. Jude have teamed up on these designs, but every year, they are the heart-warming footwear story of the year. Btw, the St. Jude print is available as an option through FJ’s MyJoys program.
Will Zalatoris (FootJoy)
I’m not sure if there was a subtle tribute taking place to Memphis’ rich blues music history or Elvis’ blue suede shoes, but many players were rockin’ two-toned blue outfits throughout the week. Willy Z was the best of the blue-on-blue bunch as the tonal print on the polo hit all the right bluesy notes by adding just the right amount of texture.
Side note; I fully expect the floodgates to open for Zalatoris now that he got that first victory. I can’t help but think about David Duval’s struggles to get over the hump back in the day. Once he did, he made a habit of showing up in the winner’s circle and even knocked Tiger out of the number one spot during his prime.
Tony Finau (Nike)
Hoopsters PJ Tucker and Sue Bird have legendary sneaker closets (or in Tucker’s case, sneaker lofts). I wouldn’t mind a peek in Tony Finau’s sneaker stash. From custom Kobes to sick Jordans, Finau is known as one of the big sneakerheads on Tour. Officially known as the White/Copa/Black colorway, these J’s have a real mint chip ice cream vibe for those blazing hot days of summer.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
ICYMI Greyson dropped some new polos on its site this past week. My favorite is this Night Fly Polo that JT sported on Saturday. Although Thomas paired it with Montauk Trousers in a Slate colorway, which looked great, I’d go with the new Falcon colorway for a dark, rich look for fall.
Wyndham Clark (Municipal & FootJoy)
Summer met fall as Wyndham Clark paired a jewel-toned polo with arctic white pants. The thin brown belt was a nice touch, too. Clark is quietly one of the best-dressed dudes week-in and week-out. The fit of those Municipal Polos is on point, but I can’t help but think he is pairing them with Greyson’s Montauk Trousers.
Sam Burns (TravisMathew & Cuater)
Speaking of the arctic, one way to channel cool thoughts during the dog days of summer is with a snow camo.
Xander Schauffele & Collin Morikawa (Adidas Golf)
Who wore it best? Adidas’ Shadow Green stole the show at the Open Championship last month and it is one of the standout colors for autumn. Xander and Collin gave us two different ways to wear it. I give the edge to Schauffele as the green Go-To 5-Pocket Pants trump khakis any day.
Cameron Young (Peter Millar & FootJoy)
I’m fascinated by the cut and tailoring of Cameron Young’s pants. The tapering is so aggressive and the stitching at the hem is so high that they give the appearance of joggers but they aren’t.
Keith Mitchell (Sid Mashburn & FootJoy)
Keith Mitchell’s easy southern style was a natural fit for a warm August weekend in Memphis. If you are ready to venture back into the world of pleats, Sid Mashburn’s Garment-Dyed Pleated Sport Trouser is a good place to start. Slim cut, single forward pleats, and elasticized tabs on the waistband mean you can go sans belt.
Rickie Fowler (Puma Golf)
Of course, if you are wearing a belt, how about matching the color and thickness to the stripes in your shirt? This is a pro move from Rickie. For those that are high-waisted, this makes your torso look longer than it is as the belt becomes an extension of the polo.