The biggest fits from the Genesis Invitational at Riviera
Teamwork makes the dream work. The GolfThreads crew was planning a week off for some R&R but the fashion scene at the Riv was too strong. So, each of us kicked in a little bit for the rare team TWIGF and broke down everything from Cashmere Keith’s classic looks, Sam Ryder’s Cardigan, the latest killer collab for FJ, Rory’s latest strap, cold weather pullovers, and more.
Keith Mitchell (Sid Mashburn & FootJoy)
Best Dressed of the Week goes to Keith Mitchell. In a city of fashion icons, Mitchell rose above the rest on the fairways as golf’s shining fashion star. I’m not sure where the ‘Cashmere Keith’ nickname originated, but whoever dropped that on him absolutely nailed it. His classic fits hit new levels when he layers up in one of Sid Mashburn’s luxurious crewnecks.
While Mitchell’s status as a golf fashion legend has been gaining momentum over the past two years, it seemed to hit a crescendo this week. Maybe it had something to do with Riv’s old-school vibes. Then again, maybe it had something to do with Mitchell hitting the Sid Mashburn shop in LA to get suited and booted with some new threads.
Keith Mitchell & Will Zalatoris (FootJoy x Metalwood Studio)
The biggest golf fashion story of the week saw FootJoy and Metalwood Studio team up on a retro-inspired collab called ‘Above Snakes’ featuring FJ’s soon-to-be-released Wilcox wingtip with a rattlesnake skin print on the saddle.
Metalwood Studio is one of those IYKYK brands, but I’ve always felt that if you know, then tell people about it. Metalwood Studio is a throwback to the era of golf fashion that preceded today’s athleisure fits. It takes us back to a time when persimmon was being exchanged for metal, smiles on balata balls were being replaced by ProV1s, and FootJoy Classics still reigned supreme. It is no coincidence to see Metalwood Studio’s vibe fitting nicely with the current retro-90s trend.
Btw, if you cut out those old FJ Classics ads from Golf Digest and hung them up on your wall back in the day like I did, then you’ll love the ads and the shoe box that FJ and Metalwood Studio put together for ‘Above Snakes.’ So, in the words of 90s rap icon Biggie Smalls, “If you don’t know, now you know “
Sam Ryder (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
Speaking of old-school cool, Sam Ryder’s Cheyenne Cardigan Sweater from Greyson took us back to the Golden Era of the game. Cardigans can be a bit tricky. Do it wrong, and you’ll end up channeling Mister Rogers rather than Arnold Palmer. Not the case for this five-time Threadies winner. Ryder nailed all the details, and the emerald green trousers added a splash of color.
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
Speaking of amping up the color volume, Justin Thomas was not to be outdone by his fellow Wolfpack member with these purple pantaloons. If you are looking to break up the monotony of your wardrobe, this is a good place to start. Of course, if purple pants are a bit much for you, opt for shorts instead. I have Greyson Montauk shorts in two shades of purple and they quickly became my go-tos last summer.
Collin Morikawa (Adidas Golf)
Another major golf fashion story of the week was Adidas introducing its new ZG23 footwear and Ultimate364 Tour Apparel Collection. I was bummed I couldn’t hit the launch party because Adidas always does cool stuff. One of the areas where they consistently hit home runs is in the layering department. This crewneck that Morikawa sported is no exception. I love the casual versatility of this as it leans more towards a sweatshirt than a sweater.
Cameron Young (Peter Millar & FootJoy)
A couple of things of note here. Here’s a preview of the white colorway of FJ’s new Premiere Series Wilcox that will be dropping soon. I’m a sucker for a classic brogue, and I love how FJ has mixed textures on this shoe to add some dimension to the all-white kicks.
Second, I’ve been a bit obsessed with the tailoring of Cam Young’s trousers over the past year as they seem to have a few extra nips and tucks than the Peter Millar pants I’ve seen at retail. Well, my hunch was correct as I learned at the PGA Show that PM created a custom trouser for Young with an aggressive taper below the knee (think joggers without the elastic cuff).
The good news is us golfing mortals will have the chance to slip these on in the coming months (I believe they are called Blade Trousers). I like the way Cam wears them, but I might crop them even a little shorter to let the ankles breathe, especially in warmer weather.
Billy Horschel (RLX Golf & FootJoy)
Billy Horschel keeps the sweater theme alive with one of our favorites; the RLX Golf Washable Cashmere Hooded Sweater. For the record, Billy Ho in patterned pants makes me irrationally happy. These Bandana Patchwork print trousers brought me back to the Octopus pants he wore at the 2013 U.S. Open. The entire RLX x TrendyGolf collaboration is dynamite.
Cameron Champ (Nike Golf)
Nike celebrates the tenth anniversary of the most popular Tiger Woods shoe in their collection, the Tiger Woods ’13. This is the first Tiger retro release by Nike.
Max Homa (FootJoy)
Max Homa smartly packed and took advantage of the expansive FootJoy layering options. Thursday was cold and he went with the FJ ThermoSeries Hybrid Jacket and as conditions improved a little he opted for the Camo Color Block Mid-Layer on Saturday.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
Rory’s really stepping up his belt game lately. Word is that this stretch woven belt will be released in late spring. And how about this long sleeve polo? This is how you do it, Rory.
Kevin Streelman (johnnie-O & FootJoy)
Finally, do you consider this a sweater? Whatever! Kevin Streelman looks sharp and toasty in the new johnnie-O Leon Mixed Media 1/4 Zip. The woven water-resistant chest and performance microfleece plays well in chilly weather.