The Quad-Father makes his case for a Threadie, Billy-Ho goes double barrel for Ralph Lauren Golf, Puma’s thoughtfully bold tribute to the King, a glow-in-the-dark Boss, and Tour Editor Michael commits a sin! All that and more as we recap this week’s golf fashion stories from the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Puerto Rico Open.
Arnold Palmer Invitational
Kurt Kitayama (Chervo & Boxto Golf)
Kurt Kitayama is the first player I have seen lace up Boxto Golf shoes. Keith Mitchell and Max McGreevy are listed as brand ambassadors but neither has stepped away from their FootJoy’s just yet. Apparently, a shoe-switcheroo is exactly what Kitayama needed as he earned his first PGA Tour title. More importantly (as far as I am concerned) than the $3.6 million check he received is his rising status as one of the best dressed in the game. Chervo has always been a favorite brand of mine and pairing Italian luxury apparel with a classy, handcrafted golf shoe is just the move Kurt needed to make to get in the Threadies conversation.
Here is a little-known fact for ya…. Kurt is known for having some of the biggest quads in golf. Some people have even started calling him “The Quad-father.” He claims that one of the many reasons he loves Chervo apparel is because the stretch in their trousers can actually accommodate his thick legs.
Keith Mitchell (Sid Mashburn & FootJoy)
Style-wise, Keith Mitchell is the closest we have to Arnold Palmer…
Justin Thomas (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
…with JT a close second.
Billy Horschel (RLX Golf & FootJoy)
I have been told that going forward all Ralph Lauren Golf apparel will be under the RLX umbrella. This is the first time I have seen double barrel Ralph Lauren logos on a shirt; the Polo “horse” and RLX.
Gary Woodland (Puma Golf)
Puma always does a very thoughtful job paying tribute to the King with their Puma x Arnold Palmer Collection. The unique print and personalized details on the Palmer’s Place Polo are as bold as Arnie.
Trey Mullinax (Stitch Golf & FootJoy)
I am super stoked to game the FootJoy HyperFlex Carbon when golf season returns here in New England. This is the best looking athletic-style shoe FJ has ever created. Add in a molded carbon-fiber plate for Tour level stability and the OptiFlex outsole for comfort and we may be looking at the perfect shoes for walking 18 holes.
Really digging Trey’s Stitch Golf Everglade Key Polo, too. The color blocking makes this a statement piece for your wardrobe. And Stitch offers a Medium/Large sizing that fits me perfectly!
As an aside, please don’t hesitate to ask Greg or me for sizing recommendations if you are contemplating new golf apparel. Between the two of us, we’ve worn pretty much everything. Drop a comment below or DM us on Instagram.
Rory McIlroy (Nike Golf)
First of all, Rory looks great in pink. Secondly, this Camo Golf Dri-FIT Polo is from the Nike Tour Collection which means you get to wear the exact same branding that Nike sponsored golfer’s wear. New this year, you’ll find the signature Swoosh logo at both the left chest and right shoulder blade on Nike Tour apparel.
Xander Schauffele (Adidas Golf)
Adidas continues to lead the sustainability initiative in golf apparel. This polo is 89% recycled nylon! The all-over paint-splotch graphic makes this shirt distinctive AND environmentally friendly.
Thomas Detry (Hugo Boss & G/FORE)
Jordan Spieth (Under Armour)
I thought the wider stripes on the top half Jordan’s UA Playoff 3.0 Stripe Polo made him appear broader throughout his shoulders and chest. If you have a thinner build and want to create the illusion of a tapered “V” shape, try a design like this.
Danny Willett (Descente Golf & FootJoy)
What is the difference between jealousy and envy? Regardless, I desire Danny’s Descente! Is that a sin??
Puerto Rico Open
Nico Echavarria (Original Penguin & FootJoy)
As pumped as I have been about Kurt Kitayama and Chervo, I am equally bullish on Nico Echavarria and his partnership with Original Penguin. These are two of the best dressed men in golf and it was fantastic to see them shine.
Erik van Rooyen (Greyson Clothiers & FootJoy)
Most golf fans were busy watching the API and missed out on the sartorial storylines at the Puerto Rico Open.
Per usual, EVR stole the show. His Greyson polos were en fuego.
Ricky Barnes (G/FORE)
This G/FORE Exploded Icon Camo Tech Polo camouflage print will never blend in! And it is bad ass.
Brandon Harkins (johnnie-O & FootJoy)
I cannot locate this johnnie-O polo anywhere, but the all-over print makes me think of Cape Cod. And the thought of wearing johnnie-O on Cape Cod in just a few months makes me incredibly happy.
Chris Stroud (William Murray Golf & FootJoy)
Keeping with the Cape Cod theme, this William Murray Golf polo is called Tie One On and will test your maritime knowledge. This “knotty” print is a collection of nautical knots. Aye, aye captain!