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    Style Insider: 2015 Presidents Cup uniforms

  • Our Style Insider breaks down what each squad will be wearing on the course when the 2015 Presidents Cup kicks off on Thursday. (Courtesy of Fairway & Greene and Peter Millar)Our Style Insider breaks down what each squad will be wearing on the course when the 2015 Presidents Cup kicks off on Thursday. (Courtesy of Fairway & Greene and Peter Millar)

The U.S. and International Presidents Cup Teams will tee it up at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in classically styled looks from Fairway & Greene and Peter Millar respectively.

The International Team’s uniforms were inspired by the rich history of The Presidents Cup while staying in tune with Peter Millar’s sophisticated style. A palette of bright, yet wearable blues, yellows and greens are balanced against timeless navy blues and black.

On the other side, the U.S. Team’s patriotic theme extends well beyond the red, white and blue color palette. Each of the tech jersey polos that the U.S. Team will be sporting over the course of the tournament is part of Fairway & Greene’s new Made in the U.S.A. capsule collection. A donation from the sale of each polo supports Folds of Honor, an organization that educates the legacy of military families.

What role did each of the captains play in selecting the uniforms? Both Nick Price and Jay Haas were closely involved in every aspect, from selecting fabrics to choosing colors and deciding on the outerwear. Haas was behind the patriotic color palette for the Americans. Plus, as a long-time brand ambassador for Fairway & Greene, he wanted tried and true pieces from the brand, while also striking a balance with technical outerwear for the younger players on the team. Price, based on a positive experience with Sunice’s outerwear at the 2013 Presidents Cup, once again asked the brand to outfit the International Team in a range of outerwear – right down to the exact same fabric as the team wore two years ago.

(Courtesy of The Presidents Cup)

In a first-of-its-kind vote, both teams allowed fans to choose the uniforms for the opening day of competition. Apparently, there is an affection for the windowpane pattern amongst fans on Twitter, as both sides will don this classic pattern for Thursday’s matches.

Fans on Twitter obviously know how to get a tournament started from a sartorial standpoint, too. The vibrant yellow polo will bring a positive energy to the first day and the navy blue windowpane trousers and cashmere sweater vest are the perfect complements. The U.S. Team will take the windowpane check to the top of their uniforms in the form of a white and blue performance tech pique polo. They will complete their look with a pair of navy blue pants, and the elegant, yet sporty Caves ¼-Zip Pullover. Also look for an intriguing navy-and-red striped belt from the Americans that will blend nicely with the rest of the look.

The second day of matches will see the Americans in their best look of the week. The tailored grey pinstriped slacks provide an air of sophistication while providing a tip of the cap to classic American style. The rest of the look is simple, yet stylish with pops of blue on the Caves ¼-Zip Pullover. Again the Americans’ belt game will be strong with a luxurious white and black crocodile belt. The International Team will counter with an ensemble that blends natural and technical fabrics. The green and black cotton polo with grey cashmere sweater and black performance pants offers a sharp and timeless look.

(Courtesy of The Presidents Cup)

The International side will stride to the first tee on Saturday in their best look of the week. Hopefully there will be a chill in the air so that the grey and turquoise argyle cashmere sweater will be required. Argyle is synonymous with golf sweaters and the turquoise color is completely on trend for the season. The Americans will be simple, yet stylish in a white Made in the U.S.A. polo, grey pants and blue crocodile belt. The showcase piece however, will be the navy Baruffa Merino Windsweater. Baruffa is an extra-fine merino wool from Italy, and Fairway and Greene has lined this sweater with a special material from Japan that is dense enough to block the wind while also being exceptionally quiet.

The singles matches will see the International squad in a crisp white cotton polo and navy performance pants. A splash of color comes in the form of a mint green windowpane pattern set against the grey backdrop of a cashmere sweater. The Americans will seek their sixth straight Presidents Cup victory in a modern, yet elegant look. Quilted vests have been a strong trend on the fairways this fall, and the U.S. will be completely on trend in a grey cashmere/merino blend quilted vest layered over a red and white stripe Made in the U.S.A. performance polo. A tan belt will provide an interesting soft and subtle contrast against the grey pants.

(Courtesy of The Presidents Cup)

If the weather makes a turn for the worse, expect both sides to find protection from a full range of outerwear. The U.S. Team will be outfitted in Pinnacle jackets and pants, Packable Anorak jackets, and Z550 Vests from Zero Restriction that are consistent with the red, white and blue theme. The Internationals will turn to Sunice’s Gore Tex® Paclite® rain suit or the brand’s Gore Tex® Paclite® short-sleeve pullover. The white jackets are accented with blue trim in honor of the Korean flag. The matching blue pants and hat will bring some color to a dreary day.

(Courtesy of The Presidents Cup)

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