October 29, 2015
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Want to keep up with the world's best (dressed) players this fall and spring? Our Style Insider breaks down the trends we'll be seeing more of on the the 2015-2016 PGA TOUR season below. (All photos by Getty Images)
Ryo Ishikawa, Billy Horschel and Morgan Hoffmann have been trendsetters on the PGA TOUR when it comes to rockin’ prints. Expect more players to follow their lead, as nearly every golf apparel brand will be rolling out pants and polos with stylish prints. Camo patterns will continue to be on trend, but also look for funky paisleys, cool florals, chic microdots and subtle jacquards to make their way onto fairways.
Pieces from the Bobby Jones Spring 2016 Collection and Devereux Spring 2016 Collection
Gray and navy blue will continue to be popular color choices during the upcoming season, but look for players to pair them with some new and interesting colors. Vibrant cobalt blues, lavenders, sage greens and tropical corals will be popular complements to greys, while navy blue will be played against sophisticated berry colors and lively yellows (especially in layering pieces).
There is a new trend on the PGA TOUR that is quietly gaining traction. Young players, like Ollie Schniederjans, are turning the volume down on day-glow hues, overly aggressive patterns and blinged-out belt buckles. Instead, they are turning heads in cool, casual looks that make a statement by hardly making one at all. Look for more players to favor these effortless ensembles that offer a modern take on the classic looks from the Golden Era of the game.
Puffy Vests & Jackets
The fairways will be looking more like ski slopes in the earlier part of the new PGA TOUR season as more players opt for quilted jackets and vests. Advancements in technical fabrics and insulating materials have allowed golf apparel designers to create thin, warm layers with an exceptional range of motion. Jason Day rocked a quilted jacket from Adidas Golf at The Open Championship and you can expect other players to jump on the bandwagon, as nearly every apparel label has one of these in its lineup.
One trend that needs to catch on in the new season is the proper tailoring of pant legs. Trousers with a modern taper through the lower leg beg to be hemmed with a short break, but most PGA TOUR players are still hemming their pants with a full break. This was fine when flared boot cut and straight leg styles were in vogue, but it causes pants with a slimmer cut to sloppily bunch around the ankles. In addition to exchanging scorecards on the first tee, players like Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler and Cameron Tringale should pass out the numbers of their tailors to their fellow competitors so they too can have well-tailored pants.