Who wore it best in Rio?
August 17, 2016
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Adidas collaborated with Stella McCartney for team Great Britain's lions crest kits sported by Justin Rose and Danny Willett. (Photos by Getty Images)
Justin Rose & Danny Willett (Great Britain)
(See image, above) Lions’ Roars. From the track to the pool and everywhere in between, Great Britain’s new three lions crest, which was created by renowned fashion designer Stella McCartney, made a bold statement. Adidas carried this motif over to the kits for gold medal winner Justin Rose and teammate Danny Willett. While the graphic prints on the weekend felt a bit over the top for the course, the more understated treatments the first two days ranked high on the style meter.
Yuta Ikeda (Japan)
Playing the Angles. Japan stepped out with the best variety of looks throughout the week. With geometric prints, strong color-blocking, and well-tailored looks, Yuta Ikeda and teammate Shingo Katayama were on point.
Rickie Fowler (USA)
Rickie Rules. He may not have taken home a medal, but Rickie Fowler was the best dressed American at the Olympic Golf Course. It is always a bit strange to see Fowler in anything but bright colors and aggressive patterns, but he pulled off the Team USA kits magnificently. Thanks to razor sharp fits and well-coordinated accessories, Fowler proved that his sartorial range extends beyond his signature looks.
Bubba Watson & Rickie Fowler (USA)
Rockin’ Layers. Thanks to Adidas Golf, Team USA crushed it in the outerwear department. The tonal camo vest and color-blocked pullover offered a modern athletic vibe and were two of the better layering pieces that we saw during the competition.
Bubba Watson (USA)
Star Spangled Shoes. While we saw many custom shoes from players in Rio, none created a stir quite like Bubba’s limited edition Crusader High-Tops from G/FORE. It is safe to say that the there weren’t many high-tops with a stars and bars print on them in the 1904 Olympics.
David Lingmerth (Sweden)
Sick Kicks. Speaking of shoes, nobody sported a better collection of kicks than David Lingmerth. His custom brogues and oxfords elevated the look of Sweden’s kits.
Rodolfo Cazaubon (Mexico)
El Tri-mendous. There is a fine line between showing national pride and dressing in a garish fashion. Cazaubon of Mexico struck the perfect balance of team spirit in this red, green, and white kit.
Thongchai Jaidee (Thailand)
Prints and Blocks. Tonal prints and color blocking are two of the biggest trends of the year. Jaidee gets extra credit for incorporating both into this shirt.
Thomas Pieters & Nicolas Colsaerts (Belgium)
Belgian Classics. When in doubt, keep it simple. Pieters and Colsaerts featured a range of understated, yet stylish looks throughout the week. The key to making these classic kits work, though, is to nail the fit, and both players did just that with slim-fitting pants and well-tailored shirts.
Alex Cejka (Germany)
Green with Envy. We don’t see a lot of army green on the course, but this is a color that is trending this season. Pairing it with white pants created the crisp transitional look from summer to fall.
Gregory Bourdy (France)
Fashionable France. France has a strong history in the fashion game, so it was no surprise to see Gregory Bourdy in clean and stylish looks. Check out that polo shirt from Lacoste. The tipping on the collar and the sleeve hems offers a cool, retro vibe.