BROOKS KOEPKA (NIKE GOLF)
Brooks Koepka sported Nike’s new Mobility Control Stripe Polo in four different colorways on his way to hoisting the U.S. Open trophy. While most of us don’t have Brooks’ power or precision, copying his classic, yet athletic style is easy.
1) Grab a shirt with micro stripes or micro patterns. At a distance, these shirts wear like a solid for a clean look. At close range, they bring a touch of personality and texture to your outfit.
2) Match your belt to your pants. This creates a seamless transition and allows your outfit to effortlessly flow from top to bottom. It also helps you to look thinner.
3) Focus on fit. Koepka’s shirts and pants fit perfectly. There was little excess material in the body of his polos and the narrow sleeves hit the middle of his biceps. His trousers were slim, but not tight and had a gentle taper from the hip to the ankle.
JUSTIN THOMAS (POLO RALPH LAUREN)
Thomas created a stir with his sticks and his threads on Saturday as he torched Erin Hills with a historic 9-under 63 while wearing neon pink pants. Thomas executed his look as flawlessly as he executed his round of golf by grounding the cotton candy hue with a white shirt, hat, and shoes. When wearing a daring color like this, it is important to eliminate any excess material, and JT did just that by keeping his trousers slim and tailoring them with a short break.
RICKIE FOWLER (PUMA GOLF)
While Thomas stole the show on Saturday, Rickie was clearly the best dressed for the week. He kicked things off on Thursday with a well-balanced ensemble of summery colors before opting for a simple and clean setup on Friday. Saturday’s outfit was his best of the week. The gray high-tops were flat out sick and the bold color blocking and angular stripes on the polo put a modern spin on the classic red, white, and blue colorstory. Sunday provided a more refined take on his signature orange kits.
SERGIO GARCIA (ADIDAS GOLF)
Sergio’s game and his style have matured in 2017. In the past, Garcia was a victim of trying to do too much in the fashion department, but he took a more basic approach at Erin Hills. The small splashes of color understated tonal prints, and smart belt choices hit all the right notes.
RORY MCILROY & JASON DAY (NIKE GOLF)
Nike’s Blade Collar Polos were the ‘love them or hate them’ shirts of the tournament. Whether you are down with the ultra slim fits and the futuristic collars or not, you have to admit the bright, saturated colors were spot on for early summer. Nike called this color story Pigment Burst, and the vibrant Chlorine Blues, Electro Greens, and Sport Fuchsia made a strong and colorful statement.
HENRIK STENSON (HUGO BOSS)
If you are looking to hop on one of the biggest trends of summer, pair a light and a dark blue together. For best results, choose two shades that provide enough contrast and match your belt to your pants.
It is too bad we only see Yuta Ikeda at the majors because he is one of golf’s fashion superstars. He is not afraid to take risks, and he usually pulls them off. Case in point, this red, white, and blue ensemble from the second round. Ikeda even managed to sync up the red logos on his shirt and text on his hat with his patterned pants.
With the U.S. Open falling on Father’s Day weekend, Stewart Cink gave all the dads a lesson in how to keep their kits fresh and age appropriate on the course. He put a modern interpretation on a classic look with a pair of slim 5-pocket pants, a well-fitting polo, a metallic silver belt, and some casual kicks. If only keeping up with the young guns off the tee was this easy.
Now, this is how a pair of pants should be tailored! Today’s slimmer fits and tapered legs beg for a short break, which allows the hems to just brush the tops of the shoes.
JOHN MCLAREN (JORDAN BRAND & STANCE)
Here’s a shout out to all the loopers who are doing stylish things. Paul Casey’s caddie, John McLaren, busted out this Chicago-themed sock and shoe combo for the second round and it was enough to make even the biggest sneakerheads jealous. Hopefully, he avoided any mud puddles at Erin Hills in those pristine Jordans.
XANDER SCHAUFFELE (ADIDAS GOLF)
Every year there is one unheralded player who makes serious noise at the U.S. Open, and Xander Schauffele was that guy at Erin Hills. The kid displayed some major game and style. He stole a page from Dustin Johnson’s book as he rocked this tone-on-tone striped polo and slim-fitting pants. Normally, I’d advise against a dark belt with light pants, but in this case, it worked nicely with the navy polo and black hat.