Shorts, classic kits, and trendy colors for fall were on display at Quail Hollow. Our Style Insider looks back at the best looks and biggest fashion stories from the 99th PGA Championship.
Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
There is no doubt that golf fashion is evolving and becoming more athletic, but Justin Thomas proved that classic looks with modern details still have a place in the game. He opened the tournament with a Foulard polo, a pattern that dates back to the 19th Century and has most commonly been used in neckties. Then, he hoisted the Wanamaker Trophy in a timeless cotton polo, chinos, and bespoke saddle shoes.
Kevin Kisner (Dunning)
Thomas wasn’t the only player on the leaderboard rockin’ classic looks. Kevin Kisner recently started wearing Dunning apparel and the brand’s understated looks are a natural fit for his easygoing ‘fairways-and-greens’ style of play.
Charl Schwartzel, Steve Stricker, Morgan Hoffman
It is not often that a golf fashion story takes center stage, especially before a tournament begins, but such was the case as the PGA of America allowed players to sport shorts during the practice rounds at Quail Hollow. Not only did it give players a chance to show a more casual side, but it also allowed brands to highlight another part of their product lines. Of course, every player put their own unique twist on shorts fashion.
Billy Horschel (RLX Ralph Lauren), Jason Day (Nike Golf), Justin Thomas (Polo Ralph Lauren)
Jewel tones are to autumn as pastels are to spring. Rich, saturated hues like magenta, sapphire blue, and emerald green are great ways to add pops of color to your wardrobe this fall. Billy Horschel, Jason Day, and Justin Thomas showed us how to wear these vibrant hues by balancing them with solid neutrals.
Thorbjorn Olesen (Nike Golf), Phil Mickelson
The cooler months have typically been all about black and gray, but this year, dark colors with more personality are packing a punch. Whether you call them merlot, cabernet, or burgundy, these wine colors are the ‘it’ colors of the season. They bring an air of sophistication to any outfit and pair nicely with gray, black, navy, and white. Joining these dark reds is teal. Sure, teal has been on trend for a few years, but in 2017, it is deeper, darker, and a tad bit mysterious.
Bud Cauley (Bonobos Golf), Dustin Johnson (Adidas Golf)
Monochromatic looks never go out of style and Bud Cauley and Dustin Johnson gave us the best tone-on-tone kits of the week. What were the secrets to their success? Both stayed with dark colors, nailed the fits, and completed their outfits with sweet kicks.
Rickie Fowler, Bryson Dechambeau, Jonas Blixt (Puma Golf)
Going beyond colors, one of the biggest trends in golf apparel is seamless knit fabrics. Puma put its new EVOKNIT technology front and center by outfitting Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau, and Jonas Blixt in the fresh threads. The seamless knitted design is said to provide unrestricted range of motion and body-mapped ventilation for comfort and breathability.
Satoshi Kadaira may not be a household name in the U.S., but there is a lot to like about his style. His setups are smooth and effortless, the fit of his polos is on point, and the contrasting inner placket takes this solid colored polo to another level.
Ian Poulter is known for outlandish fashion choices. Recently, he has taken a more simple and subtle approach and it is paying dividends. He has been mixing classic looks with luxurious fabrics and sophisticated details. A great example of this was Saturday’s outfit where he synced this berry colored polo with an exotic stingray belt.