August 20, 2019
By Greg Monteforte, Style Insider, PGATOUR.COM
- Justin Thomas shows off some new apparel from the Fall 2019 Polo Ralph Lauren Golf and RLX Golf Collections. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
As Justin Thomas looks to add a second FedExCup to his trophy case, he is doing so in new apparel from the Fall 2019 Polo Ralph Lauren Golf and RLX Golf Collections. Since arriving on TOUR, Thomas has sported the classic designs and natural fabrics from the Polo Golf Collection.
On the flip side, fellow brand ambassador and 2014 FedExCup winner Billy Horschel has made strong statements with bright colors, bold prints, and high tech fabrics from the RLX Golf Collection. This year, however, Thomas and Horschel have been dressed in apparel from both collections.
This has allowed them to expand their wardrobes and experiment with different looks. As a result, Thomas has added more athletic designs and fabrics to his repertoire, while Horschel has enhanced his outfits with classic-looking layering pieces.
Polo Golf and RLX Golf are helping both players look their best through collections that pull inspiration from the lush greens of the eastern part of the country to the mountains and scenic cliffs of Southern California. A common thread throughout the collections is modern takes on vintage styles from the ‘50s and ‘60s. The throwback Ivy League inspiration can be seen in the track details, novelty prints, and white-grounded tartans.
Argyle sweaters and vintage stripes serve as a tip-of-the-cap to the iconic designs from the Golden Era of the game. Prints have been one of the biggest trends of the season and Ralph Lauren’s Fall Collection provides a healthy dose of whimsical prints and florals in a variety of scales.
As we turn the page on another PGA TOUR season and move to the cooler months, look for Thomas and Horschel to sport a West Coast outdoorsy aesthetic with colorful details, striped knits, and color-blocked designs. Athletic, yet sophisticated layering pieces take center stage in the form of luxurious cashmere hoodies, technical vests, and fleece jackets.
New for the season is the insulated Tech Wool Hoodie. This hybrid pullover features a sporty, color-blocked design with a quilted poly-filled front panel.
In response to more golfers hitting the gym and an increased number of country clubs adding workout facilities, RLX has launched a new fashionable and functional athleisure collection. The line of lightweight t-shirts, 4-way stretch shorts, sweatshirts, and joggers can move from the weight room to the yoga studio to the street without missing a beat. Plus, the neutral color palette of white, grey, and navy is easy to wear.
The Fall 2019 Polo Ralph Lauren Golf and RLX Golf Collections are now in golf shops. For tips on how to wear the collections, look to Thomas, Horschel, Smylie Kaufman, Jonathan Byrd, Davis Love III, and Tom Watson for inspiration.