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Game improvement: Why micro-print shirts can have a macro impact on your style

By Alex Holmes

No matter who you are, chances are you've got some gear in your game that could use an update. While we don't advise retooling everything at once, trading up a few staples at a time is the ticket to solid style. Each week we'll pull a dud from the dark depths of every man's collection and suggest a simple substitute. Check your nostalgia at the door -- it's time for your tune up.

If you're looking to make a strong style statement but aren't quite sure how to pull off the pattern-and-color look like Ryo Ishikawa and Rickie Fowler, we have a suggestion for you: try adding a micro pattern to your wardrobe.

These small designs wear just like solids and have been all over the market for the past few seasons. From 20 yards out you'll look just like the rest of your foursome but upon closer review your style will subtly stand on its own. Start with some easy dots then don't be afraid to elevate your game to mini prints and designs.

This summer, pick up a different kind of polo and work some micro moves into your game.


loop-Fred-Perry-Micro-Dot-Polo-v2-518.jpgWhite Fred Perry Micro Spot, $110
fredperry.us




loop-lyleandscott-houndstooth-polo-518.jpgGreen Lyle and Scott Houndstooth, $130
lyleandscott.com




loop-uniqlo-pink-pindot-518.jpgPink Uniqlo Micro Dot, $23
uniqlo.com



loop-Lacoste-micro-print-518.jpgBlack White Lacoste Micro Camo Print, $115
shop.lacoste.com