McIlroy was in attendance as a guest of Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, who also invited AL MVP Mike Trout and former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander.
For the past few months, the vest has been trending on every tour in all variety of styles. If you haven't already put this piece into play in your own game it's time to think about adding one to your wardrobe.
On the course the vest is on of my favorite layering looks. In particular, it helps me stay warm without limiting the mobility of my arms or core through the swing. Off the course, I'll layer a simple style under a sportcoat to the office or inside a parka when the thermometer really drops.
Steal this look from some of the game's sharpest dressed dude's who've rocked this rig the right way over the past few months.
Luke Donald: Luke's look is really cool because his top is tonal. While there's nothing wrong with working a white shirt in with this vest, limiting the contrast with the monochromatic look feels more contemporary.
Thorbjorn Olesen: If you're a young dude, you can wear something as classic as a knit sweater vest and still make it feel fresh if you cue up some high-volume pieces elsewhere in your apparel. Here Olesen throws this vest over his venom-green Nike polo and turns his look up to 11.
Branden Grace: Techier, outerwear inspired vests are another sleeveless style that can add interest to your wardrobe. During the work week, some of these pieces with a foul-weather feel often layer better over a sweater or sportcoat, as opposed to under them.
Follow the these pros on this one and check out a some of my favorite vests to wear on and off the course this season.
Uniqlo Ultra-light Down
Patagonia Nano Puff
RLX Ganton Fairisle Half Zip Vest
Colmar Quilted Down
Linksoul Cotton Cashmere Sweater Vest
Hook-Up: verb / (huk-up) 1. To match two or more colorful pieces of clothing together identically.
A slang term with early origins in the late 90's hip-hop community and most often used to describe sneaker / hat coordination.
Take Rickie Fowler and Sergio Garcia.
I'll be the first to say that not only are Fowler and Garcia two of the game's most dominant players, they're also two of golf's best dressed. Their clothes fit well, they understand styling and they consistently present an impactful image both personally as well as for their endorsers.
However, just because #theseguysaregood doesn't necessarily mean you should follow their lead on this tour trend, and here's why.
1. It makes you look like you're trying way too hard.
I don't care whether you're talking about Freddy Mercury or Freddie Couples, no one in the canon of cooldom has ever made it look like they were trying to look a specific way. We've all seen that guy who rolls up to the first tee completely decked out in this season's J. Lindeberg. Don't be that guy.
2. Hooking-up a highly coordinated look can be pretty limiting.
Specifically so when it comes to wearing those pieces with the rest of your wardrobe. If you can pull these moves together for every round next season than great for you, but I play too much golf and do too little laundry to ever make this work. Point is, even if your neon-yellow spikes, belt and hat all look fresh together, they can be difficult to breakdown and work in with the rest of the clothes in your closet.
These aren't strictly golf guidelines, either. Maybe you're not into clothes and don't have much of a wardrobe, which is totally cool. Everyone, though, gets in a bind sometimes when they need to pull something together for a wedding and they've got to drop a little dough on a look they'd like to last. Instead of letting some salesman hook you up in an outfit with a plaid shirt and purple tie, pick up a sharp, solid suit and some basic furnishings in light blues and navys that will work with everything you'll ever own. This way, if you grow out of some of your gear you won't be SOL when the next event rolls around and you have to start the whole process from scratch.So, if someone's willing to pay you tons of money to wear certain styles, don't ask questions and keep that gig up for as long as you can. If, however, no one is willing to sponsor you, you'll do well to find some of your inspiration outside the ropes.
The shirts retail for $15 at bombtechgolf.com
At the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am last February, Gay and Sligo debuted a line of golf clothes for men and boys. Designed by Rooney, the line is inspired by and named for his son, Jagger (shown with dad in the photo). The shirts feature a musical motif with a guitar pick and strings forming an argyle pattern and a rendering of 6-year-old Jagger Rooney's signature.
The men's line (shirts, $79; shorts, $85) and boys' line (shirts, $50; shorts, $70) feature similar patterns, so the little ones can look like their dads on the course. Here's a link to check them out.
A portion of the proceeds of all Jagger apparel is donated to the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville.
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