Olympic Golf Style Review

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Olympic Golf Style Review

August 16, 2016

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Henrik Stenson/Justin Rose/Matt Kuchar

Congratulations to golf’s medal men. There’s some "mewlery" that every guy on earth would be proud to wear, whether it be in gold, silver and bronze.
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Bubba Watson/Justin Rose

While the Olympics is the ultimate patriotic sporting event, it can also create some suspect scripting decisions. Exhibit A: the over-the-top flag and crest motif polos, as worn by the U.S. and Great Britain teams. Says here these are too large to be stylish.
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Thorbjorn Olesen / C.T. Pan / Jhonattan Vegas

On the other hand, wearing your normal kit and sticking a flag patch on your shirt feels a little lazy. Don’t get me wrong, these guys look great. Yet based on what they were wearing day in and day out on tour, they could’ve been teeing it up at the John Deere Classic for all we knew.
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Yuta Ikeda

The Japanese golfer found a nice spot in the middle of the Olympic style spectrum. A cool color-blocked polo (highlighting his country’s colors) paired with a pant featuring a jagged white line across back (symbolizing Japan’s mountainous terrain) felt both nationalistic and creatively stylish. Very cool.

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Matthew McConaughey

Alright, alright, alright! McConaughey showed up in Rio to support the boys in red, white and blue wearing Team USA’s RLX rain gear from the Presidents Cup. Unlike concerts where you don’t really want to wear the band’s t-shirt to the band’s show, this is definitely a different type of event.

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Ashun Wu

Normally, red is a little aggressive for the monochromatic look. I think you get some leeway, though, at major team events such as the Olympics, where guys are wearing uniforms as opposed to individual outfits. The only other place where this look worked was the 1985 Masters. (We remember, Bernhard Langer. We remember ...)

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Alex Cejka / Felipe Aguilar

Military green is often thought of as a fall/winter shade, but when paired with crisp, white trousers the combo makes a super-stylish summer move. On or off the course, you could do worse than follow the leads of Cejka and Aguilar.
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Rickie Fowler / Patrick Reed / Matt Kuchar

I know my thoughts differ here from my colleague, Mr. Style, but I can’t get past the large typeface on these Team USA lids. Patrick’s hat made him look like an executive from USA Network, and the letters on Kuch’s dome were large enough to be on the side of the navy ship. Fowler’s cap, too, looked like he copped his from the local Army Recruiting office.

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Bubba Watson

On the other end of the (body) spectrum, Bubba’s footwear was on point all week with his high-top G/Fore Crusaders! Accessories in general are an area where you can take more risk and have some fun with your look. Even if the hats fell a bit short, these shoes more than made up for it.
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Henrik Stenson / Padraig Harrington

These two swaggy dudes were close to the top of the style leader board with simple, athletic set-ups. The asymmetry of their looks felt fresh and modern, and they both checked the proper patriotic boxes by keeping their colors in country.

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Massy Kuramoto / Shingo Katayama

Team Japan didn’t look too shabby in these geometric camo prints, either. I much prefer this kind of stylish patriotism to just draping dudes in flags.

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Team USA fans

Let’s leave that get-up for the gallery…

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