Golf Style For Dummies\nOur style guide will help even the most clueless man look like he knows what he's doing\nGood Fit vs. Bad Fit\n\nWhen not to let it all hang out. When wearing a golf shirt, your sleeves should be three-quarters of the way to your elbow. If you're trim and in good shape, they can be even higher than that. Regardless, if you can't see your elbow, you've gone too far.\nGood Fit vs. Bad Fit\n\nKeep it inside! When wearing a crewneck sweater over a sport shirt, keep the collar in for a trim, clean look.\nGood Fit vs. Bad Fit\n\nThe bottom of your trousers should kiss the top of your shoes.\nGood Fit vs. Bad Fit\n\nShorts should fall to just above your kneecaps. Be careful here. With shorts, too long is sloppy. Too short is obscene.\nGood Fit vs. Bad Fit\n\nIf you thought fit was important for regular golf apparel, it is paramount when it comes to outerwear and rainwear, which should be worn trim. Oversized clothing does not enable you to swing freely. If anything, it gets in the way.\nGood Fit vs. Bad Fit\n\nLike a good haircut, you don't want to notice your socks. They should come to your ankles, but never rise above them.\nMatch Game\n\nNever mind matching your belt to your shoes. Better to match it to your shirt to pull the whole look together.\nMatch Game\n\nWhen can pattern on pattern work? When the pattern isn't dominating both the shirt and the pants.\nMatch Game\n\nThe foundation of a golf wardrobe: a pair of khakis. They're simple, they're versatile. They go with everything. Every golfer should have one pair, if not several.\nMatch Game\n\nPick your spots. If you're going with bold-colored pants, go with a simple top.\nMatch Game\n\nThe opposite can be true as well. A bright shirt asks for a simpler bottom.\nMatch Game\n\nYour colors don't always have to be bright to make a statement. If you keep your colors in the same palette, you're able to create balance.\nMatch Game\n\nA little detail can go a long way. A bright-colored belt can add just the right amount of pop to bring a simple outfit to life.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nWearing your shirt untucked might look cool on a night on the town. On the golf course, it just looks sloppy.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nCargo shorts make for another sloppy look on the golf course. At many private clubs, they're not even allowed.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nSimilarly, most golf clubs expect you to wear a shirt that has a collar. Don't risk otherwise.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nThe baggy shirt is a thing of the past. Some people think wearing something that's a little too big will make them look smaller. Reality check: Clothes don't make you smaller. Diets do.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nEven if you wear a collared shirt, remember how you wear it is just as important as what you wear. TONE IT DOWN.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nDuring the course of a round, your pants drop lower on your waist. Don't start with your pants too long. Otherwise they'll bunch up by your ankles by the end of a round.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nNo belt, no tee time. Belt loops are there for a reason. Please use them.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nA contrasting belt only draws attention to your waistline. If your waistline is greater than 36 inches, this isn't doing you any favors.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nHaving pattern on pattern can create a cluttered look. If you fear the look is too busy, it probably is.\nWhat To Avoid\n\nThe year 1985 called. They want their pleats back. Pleats add unnecessary fabric, drawing attention to areas that probably don't need it.\nKnow Your Body Type\n\nIf you're big, match your belt to your trousers. That way your waistline is no longer so obvious.\nKnow Your Body Type\n\nMatching your belt to your shirt is another way to minimize contrast in your midsection.\nKnow Your Body Type\n\nIt's OK to be big and wear stripes. Just don't complicate everything with too much contrast. The fewer the variables, the better.\nKnow Your Body Type\n\nStrong contrast of dark top and light bottom works for the trim, but not for everyone.