Fashion Winners & Losers At Augusta
April 12, 2011
The white pants we have been seeing have migrated into all-white outfits. Bubba Watson's all-white Travis Matthew rig was seen five days in a row and made a great statement for the brand. Bubba also wears a Richard Mille watch while he plays. On Saturday, he let Miguel Angel Jimenez wear the watch (which retails for $525,000!) while walking up the ninth fairway.
Luke Donald's RLX Polo Golf Sunday whites were a marked contrast to the green pants and pink shirt of Saturday, which drew polarizing opinions. While I thought it was solid, many had the opinion that it belonged either undercover or out at the Hamptons.
Adam Scott's Aquascutum white wardrobe for Sunday matched his outstanding play.
Many players combined white trousers with a white belt and shoes for a very neat and clean look: Alvaro Quiros (Callaway) ...
... Peter Hanson (Galvin Green) ...
... Robert Karlsson ...
... and Lee Westwood were all spotless.
Using a black belt with a white outfit is risky, as it tends to cut the player in two. Brandt Snedeker, being trim, made it work.
Why is it that everyone thinks they need to have something green at the Masters? When green is used as an accessory, as in Ricky Barnes' green G/Fore glove, it works, but too much of anything can backfire.
Ryan Moore continues to wear a necktie while he is playing. At Augusta National, when teamed with a woven shirt, it looks both modern and classic.
Charley Hoffman gets a "thumbs up" for finding a way to make it all work. His Thursday outfit, with the perfect green House of Fleming belt, looked great.
Zach Johnson's Iliac by Bert Lemar plaid collar was brilliant. Both his Thursday and Friday shirts retained this motif. It's a shame he did not make the cut, as I am sure this plaid collar would have appeared each day!
The Whole Shebang! When executed by Ian Poulter, the tartan motif (trousers, headcovers and golf bag) works.
Poulter also gets the details great, as in his FootJoy Icon shoes, which coordinate effectively.
Rickie Fowler's all green Puma choice for Thursday managed to ignite many debates. At one point, I thought he was the Lawn Doctor making his weekly call! And Fowler's signature all-orange Puma wardrobe for Sunday has become a staple.
Young, fit players look better in flat fronts than pleats. Even Bill Haas wore a pair one day!
Orange can work when you are Peter Uihlein, but...
...the logo-less orange shirts on Jose Maria Olazabal and Craig Stadler looked ill-fitting and weak.
The new Oakley wardrobe is a good match with Rory McIlroy's style and personality. The shirts, especially Sunday's, have a clean and unique look.
Winner Charl Schwartzel, whose build makes everything look great, looked solid every day in Nike. Notice the Nike Lunar Control shoes with the special Masters green soles!