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October 11, 2009

With two conservative dressers as captains, it was no surprise that we saw the argyle motif used extensively.With two conservative dressers as captains, it was no surprise that we saw the argyle motif used extensively.

OK, but every day?OK, but every day?

The U.S. Team had the best argyle for both the Wednesday practice round ...The U.S. Team had the best argyle for both the Wednesday practice round ...

... and on Saturday.... and on Saturday.

The International team won for Thursday ...The International team won for Thursday ...

... Friday ...... Friday ...

... and Sunday. Listen, I love argyle but as Groucho Marx once said, "I like my cigar, but I take it out once in a while."... and Sunday. Listen, I love argyle but as Groucho Marx once said, "I like my cigar, but I take it out once in a while."

The International team's golf apparel was from Greg Norman, with the outerwear by Galvin Green.The International team's golf apparel was from Greg Norman, with the outerwear by Galvin Green.

The U.S. team's wardrobe was made by Ashworth, where Fred Couples has had a long-standing relationship. Sun Mt. provided the outerwear and Elevee supplied the trousers with their signature split-cuff openings as well as the blue blazers.The U.S. team's wardrobe was made by Ashworth, where Fred Couples has had a long-standing relationship. Sun Mt. provided the outerwear and Elevee supplied the trousers with their signature split-cuff openings as well as the blue blazers.

Did we learn anything style-wise from the event? Yes and no. We learned that players who wear oversized clothing will not change. Oversized shirts and trousers with endless pleats and extra length in the leg drive me crazy! Tim Clark, who played magnificently, is still in trousers that have too many pleats and are too long.Did we learn anything style-wise from the event? Yes and no. We learned that players who wear oversized clothing will not change. Oversized shirts and trousers with endless pleats and extra length in the leg drive me crazy! Tim Clark, who played magnificently, is still in trousers that have too many pleats and are too long.

The fit players like Camilo Villegas and Robert Allenby looked great every day.The fit players like Camilo Villegas and Robert Allenby looked great every day.

Yes, once again Anthony Kim rocked the USA Bling Award-winning buckle ...Yes, once again Anthony Kim rocked the USA Bling Award-winning buckle ...

... and Hunter Mahan had the big-frame Sundog sunglasses (very Hollywood glam here).... and Hunter Mahan had the big-frame Sundog sunglasses (very Hollywood glam here).

On Thursday, the U.S. team's red sweaters popped and ...On Thursday, the U.S. team's red sweaters popped and ...

... the white ones worn at various times by both teams were flat ...... the white ones worn at various times by both teams were flat ...

... and uninspiring. Geez, didn't they know that this event was televised and white never (repeat, NEVER) looks great on TV.... and uninspiring. Geez, didn't they know that this event was televised and white never (repeat, NEVER) looks great on TV.

Ditto for the U.S. selection of blue trousers for Sunday, which were fine during the competition but looked terrible when they wore their blue blazers. Yeah, I know, what are we going to wear with the red shirts? It's a mistake to only use red, white and blue as the colors for clothing. Why should the team look like a marching band?Ditto for the U.S. selection of blue trousers for Sunday, which were fine during the competition but looked terrible when they wore their blue blazers. Yeah, I know, what are we going to wear with the red shirts? It's a mistake to only use red, white and blue as the colors for clothing. Why should the team look like a marching band?

The International team's beige outfits on Friday were perfect against the green of the course.The International team's beige outfits on Friday were perfect against the green of the course.

Dark colors never, ever look great on TV, so why did the International team select them for Thursday?Dark colors never, ever look great on TV, so why did the International team select them for Thursday?

Ditto for the U.S. rain suits that fit like snowsuits. Having Tiger try to get the pants on at the first tee on Sunday and then opting to not wear them when he teed off was a pretty strong "these do not fit" statement.Ditto for the U.S. rain suits that fit like snowsuits. Having Tiger try to get the pants on at the first tee on Sunday and then opting to not wear them when he teed off was a pretty strong "these do not fit" statement.

Frankly, I was shocked that neither team provided mock turtlenecks for their players. Anyone who has ever been to San Francisco is familiar with the famous, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in..." As a result I will give Hunter Mahan a "hall pass" for the Under Armour mock on Sunday. Yes, Ryo and Weir had some compression on but I suspect it was their own.Frankly, I was shocked that neither team provided mock turtlenecks for their players. Anyone who has ever been to San Francisco is familiar with the famous, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in..." As a result I will give Hunter Mahan a "hall pass" for the Under Armour mock on Sunday. Yes, Ryo and Weir had some compression on but I suspect it was their own.

Lucas Glover wore Converse sneakers to the opening ceremony. Now that's having some fun!Lucas Glover wore Converse sneakers to the opening ceremony. Now that's having some fun!

We loved the Presidents Cup belt buckles worn by some of the International players.We loved the Presidents Cup belt buckles worn by some of the International players.

The caddie bibs reminded me of sandwich boards. They were too big and too graphic.The caddie bibs reminded me of sandwich boards. They were too big and too graphic.

Loved the red, white and blue windbreakers on the U.S. wives and significant others. This reminded me of the American Motors Javelins of the '60s.Loved the red, white and blue windbreakers on the U.S. wives and significant others. This reminded me of the American Motors Javelins of the '60s.

Loved the lack of logos on the clothing and please, let's enforce the no vendor logo rule. The weather will be much warmer in Australia in 2011. That in and of itself should help in wardrobe selections. Let's create a competition for the best designs. And since logos are not allowed, why not select from multiple companies?Loved the lack of logos on the clothing and please, let's enforce the no vendor logo rule. The weather will be much warmer in Australia in 2011. That in and of itself should help in wardrobe selections. Let's create a competition for the best designs. And since logos are not allowed, why not select from multiple companies?

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