2014 Year In Style
Trending on tour and looking ahead
December 28, 2014
In what could be one of the most stylish signings of the last few years Bradley will join team Travis Mathew in the New Year. This should look like a significant departure from the predominantly patriotic pallet he wore with previous sponsor, Tommy Hilfiger, and we're looking forward to seeing Keegs in soft sophisticated looks from the cool SoCal company in 2015. That said, no matter what he's wearing you can be sure his shoes will attract some serious attention.Travis MathewNike
Rickie stepped up his style in 2014 and was consistently one of the best-dressed dudes on tour, but his plus-four homage to Payne Stewart at Pinehurst was his best look hands down. No matter what he was wearing Fowler was the portrait of consistency this year finishing in the top five in all four major championships! Looking good and playing very, very well!Puma
Oh yeah, he also wins haircut of the year, too, with this patriotic shape-up before the Ryder Cup.
For an equally adventurous approach to trousers see Daly . . . Every. Single. Tournament.Loudmouth Golf
After eight years, Poulter left Cobra/Puma golf in October, and it looks like he'll don his eponymous label, IJP Design, going forward. IJP has an interesting mod vibe that joins geometric patterns with a Miami Vice color scheme and creates a discernibly 1980s aesthetic. This should look like a significant departure from Poulter's previous peacock looks with Puma.IJP Design
In another year marred by injury, Woods continued to rock red on Sundays. He shut down his season early in 2014 after missing the cut at the PGA Championship.Nike Golf
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Style is about so much more than clothes and it seems like this guy's got cool coursing through his veins. "What can brown do for you . . . ?" More like what can Jimenez do for brown.Lacoste
Ryder Cup Teams
Both squads looked sharp at this year's Ryder Cup in patriotic kits that cued up all sorts of national style.
U.S. Ryder Cup Team
And while the Yanks had their hats handed to them (again), their Saturday set up of black-watch trousers, Ralph Lauren heritage flag sweaters and all sorts of navy hybrid wool/nylon outerwear pieces was the coolest kit at the cup. The U.S. balanced the best of the game's classic and contemporary aesthetics all week, even as the matches were decidedly one-sided.RLX-Ralph Lauren
Bubba cued up two completely different looks from Oakley this year: Some were dark and drab with off-beat color combos, and the others were bright and bold with high-contrast, primary-color coordination. We're hoping to see more of the latter next season.Oakley
That said, there was nothing drab about Bubba's half-a-Richard Mille-eon dollar watch he's been sporting since his first Masters win.Richard Mille
Adam Scott, Jonas Blixt, Paula Creamer
The monochromatic move was all over the tours this season, and while it's not a new look (ask Gary Player) this felt fresh in 2014. This solid set up can create a very powerful look by lining up a seamless transition from top to bottom. While we suggest starting with the basics in navy and black, Blixt makes the teal blue work pretty well here, too.UniqloFootJoyadidasCobra Puma Golf
White is a little harder to work head-to-toe, especially at Augusta, when you could easily be confused for a caddie in a jumpsuit.
Hideki Matsuyama, Rory McIlory
Color-blocks continue to trend on and off the course, and we are starting to see more stylish iterations on tour. Keeping colors grounded in similar tones like Matsuyama and McIlroy did this season helps smooth out the look and make for a sophisticated setup.Nike Golf
All color-blocks aren't created equal, however, and sometimes you need a little less color and a little more block.
Chris Kirk, Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie, Sang-Moon Bae
We're still seeing stripes in all types of shades and scales look really good on a bunch of different pros. Yes, stripes can have a broadening effect, but wearing them across your chest like Bae and Kirk can help create a flattering separation between your torso and mid-section. Of course, if you're as fit as Wie or Lexi, you can wear a stripe wherever you like . . .Travis MathewPumaNike GolfOriginal Penguin
We've seen the flat-brim fitted move into the mainstream with guys like Chappell killing it week in and week out. Here his flat brim creates a cool connection with the stripe in his sweater. This is the type of subtle detail hits we're hoping to see more of in 2015.Nike Golf
Ryo Ishikawa, Justin Rose
"The same as it ever was . . . " or is it? The archives of golf style are packed with great gear but almost all of it needs a nip and tuck. We saw a few classics re-envisioned this year like these re-constructed argyles and can only hope there is more upgraded old-school looks in the pipeline for next season.Callaway ApparelAshworth Golf
Rory McIlroy, Thorbjorn Olesen
"This one goes to 11!" Sure sometimes stylish looks are soft and subtle, but other times their bright and bold! Nike led the pack with some of its show- stopping shades on its young-gun staffers in 2014. We can only imagine what type of radioactive hues the guys will be sporting next year.Nike Golf
Ryo Ishikawa, Charl Schwartzel
Camo has been all over the menswear market for the last few seasons, and it's not showing any signs of slowing. However if you're looking for advanced placement prints look no further than Ishikawa. Micro floral prints are on the horizon, and they're a lot easier to wear than you think. We'll tackle that in 2015 . . .Nike GolfCallaway Apparel