2013 U.S. OPEN FASHION HIGHLIGHTS
The U.S. Open fashion scene was marked by a range of unexpected designs. Conservative clothing took a back seat to the trendier, flashier styles that have become a part of the sport’s ever-evolving fashion landscape. Golfers strode down the fairways at Merion wearing printed pieces, vivid color schemes and upgraded accessories. Below are A Glam Slam’s 2013 U.S. Open style highlights:
Billy Horschel’s octopus-printed pants from RLX stole the style show at the U.S. Open. RLX golf fashions are typically understated and elegant, featuring clean, simple lines. Horschel’s additional U.S. Open ensembles, as well as those worn by Luke Donald, adhered to that aesthetic. However, the navy pants with a wild, white octopus design made for a much bolder fashion statement and prompted mixed reactions from fans. Horschel tweeted the photo below:
Fowler has become known for his fun, fresh and youthful approach to on-course dressing. He’s always bringing something unique to the table, be it new neon hues or ombre designs. Ahead of the U.S. Open he sported a set of loud accessories. Fowler added some flair to an all-white outfit thanks to a range of colorful, paint-splattered pieces. According to Golf Channel, the limited-edition items (available here): “were created at a ‘Golf Art’ event Fowler took part in with Puma Golf. By chipping paint-covered balls onto blank canvases and placing white hats between himself and the canvas, Fowler created one-of-a-kind artwork and hats.”
Fans expressed some sartorial discontent with regards to Mahan’s Under Armour ensemble. It was the unusual combination of colors, red, baby blue, gray and a pop of neon yellow, that sparked the reaction.
Poulter doesn’t shy away from vibrant colors and patterns. His wardrobe is a product of his own clothing line, IJP Design. The U.S. Open provided two especially memorable ensembles including a black, white and electric blue colorway, and a purple, white and bright pink colorway. His signature tartan trousers were paired with Puma sneakers to match his visor and his shirt and his belt. Shop the items here.
Prior to the Masters, Scott scored a new apparel sponsor in Japanse clothing brand, Uniqlo. He began the U.S. Open wearing a polo from the company’s collaboration with fashion designer, Michael Bastian. The blue washed shirt featured a contrasting collar, providing a twist on the standard polo. Shop the gear here.
In addition to being fashion-forward, Scott’s Uniqlo wardrobe was also economical. According to @GolfThreadsBlog: “Adam Scott’s shirt, pants & belt from Friday were $20 less than just Tiger’s shirt.”
Mickelson’s head-to-toe black ensemble hardly stood out from the pack, but accessories have become as big a part of the game as the fashion. He succeeded in making a statement in that arena, wearing a black alligator print belt.
Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day
Adidas has taken a new approach to dressing its athletes this golf season. Golfers Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Jason Day were outfitted in the same designs throughout the U.S. Open, a concept that began at the Masters. The tournament collection featured a red, black and gray colorway. The focal point of each ensemble was the polo, which featured a bold color-blocking and chest design. Shop the items here.
The cooler weather allowed McIlroy to debut a sleek sweater from Nike. The ‘Broken Stripe Sweater’ featured a rib crew neck and contrasting black and gray hues on a soft wool blend. Shop the sweater here.