At Mainline Menswear we are well known for having a close affinity with brands who specialise in classy golfing attire and with one of the biggest tournaments of the year under-way we are taking a closer look at the players choice of clothing this weekend as the US Open at Pinehurst unfolds.
The tournament itself is the second of four majors in the golfing season, taking place at different courses across the US every year and on the official schedule of the PGA and European Tour(s). This year the event is taking place at the Pinehurst course in North Carolina and the reigning champion is Englishman Justin Rose who won his maiden major at the Merion Golf club in Pennsylvania 12 moths ago. The course itself is known for being a fair weather tournament putting heavy emphasis on stroke play due to the small margin for error allowed by narrow fairways. For this reason players usually struggle to reach par on their scorecard, with the tournament reaching its traditional climax on the Sunday of Father’s Day.
As one of the sports’s biggest events it gives brands the chance to earn some invaluable air time and exposure, here we have some of the top players wearing brands stocked at Mainline Menswear.
Hugo Boss- Martin Kaymer is the overnight leader heading into the second round today and he shot a 5 under par round as he hopes to add to his 1st major win back in 2010. The German is one of the most famous European players in the sport having held the world number 1 ranking for a short while and competing in the Ryder Cup. He represents his native Germany by wearing clothing by brand Hugo Boss, as does Swede Henrik Stenson who has had a similarly promising start to this year’s tournament, lying in sixth place.
Welshman Jamie Donaldson is another who has started the tournament brightly and sits on the top page of the leader board. He has proved to be a consistent player at the top level of the game in the past couple of years and subsequently his clothing sponsor- Swedish brand J Lindeberg get good publicity from him. The Lindeberg clothing is noted for its sophistication and its ability to be worn off the course whilst retaining its class and style. They have shown close attention to detail in developing fabrics to allow the athlete breathable qualities and an exemplary range of styles and colours, their latest line which is also featured at Mainline is best-known for a tailored fitting polo shirts with compliments a slim lean frame and looks great on the course.
Penguin Munsingwear is being sported at this year’s US Open by Australian Aaron Baddeley and his Aussie style is noted for youthful colours and stylish classic Penguin polos. He has sported a refreshing summery blue polo matched with white trousers on the first day and you can recreate a look like this here:
One of the biggest names in American Golf is Keegan Bradley and he has a very unique style on tour thanks in no small part to his sponsor Tommy Hilfiger. Showing the brands high fashion prowess the clothing he wears strikes a blend between practicality and fashionable style. He is wearing preppy-style polos this weekend with seasonal colours and all with his signature cap.
Golf and fashion have for a long time been closely related and it is still considered to be something of a gentleman’s game- many clubs up and down the country still have an etiquette for how to dress when stepping onto the course, usually this will mean no denim and generally makes you think of classic golf clothing combinations such as polo shirts, crew and v-neck jumpers, trousers and caps, cardigans to name a few. The summer is the most popular season for amateurs playing in this country and as the golf-playing gets into full swing it indicates that this is the time for a lot of people to get the season’s staple outfits sorted, all the while hoping it will be their good luck charm.