So Masters week is in the books & John Rahm was crowned champion, and proudly wears the coveted green jacket! But let’s put aside all the golf stats for now… I’d like to unpack my picks for the top five best dressed players at the 2023 Masters Tournament, and tell you exactly why I selected them!
#5 - Gary Woodland:
Gary finished T14th, he’s an Ambassador for Puma & he wore their Mattr Verdant azalea printed Polo shirt with their coordinating smaller print azalea branded Puma hat. It was a strong style move on his part and it was refreshing to see a large scale patterned shirt that’s made to be worn with a coordinating small scale patterned hat get so much attention! I believe he wore it well & pulled it off nicely.
#4- Justin Thomas:
Now sporting the brand Greyson, JT wore their “ Den of Magnolias Polo” detailing a tribute to Augustus azaleas in a subtle pink & white floral pattern with green tipping, and inner placket detail for this Masters inspired polo.
At Round 2 he wore their "Den of Thieves" polo & their classic MONTAUK trouser in quartz color as an ode to some of Masters signature colors. JT has a great sense of style & always experiments with bold patterns and bright colors.
#3- Mackenzie Hughes:
He finished T29th, he looked super stylish especially in Round 1 wearing his sponsor Mizzen & Main’s “Versa Polo” in their Fairway Floral Print. FYI- Two - toned subtle small floral prints are making their way onto the scene. This particular print embodies the Masters. It’s small Masters green color Azalea print is so well balanced against the solid, placket and collar. It’s a trim -fit and has the brands signature antimicrobial, moisture wicking technology. He balanced it nicely with their classic navy, pant and pulled it all together with his white and green branded Ping hat.
#2- “Cashmere Keith” Mitchell:
(Now come on… you know he was going to make the list!) Keith took the high road & decided not to team up with a traditional golf sponsor who dictates what the golfer wears; rather, he started by “identifying what I wanted to wear” and recently began collaborating with his long time men’s store/designer Sid Mashburn. Keith has a very old school approach to golf style, (think Arnold Palmer & Gary Player.) He prefers wearing natural fabrics rather than the modern styles that are techy, performance fibers with athleisure styling. Natural fabrics are breathable, anti- wicking & naturally wrinkle resistant.
And it’s evident that he wears it well! Just look at the luster on those high - twist wool pants. The elongated placket on his pique polo is so sharp as well! His monochromatic styling is very stylish. It’s not a surprise that he was coined the nickname” “cashmere Keith” in his inner caddie circle and the name took off once Jim Nantz mentioned it on CBS. Job well done Keith!
#1 - Billy Horschel:
Finishing in 52nd place- his 4 days playing looked like he had just graced a runway. Outfitted by Ralph Lauren, wearing all of the Masters ‘ signature colors. The RLX Collection suited him well with their slim fit performance polo shirts in round 1, in a strategic Masters green engineered stripe polo shirt, paired with their Classic fit Performance pant in navy. Even his zip front rain wear was super stylish with a monochromatic flair & his foot joy shoes coordinated perfectly. His white performance pants are the perfect fit, always tapered with a high seat. Billy embodied a stylish and confident player at every turn!
So that’s it for now … if you want to look like a pro- you’re always welcome to head on over to our site: www.realinewyork.com to see some fantastic merino wool 1/4 zip sweaters or some amazing cashmere crew neck sweaters to throw on over any polo shirt and instantly up your style game! They are customizable too with your own button selections and your personal monogram as well!
Hit em' straight-
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Reali New York
** PHOTO CREDITS: Masters.com, PGATour.com, GolfWeek.com, GolfDigest.com, RalphLauren.com, Mizzen&Main.com