Tuesday, July 7, 2009
( Photo of Edfors is the property of AP Photos/Morry Gash - Will Mackenzie is the property of Getty Images)
I purchased a red belt earlier this season from my pal Simon at Druh. Since then I have been struggling with ways to wear my scarlet leather. I was hesitant to the idea of wearing it strictly with a red shirt and doing that whole Camilo thing, because I thought that I could come up with something better.
Earlier this season I saw Willie Mac (above, bottom) wear a red gator with his otherwise black and white ensemble and I loved it. Then at the U.S. Open, the always stylish Swede Johan Edfors sported the above look. This too, I really appreciated.
I especially liked Edfors pairing the red accessories with dark khaki/tan trousers. I hadn't even contemplated such a combination.
With Willie's look (For your reference, he was wearing white and black Adidas 360's) you can sub in any bright colored belt and the look is successful. That is what is so great about neutral bases. With Edfors though, the red belt might appear out of place if not for the stripe on those sizzling Puma shoes (I want a pair) and the detailing on his shirt. The belt needs some sort of anchor when you deviate from a black and white base - Edfors and Puma chose well. (Although technically, I suppose you could do white and khaki with a complimentary colored belt, as long as you kept your shoes white.) Just something to consider next time you get dressed. As for me and my red belt...I have a few new ideas. Thank you golf universe.
Posted by The Khaki Crusader at 10:21 AM