Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trend Alert: On the Graydar

(Top 2 photos the property of the Associated Press, bottom photo the property of Getty Images)

It's been well documented by the many golf photographers the world over that gray is hotter than ever in the golf apparel world. Some of golf's biggest names - Tiger, Phil, Vijay, Camilo, Geoff - wear a lot of grays.

Something we've been noticing recently is the trend to pair gray-on-gray, like Phil did in the first round of the U.S. Open and did again, above, in a practice round at Hazeltine. The Shark takes it a step further in terms of complexity with the argyle pattern on the vest at the Senior British Open, while Camilo mixes in a graphic polo in the final round at Bethpage.

We've always been a huge fan of the color gray. It's absolutely can't miss for all skin tones and the head-to-toe monochrome gray look is a thoughtful alternative to white or black.

Almost all modern golf clothing manufacturers are going heavy on gray: Travis Mathew, Lindeberg, Sligo, Hugo Boss etc. etc. bring trim-cut polos, 5-pocket pants, poly trousers and knits in ranges from charcoals to silvers. The more classic brands stick to supplying timeless grays in the trouser category - best example: Tom Watson's Polo chalkstripes.

Gray accessories also work very well with your whites and blacks. Camilo is the best at pairing combinations of gray, white and black - he does so nearly every week on Tour.



TXQ said...

That was "The Grayest Story Ever Told."

I couldn't put it down, which would require rebooting afterwards.

The Khaki Crusader said...

You could say golf is the "Grayest Game Ever Played?"

TXQ said...

You could say that. I couldn't.

Anonymous said...

I think you are falling off KC... thats like saying a lot of guys wear gray slacks and blue shirts to work. I wouldnt call it a trend.

nycrun said...

oh yes

Hack said...

That's so gray.....not that there's anything wrong with that.

The Khaki Crusader said...


I know you were supplying good natured banter, but in all seriousness: Find us a similar look on a player from several years ago. Don't bother, because you won't...It's a current trend.