Monday, December 14, 2009

Bet Your Bottom Color?

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A little analysis on the style selections from the professional tours today at the KC... Something we haven't done in a while. Case study: Nick Watney at the Nedbank - Gary Player's tournament in South Africa that draws a strong field. 

First off, I'd like to clarify here that I love Watney's efforts and creativity with his looks. He clearly put some time into his selections. In the top photo I liked the movement of color through the look, it's not overdone - subtle navy stripe on the FJ Icon Sport, navy gator belt and navy/white stripe, self-collar shirt. I like how the color balance is centered on his top half, I find this works better as a general rule. I definitely would have chosen a white trouser for this look, however. He would appear so crisp in white or even bone - the solid surplus color deadens the look. 

The bottom photo I wanted to show, because he made selections based strongly on color coordination again. The white shirt features bold red stripes and he has paired that with a lighter gray pant and off-white belt - then the piece de resistance - the red and white patent leather custom, 'USA' emblazoned Icons. Too much... It's just too light on top and heavy on the bottom - the balance from the look is totally thrown. 

I love all the pieces from the bottom look individually - except the shoes. A solid white shoe would kick a** here. Or even the Icon sport with a red stripe a' la the Luke Donald shot from "...Looks of the Year." Don't get me wrong, I love Watney's patriotism, but he doesn't have the fire power to pull these off. Camilo, maybe Miguel Angel Jimenez or even Hunter Mahan, they are really the only guys I can think of who could...


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Is it just me, or does Nick Watney look so much sharper in his Peter Millar threads than he ever did in Ashworth?