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#1 HoosierHacker89

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

I will be the first to admit i have no fashion sense at all. i am a jeans and tee shirt guy unless it is church or my scubs for work. I have taken the liberty to finally get a good wardrobe going into 2013. I have got jackets, polos, slacks, belts, hats, shorts etc. I am just wondering how to put it all together.

I am looking for good general guidelines for dressing. colors, accenting etc.

I am 23 and like to be pretty mild in my dress, but like colors as well. i am not the bright pants kinda guy. just looking for advice here.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

1) Color of Belt= Color of shoe
2) Color of sock should match color of shirt or slack(white socks with white shoes works)
3) Khaki slack goes with almost any shirt you have,
4)Dark colored slack or short usually goes best with a lighter color of shirt except R. Fowler and younger folk..
5)Just keep it simple. If you are wearing black shoes, wear black socks and match the belt to black.
6)if you wear a hat, match it to one of the colors(shirt,shoes,slacks,shorts)
7)Always wear black and gold if you are a true Steelers fan.

Hope this helps you!

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:55 PM

hack, what kind of 23 year old that has internet access cant figure this out? especially if you wear scrubs to work meaning you're in the medical field and henceforth surrounded by women. Ask them, if you're in a hospital setting they will be brutally honest of what works and what doesn't for you not just in general. I can speak for this first handed as my wife is an RN ;)

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:05 PM

View PostLTaylor59, on 22 January 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:

hack, what kind of 23 year old that has internet access cant figure this out? especially if you wear scrubs to work meaning you're in the medical field and henceforth surrounded by women. Ask them, if you're in a hospital setting they will be brutally honest of what works and what doesn't for you not just in general. I can speak for this first handed as my wife is an RN ;)

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Or a Dentist...Or a Veterinarian...Or a Phlebotomist...Or he works in a store that sells SCRUBS...

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:10 PM

I assume you are talking for golfing?

Shorts, jeans, collarless shirts and a general appearance of the common slug are frowned upon in some establishments.  

There seems to be 2 dress codes. Reasonably civil for courses serving the common man's dollar. And the country club that is serving some kind of image to uphold.

Drive by the course and observe or call the place and ask then what is the code.  If you are trying to further your career then dress slightly under those who hold your future in their hands.  Some in business test prospects by how they are on the golf course. The theory being that all the stuff involved in golf is a mini mirror of the stuff of life off the course.  Obviously behavior but dress as well.  Those from Chicago seem to play that game as little as I have been around them.  But northern Wisconsin and it’s jeans and a tee shirt.

I strongly advise not looking like a dude in a golf merchandise magazine. It shouts this guy has no game - he is a "fake it till you make it"

Edited by Jon Robert, 22 January 2013 - 09:13 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

A key to looking the part is fit. So try to wear clothes that fit your body well.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:44 PM

Wear what you like and who cares what others think.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

View PostLTaylor59, on 22 January 2013 - 07:55 PM, said:

hack, what kind of 23 year old that has internet access cant figure this out? especially if you wear scrubs to work meaning you're in the medical field and henceforth surrounded by women. Ask them, if you're in a hospital setting they will be brutally honest of what works and what doesn't for you not just in general. I can speak for this first handed as my wife is an RN ;)

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I am surrounded by women at work yes. I am an RN myself, and my clothing to work is the same everyday. No matching needed.  I have asked my wife what works and what doesn't but she hates all of my polos and slacks. She likes jeans and tee shirts. When i am talking about my dress i mean on the course. Just putting good polos with good shorts/slacks and shoes etc.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:14 PM

Go with this.

Pants or shorts: gray, black, khaki. White for shorts. You may not be ready for white pants.

Any patterned shirt that matches. Or any solid shirt.

If you check pants or shorts with alt term, wear a matching solid color shirt.

Match belt and shoes.

Don't wear ankle socks or above with shorts.

That simple.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

Hackel dresses like a woman at times, but there are some pretty good guidelines in this:

http://www.golfdiges...dummies#slide=1


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

Shoe color matches belt color first and foremost. If you like colors then colorblock if you can pull if off. If you have a navy and red shirt and have red pants dont be afriad to were the red pants. A lot of people on here may be out of your age range and are giving you advice. Im 19 and color block and have had multiple complements. I've worn a lime nike shirt with green slacks and have done the red pants with navy and red shirt and they both get alot of complements. As usual no stripes with plaid and no brown with black. Black and grey is really sharp aswell as black and white. Red and white and navy and white are also nice. And yes you can wear ankle or higher socks with shorts unlike someone else said.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

Looks like maybe you could spend some time and get some usefulness out of the articles here.   I don't always agree but it's a good start.

http://www.effortles...com/start-here/

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

For the love of god don't wear pleated pants or shorts. Flat front only.

I like to match belt and shoe color.

Also, never use 2 different patterns at the same time (ie: striped shirt and plaid shorts)



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

So is wearing a belt that matches your pants frowned upon? I like white shoes but not white belts. If I'm wearing khaki pants, can I wear a khaki belt but with white shoes?

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

View PostTallTexan, on 23 January 2013 - 11:26 PM, said:

So is wearing a belt that matches your pants frowned upon? I like white shoes but not white belts. If I'm wearing khaki pants, can I wear a khaki belt but with white shoes?

Hackel prefers the belt match the pants. I tend to agree.

Edited by ram01002, 23 January 2013 - 11:33 PM.


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

View PostTallTexan, on 23 January 2013 - 11:26 PM, said:

So is wearing a belt that matches your pants frowned upon? I like white shoes but not white belts. If I'm wearing khaki pants, can I wear a khaki belt but with white shoes?

Its not really frowned upon but belt/shoes looks better. It does however get hard if you have some speciality shoes. Then I match the belt with the pants, but only with speciality shoes.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:29 AM

I worked for JCrew so if that helps my credibility, great.
The trend on the pga tour right now is to match the belt to the shirt, however, we all don't have access to a variety of colors of belts for all our polos. This is what I do:
First, I would buy a pair of grey shorts and black shorts. The white shorts later on if you feel flashy or are playing a higher end course.
Second, buy polos that are bright and advertised as slim or tailored fit. Pretty much any color will match grey or black. Can't have too many white polos for the hot days.
Third, wear white shoes. They are young and will make you look more put together. As for matching it with the belt, I guess I do it but first I go with the belt that is less contrasting with the polo and short combo.
Lastly, going with a monochromatic scheme is popular and clean. Meaning, going white shirt on white shorts or black on black is awesome.
If you have any questions, look up Adam Scott, Jason Day, or Matteo Manassero on getty images.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:33 AM

The Golf Digest Mr. Style has some good articles about this kind of stuff. He claims the trend now is to match either your belt to your shirt or pants. You can never go wrong with a pair of khaki slacks or short and nmanoles3 said grey and black shorts as well. Personally I keep my bottoms generally plain and add the color with a brighter shirt. I have one lime green shirt that i especially like with a black slack and shoe, it just pops. I like white on white better than black on black, you just have to have a certain something to pull it off like Phil or Gary Player. But in the winter i put my white shoes away and say black because of the mud. Look into shirts with a modern and stylish, colorful pattern, they are very in right now. Also some vests or sweaters are good pullovers that can add color as well without being too bulky to get in the way of your swing.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:42 AM

Watch a tour event on tv. wear that. easy!

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:10 AM

Whatever you do don't dress like Fowler all monotone. That's horrible.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

View Postcjblake09, on 22 January 2013 - 10:44 PM, said:

Wear what you like and who cares what others think.
Who cares? HE cares. That's why he made the post.

I always matched my belt and shoes (and hat), having white an black shoes, but lately have been matching my belt to my shirt, too. Sites like bucklecity.com make just about any color belt you can imagine, and with snaps to accept most buckles. You can get a $7, 1.5" leather belt there, and throw a Travis Matthew or Adidas or Nike (or whatever brand you like) buckle on there and have a cheap "accessory" that you can change out to change things up some. You could wear the same shorts/shirt combo but throw in some different belt/hat combinations, and you can really change up your look without changing (or spending) much.

I'm usually not big on having the belt blend in with the shorts (unless they're both black, and match black shoes), but there's nothing wrong with it.

For me, it's about having some balance. I think a shirt or hat or belt should go with something else. I don't think it's a good look when someone wears something like khaki pants, a blue shirt, and red hat. Do those colors all go together? Sure, they do. But when nothing is picking up anything else (when there's no other khaki, red, or blue article), I don't think it looks good. If you wear something that picks up another article of the same color, it looks like you put SOME thought into it, which is what you're trying to accomplish, I think.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

if Rickie would mix and match his outfits he sure would make pumas golf clothing line look MUCH better. I like what he wears (minus the flat bill hats) I just think he should mix it up from the painters outfit as I like to call it. I think the worst is when he goes ALL yellow

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

The flat bills are an aquired taste. A taste I'm grateful I haven't acquired. And when Fowler dresses non-monotone he looks great. It when he goes all traffic cone that he looks awful.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

To dress the part you first have to play the part. If you're going out there shooting 100+ you really shouldn't be worried too much about appearance. Since you say you dress pretty mild but are wanting more color you should primarily stick to basic colors in the pants/shorts with no patterns, i.e. black, grey, navy and stay away from khaki unless you want to look like you work at best buy. Then you can add in color with the polos. As far as belts are concerned just stick with black and white. The whole belt matches shoes thing isn't as applicable because golf shoes can be viewed more as sneakers.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:42 PM

Look at the polo/slacks section of an LL Bean catalog, they're all good.


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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

View Postsanjaygolf, on 24 January 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

To dress the part you first have to play the part. If you're going out there shooting 100+ you really shouldn't be worried too much about appearance. Since you say you dress pretty mild but are wanting more color you should primarily stick to basic colors in the pants/shorts with no patterns, i.e. black, grey, navy and stay away from khaki unless you want to look like you work at best buy. Then you can add in color with the polos. As far as belts are concerned just stick with black and white. The whole belt matches shoes thing isn't as applicable because golf shoes can be viewed more as sneakers.

So the worse the golfer you are the less you should worry about how you're dressed?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:16 PM

match belt to shoes,  belt buckle to shirt, match hat to your after round ascot, match socks to your significant others lingerie....the rest is all gravy....
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

View PostFrankensteins Monster, on 24 January 2013 - 02:00 PM, said:

View Postsanjaygolf, on 24 January 2013 - 01:07 PM, said:

To dress the part you first have to play the part. If you're going out there shooting 100+ you really shouldn't be worried too much about appearance. Since you say you dress pretty mild but are wanting more color you should primarily stick to basic colors in the pants/shorts with no patterns, i.e. black, grey, navy and stay away from khaki unless you want to look like you work at best buy. Then you can add in color with the polos. As far as belts are concerned just stick with black and white. The whole belt matches shoes thing isn't as applicable because golf shoes can be viewed more as sneakers.

So the worse the golfer you are the less you should worry about how you're dressed?

Great logic, huh? The OP wasn't asking how to dress like he's on tour, but still people like to equate putting an ounce of thought into what you wear with being a poser.

(And they'll also try to say that you using the word "worry" proves their point.)

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:38 PM

Learning to dress well takes time and effort but if you're shooting 100+ maybe that effort should be used more towards your game.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:48 PM

View Postsanjaygolf, on 24 January 2013 - 02:38 PM, said:

Learning to dress well takes time and effort but if you're shooting 100+ maybe that effort should be used more towards your game.

Oy vey...


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