Ian Poulter is the 5th Best Dressed Pro Golfer on the PGA
Identifying the best-dressed golfers in the PGA is something that a lot of people would have thought to be a waste of time just a few decades ago. The classic film Caddyshack is a prime example of the over-the-top, excessive look that dominated the sport during the ‘70s and ‘80s, and a lot of people who don’t follow the sport believe that the modern golfer still embraces such a look. The fact is, fashion and style in the PGA has changed dramatically over the course of just the past two decades, to the point where many of today’s golfers are considered to be some of the best-dressed men in the celebrity sphere. Ian Poulter is a fine example of how golf and style can go together hand-in-hand, and consistently turns heads whenever he steps out onto the course. The following are just a few aspects of Poulter’s style to consider if you’d like to embrace his look.
Pink Can Be Effective
Pink is a color that a lot of guys have a hard time wearing. The fact is, this usually comes down to stigma more than anything else, as pink can be extremely effective when worn correctly. Ian Poulter is known for his pink polos, as well as the pink chinos he often wears. He’s even been seen wearing pink shoes, which provide the perfect amount of contrast when worn with darker-colored pants. All it takes in order to pull off wearing pink is the right season as well as a fair amount of confidence, which can make all the difference in the world in terms of your success wearing the color. Pink may be scary to some, but it doesn’t have to be if you approach it in the correct manner. While pink loafers or boat shoes might be a bit too preppy for most men, adding subtlety with pink ties, pink pocket squares, pink socks, pink ties, or pink dress shirts can be the perfect way to add some of this color into your wardrobe.
Plaid Pants are Crucial
If Ian Poulter is known for anything, it’s his ability to wear plaid pants as if he was born in them. Poulter tends to go with dark-plaids, which add contrast to the lighter-colored shirts that he usually wears with them. While a lot of people would call this look “loud,” there’s no getting around the fact that it works well for him. In fact, Poulter embraces loud and flashy better than anyone other player on the PGA. As with wearing pink, plaid pants require little more than a shot of confidence in order to pair with other items correctly. That said, this print has a relatively high risk of clashing with other ensemble elements, making it important to put a good amount of thought into your color choices when going down this road. Our suggestion: start with smaller plaid patterned accessories such as ties, dress shirts, and shorts. Once you get a handle on this stylish pattern give the larger clothing pieces a try. You will be surprised how effective this pattern can be in creating a fun and modern summer look for 2012.
If Poulter is not wearing one of his plaid pants, chances are good he is spotting something even bolder. Some examples of Poulter’s excentric pieces are ueber-bold Scottish tartan-check knickerbockers, ultra bright purple chinos that can be spotted from out of space, or one of his infamous Union Jack patterned pants that even get’s the Queens attention. While these bold clothing pieces make Poulter interesting from an sponsor’s point of view, we suggest this look only for those who are scratch-or-better golfers.
The Gold Shirt
A lot of people don’t think of glossy gold as being something that should be part of mens’ fashion, but Poulter has no trouble making it a part of his look. He often wears a shiny gold shirt with brown pants, accenting the ensemble with an orange visor. The result is a look that is surely “loud,” but the right person can pull it off and make it look incredible. While certainly not a formal option, this type of piece can turn into a real attention-grabber when worn casually.
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