The Man’s No-Fail Guide to Dressing for the Masters

April 10, 2014 | By | Comments (11)

Every year, there’s a little event in Augusta that sends Southerners and golf fans nationwide into a tizzy: the Masters. From practice rounds to cocktail hour at the club, attire for the event is specific—clean-cut, conservative, preppy. While all-out prep isn’t my year-round M.O., I always appreciate any event that allows me to indulge my inner traditionalist on my site, The Love List. With the help of some great Southern brands, I put together four menswear looks for you gents (and ladies dressing gents) getting ready to hit the fairway.

Photo courtesy Caroline Fontenot; Styled by Jessica Nell Graves

Photo courtesy Caroline Fontenot; Styled by Jessica Nell Graves

By day: It’s bright out there; don’t forget your shades so you don’t lose Bubba’s ball squinting in the sun. We like Atlanta-based Red’s Outfitters Blakely shades in tortoise. Keep cool in Southern Proper’s aptly-named Tourney shirt in an agreeable shade of mint for a less-literal spin on the standard-issue green. Austin, Texas’s Criquet Players polos are also a solid choice in yellow. Smathers & Branson’s “Front Nine” belt is a high-brow homage to the sport you’re there to celebrate. Atlanta’s Jack Donnelly khakis has you set for an on-point pair with its well-fitting Dalton shorts that will see you way beyond the tournament. A comfortable pair of loafers like these from Martin Dingman will see you through a long day on foot.

Photo courtesy Caroline Fontenot; Styled by Jessica Nell Graves

Photo courtesy Caroline Fontenot; Styled by Jessica Nell Graves

By night: Nothing says “Gent” quite like a beau in a bow, especially when paired with a cool linen shirt. Right now, I like Southern Proper’s collaboration with Tallahassee’s Wm Lamb & Son. Khakis finished off with a monogrammed Ben Silver alligator belt round out the look. If you’re not a tie kind of guy, shoot for a crisp Ledbury oxford in a springtime shade, and tie it together with a pair of colored khakis like Peter Millar’s washed twill pants. A classic pair of horsebit loafers are a touch dressier than daytime fare but just as comfortable.

This is a guest post by contributor Jessica Nell Graves of The Love List. Follow her on Twitter, @TheLoveList

COMMENTS

  1. Emily

    What’s with the serious Photoshop fail — the guy on the right is missing his rear end and part of his foot. Simply careless. And the shirt on the guy on the left is way oversized. “Preppy” does not have to mean you dress like a frat boy with ill-fitting clothes.

    April 18, 2014 at 4:47 pm
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    April 18, 2014 at 12:43 pm
  3. Jess Graves (@TheLoveList)

    @ JSC – I happen to agree haha!
    @ John Stone – can’t say I agree but to each his own!

    April 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm
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  8. John Stone

    Bear Bottom Clothing should be on here! Nothing says prep like bearing your thighs

    April 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm
  9. JSC

    Talk about gross…I am AT The Masters and there are some men wearing flip-flops…although never acceptable in my book they most definitely should not even allow these guys in the gate with those abhorrent things on. Flip Flops on men should be grounds for removal from the grounds at Augusta National!

    April 12, 2014 at 12:30 pm
  10. Jess Graves (@TheLoveList)

    Hi J – quite the strong reaction! Sorry you feel that way. However, it’s a prevalent and popular look that you will see all over the South, from Augusta all the way down to Palm Beach. And I don’t see flip flops or sneakers being appropriate for an occasion such as the Masters ;) For the guys who don’t want to wear slacks in the hot sun, the loafers and no socks look is a commonly abided upon standard. Further, there are socks made these days that cut very low on the foot that give a “sockless” look. Try it, you might like it.

    April 11, 2014 at 2:42 pm
  11. J

    I hate seeing loafers and shorts….. the no socks thing just looks gross and how could you wear socks and shorts??

    April 11, 2014 at 1:39 pm

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