We’ve had a few days to mull over the United States’ Ryder Cup scripting and no matter how silly I think Rickie Fowler will look in an oversized perriwinkle cardigan, I’ve come to accept most of it. Now, the players wont be able to choose what they wear, but they can choose their footwear and accessories. Which is why I bring to you my Nike Golf shoe pairings for the US Ryder Cup team.
Team USA’s practice day apparel includes a variety of khaki and tweed pants with tops including half zip sweaters in black and navy, and a red sweater vest.
Tuesday: Red candy stripe polo with dark khakis and a black half zip sweater top. Black cap. I’ve chosen two shoe options for this outfit. With the black hat, I went for a black shoe, so I am suggesting three options: Nike’s black and silver SP-6 from 2007, and for the more traditional look, and brown/black combination saddle shoe, also from the 2007 collection, and the Course Air Tour GT from 2004 which has Gore-Tex.
Wednesday: Light blue polo with light khakis and a navy half zip sweater vest. Light Khaki cap. For this Steve Stricker-esque outfit, I went with a Stricker-esque shoe – all white. 2010 Tour Premium, and the 2008 Zoom Elite – Note here that i’ve actually picked the original UK version which has a white swoosh with red outline. This of course means that the American flag insignia must be on this shoe!
Thursday: Pretty much the shirt I wore to work today with a red sweater vest, and tweed pants. Red cap. I like the Thursday’s red outfit, its finally a bit bolder and dare I say, contemporary, after two days of traditional styling. I’ve paired Thursday’s outfit with the Zoom Elite USA edition – the best Ryder Cup shoe ever made, and a special Tour Premium in Navy that I mocked up.
After the practice days are over, the USA team will wear an untraditional color scheme including yellow, perriwinkle, and black.
Friday: This isn’t a joke – Friday’s outfit is a yellow crew neck sweater with a giant ryder cup trophy on it. Hopefully it will be warm out so the players can ditch the sweater and stick with the light blue polo and grey slacks. White hat. For this outfit, I went with two different options of the saddle shoe – the SP-6 Brown Saddle and the TW Air Accel Classic.
Saturday: This perriwinkle cardigan was the first photo released and was the subject to much controversy. The only patriotic color on the uniform is the red felt patch on the left chest. But I see what the Captainess was going for here, and a nod to what golfers used to wear a century ago must not be worn with sport-type shoes. Under the cardigan is a white polo and the pants are a chalkstripe trouser. Black cap. I chose two shoes for this line. If the cardigan is not worn, I recommend my favorite Nike Golf shoe model – the SP-8 TW in all white. If the cardigan is worn, I recommend the most formal looking shoe Nike has ever made – the TW Gore-Tex Cap Toe.
Sunday: I really like Sunday’s all black outfit. Black pants, black sweater with red zipper and cuffs, black polo with red,white, and blue placket. Red, white, and blue nylon belt. Once I saw the outfit I immediately thought of the TW SP-8 Limited Edition – it has just the right touch of black and red to match the sweater. Also, I think this would be a good day to break out the custon 2011 TW Ryder Cup shoes I made.
I hope you enjoyed my pairings, what do you think?