Jul 25th, 2019
Who wore it better?
The turtle neck
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Continuing our series, GolfPunk looks back at some of the trend setters on the course over the years and gets the expert opinion of Stephen Doig, Men's Style Editor and Assistant Luxury Editor, The Telegraph as to 'Who wore it better'. Facing up this time are major winners from different eras. Tiger Woods and Tony Jacklin battle it out to see to who who carried off the turle neck best of all.
Tiger Woods v Tony Jacklin
Tiger Woods divided opinion at the Masters with his pale pink turtle neck top. Personally we thought he looked the business but not everyone agreed. Few could argue, however, that In the sartorial elegance stakes, Tony Jacklin had it taped in the late 60s and 70s. Here he is – going for lilac in the turtle neck department – on his way to winning the 1969 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St Annes. The following year, Jacko took the US Open at Hazeltine wearing a black version of the very same garment.
Stephen Doig’s take:
Tiger Woods: This is the polo neck 2.0; a sporty variant with a more cropped neckline that looks modern and dynamic.
Tony Jacklin: Perhaps the most common image that might come to mind regarding golf style, the polo under a knitted sweater is a classic that's currently being revisited on the catwalk. Extra points for the rather camp lavender colour ways.
Verdict: Jacklin’s 007 1960s vibe does it for me. Sorry, Tiger.
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