Today is golf legend, polo shirt aficionado and Kempt Icon Arnold Palmer’s 85th birthday, so we’re taking a look back at his most stylish moments on and off the links.
Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Groucho Marx, Palm Springs, CA, 1954
It may prove a bit tricky to duck out of the office this week for a twilight round of golf, given that we’re coming off a 10-day Fourth of July sabbatical. To tide you over, we now present, in no particular order, 18 photos of style icons spoiling a perfectly good walk.
A polo, wool pants and a cardigan. They’re all simple items, but they were practically a uniform for Arnold Palmer in the ’50s. It was one of the tricks that carried him to icon status, and a surprisingly easy one to pull off today. So naturally, we were a bit curious about exactly how the glorious trifecta looked up close.
It turns out, it looks pretty good.
We recently got a peek at the original items, straight from Mr. Palmer’s closet (courtesy of the fine folks at his clothing line, Arnie). And as you might expect, it was glorious.
Golf is not, in this day and age, a stylish game. But it wasn’t always so. Once upon a time, it was a paradise of slim-cut polos, pressed slacks and summer sweaters. And presiding over it all, there was a man named Arnold Palmer…
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