Channel Courtside Cool At Wimbledon: For Him


Heading to Centre Court at this summer’s most stylish sporting event? Here’s the Reiss guide to dressing the part

Champagne, strawberries and cream and the unmistakable pop from a tennis ball as it bounces across the court… it can only mean one thing: Wimbledon season has arrived in London. One of the sporting world’s most sophisticated events and one with a history steeped in sartorial stipulations and iconic style, the tennis tournament is not only an opportunity to witness some incredible talent on court, but also to show off your own personal standards.

Arguably, Wimbledon is now almost as much about the spectators and their fashion choices as it is the matches, and acing the style stakes is not always an easy matter. With that in mind and to make your life a little easier, we’ve selected three key looks below to consider ahead of your next time courtside – they may not win the trophy, but they will certainly win some turns of heads.

Wimbledon Whites

Wimbledon is one of the few international sporting events where glamour is encouraged. Pay homage to its historical dress code and wear something that errs to the side of white. While the players must strictly stick to clean white (off-white isn’t allowed), the rules are a little more flexible for spectators. We recommend a smart blazer in stone, which is versatile enough to be worn with myriad of colours. Pair it with navy trousers and a tonal blue shirt. Alternatively, opt for white trousers and a navy blazer – double-breasted and buttoned for extra sartorial cred.

strawberries & cream

You haven’t truly experienced British summertime until you’ve attended Wimbledon and tucked into a bowl of strawberries and cream. It may be the tennis tournament’s most iconic pairing, but strawberries and cream are also two colours to take note of when it comes to what you’ll wear. A more courtside casual look for the early games, tuck a soft-pink shirt into creamy off-white trousers and finish with sleek leather shoes and a glass of champagne in hand.

Trophy Prints

For all its refinement, there can sometimes be an element of stuffiness to Wimbledon. Add a more playful tone to your attire by throwing a printed shirt into the mix. Worn with matching tailoring, it adds a cool and contemporary touch to proceedings without jarring the sophisticated tone of the look. Keep the print soft – no bold, shouty symbols or splashes – and finish off with leather sneakers or brogues and a pair of sunglasses.