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WIMBLEDON STYLE ICONS

26.06.12

If there was a league of fashionable sports, then tennis would undoubtedly be champion. The sport’s immaculate white uniform is a classic look which has been interpreted by some of the world’s greatest sportsmen through the years. We take a look at some of our favourite tennis style stars from the history of the legendary tennis competition.

John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg were tennis poster boys throughout the late 70's and early 80's. Interpreting the tennis uniform of white shorts and polo shirts with the addition of vintage Americana touches like zip through varsity jackets, this look is (almost) still wearable today.

Rene Lacoste was such a style icon that he designed his own shirt to play in; the much copied polo shirt, which he created in 1926 and began marketing in 1933.

Lacoste’s design included the pique cotton finish, short sleeves and button placket which are still popular today, and the crocodile emblem on the left chest was as a result of Rene’s nickname (the crocodile) due to his tenacity on the court.

Well-known tennis fan, Cliff Richard, is a regular fixture in the audience of Wimbledon. We love Cliff’s steadfast commitment to pink suiting, and it just so happens that this summer at Reiss, the Irving blazer is a perfect way for you to get in on the look.