The most prestigious and oldest tennis tournament in the world, Wimbledon. Fashion & Style old and new
– THE TROPHY –
This is what it’s all about, the gentlemen’s singles Trophy. First presented by the All England Club in 1887 which replaced the Field Cup (1877-1883) and the Challenge Cup (1884-1886) which were both won by William Renshaw
The Cup, which is made of silver gilt, stands 18 inches high and has a diameter of 7.5 inches. The inscription on the Cup reads: “The All England Lawn Tennis Club Single Handed Championship of the World”. Around the bowl are engraved the dates and names of the Champions. In 2009, there being no space left to engrave the names of the Champions, a black plinth with an ornamented silver band was designed to accompany the Cup.
Champions receive a three-quarter size replica of the Cup bearing the names of all past Champions (height 13.5 inches).
Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, wearing a classic black tailored evening dinner suit with satin lapels, styled with white evening shirt and black satin bowtie. Right: Marc Wallace one button evening suit, black floral silk lapels, white evening shirt, black bowtie.
Bjorn Borg 1970s, wearing an ivory suit cut with square shoulders, trousers straight leg, white shoes, white shirt, multi striped tie. Great picture. Right: Ivory shawl collar evening jacket (Part of Suit £995), white shirt £79, black velvet bowtie £59.
Novak Djokovic wearing a tailored black dinner suit, white evening suit, skinny black bowtie and black evening shoes, stylish looking couple. Right: Black textured shawl collar dinner suit (To order £1195), white Oxford shirt £125, houndstooth black silk tie £69.
Rafael Nadal with his wife, looking stylish in a black sharp tailored suit, white shirt and black textured tie. Right: Black dot shawl collar evening suit ( To order £1395), white shirt £79, narrow navy paisley tie, blue silk pocket square £59.
– SPORTS WEAR –
Looking back to 1905, tennis fashion. Getting dressed up was the order of the day, Here’s the Australian tennis team looking dandy back in the day.