Style Lessons From the Wimbledon Stands

Summer style inspiration at Wimbledon 2018

Style Lessons
From the
Wimbledon Stands

The best dressed gents on how to ace the warm weather suit

Whether you're a tennis fan or not, train your eyes to the stands at Wimbledon. The legendary championship has become something of a mecca for smart summer tailoring for the past few years. Royals, world class athletes and other A-listers all show up and show off, dressed for the occasion. And it serves as a masterclass in looking sharp when the sun's out. Follow their lead and opt for lightweight layers that you can easily wear inside and out—both during the day and well into night. The key to not looking like a sweaty mess is in the material and the color. When in doubt: think lighter and brighter.

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The Lessons

Justin Timberlake at Wimbledon 2018
Justin Timberlake at Wimbledon 2018

Justin Timberlake keeps his cool by pairing a crisp grey suit with a patterned T-shirt. And while most guys might opt for a lighter color for their shirt, the dark navy blue provides an elegant contrast to the suit's heather grey.

The Look

Suitsupply Lightweight Itlian Wool Suit

Lightweight Italian wool suit,
$399 by Suitsupply

Scotch & Soda Indigo Pattern T-Shirt

Indigo pattern T-shirt,
$68 by Scotch & Soda

Komono Italian Tortoise Acetate Sunglasses

Italian tortoise acetate sunglasses,
$70 by Komono

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Alasdhair Willis at Wimbledon 2018

Alasdhair Willis, the designer and husband to Stella McCartney, wears a more modern take on the classic seersucker suit. It's cut with a generous proportion and finished with a white polo shirt and all-white sneakers (very on brand for Wimbledon).

The Look

J.Crew Seersucker Unstructured Jacket

Seersucker unstructured jacket, $168
and trousers, $98 by J.Crew

Sunspel Cotton Mesh Polo

Cotton mesh polo,
$125 by Sunspel

Vans Canvas Sneakers

Canvas sneakers,
$60 by Vans

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Eric Underwood at Wimbledon 2018

Eric Underwood, the American-British ballet dancer, proves that a few subtle improvements make a big difference. Blue, white and brown is always a safe bet. But you raise the stakes when you swap the standard navy blue for a bolder, bright shade and finish the look with some tassel loafers.

The Look

Etro Stretch Cotton Suit Jacket

Stretch cotton suit jacket, $545
and trousers, $148 by Etro

The Tie Bar Floral Pocket Square

Floral pocket square,
$10 by The Tie Bar

Proper Cloth Twill Dress Shirt

Twill dress shirt,
$80 by Proper Cloth

Allen Edmonds Acheson Tassel Loafers

Acheson tassel loafers,
$425 by Allen Edmonds

Strawberries and cream at Wimbledon

FYI

Strawberries and cream is traditionally served at the tournament. In 2017, fans consumed 75,000 pounds of English strawberries and 338,000 ounces of cream.

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