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.
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.
Lightweight Italian wool suit,
$399 by Suitsupply
Indigo pattern T-shirt,
$68 by Scotch & Soda
Italian tortoise acetate sunglasses,
$70 by Komono
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).
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.
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.