Wimbledon is known worldwide for being one of the biggest sporting events for tennis every year. This year we saw Milos Raonic of Canada face off against Andy Murray in the men’s final on Sunday. After a tense game, Murray came out on top, to be crowned Wimbledon champion for just the 2nd time.
But, like in previous years, the tennis wasn’t the only notable thing about Wimbledon.
Each year, what people wear to Wimbledon makes the headlines, whether you’re relaxing outside on Henman Hill/Murray Mound, or sat in centre court, fashion is definitely a huge part of the tournament.
This year saw the guidelines for players made stricter than ever, as officials clamped down on the ‘all white’ rule. However, for the first time at Wimbledon, onlookers were permitted to wear open collar shirts and even shorts, although they must be tailored. This change was met with mixed results, many embraced it, eager to not have to wear a tie on a stiflingly hot day, but others didn’t approve, believing Wimbledon should remain as a smartly dressed event.
Whether you remained dressed up or dressed down, there were still some incredible outfits this year at Wimbledon. Here at Mainline Menswear we’ve searched the crowd and the courts to bring you Wimbledon’s best dressed of 2016.
Off the Court
David Beckham was centre court with two of his sons Romeo and Cruz, wearing a rugby Ralph Lauren three-piece suit. Also wearing Ralph Lauren was Douglas Booth, in a stylish polo Ralph Lauren suit paired with an open collar white shirt. Tinie Tempah and Sam Smith were among others who enjoyed the action. Tinie Tempah dressed head-to-toe in Gucci, whilst Sam Smith paired a pinstripe suit jacket with jeans, a white t-shirt and trainers.
Possibly one of the most bizarre outfits from Wimbledon was worn by self-proclaimed super fan Chris Fava. He was spotted amongst the crowds dressed as strawberries and cream – a Wimbledon favourite, and definitely one of the most unique outfits ever seen at Wimbledon.
On the Court
On court all the players were confined to the strict ‘all white’ rule, with any colour that was visible being limited to just a centimetre in length. Despite this we still saw players wearing numerous brands, including Fila, Adidas, Nike, Fred Perry and Lacoste – all sold in our online shop.
Mainline Menswear stocks a number of items similar to those worn by both the crowd and the players during Wimbledon. These include Polo Ralph Lauren, worn by Douglas Booth, Adidas, worn by Tomas Berdych and Nike, worn by Roger Federer. Unfortunately, we are fresh out of strawberry costumes! Head over to our website to browse our extensive stock, including t-shirts, jackets, trainers and more.