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What to wear to…Wimbledon

Break out the Pimms, the games have begun. For the next two weeks, all eyes are on a little patch of grass in the South West of England, home to one of the sporting worlds oldest competitions and a constant source of inspiration for us here at Sunspel.  Andy Murray carries British hopes for victory in the face of a rather formidable set of opponents anda (hopefully) dry competition in SW19.

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Whether you’re lucky enough to be on the spectators stands, watching the action atop Murray Mound or simply getting into the spirit of things with a glass of Pimms and strawberries and cream, we have a selection of styles that offer the best in casual courtside style.

The Riviera Polo Shirt

Tennis is famed for birthing the original Polo Shirt over a century ago and to this day there is no other style more perfect for a day on the courts. Our Riviera is well refined; cut with shorter arms and a slimmer body to allow for ample movement when you make that perfect serve. Opt for a crisp white polo – it’s only fitting.

The Chino Shorts

Temperatures are set to hit record highs over the course of the competition, so consider baring some skin and pulling on a pair of our classic chino shorts. Now in a mid-weight cotton twill, they will allow for breathability however high the mercury rises.

Cutler & Gross Sunglasses

Beat the summertime glare with our Cutler & Gross sunglasses. These glasses are of exceptional quality and will add the ultimate finishing touch to your summertime look.

Shoes Like Pottery

Not quite tennis shoes but still perfect on the grass, these lightweight sneakers are your new weekend staple. Handcrafted in Japan using only the finest materials, if you wish to put them through their paces, the rubber soles of these sneakers are incredibly flexible and durable as a result of a unique manufacturing process that involves hand firing each pair
in a kiln.

Image 1 :Wimbledon Vintage Sports Advertisement by A.E Marty

Image 2 Credit: American tennis player Francis Xavier Shields, July 2, 1934, at Wimbledon, London. (AP Photo/Staff/Putnam)