The 2019 edition of the Wimbledon Championships ended early this morning (Singapore time) with the longest men's singles final in Wimbledon history. The record-breaking, almost five-hour long match between sports legend Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic resulted in a win for the latter and his fifth Wimbledon title.
With the Wimbledon Championships being a Grand Slam tournament—for the uninitiated, that means it's one of four major annual tennis tournaments—it's no doubt quite a star-studded affair. It's no fashion week but celebrity attendees were aplenty and one wouldn't (and shouldn't) turn up to an event that's attended by British royalty, in anything but a rather stylish fit.
Before you assume that attaching style and fashion to tennis is pretty random, there's already been a lot of history between the two. For starters, the polo shirt that we're all very familiar with was invented by French tennis player René Lacoste, who (duh) is behind the Lacoste brand. Last year, Roger Federer signed a USD300 million-deal with Japanese fashion giant Uniqlo, which has him decked head-to-toe in white for his matches. Then there's Polo Ralph Lauren, a brand that's the 'Official Outfitter of The Championships, Wimbledon' for the 14th time this year, dressing everyone involved in the games in Polo Ralph Lauren, including chair umpires, line umpires, ball persons, and grounds people.
And also, it's just great manners to turn up to a sporting event (or any event at all) nicely dressed.
We've picked out some of the best looks that were seen during the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, in the gallery above. From Pharrell Williams' casual but undeniably stylish (the man can really look good in anything) look to David Beckham's polished broken suit look, these picks are how one should aim to dress at the games.