While tennis has been a platform for the intersection between sport and style since the early 20th century thanks to Jean Patou and Ted Tinling who ushered in a new era of tennis attire, fashion's relationship with tennis has got even stronger as of late.
Need proof? There's plenty. Moments like Virgil Abloh dressing Serena Williams for the French Open, Palace collaborating with adidas to outfit Wimbledon, and Tyler, the Creator debuting his Lacoste collaboration during a Rafael Nadal match for starters. We also interviewed contemporary tennis maverick Naomi Osaka recently, getting to know more about her refreshing take on the sport and the fame it entails. It's safe to say that tennis remains an outlet for style.
For those unaware, the US Open runs from August 31st until September 13th. Unfortunately, there won't be an opportunity to show off your tennis fits in person this year due to Covid-19 and its no crowd restrictions. But in celebration of America’s oldest tennis championship event, we decided to put a list together of key items that would have had you sitting courtside in style.
Check out our full selection of products perfect for the US Open below
Fred Perry M12 Shirt
If you were to use one brand as a case study on how to make the transition from sports brand to lifestyle icon, it would be Fred Perry. Originating in tennis, the label now has collaborations with Raf Simons under its belt and stands as one of the giants in the casual style arena.
Polo Ralph Lauren The Iconic Cricket Sweater
It literally says it's iconic in the name. The king of prep, Ralph Lauren, sticks his iconic name on of prep's most iconic styles.
US Open Shop 2020 Pinhead Adjustable Hat
Gift-shop caps are the flex we never asked for but always needed. This US Open cap is also giving us serious Demna Gvasalia vibes.
Gucci Vinyl Sun Visor
As the name suggests, the US Open is played in the sunshine and, considering a five-set tennis match averages five hours in length, you'll be glad you're wearing this Gucci visor.
Maison Margiela Tabi Loafers
Tennis style has typically brimmed with varsity appeal. This year we're reshaping our loafer love to fit something a touch more contemporary. Margiela's Tabi Loafers are a statement worth making.
Nike Court Air Zoom Vapor X
Get your head in the game by sporting this pair of performance tennis trainers even while you're spectating.
BOAST Warm Up Pant
BOAST offers the season's best warm-up pants in support of the tennis mavericks of the '70s who weren't shy about their love of the leaf.
FILA Heritage Tennis Shorts
Tennis style has always been rooted in conservatism. This pair of tricolor shorts embody the sport's aesthetic with retro charm.
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