Sport and fashion have always been intrinsically intertwined. From raglan tees to Stan Smiths, sportswear has always managed to hit that sweet spot between functionality and form, especially when it comes to streetwear. So with the world’s biggest tennis tournament set to begin next week, we thought we’d take a look at how the court is forming menswear this summer. So from Polos and Trainers, to Watches and Duffel Bags, here’s how to get some tennis-inspired fashion into your wardrobe for 2019.
Men’s Tennis-Inspired Polo Shirts
Bjorn Borg Tyler Polo
Website: Bjorn Borg
It wouldn’t be the summer (or grass court season) without a crisp white polo and this Björn Borg Tyler Polo would seem as appropriate as any. The performance polo comes in pique material with a rib collar and features striped tape at the shoulders and a rubber tennis ball graphic on the chest. Perfect for on and off the court.
Le Coq Sportif Polo
Website: Le Coq Sportif
But if you’re after a pop of colour on your white polo, this technical piqué Polo from Le Coq Sportif comes with a breathable treatment, so it’s soft and light to wear in the summer. The classic fit polo features a traditional tennis collar, button placket and side inserts and is finished off with tricolor straight striped bands at the cuffs and a “Le Coq Logo” transfer on the left side of the chest and on the sleeves.
Men’s Tennis-Inspired Trainers
Lacoste Masters Trainers
When wearing shorts, some low profile court trainers couldn’t more ideal and this season we like the Master trainers from French tennis stalwarts Lacoste. A heritage style, the Masters is presented in luxury tumbled leather and suede uppers and colour-contrast suede. An outsole with distinct gum tread offers up some retro styling. Classic embroidered crocodile branding can be found at the quarter, as well as embossed branding on the heel and tongue.
Fred Perry B3 Mesh Trainers
Website: Fred Perry
We couldn’t have a tennis-inspired style round-up without featuring Fred Perry. A reissue from the archive, the B3 is a modern take on one of Fred Perry’s tennis shoe classics. Made with a mesh upper and suede trims, the trainer comes fitted with a webbing sports stripe at the side in nostalgic colours, and Fred’s signature Laurel Wreath sports badge.
Men’s Tennis-Inspired Watches
Lacoste 12.12 Watch
Referencing the iconic L.12.12 Polo shirt, the Lacoste 12.12 watch family is all about sporting style. A modern case and dial design salute the brand’s history via petit piqué textured silicone straps and a graphic of the famous shirt on the case back. Boldly monochrome, each piece has a water resistance of 5 ATM.
Fitbit Versa Smartwatch
It may not be made specifically for tennis but if you want to track your health and fitness on the court, we love Fitbit’s second full-fledged smartwatch, the Versa. Available at a far more affordable price than the like of the Apple Watch, the Versa brings a new-look UI that offers more insights into your daily data, as well as all the usual fitness features and the impressive Fitbit Coach. Its battery life is also superb and you should comfortably get five days of use on a single charge, so it’s perfect for travellers.
Men’s Tennis-Inspired Duffel Bags
Eastpak x Dickies Stand + Duffel Bag
Dickies x Eastpak have teamed up for a range of bags this season. Built on quality, durability, and authenticity, the standout in the collection is undoubtedly the Stand+. Perfect for the summer, this functional and timeless classic duffle features a large, versatile main compartment with multipurpose pockets, adjustable shoulder strap, padded carry handles, and a co-branded Dickies x Eastpak logo.
Columbia Street Elite Convertible Duffel Pack
Website: Columbia Sportswear
If you’re looking for something a little sportier, then look no further than this Street Elite Convertible Duffel Pack from Columbia. The versatile, convertible duffel bag can be adapted for all your luggage needs, whether it’s courtside or travelling, with straps allowing you to carry the bag on your back, by hand or over the shoulder. It’s water repellent too and the reflective zipper pulls enhance safety and visibility. The functional duffel also offers versatile gear organisation and an internal shoe/laundry pocket.
Men’s Tennis-Inspired Jackets
New Balance Sport Style Select Gore-Tex Anorak
Website: New Balance
A breathable overhead waterproof jacket is always a good idea for when the summer heavens inevitably open. And if you want help fighting off the elements without sacrificing your city-sleek look, the men’s Sport Style Select Gore-Tex Anorak from New Balance is a beauty. The classic oversized silhouette is made with ultra-durable wind- and waterproof fabric, and also packs away into its pocket for added convenience.
Fila Heritage Jacket
But if you want a something sleek for the court, the Heritage Jacket is Fila’s timeless warm-up jacket. Constructed from a pique knit, it features some unique striped taping on the shoulders in red, white and blue, as well as and embroidered F-box patch and raised FILA logo on the chest. Elsewhere there are front welt pockets for essentials.
If you need even more inspiration when it comes to Trainers/Court Shoes, here’s our comprehensive rundown of SS19’s very best offerings for Joes.