Wimbledon Begins - Spectator Style
Monday, 20th Jun 2011
As the 125th Wimbledon Championships begin today, all eyes will be on the courts as tennis stars from across the world limber up to compete for the titles. And just as fashions on the courts have seen many incarnations across the decades - from the Williams' sisters flamboyant ensembles to Andre Agassi's neon headbands - those lucky enough to snare a seat are sure to dress up for the occasion. For SS11, Fred Perry Laurel Wreath have looked to the sartorial style of the 50s British tennis player, an era where the cut of a players slacks were as much a talking point as the elegance of his backhand.
Creating a sharply tailored silhouette, this season's Laurel Wreath Collection presents contemporary interpretations of vintage tennis styles from both off and on the pitch. The lightweight 50s style bomber above is perfect for this year's spectators, layered over a crisp gingham shirt and teamed with slim cut trousers. And in keeping with British tradition; if the weather takes a turn for the worse guests can be protected from the elements by investing in the collection's waxed duralinen duffle coat - a stand-out Laurel Wreath Collection style profiled by one of our favourite blogs: The Daily Street.