WHAT TO WEAR TO WIMBLEDON?

 

At McCann’s we believe that sport and fashion go hand in and hand and nothing demonstrates this more than our beloved Wimbledon Tournament. Forget the Lilly whites of the players; you only need to look to the Royal Box for serious style inspiration.

Limited to a strict dress code, the lucky few that get to sit in the Royal Box are already confined to a particular set of rules. Ties – check, long sleeves –check, jeans, what jeans?-  check . All these gruelling restrictions seem to have an adverse effect on everyone’s look. The more rules, the better the style!

In 2012, the Members enclosure issued a stricter new dress code to make sure no standards were slipping. In terms of menswear, men could only wear a lounge suit or tailored jacket, shirt, and of course a tie.

For a Wimbledon inspired suit, you can take a nod to the all whites and choose a fair, light coloured suit. We would recommend a lighter, summery less formal feel with a linen or cotton suit. Or if you are feeling more playful opt for a seersucker suit, with the fabric as seen on our link here instagram. For full suits lets take a look to our best-dressed men from around the world to see how the summer suiting up is done best.

Lovely pastel colours and knitted tie here, from Bennedict Cumberbach, who even compliments his father. Another fabulous colour combination with a slightly dark blue and an olive tie from Dominic Cooper.

However, with dress codes seeming less and less for many of us, what with the boundary pushing of no ties in the house of commons, jeans to theatre, and even with this summer city heat testing what we can even wear to work, it can also appear that Smart-causal is also the way forward.

Denim is now becoming more and more socially acceptable at most sporting events. McCann’s would therefore encourage you to go for a more tailored finish and avoid distressed looks on your jeans. At McCann’s we offer a bespoke jean’s service that would be most suitable to pair and dress up with a smart unbuttoned shirt and blazer or smart jacket.

Over jeans we suggest chinos, especially in this heat the soft cotton blends are going to be much cooler than a heavy jean. We offer a range of smart casual trousers in a range of colours and fabrics, which start from around £250. Any summery additions to add some pops of colour are more than welcome with paisley pocket squares or handkerchiefs like below. Or even opt some different coloured shoes over brown or black to really add to the summer off-court vibes.

And this year with a nod to our golf followers, we see Masters champion Sergio Garcia donning his champion’s Green jacket to watch Rafael Nadal defeat Karen Khachanov along with the dapper rugby great Dan Carter, who’s showing off a strong peak lapel matched with that royal blue tie.

And to finish on some final great looks by some firm favourites, Bradley Cooper and Gerard Butler in some beautiful blue hues. David Beckham looking as dapper as ever in a lovely cream checkered jacket and finally on how to wear a horseshoe waistcoat by the fabulous Bradley Wiggins.

 
Sophie-Nicol Dodds