From a fashion standpoint, Wimbledon is the most buttoned-up professional tennis tournament on the planet. Or, to paraphrase our colleagues across the pond, the narc-iest: as British GQ’s Murray Clark puts it, “For a nation that finds heaven in the long tumble from a pub doorway, the British treat tennis as a very sober business.” Where the U.S. Open feels flashy and the French Open frenzied, Wimbledon (with its strict tennis-whites dress code on the court and de facto cocktail-formal dress code in the stands) remains stiffly traditional.
The first week of Wimbledon 2023 is nearly in the books, and few of this year’s famous spectators—among them David Beckham, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hiddleston, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry, and even Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber—have deviated from the rulebook. On the grass, however, Italian tennis pro Jannik Sinner flexed his brand ambassadorship this week by toting a monogrammed Gucci carryall onto the court. The bag was reportedly custom-designed for the tournament, its red-and-green-trimmed handles just narrowly falling in line with the all-white mandate—unlike, say, Nick Kyrgios’s red-and-white Air Jordan 1s, which allegedly cost him a $14,000 fine last year.
There’s certainly still time for noted tennis stan Woody Harrelson and his jaunty hats to swoop in and shake things up, but for now, you can scroll on to see the best of all the clean, crisp, ultra-proper fits from Wimbledon 2023 so far.