6 best menswear style moves served at Wimbledon 2015
With Wimbledon having come to an end on Sunday, I figured it was the perfect opportunity to reflect over the past two weeks at who won game, set, match when it came to dress code. So if you want a bit of inspiration for the weekend, check out my 6 favourite menswear style aces from Wimbledon this year.
1. Lewis Hamilton
Despite being refused entry for not fitting the dress code, Lewis Hamilton gets two thumbs up from me for his floral shirt and also his ability to sport a fedora. The hat trend has been on going for the best part of a year now all thanks to Burberry and Pharrell Williams endorsing the infamous Vivienne Westwood bucket hat. Obviously it’s perfect for the chilly winter months, but now that we’re in the peak of the summer, it’s all about rocking the fedora.
2. Bear Grylls
This is probably one of the first times I’ve seen Bear Grylls in a civilised setting and not eating the genitalia of an animal of some sort. If his outfit at Wimbledon is anything to go by, he should do the former a lot more often as he clearly has the ability to dress impeccably. A double-breasted jacket especially in this shade of blue is perfect for the summer months. A jacket like this is suitable for every occasion including a wedding.
3. Jim Chapman
Appearing in the majority of my style articles, it’s fair to say I have serious ‘Jim Chapman wardrobe envy’. Short-sleeved shirts are perfect for this time of year when you want to dress smart-casual, yet comfortable in the muggy, British weather. A perfect choice for BBQ’s and a casual get together.
4. Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch’s outfit to Wimbledon was my favourite for a couple of reasons. Firstly the colours he’s wearing to me, scream Wimbledon. Even though they’re pastel colours, which is usually more of a spring-thing, the material of his suit and tie help give that summer feel. Secondly the knitted tie is the perfect finishing touch. That pop of colour makes his outfit a cut above the rest.
Again, it is more Drake’s choice of colour than his outfit itself. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll see that white on white is my favourite combination for those few rare sunny days we get in Britain. I just think it compliments Asian skin perfectly and gives you an elegant and slightly preppy finish.
6. Hugh Grant
Not the obvious man for fashion inspiration but Hugh Grant managed to tick a few boxes during his attendance to Wimbledon. Obviously another knitted tie has a big thumbs up from me, but those sunglasses …! I’d usually say that wayfarer frames are better suited for a casual look such as a day out or picnic-in-the-park type of occasion, but I’ve been proven wrong. The tortoiseshell frames look sharp, and colour co-rdinated to precision with his tie.
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