The Championships, Wimbledon, is back and Polo Ralph Lauren is once again partnering with The All England Lawn Tennis Club to launch a new collection of snazzy uniforms for the tournament’s on-court officials – umpires, linespeople and ball boys and girls. The addition of colour is notable in this year’s designs, and from June 27 to July 10, Wimbledon’s court officials will be sporting navy, green and purple uniforms.
In this new collection, the umpires are looking trendier than ever, sporting regal navy pinstriped blazers with three buttons, a notch collar and logo-patched pockets. The uniform also features a classic white polo knit with green and purple stripes around the V-neck, worn over a Crayola-blue pinstripe dress shirt made from a fine yarn.
For the women’s outfit, this top is paired with either straight wide-leg trousers or an elegant white midi skirt that flares out at the bottom. Both pieces are accessorised with either luxurious mother-of-pearl buttons or a white belt covered in diagonal green and purple stripes. Meanwhile, the men’s outfit includes crisp white trousers and an optional navy flat cap.
The ball boys and girls’ outfit, however, is noticeably sportier. Along with a navy performance pique polo tee – one that has moisture-wicking characteristics – girls will be wearing a straight navy skort, while boys, also in navy, will be wearing a pair of modern-fit tennis shorts.
Fans can buy items from the collection at select Ralph Lauren stores, at the brand’s online boutique or – if you’re going to be one of the 490,000 people predicted to visit Wimbledon this year – at the on-site shop.
To celebrate Ralph Lauren outfitting The Championships, Wimbledon, stop by the Ralph Lauren Landmark Prince’s Flagship boutique for strawberries and cream with champagne on July 9 and 10, 2016.