What the Men Are Wearing
From classic heritage brands like Lacoste and Fila to more contemporary players such as Nike, Under Armour and Adidas, the on-court style of the men at this year’s Roland Garros has been anything but boring. Nadal, 10-time French Open champion, embraced a chic tonal look of baby blue and navy yesterday for his clash against Diego Schwartzman. There's also been an abundance of colour with bold colourways and stripes, both horizontal and vertical, as players make a statement on the court – giving a nod to Parisian style and classic tennis looks of the past.
Off court, the men’s style has been just as impressive. While most spectators in sports stands tend to opt for tracksuits and T-shirts, things are a little different at the French Open. Parisian style is renowned for its chic sophistication and this was seen in abundance at the venue over the past few days - style that balances tradition, practicality and contemporary fashion.
Looks varied along the full spectrum of smart casual with some guys opting for dressed down tailoring while others choose wardrobe staples, such as the timeless Breton stripe sweater and chinos.
A suit is the most classic option but just make sure it doesn't feel stuffy. Look out for something in a light, summer fabric (ideally a cool linen-cotton mix for added breathability). These chaps know how to keep it from feeling like office attire by ditching the tie and pairing up with a pair of low-key trainers.
Others preferred not to wear a suiting, preferring instead lightweight jackets in shades of tan and khaki, paired with chambray shirts or t-shirts, worn with navy trousers for a combination that feels louche and laid back.
From blistering sunshine to the rain halting play on occasions, the most vital accessories are a pair or sunglasses and a lightweight waterproof cover-up…just in case!