shots from the RL lifestyle collection



Pictures from the marketing campaign for the 2008 Polo Ralph Lauren Wimbledon Lifestyle collection.

More: A few more pictures after the cut…

RL wimbledon court collection ’08



Emblazoned with the signature Ralph Lauren/Wimbledon crest, crisp navy and cream defines the modern look of on-court officials’ attire. Umpires’ uniforms include navy doeskin blazers with cream piping, paired with cream trousers or skirts, and traditional tennis sweaters. Combining fashion and function, ball persons’ track suits, shorts and polo shirts, feature high performance, fast-drying fabrics for maximum comfort and full range of motion.

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the wimbledon ’08 online shop is almost a ghost town



Unlike the French Open online shop, which we loved, the Wimbledon shop looks ho-hum. Except for two things: the goods from Polo Ralph Lauren (more on that later) and this Fila SW19 limited edition sneaker:

They have only produced 1000 pairs of this shoe, named for the zip code of the AELTC.

Buy: Fila SW19 shoe, white/green/purple, £59.57.

(image from wimbledon.org)

andy murray’s backhand saves the day



12th seed and hometown hope Andy Murray exacted revenge over Tommy Haas for a loss at Indian Wells by beating the German 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-2 in the third round of Wimbledon. As expected (and we were entertained!), Andy’s backhand produced some wonderful winners and passing shots throughout the match.

Thanks to San Diegan (and TSF reader) Matt Coin for snapping these two early-round photos of Mr. Haas at Wimbledon. His glory days are way past him (with that nagging shoulder injury of his), but his abs are very much alive and well.

Buy: Tommy wears the K-Swiss Ultracel Polo, $52.

Andy wears the Fred Perry Wimbledon T-Shirt (£35, fredperry.com) and the Retro Bag in Rover Brown (£45, fredperry.com).

(photos by Getty Images, Matt Coin, and fredperry.com)

flirting with punditry, wimbledon style



We were interviewed for a tennis fashion story that appears in today’s style insert of the Globe and Mail. Read it here.

(image via globeandmail.com)