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Polo Ralph Lauren Brings Its Style Front and Centre

Polo Ralph Lauren landed in one of its ideal spots on Wednesday — on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

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LONDON — Polo Ralph Lauren landed in one of its ideal spots on Wednesday — on Wimbledon’s Centre Court.

Polo, the grass court tournament’s first official outfitter, unveiled its uniforms for umpires, line judges and ball persons. The cool, collegiate capsule collection will make its official debut on the first day of Wimbledon on June 26 and looks as if it’s been pulled from the wardrobes of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor or the Mitford girls.

Umpires and judges will don navy wool flannel blazers with cream piping and a large purple-and-green crest on the pocket. The words on the crest read “The Championships Wimbledon” and “Polo Ralph Lauren.”

The women will wear cream fluted skirts with a Twenties feel, while the men will don matching, slightly baggy trousers. Both will wear blue-and-white-striped shirts.

Uniforms for the men and women picking up balls are less retro and are more performance-oriented. Both will wear classic navy polo shirts with an enlarged white polo pony, while men will wear navy cotton twill shorts, and women will appear in matching short cotton skirts with kick pleats.


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