In its early days, tennis was a sport of rigorous fashion rules: Men wore all-white, double-breasted flannel suits with full-sleeved shirts, ditching their jackets only in the hottest weather. Then along came legendary players like René Lacoste and Fred Perry who had a knack for innovative style. Lacoste introduced the lightweight polo shirt in the 1930s, which allowed more freedom of movement and became equally popular off the court. Matches would later undergo some less glorious moments (Andre Agassi’s mullet), but the polo-shorts combo remains the game’s staple, and one of the most attractive looks for any summer wardrobe.
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