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Ralph Lauren’s New Wimbledon Uniforms & Tory’s New Digs

Welcome to a Monday, what a busy weekend it turned out to be!

In a sure sign that summer is here, Wimbledon officially got underway today, prompting our look at the new uniforms from Polo Ralph Lauren.

Courtesy Photos

The retailer continues its alliance with the All England Club, the new styles celebrate the event’s 125th Anniversary.  This is the first time the uniforms have been redesigned since Polo Ralph Lauren first made a deal with the Club in 2006, the firm has been doing uniforms for linesmen, umpires and ball boys/girls since that time.

Below, a Line Judge in uniform this morning.

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Of course the pieces are available for sale at PRL stores and online, although we do not see that always-popular blazer available anywhere.

Via Ralph Lauren

The polo shirt showcases the special anniversary patch and overall the look is crisp and clean, nicely done.  Notwithstanding Ralph Lauren logos the size of canned hams (and larger).

Via Polo Ralph Lauren

There are also items like the men’s Classic-Fit Poplin shirt at PRL online.

The Ralph Lauren site has an interesting piece on the history of Wimbledon, with nifty background on the ball boys/girls, the average age is 15. Here is more:

Service is paid—a princely sum of €130-€160 (about $209-$258) for the thirteen-day period—and rigorous tests (fitness and written) and training must be completed before selection.

Some items offered for sale only appear to be available at the Wimbledon Shop, like the Logo Tee-shirt at $62.67.

This is where we have to ask for your kind assistance, as the shirt above has us simply baffled. Why on earth would the Ralph Lauren initials be larger than the word Wimbledon?? This clearly belongs in the “Help Me Understand” category, your faithful scribe is more-than-confused about that imagery, do weigh in with your wisdom and insight.

The rain did make an appearance.

Oli Scarff/Getty Images

One last Wimbledon item created just for the 125th Anniversary: special bottles of Lanson champagne. We’ll make them today’s Pretty in Pink.

Julian Finney/Getty Images

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Next, an update for those fond of Tory Burch, her new store under construction on Madison is getting some special decor… on the outside.

Courtesy Photo via WWD.com

Women’s Wear Daily has more from Ms. Burch on the importance of the new store:

“It’s a big deal for the company, and for me personally,” Burch said of the Madison Avenue location. “Having a presence uptown was very important for us

The shop is slated to open in September, that vibrant artwork on the store’s exterior was done in collaboration with street artist James De La Vega.

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We leave you with images of fairy tales re-created in another medium: balloons.

Larry Moss/Newsteam via The Daily Mail

Above we see Jack in the Beanstalk as crafted by a gentleman named Larry Moss.  Below, Rapunzel as envisioned by the artist.

Larry Moss/Newsteam via The Daily Mail

Amazing.

With that we say g’bye until next time!

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