Grand-Slam Style

What to wear and what to buy at the U.S. Open.

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The U.S. Open’s style scene has abided by the same two principles since it started in 1978: tasteful and practical. Below, we serve up some looks that fit the bill and pick the sharpest souvenir duds from the official USTA Shop. Whatever you wear, though, be sure not to commit the Open’s most egregious fashion faux pas: wearing tennis clothes. Unless you’re registered to compete, leave the tennis skorts and wristbands at home.




Shoes With Spin

Every self-respecting tennis fan should have a pair of Sperry boat shoes. These cute and comfy slip-ons will get you from the Grandstand to Louis Armstrong Stadium and back with nary a blister.

Where to Get It:
Women’s Coil Ivy Scale Emboss Boat Shoes
103 Fifth Avenue (between East 17th and 18th Streets),


Courtside Cover

This light linen pullover is perf for the day-to-evening match transition. After all, your goosebumps should come courtesy of Roger Federer’s 130-mph serve, not the chilly breeze.

Where to Get It:
Dantea Sequin-Embellished Linen Popover
137 West Broadway (between Duane and Thomas Streets), Tribeca



Set-Point Polo

You can’t go wrong in this chic update of the classic Lacoste polo. Pop your collar for back-of-neck sun protection.

Where to Get It:
Women’s Classic Fit Piqué Polo Shirt
185 Greenwich Street (between Cortlandt and Fulton Streets), Financial District



Rally Rainwear

Arthur Ashe Stadium has a retractable roof for pop-up showers, but the rest of the courts don’t. Seasoned Open-goers know to bring a light rain jacket (umbrellas are allowed, but they have to be closed during play); this country club–approved L.L. Bean version is ideal.

Where to Get It:
Trail Model Rain Jacket
L.L. Bean
Available online



We Love-Love This Necklace

This sterling silver racquet charm from Tiffany & Co. (of course) will look great peeking out from behind your polo placket.

Where to Get It:
Tennis Racquet Charm and Chain
Tiffany & Co.
727 Fifth Avenue (at East 57th Street), Midtown
$155 for charm; $50 for chain





A Guy’s Tennis Tee
We love this vintage-inspired, supersoft jersey shirt.






Hot in Hot Pink
Stand out in the crowd with this bright official-logo tee.





Stash Your Swag
…Plus two tennis racquets in this pretty-darn-perfect backpack.





A Handsome Hoodie
Evening matches are chilly! If you forgot a jacket, this fleece sweatshirt will keep you cozy.






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