Cold weather is upon us, not to mention holiday shopping, and so ’tis the season to think about what to wear to keep warm and what to get your husband, boyfriend, son, etc. I’ve put together a few of my favorite pieces to suit different occasions and styles for men.
The hoodie is great for the court and for a laid-back look off the court. It was hard to choose just a few, but these three hoodies ooze style.
adidas Men’s Holiday Originals Hoodie
With the trefoil logo, adidas Originals Hoodie has retro flair, and the colorblocking makes it stand out from the pack. In black and grey, it’s going to make a statement.
Athletic DNA Men’s Fall Hoodie
The Athletic DNA logo itself is a pretty sweet take on the double helix, and in this blue/red color combo, the logo stands out even more. Plus, this is made of a performance fabric but still looks cool off the court.
LI-NING Men’s Fall Hoodie
Li-Ning is a brand out of China that has a growing presence in tennis but is known more widely in basketball circles. I chose this hoodie because the lime green just pops off the black, and because it’s a relatively new brand, you might just be the first guy on your block to rock anything by Li-Ning. It never hurts to be the trend setter.
These styles also work for both your on-court and regular wardrobe, but these have a sportier, athletic feel and are a little less casual than a hoodie.
Nike Men’s Winter Fanatic Hoodie
Now technically, this one does have a hood, and some might argue that this belongs in the category above, but the Nike Fanatic Hoodie also has a woven polyester overlay on the chest, which in my mind dresses up your average hoodie. Camo is on trend this year, so this one really hits the mark.
Puma Men’s Holiday Essential Microfleece
Puma’s Essential Fleece is, like other fleece jackets, super comfortable and easy to wear. The full-zip feature means it’s easy to get on and off, and side pockets offer storage. The small Puma logo is embroidered for a clean, sporty finish that’s not in your face.
Nike Men’s Holiday LS Half Zip
The Nike Long Sleeve Half Zip is a tennis specific warm-up piece that offers cross-sport appeal. I like the contrast zipper and the tonal mesh insets. This one looks sharp on the court or with jeans.
For the guy who loves tennis tradition, nothing but a sweater will do. Sweaters are going to look sharp wherever you go, so in my mind, if you want a sweater, you might as well go lux.
Lacoste Men’s Holiday Cashmere Crew Sweater
For guys who like the crew neck style, we have the Lacoste Cashmere Crew Sweater. This is blended with cotton, but the cashmere adds softness that nothing can match. Details at the shoulders and neck add style.
Fred Perry Men’s Fall V-Neck Sweater
Another iconic tennis brand that cannot be ignored, especially when it comes to sweaters, is Fred Perry. The Fall V-Neck Sweater is a layering essential. This one is a merinio wool-cotton blend for added warmth. I love merino because it adds a lot of warmth without the bulk. Another bonus is that merino is not scratchy like wool can be, and because it’s mixed with cotton here, the sweater is going to be plenty soft.
Those are just my picks for outerwear this season. Check out our entire selection of men’s apparel.
Going back to the 70’s, usually the first thing I think is Disco, man! Polyester, terrycloth, and bell bottoms, baby! When I think of tennis in the 70’s I think of long hair, corralled with a terrycloth headbands, wristbands, tight polos, and short-shorts. Along with all of that, were the sweet track jackets some of the top players wore. Names like Bjorn Borg, Guillermo Vilas, and John McEnroe come to mind.
Fila has gone retro with a few of their track jackets, bringing back a couple of classics:
Nike, a trailblazer in sports fashion, outfits Rafa and Roger with these stylish threads:
Fred Perry continues to offer a classic look with their track jackets,
while the ever fashionable Lacoste keeps pace as well.