Paris, France. Home to the world’s most polarizing social media strategist, the only fashion week that matters, and Rolando Garros, arguably the most exotic of the four tennis grand slams. Located a short jaunt away from PSG’s Parc des Princes, it’s the tournament where, along with Australia, brands like to have a bit of fun with their designs. The stands are infamous for their raucous atmospheres, heckling the players as they see out muscle-draining points on the slow, unforgiving clay. It’s all very gladiatorial, and there’s something about the loud uniforms that sits just right.

It was here where René Lacoste’s famous crocodile logo first saw the light of day, and where Andre Agassi rocked his now-legendary “Hot Lava” colored tights with Nike Air Tech Challenge 2 kicks. Some have maybe tried a bit too hard to please the discerning Gallic crowd, like when Jo Wilfried Tsonga and Ana Ivanovic opted for zebra-print Y-3. Or the time Feliciano López turned up in what looked like a bizarre Chanel homage.

While the headlines at this year’s tournament have been dominated by news of Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal, on the court, we’ve been treated to the usual abundance of flamboyant sportswear. In no particular order, see our list below.

Red Fed Redemption, literally the only outlaw in Swiss history. Huge ace.

Looks like a default uniform from one of those terrible PS1 tennis games.

Making someone who slides around on red dirt for a living wear white? Makes sense.

Which physical specimen wears a black tank top better: Rick Owens or Sacha Zverev?

Nike chose volt because it will reflect nicely against the trophy when he eventually wins.

Not the chicest Lacoste polo we’ve ever seen.

Your MCM has a streetwear start-up that he runs out of his own bedroom. FILA has just knocked off its summer tie-dye collection. He’s now reading up on copyright law.

Rather than an energy drink brand, Hydrogen is a luxury sportswear label that inexplicably chose a skull as its logo. Look, they even rip off Givenchy!

Headband and multiple necklaces is always a look.

Really bad T-shirt, excellent shorts.

Looks like one of those completely rubbish geometric tattoos that used to be everywhere on Tumblr.

Used to have a Paul & Shark polo that looked exactly like this. Still miss it.


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