Sports and fashion have always had a close relationship, with athletes often setting trends on and off the field. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the evolution of sports and fashion, exploring how different sports and athletes have influenced style over the years. From vintage baseball caps to modern streetwear collaborations, sports have played a major role in shaping fashion trends. So grab your sneakers and let's dive into the history of sports and fashion.
In the early 20th century, Baseball was America's favourite pastime, and the sport had a major influence on fashion. Baseball caps, which were originally designed to protect players from the sun, became a popular accessory for both men and women.
Along with baseball caps, the sport also popularized sweatbands and athletic socks, which were often worn by both athletes and non-athletes as a fashion statement.
As the decades went on, other sports also began to influence fashion trends. In the 1970s, for example, tennis stars like Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe helped to popularize the sporty, preppy look, with polo shirts, sweater vests, and white sneakers becoming popular fashion staples.
John McEnroe & Bjorn Borg in 1980.
Andre Agassi, a tennis legend, became a fashion icon with his bold style choices, including the iconic pink and black outfit from the 1990 French Open. His collaboration with Nike solidified his fashion influence, inspiring colourful and bold outfits in modern tennis attire.
Andre Agassi at the 1990 French Open
Example of Andre Agassi's influence on fashion
Michael Jordan's partnership with Nike produced the timeless Air Jordan line, a cultural cornerstone in sneaker history. This partnership symbolized the fusion of sports, hip-hop, and fashion, ultimately leading to the mainstream adoption of streetwear. Brands like Nike and Adidas, with their relaxed athletic aesthetics, resonated widely, transcending traditional sportswear boundaries and reshaping the fashion landscape.
Michael Jordan wearing the Air Jordan 1 "Chicago"
Today, sports and fashion continue to intersect in new and exciting ways, with contemporary athletes like LeBron James and Serena Williams collaborating with top designers and streetwear brands to create unique and stylish collections.
Serena Williams wearing Nike x Off-White.
Serena Williams X Off White X Air Max 97 OG 'QUEEN'
In the realm where sports and fashion meet, we're constantly drawn to the fusion of these worlds. So, we're excited to introduce the From Another Tennis Club tee, a nod to our love for sports style. Taking cues from the vibrant graphics of 90's tennis, this shirt lets you show your support for our shop while keeping it effortlessly sporty.