At Wimbledon They Wear White

Posted June 30 2014

Wimbledon, the oldest tennis championship in the world, began today. And as has been the case since 1877 both players were dressed in all-white apparel and shoes. That's right. 137 years later, the tradition of all-white apparel endures at the All England Tennis Club. Not only does it endure, but this year officials, displeased with players' attempts to introduce color while also abiding by the dress code, are cracking down on players' clothing and footwear choices. Notices were posted in locker rooms and officials will speak with players who fall “out of line.” The whole thing sounds a little crazy....