An open-air tennis tournament in Britain?
Seems mad when the other Grand Slams have substantially better climates.
But when the sun does decide to put its hat on for London, the Wimbledon tennis-crowd inevitably do so too.
Just one of the many fashion accessories adorned by the sea of sun-burnt spectators eating strawberries and sipping Pimm’s.
With the tennis-world firmly watching, the British grand slam attracts its fair share of high-profile fans including film stars, musicians and the occasional grace of royalty.
Condensed into a closely packed stadium, this amphitheatre of fame creates a melting pot of press-worthy fashion… usually from the shoulders up.
You bet, it’s all about the hats and the sunglasses.
Which is why we’ve put together a list of some of the most fashionable sunglasses worn in the tennis crowds at SW19.
Kicking things off, is the classic round-eye sunglasses.
Round sunglasses are eternally fashionable due to their timeless aesthetics, a regular style worn by the famous spectators at Wimbledon.
This ubiquitous silhouette is a great way to inject classic sartorial style to your summer outfit this year, as worn in the following examples.
A suave summer look
Famous actor Jude Law expertly adorns these gold wire-rim sunglasses amongst the crowd.
Paired with his white suit, these sunglasses have a truly timeless aesthetic, perfect for a suave summer look.
Bring warmth with brown
Actress Kiera Knightley has been seen wearing these semi-opaque brown coloured sunglasses.
For her moderately pale complexion, this brown colour of acetate brings subtle warmth to her face.
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Black circle sunglasses
This list wouldn't be complete without the inclusion of Meghan Markle.
The Duchess of Sussex wore this nautical striped shirt and all-black sunglasses during the women's singles final at Wimbledon 2018.
This geometric pairing of the large blue stripes and all-round sunglasses are a very bold but simple summer style.
Bright clothes, neutral frame.
Known for his age-defying fashion sense, 70-year-old Samuel L Jackson is a regular spectator at the Wimbledon Grand Slam.
Between his optical and sunglasses frames, he usually opts for a round-eye style in chunky thick acetates with partially tinted lenses.
Timeless tortoise tones
Born in New York and raised in London, Sienna Miller can't resist the quintessentially-British tennis grand slam.
Seen above, she's opted for the most classic sunglasses style there is. The round tortoiseshell sunglasses frame epitomises timeless sunglasses style.
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Maria Sharapova's performance on the grass is just as dominant as her square black shades.
Her feminine face-shape with softly dimpled cheeks is perfect for this boxy sunglasses style. The contrast between her light blonde hair and the stark black frame works well with this geometric frame.
Suits & sunglasses
Memorable because of their dapper dress. Memorable because they witnessed the first British male player win the grand slam since 1936; Andy Murray.
Contrasting each other shape of sunglasses, Butler adorns a dominant black sunglasses frame in a boxy frame-shape.
Boxy sunglasses for the Royal Box
The Duchess of Cambridge regularly attends the Royal Box at Wimbledon.
Since joining the royal family, Kate Middleton has visited the All England Club in excess of 11 times since 2008 to watch both the men and women's title matches.
As a self-admitted fan of the sport and recently appointed patron to Wimbledon, she spectates behind these large square sunglasses.
It seems that Prince William and the Duchess have similar tastes in their choice of sunglasses.
He too opts for the stealthy black sunglasses style in a boxy frame shape, perfect for his round face-shape.
Fashion heavy-weights David and Victoria Beckham are keen fans of British tennis, often attending many of the week-two Wimbledon matches.
In 2014, Victoria and David were photograph seated beside Samuel L Jackson in the Royal Box.
Aptly, she wears a bold pair of square black sunglasses which suit her small feminine features.
Last but not least is the largest, most dominant sunglasses style.
The aviator sunglasses design was initiated for WWII fighter-pilots in order to give them maximum facial coverage whilst being lightweight and easy to wear.
Since then, the utilitarian nature and sheer style of aviator sunglasses have become a strong fashion favourite, worn by people for its timeless aesthetics.
Seen above rapper Jay Z wears his square black aviator sunglasses with his typically effortless style.
Chat show host Ellen DeGeneres attended the Wimbledon 2016 women's final between Serena Williams vs. Angelique Kerber.
Situated in the Royal Box, she opted for a traditional silver frame aviator sunglasses frame with her patterned blouse and flecked grey suit.
A neutral ensemble which gave her a very understated but stylish look.
These thick-frame aviators worn by Jude Law are a bold sunglasses style.
They're a dominant feature on his face but provide him with a large amount of lens-coverage, perfect for bright sunny days in centre court.
For the ultimate lens-choice, you should opt for polarised lenses to reduce reflected glare.
Columnist come fashionista, Pippa Middleton was spotted at Wimbledon in 2016 wearing these traditional aviator sunglasses.
For women, this large style of frame is a great way of creating the image of being smaller thanks to it's contrasting, dominant size.
Round, square or aviator, hopefully, you've found some sunglasses inspiration from these Wimbledon examples.
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Jamie Bartlett: co-founder | Quick Wimbledon fact.
Rodenstock sunglasses are the official chosen supplier for all of the Wimbledon umpires and line judges. Rodenstock make good quality glasses frames and sunglasses which have been supplied to the tournament over an ongoing contract.
Perhaps Banton Frameworks can make their way to the lofty heights of the umpire's seat one day?
Thanks for reading.