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When tennis balls were still white and landscapers (rather than diesel machinery) were depended upon to make tennis courts; it was also a time when the abilities of a skilled tailor were required for tennis clothes. These court-side stylists would not simply monitor the drape of tennis trousers but they would anticipate the unspoken needs of their tennis dandies - and in so doing, the tennis blazer was born.

Click here to see an additional VANITY FAIR article about 1920s tennis fashions.

Click here to read about the first steel tennis racket.


The Tennis Blazer (Vanity Fair Magazine, 1916)

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