Ralph Lauren tennis fashion is omnipresent at the Open, starting with the smiling folks you meet at the gates. Pictured above are the ball boy ($140 USD) and ball girl shirts ($120) that dot every match. The back has a sewn-on "big pony" patch. The fabric is a microfiber/cotton blend for breathability. I personally like this ball shirt better than the signature US Open Polo some reps were wearing. There's a lot going on here so keep your bottom choice simple.
Ralph Lauren is not a line I see a lot of on-court in competitive travels and I don't see it on any tour pros (at least not on court) BUT judging from the packed-in well-heeled crowd at the US Open shop last night, it's mighty popular. The tennis lines are as-to-be-expected classically beautiful but just a little too pricey for this editor to get sweaty in. Ralph Lauren does tennis the way they do everything else. Keep it simple and you will look class-full and fashionable in a timeless country club way. Everything is top quality.
My picks from the shop: For women, the pure white US Open Tennis Skirt, $85, a finely pleated performance skort that would look totally cute with any of the RL polos; the navy US Open ball girl jacket, $145; and a silver v-neck sweater, whoa, so nice (I didn't get the price and it's not available online). The US Open Cricket Sweater, left, is yummy too, $198. For men: the US Open Slim Custom-Fit Polo, $98; and the white US Open Full-Zip Fleece jacket, $145.
Find it all online under at Ralph Lauren or at the U.S. Open in the shop or interactive kiosks.