From Court to Course
Our favorite pieces from the new tennis-inspired Arthur Ashe sports collection
American Arthur Ashe made a name for himself as an unparalleled tennis player—he was the first (and remains the only) Black man to win the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, and the Australian Open—while also being a fierce advocate for civil rights. The way he carried himself on and off the court came with not just a triumphant sporting style but a sartorial one as well. Now, finally, Ashe, who passed away at age 49 in 1993, is getting a clothing capsule designed in his honor and name. Rowing Blazer, who launched the Arthur Ashe Sports brand last month, took the rebellious, creative spirit of Ashe—embracing how he played on the court, how he dressed and how he lived his life—and translated it into a collection of retro, sporty designs. Here, we break down some of our favorite pieces that work great for golf.
ARTHUR ASHE 1975 TENNIS POLO (PREORDER)
Each polo shirt in the collection features the signature Arthur Ashe Sports logo, an embroidered figure mid-swing that pops stylishly against even the boldest designs in the line—like the monochromatic black-and-white stripes looks or the leopard print.
ARTHUR ASHE 1975 WOMEN’S TENNIS POLO
The entire collection is unisex, but there are two women’s shirts that can easily be worn on the course. This first in the classic white with contrast blue collar and placket, and the other an abstract stripe design.
ASHE SPORT LOGO MESH SHORT $98
These bold shorts, which come in the collection’s color palette of forest, orange, black, and—for a very Ashean hint of spirit—leopard, would be a great statement piece during a pre-game warm up or at the driving range. They’d also look great during a night out at a simulated golf range and bar.
ASHE SPORT LOGO SOCK
The athletic socks turn a golfer’s basic into a statement piece thanks to the Jacquard-knit “Ashe” typography.
ARTHUR ASHE CABLE-KNIT TENNIS SWEATER (PREORDER)
With its bright yellow, green and black accents, this sweater would look great on its own or, for the course, on top of a polo. The colorway is a nod to South Africa, where Ashe repeatedly applied for visas in order to play in the South African Open but was continually denied due to apartheid, which he spent his life fighting against.
ARTHUR ASHE CHAINSTITCH COURT JACKET
Inspired by the silhouettes of classic Champion jackets, this cotton twill outer-layer is lightweight, allowing for ease of playing, while still serving up warmth and style.
ASHE SPORT LOGO CAP
The 100-percent cotton twill “dad hat” pays homage to Ashe in a less-than-subtle way that makes for a great conversation starter.
ASHE SPORT LOGO RUGBY TOP
This item in particular blends the expertise of Rowing Blazers (who creates the USA women's and men’s rugby teams looks) with the style and voice of Ashe. In the recurring hunter green, a classic tennis and golf choice, and the “Ashe” logo motif, this collared shirt is a relaxed, cool fit that’s great for cooler days and easily used as a mid-layer.
ARTHUR ASHE ICON SWEATBANDS
A great and simple way to elevate any golf look, thanks to the instantly iconic Ashe Sports logo, classic terrycloth construction and the two colorway options, one green-white-and-yellow (“Soweta”) and one red-white-and-navy (“USA”).