He’s not exactly the most exciting sportsman in the world, and I’d be unlikely to use the words Andy Murray and ‘fashion’ in the same sentence, but Murray has just launched his first sportswear range – and it’s eco-friendly.
Since his (now reconsidered) “retirement” announcement in January, tennis and sports-lovers alike had been waiting with baited breath to see where Andy Murray would go next. After all, having won both Wimbledon in 2013 and 2016 and Olympic gold medals in singles in 2012 and 2016, the 31-year-old has quite some collection of strings to his bow.
And the answer, it seems, was turning his hand to fashion design, with the launch of the apparel line AMC, in collaboration with luxury British sportswear brand Castore.
This marks Murray’s first foray into commercially available sportswear, but such is his belief in the range that he has vowed to exclusively wear AMC’s products for all on-court activities.
The line includes a range of tennis tees, polos, shorts, jackets and accessories, which have all been made from regenerated nylon and recycled yarn.
Each product name acknowledges a city where Murray won a tournament or place with particular meaning to him and tennis – there’s the Rio Performance tee, and the London Stadium jacket amongst the sentimentally-named garments.
The debut AMC tennis line is available from today in the Castore Kings Road Store and at castore.com from this weekend. Prices start from £30.
The range will no doubt generate quite a sartorial racket