The first Ryder cup match was contested in June 1927 and the first competition was held at Worcester Country Club and first blood was taken and won by the United States 9½–2½. Continuously now a battle between Europe and America this is a sporting competition highlight and a personal favourite here of the staff at Northern Threads. This year it is on European soil in the privileged and beautiful city of Paris. Can European powers re-lift the now American dominated Ryder Cup? Here at Northern Threads we are very passionate about sport and fashion and the influx and combination of the two really turns our fire into a roaring blaze. No other sport dominates the fashion industry like golf and really does stands alone, so we have in store or online all your garment needs. If you are watching the cup at home; we have Hugo Boss Loungewear which is perfect for relaxation and style. If you are watching the cup out at your local boozer or pub then why not take advantage of our classic Boss Athleisure range including our Paddy and Paule Polos or Ralph Lauren range including polo shirts and the cups main sponsor Lacoste which we stock mainline and sport; or if you are lucky enough to embrace the tournaments presence then we have caps; umbrellas; gloves and all your needs for that perfect golfing venture. We are extremely proud to stock the brands we do and have that influence and link with golf and other sports that we do.
The Ryder cup maybe in American hands but according to coach Sean Foley; he really believes Justin Rose the Englishman has the potential and determination to cause an upset and has issued a personal warning to US competition that the cup will change hands back to European this year. The United States hasn’t won consecutive Ryder Cups since it won three straight from 1989-1993 so that makes what he says a bit more believable well according to the bookmaker anyways.
Founded 141 years ago this summer Wimbledon was born. Prepare your wardrobe for another fantastic month of tennis here in the United Kingdom with the much anticipated Wimbledon tournament on our doorstep. Do not worry though; Northern Threads has some of the most famous brands that relate and were born from tennis including Polo Ralph Lauren; the official outfitters of Wimbledon since 2006 clothing everyone from the umpires to the linesmen and the ball boys and girls. Their classic polo shirts and plimsolls fit right in with tennis heritage.
Wimbledon may be quintessentially British but a lot of European stars have received glory on centre court; one of these famous individuals include Rene Lacoste which we later got the giant French fashion label Lacoste from. Their court master trainer remains an absolute classic on and off court and a piece of history we are proud to sell.
Not forgetting our own national hero’s who we mention last but certainly not least is the three times winner and a legend amongst British subculture Fred Perry. His polo shirts, tennis shorts and harrington jackets are forever a classic and the laurel wreath will forever remain an icon worldwide.
Will Nadal manage to push through the past couple years injury worries with his staggered performances upon return and cause an upset?
A good number of tennis punters are hoping that Roger would repeat his Australian open performance at Wimbledon. The Swiss ace also became the second ever player in the open era to lift a Grand Slam title without dropping a set at the Wimbledon 2017. That’s really not a bad achievement for a player who would turn 37 this year, and is rapidly approaching the final stages of his career.
He had lost the throne to Rafael Nadal Novak Djokovic on many occasions in the past decade, however he is back to his peak level now. But the big question is – can Roger Federer win a historic ninth Wimbledon title in 2018? We think so.
Predicitions for the Womans singles at Wimbledon can only be Serena Williams who will equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand slams and we personally think Serena will retire once she has conquered this mark and breached 25 Grand slams.
Looking back to the 90’s and the release of the EQT Torsion & the KB8’s, Adidas have always been known as a brand that test the boundaries of innovative design. The Prophere is no exception.
Following on from the success of their previous release, the Prophere continues the use of the distinctive sculpted mid sole which produce exaggerated proportions, something that has become expected with Adidas’ experimental silhouettes.
Despite being designed for street wear, as with all 90’s inspired runners aesthetic & function have to be balanced. To counter the bulkier base, the Prophere feature the primeknit upper & elastic collar.