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Orion
05-26-2009, 06:56 AM
Del Potro looks like he just jumped off a gondola in a canal in Italy, or just escaped from Rikkers Island.

That Nike cutoff has to be the UGLIEST shirt ever. The shirt Monfils has on isn't far behind.

dktracer
05-26-2009, 10:55 AM
I thought it was more of a flaming pirate

pmacino
05-26-2009, 11:05 AM
Del Potro looks like he just jumped off a gondola in a canal in Italy, or just escaped from Rikkers Island.

That Nike cutoff has to be the UGLIEST shirt ever. The shirt Monfils has on isn't far behind.

+1

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samster
05-26-2009, 11:10 AM
http://i43.tinypic.com/a3i4gi.jpg

Here is the outfit for you all to peruse.

cujays
05-26-2009, 11:11 AM
i dont like anything in the nike 2009 line

jmsala
05-26-2009, 11:53 AM
He usually looks ridiculous... like a nadal wannabe.

35ft6
05-26-2009, 12:24 PM
Nike hasn't made a shirt I liked since the 80's. It's actually kind of astounding how terrible their designs are. Adidas all the way.

scraps234
05-26-2009, 12:26 PM
no i think he looks cool nadal looks ok but i think dp looks better than nadal... yes he looks like a pirate but agassi looked that way for a bit

Gemini
05-26-2009, 12:32 PM
Nike goes through cycles of great to good to not-so-good, but honestly, do you really think Del Potro has any real say in what he wears? The man's getting paid to wear that stuff. If Nike offered me a hefty amount of money to get out there and play my matches something akin to Serena's catsuit, ya know what...I'd do it.

roc17355
05-26-2009, 12:39 PM
Del Potro looks like he just jumped off a gondola in a canal in Italy, or just escaped from Rikkers Island.

That Nike cutoff has to be the UGLIEST shirt ever. The shirt Monfils has on isn't far behind.

Good thing none of those guys give a rats a** about what we think of their outfits. They would be really upset.

jgreen06
05-26-2009, 03:32 PM
when was the last time nike actually put out a line that was not hideous for the delpo, moya, nadal, blake, monfils "group"???

kobe3pointer
05-26-2009, 03:50 PM
He'd look good if he wasnt so skinny...

But who cares... look how well he is playing... clothes arent going to help play better...

aceroberts13
05-26-2009, 03:50 PM
I think it looks ok, just not on him. For some reason his body type doesn't fit that outfit at all.

babolat15
05-26-2009, 04:01 PM
i kinda like it

NotSoSuper
05-26-2009, 09:29 PM
Yep. Its a very ugly outfit.

At least hes winning though. Its ok to look bad and win.

however to look bad and lose is... not good :)

ace-nelis
05-26-2009, 10:34 PM
Man the stuff nadal en fed get is really nice,,
But there other players just get ugly ugly stuf

dextor
05-26-2009, 10:35 PM
Nike hasn't made a shirt I liked since the 80's. It's actually kind of astounding how terrible their designs are. Adidas all the way.

Federer and Nadal's shoes and apparel are pretty nice, the rest I agree with you.

ci2ca
05-26-2009, 10:39 PM
I really like that shirt. I think I am alone on this though. Haha.

Orion
05-26-2009, 11:27 PM
Nike is definitely trying to capitalize on the youth market but me thinks they're WAAAYYYY off the mark. They're attempting to inject Andre's flair into a generation of youth that simply isn't like that. The teenagers today are on a different level, not to mention that Andre was in a league of his own.

Bloomberg Markets cover story is on Nadal and how Nike is using him to attract the 17 and under segment, while Fed is marketed to the 25 and older. Putting Nadal in sleeves is the start of shifting him upmarket. I guess that DP/Monfils getup is targeted at the tweeners. Can't believe someone got paid to design that. There's gotta be a method to the madness???

bluetrain4
05-26-2009, 11:47 PM
Nike is definitely trying to capitalize on the youth market but me thinks they're WAAAYYYY off the mark. They're attempting to inject Andre's flair into a generation of youth that simply isn't like that. The teenagers today are on a different level, not to mention that Andre was in a league of his own.

Bloomberg Markets cover story is on Nadal and how Nike is using him to attract the 17 and under segment, while Fed is marketed to the 25 and older. Putting Nadal in sleeves is the start of shifting him upmarket. I guess that DP/Monfils getup is targeted at the tweeners. Can't believe someone got paid to design that. There's gotta be a method to the madness???

I think Nike rightly changed Nadal away from the capris-pirate look at exactly the right time. Don't really like his new stuff, but it does look more mature.

Ronny
05-27-2009, 12:18 AM
i like that outfit

morgand536
05-27-2009, 12:38 AM
I like that shirt.






Just kidding. That sucks.

Josherer
05-27-2009, 01:16 AM
doesnt look that flash.

DonnieC
05-27-2009, 07:56 AM
I have no problems with the outfit...

hansolo
05-27-2009, 10:12 AM
I also don't think it's bad at all.

adidasman
05-27-2009, 12:54 PM
Hideously putrid, or putridly hideous. Take your pick. The sleeveless shirts are bad enough, but the garish colors and those stripes...ugh. Seven year old girls could pull off that look, but grown male athletes - nope.

redfred
05-27-2009, 07:19 PM
I thought it was more of a flaming pirate

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!

that freakin made my day.lol.
and yes i agree with what you guys are saying.he does look ridiculous

S H O W S T O P P E R !
05-27-2009, 07:35 PM
WTF are you talking about that looks sweet! Black/yellow ftw.

royer
05-27-2009, 07:48 PM
Del Potro looks like George Michael when he was in Wham! "Wake me up before you go go ..."

I like sleeveless shirts, but I concur with most of you here. Nike's new line isn't just ugly ... it's FUGLY!

Ditto to the guy who said Nike hasn't put out a decent looking line in a while. I mean, I like some of the stuff they've put out over the past few years, but when it comes to the sleeveless designs ... yikes! You'd think they could muster a more attractive looking design especially given the prices they charge for their stuff.

No wonder Nadal opted for sleeves! One look at the new sleeveless design would leave anyone saying, "No mas!." :roll:

featherlight
05-28-2009, 02:13 AM
it is too yellow but the design is not bad

jmsala
05-28-2009, 01:44 PM
From a marketing point of view, many people don't just by stuff that their favourite players use, but stuff that look good on players.

Also I agree with some of you in that nike is marketing some products for more mature players (the fed line) but don't forget that roger won't be playing for many years, and they need a top player to target us who love a more classic/mature look, thus they'll be changing rafa's style year after year. It's not the teens who have deep pockets to buy all gear they throw to us.

Ross K
05-28-2009, 01:57 PM
Surprised ppl aren't making much mention of 2 particular factors that I think have a major influence here; namely Del Potro's giant, gawky, gangling height and his "unusual" facial features that wouldn't look out of place among The Munsters or The Addams Family!

gsquicksilver
05-28-2009, 02:08 PM
i still think one of the classiest nike outfits ever made were the first gen sampras outfits.

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/1253531.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A62116AB92827D8294 9930FDCFC4C15FBB

mental midget
05-28-2009, 02:41 PM
he looks like some sort of exotic and highly toxic reef fish, wearing a c. thomas howell mask.

nyc
05-28-2009, 02:57 PM
not impressed by the nike stuff this year. not a big fan of the neon garbage - it wasn't great 20 years ago either.

just about the only shirt from nike that I like this year is this one (http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageMANIKE-NMSSVN.html)

I guess I like the more understated look...

Becksx1
05-30-2009, 07:07 AM
I think the best quote i heard was on Eurosport which described del potro as a 6ft 6 bumblebee :p

Tnsguy25
05-30-2009, 10:07 AM
I think the best quote i heard was on Eurosport which described del potro as a 6ft 6 bumblebee :p

LOL, that is hilarious

TennezSport
05-30-2009, 10:15 AM
Really don't know what's up with the designers at Nike, but DelPos outfit is much better than Rafas Crusty the Clown costume, man is that bad.

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:

tournaking
05-30-2009, 10:29 AM
Really don't know what's up with the designers at Nike, but DelPos outfit is much better than Rafas Crusty the Clown costume, man is that bad.

Cheers, TennezSport :cool:

Totally agree, also IMO Rafa's outfit looks mis-matched, what with the nicely fitted polo and then the baggy shorts. :confused:

blackfrido
05-30-2009, 10:51 AM
I love Del Potro shirt, and also I believe the colors where picked by him because those are the ones of his favorite soccer team!
http://i43.tinypic.com/69exqw.jpg