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Thepunisher
10-03-2009, 08:09 AM
I made the last post Nike came up with the Air Tech t-shirts. Now they have released a Varsity jacket. It is awesome and I'm glad that Nike is making these products but $450 is outrageous.

http://store.nike.com//index.jsp?country=US&lang_locale=en_US#l=shop,pdp,ctr-inline/cid-1/pid-262213

pug
10-03-2009, 08:17 AM
Price is a joke! Jacket is pretty cool though. How many can they really sell at that price level?

dangros
10-03-2009, 08:20 AM
That thing looks awful :)
I cant see stuff like that selling in this kind of recession.

Thepunisher
10-03-2009, 08:28 AM
nobody is going to buy it at that price. I love the retro Burning Ball though.

brinkeguthrie
10-03-2009, 09:12 AM
frickin' ugly. Looks like someone threw paint on it. And this coming from someone who wore ALL the Agassi Challenge Court stuff in the 80s.

Thepunisher
10-03-2009, 11:43 AM
I had all of the Agassi sneakers, polos, shorts ,etc. To this day I still have most of them. I'm happy anytime they bring back some of the vintage line back. The lava splatter is a little bit much but that back is awesome. The 86 on it seems to represent his rookie year.

ScoopsHaaganDazs
10-03-2009, 07:54 PM
Would look better if there weren't those dots. Paint splatter designs are nice unless they have a bunch of dots like here. They did it wrong.

the mania
10-03-2009, 08:03 PM
Maybe I'm reading your post wrong, but did you say that Nike re-released air tech challange shirts? If so where can I score one?

featherlight
10-03-2009, 08:17 PM
yuck , the price is out of this world

actionflies
10-03-2009, 10:51 PM
$450 for buying a gay jacket. Nike is breaking into a new market.

slice bh compliment
10-03-2009, 11:55 PM
$450 for buying a gay jacket. Nike is breaking into a new market.

Literally. They finally make something unique and Agass-iconic for the gay and lesbian community .... why get negative on it, right?

So what if it is a little expensive? Gay dudes have no kids, so there's plenty of disposable income. It's just great marketing.

Mind you, it's for the gay-dude sports fan. Not stylish at all, but it's the equivalent of those baggy zebra/tiger triped pants from 20 yrs ago, LOL!

Thepunisher
10-04-2009, 04:22 AM
Maybe I'm reading your post wrong, but did you say that Nike re-released air tech challange shirts? If so where can I score one?

They did release the Court Challenge burning ball shirts last year. This year they released shirts with the lava on it for the ATC hybrids. Those shirts sold out but they were online for a while.

The_Question
10-05-2009, 06:44 AM
It's a shame Nike is charging that kind of price. Why is Nike going back to bring out the old Agassi stuff? Didn't they stop sponsoring Agassi by the end of his career? What a disgrace...

Shellovic
10-05-2009, 11:46 AM
I think this jacket is pretty awesome (to actionflies: and i'm not gay). But the price is a joke indeed. I wonder if they sell any at this price. Then i wonder how quick they'll be on sale...

hyogen
10-05-2009, 12:11 PM
haha, i would maybe get it if it was $150 or less.
would probably never wear it.

hyogen
10-05-2009, 12:12 PM
I had all of the Agassi sneakers, polos, shorts ,etc. To this day I still have most of them. I'm happy anytime they bring back some of the vintage line back. The lava splatter is a little bit much but that back is awesome. The 86 on it seems to represent his rookie year.

i wonder if this is some sort of infringement... to put Agassi's number on there (rookie year).

maybe not

slice bh compliment
10-05-2009, 12:27 PM
i wonder if this is some sort of infringement... to put Agassi's number on there (rookie year).

maybe not

Nah. That's just a number that happened to be the yr Dre turned pro. Dre's got no rights to that number.

It's SO Nike. Also, have you noticed the swoosh on the retro Tacchini design Mac is wearing in the latest Nike ads? So nike. {yes, full disclosure, I am not a fan of Nike]

It would be interesting to read a contract.

I bet Andre would have no claim to the Challenge Court logo just like Pete or ther others would have no claim to the court logo.
Andre would have a claim to the mid-late-90s A logo. But of course, they're not going to use that.

hyogen
10-05-2009, 12:30 PM
Nah. That's just a number that happened to be the yr Dre turned pro. Dre's got no rights to that number.

It's SO Nike. Also, have you noticed the swoosh on the retro Tacchini design Mac is wearing in the latest Nike ads? So nike. {yes, full disclosure, I am not a fan of Nike]

It would be interesting to read a contract.

I bet Andre would have no claim to the Challange Court logo just like PEte or ther others would have no claim to the court logo.
Andre would have a claim to the mid-late-90s A logo. But of course, they're not going to use that.

why wouldn't they have the challenge court flaming ball on his retro shoes the last couple years then??

JoshDragon
10-05-2009, 12:50 PM
Wow, that jacket is so ugly looking.

Thepunisher
10-05-2009, 04:44 PM
Nike is doing something right, 2 sizes are already sold out. I guess the economy has no affect on it.

mcutilize
10-05-2009, 04:52 PM
its cuz the splatter print is a famous style in nike it has been used on countless shoes hats shirts and people still buy it.

Thepunisher
10-05-2009, 05:41 PM
its cuz the splatter print is a famous style in nike it has been used on countless shoes hats shirts and people still buy it.

It's only famous because Andre made it what it is when he wore the ATC lava's.

slice bh compliment
10-05-2009, 05:57 PM
why wouldn't they have the challenge court flaming ball on his retro shoes the last couple years then??

Not sure. Maybe they'd have to part with a cut of that revenue. Or maybe they just wanted to avoid obfuscation.

BDAZ
10-05-2009, 09:35 PM
it would have been nice if they could have used the flaming ball logo on the ATC III retros a couple of years ago. speaking of agassi retros, does anyone know what nike's retroing for next year.

JoshDragon
10-05-2009, 10:07 PM
it would have been nice if they could have used the flaming ball logo on the ATC III retros a couple of years ago. speaking of agassi retros, does anyone know what nike's retroing for next year.

Hopefully not this. http://www.tennislegendondvd.com/tennislegendonDVDcomAgassi91.jpg

120mphBodyServe
10-05-2009, 10:31 PM
This is why Nike is the sludge scum of the athletic clothing and footwear world.

slice bh compliment
10-06-2009, 02:50 AM
This is why Nike is the sludge scum of the athletic clothing and footwear world.

Truth. But they love it.

hyogen
10-06-2009, 07:18 AM
i wonder if the XL and XXL really sold out...

The_Question
10-06-2009, 07:30 AM
Or they never made that size to start with...

hyogen
10-09-2009, 12:54 PM
http://www.highsnobiety.com/uploads/RTEmagicC_goodfoot_splatter_newera_1.jpg.jpg

ckledzepplin
10-09-2009, 12:58 PM
http://blogfiles4.naver.net/data44/2009/6/15/131/2010_1_apouge.jpg

2.3 is an agassi throwback

Thepunisher
10-11-2009, 04:30 PM
http://www.highsnobiety.com/uploads/RTEmagicC_goodfoot_splatter_newera_1.jpg.jpg

first of all that's a hat made by the company New Era, not Nike. Secondly, I am Andre's #1 fan.