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BreakPoint
06-26-2006, 02:26 PM
I was watching Federer's 1st round match today against Gasquet, and Federer walks out onto Center Court in a beige sportscoat (i.e., like the jacket from a suit). It was weird seeing him in a sportscoat over his Nike tennis shirt and shorts underneath. It just looked so out of place. Why didn't he just wear a track jacket or warm-up suit like most other tennis players do?

Here's a pic: http://editorial.gettyimages.com/source/search/details_pop.aspx?iid=71296672&cdi=0

fuzzy1
06-26-2006, 02:26 PM
because hes #1

mowcopian
06-26-2006, 02:29 PM
if you were no 1 in the world and had won wimbledon for the last three years i would wear whatever the hell i want because i would know(not being big headed that i was the best on grass.
also all the pro have big bucks and can afford to splash out on a jacket

malakas
06-26-2006, 02:29 PM
because he has class and good taste and style!:D

rhubarb
06-26-2006, 02:32 PM
Probably because Nike asked him to wear it...

mowcopian
06-26-2006, 02:34 PM
i think it is beacuse he has so much class and style that he will look good in anything he wears

Shaolin
06-26-2006, 02:35 PM
At least its not capri pants.

simi
06-26-2006, 02:36 PM
In the bygone years, a long, long time ago, everyone wore a jacket when they went onto center court. Part of the tradition that makes Wimbledon what it is. Roger is very cognizant of tennis history.

mowcopian
06-26-2006, 02:36 PM
i know yeah. have you seen the new stuff tht nadal is wearin for the us open. say goodbye to his 3/4 capri pants and say hello to shorts nadal.

Feņa14
06-26-2006, 02:37 PM
When he took it off and put it on his seat it reminded me of a man just walking into his office casually, taking of his jacket, and placing it on the back of his chair ready for business.

And that's what Roger's all about, the court is his place of work.

mowcopian
06-26-2006, 02:39 PM
i will agree with tht. when federer walks onto the court he looks at it as if it is another day of work, where as when he comes to wimbledon is is magnificent. unstoppable.

malakas
06-26-2006, 02:42 PM
i know yeah. have you seen the new stuff tht nadal is wearin for the us open. say goodbye to his 3/4 capri pants and say hello to shorts nadal.

What!?!?! :shock:

The world is falling apart!!!!:shock:

textbook strokes
06-26-2006, 02:44 PM
You guys are really on fire!!!:D ..... A man wears an expensive jacket and no one can resist!. Well, enjoy it!

wehcnivek
06-26-2006, 03:15 PM
nike made the jacket for him.

from yahoo!sports: Federer is wearing a jacket that had been made for him by Nike, his kit supplier, which had a crest that included a tuft of grass, the Swiss cross, the symbol for his Leo star sign, an F for his surname, and three racquets which represent his three Wimbledon titles.

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=75c471eaf2194559bac60eb7af136442.britia n_wimbledon_tennis_xwim103&prov=ap

soundofatrain
06-26-2006, 04:26 PM
I have pictures of my dad when he played on the navy tennis team, all the players are wearing blazers, and they look very smart indeed.

pound cat
06-26-2006, 04:37 PM
[QUOTE=soundofatrain]I have pictures of my dad when he played on the navy tennis team, all the players are wearing blazers, and they look very smart indeed.[/QUOTE


And everone wore white knitted tennis sweaters and white tennis shoes and all looked alike . Sort of like Wimbledon everyday no matter where you were playing. And kept their racket in a tennis press so it wouldn't get warped.

bluescreen
06-26-2006, 04:40 PM
i tell ya, this man has class. its like he's coming in to another day at the office. just too stylish. i wanna see people at my local tennis club start doing that, it would be funny.

i think he's kinda honoring the old days, when the pros wore pants and really nice clothes. im half expecting him do the whole vintage attire in 2nd round.

and how can he get away with this? cuz he's roger f***ing federer.

slice bh compliment
06-26-2006, 04:50 PM
i tell ya, this man has class. ...
and how can he get away with this? cuz he's roger f***ing federer.

If it were any cooler, he would have worn a cable-knit v-neck under the blazer.
And if Roger were any cooler, he'd be Lew Hoad.

Skppr05
06-26-2006, 04:56 PM
At least its not capri pants.
ha! good one

HyperHorse
06-26-2006, 05:04 PM
very funny :)

all your posts should be deleted.
how old are u anyway???
repetitive dumbass one liners...
just to bump up ur post count...
rather than saying anything of any use to anyone else....

MTChong
06-26-2006, 05:17 PM
Wow, Nike made that for him, huh? That's defintiely a classy jacket - I wouldn't mind having that, anyways.

superman1
06-26-2006, 05:56 PM
Opening match on Center Court Wimbledon, you've got to look classy. Just a reminder to everyone in the audience that he's one of the greats.

hgb765
06-26-2006, 06:15 PM
cause its sexy

simi
06-26-2006, 06:23 PM
Wow, Nike made that for him, huh? That's defintiely a classy jacket - I wouldn't mind having that, anyways.

Coming soon to your local Nike retailer? Betcha if they get a lot of inquiries, might happen.

bluescreen
06-26-2006, 06:25 PM
i would totally buy 1 if they did that.

MTChong
06-26-2006, 06:32 PM
Coming soon to your local Nike retailer? Betcha if they get a lot of inquiries, might happen.

Haha, it sure might; but as I said, I wouldn't mind having that. I'm sure I would mine paying for it though ;)

arosen
06-26-2006, 07:56 PM
This blazer is a Swiss answer to piratas :)

RiosTheGenius
06-26-2006, 08:12 PM
because he's Mr. Smoooooooooth

lacoster
06-26-2006, 08:57 PM
I doubt Nike would ever market it to the public. Nike bends over backwards to make their top names happy. Remember when they made those black leather boots for Serena to walk out on court with at the USOpen?
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brownbearfalling
06-26-2006, 09:07 PM
Anyone have a picture of the tuft of grass, or the three tennis racquets, that are on the coat?
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BreakPoint
06-26-2006, 09:11 PM
Would many people actually buy this and wear it for tennis if Nike offered it for sale?

Personally, I think it's silly and looks out of place on a tennis court.

MTChong
06-26-2006, 09:18 PM
Would many people actually buy this and wear it for tennis if Nike offered it for sale?

Personally, I think it's silly and looks out of place on a tennis court.

Well no, I wouldn't wear it for tennis.

superman1
06-26-2006, 09:23 PM
It would be ridiculous to wear that unless you're playing on Wimbledon Centre Court. Imagine someone walking onto the local high school tennis courts wearing that.

Matthew
06-26-2006, 10:06 PM
Probably because Nike asked him to wear it...

Agreed.

At least its not capri pants.

Agreed again.

soundofatrain
06-26-2006, 10:19 PM
sporting my fred perry warm up top.:)

Young Pete
06-26-2006, 11:22 PM
fed needs to sport pants with the blazer....

now thats pimp.

mowcopian
06-26-2006, 11:44 PM
cool, i want 1 of those jackets with my name on, i wonder how much it costs though?

SCARLETRUBIES
06-27-2006, 12:39 AM
He probably thought he would beat Gasquet and he would look natty in the jacket receiving an award......he!...he!...he!
Federer digs Nadal!

Fred The Red
06-27-2006, 12:57 AM
I would certainly buy that jacket...but of course never wear it for playing tennis.

Here you have a better pic of the logo
http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/71297130.jpg?v=1&c=MS_GINS&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A62F50CF5395F44429 A55A1E4F32AD3138

pound cat
06-27-2006, 04:00 AM
All that was missing was a crown..or does that appear in week 2? The jacket, nice as it is, seems ostentatious to me.

brucie
06-27-2006, 04:04 AM
Because he is too cool and by having a personalised jacket he looks classy with the others line judges and umpires in there classy jackets.

Then by weaing shorts and a bandana and going out to play tennis in it he made a classy jacket cause him to look, well, you know!

KBalla08
06-27-2006, 11:25 AM
saw the crest on his jacket today when chris fowler interviewd him on espn2, looks kool, ill see if i can find a pic, or if some1 else finds it first...

cabernetjunkie
06-27-2006, 11:34 AM
I think it looked pretty cool!!:rolleyes:

BreakPoint
06-27-2006, 11:45 AM
saw the crest on his jacket today when chris fowler interviewd him on espn2, looks kool, ill see if i can find a pic, or if some1 else finds it first...

Look above in post #39.

Or here: http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/71297130.jpg?v=1&c=MS_GINS&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A62F50CF5395F44429 A55A1E4F32AD3138

KBalla08
06-27-2006, 12:30 PM
o haha i didnt see that, thanx

emcee
06-28-2006, 10:39 AM
I think it's cool and not a bit ostentatious. These aren't leather boots or super long hoop earrings or a bodysuit. It used to be tradition and Federer is a respectful guy.

It does look a little silly to see him put it on after he wins a match and walks out of the stadium...especially since he's wearing shorts, but it's still cool.

simi
06-28-2006, 10:45 AM
...
It does look a little silly to see him put it on after he wins a match and walks out of the stadium...especially since he's wearing shorts, but it's still cool.

Did he wear his jacket today? I though I heard one of the talking heads saying that he was only going to wear it for his first round match.

BreakPoint
06-28-2006, 10:53 AM
Did he wear his jacket today? I though I heard one of the talking heads saying that he was only going to wear it for his first round match.

Yup, he wore it again today for his 2nd round match with Henman.

johnkidd
06-28-2006, 10:58 AM
fed needs to sport pants with the blazer....

now thats pimp.

Back in I believe it was 1983, Trey Waltke wore long white pants and a white button down to play in, reminiscent of what was once worn.

skip1969
06-28-2006, 11:01 AM
jacket looks sharp as all hell. could probably only get away with it at wimbledon, which kindof exists in a time warp in many ways.

someone on the thread mentioned trousers. wasn't there some no-name who came out in a white shirt and off-white trousers, back in the day?? stylin!

malakas
06-28-2006, 11:01 AM
I think it's cool and not a bit ostentatious. These aren't leather boots or super long hoop earrings or a bodysuit. It used to be tradition and Federer is a respectful guy.

LOL!Don't be suprised if one day we see it too!!!;)

skip1969
06-28-2006, 11:03 AM
oh, snap! thanks, johnkidd.

simi
06-28-2006, 11:05 AM
Yup, he wore it again today for his 2nd round match with Henman.

With the way he is playing when he wears that jacket, he has every right to dress anyway he chooses.

zolo
06-28-2006, 11:08 AM
I am not keen on that jacket thing he has going on.... eeeeewwwww

Ronaldo
06-28-2006, 11:24 AM
Forget a sportcoat, when Roger wins that 4th Wimby title, he gets coronated by the Queen, http://www.skateboardingbulldog.com/tyshlwn2.jpg

a guy
06-28-2006, 12:09 PM
Did he get it from Wimbldeon to commemorate his grass streak?

BreakPoint
06-28-2006, 12:19 PM
With the way he is playing when he wears that jacket, he has every right to dress anyway he chooses.

The jacket seems to be working wonders for him so far. ;)

Maybe it'll be his new "lucky charm"? :D

simi
06-28-2006, 12:28 PM
Did he get it from Wimbldeon to commemorate his grass streak?

Nike made it for him.

skip1969
06-28-2006, 12:32 PM
maybe i am nuts, but i think the design of the crest on the jacket is meant to mimic the shape of the men's trophy.

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/71297130.jpg?v=1&c=MS_GINS&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A62F50CF5395F44429 A55A1E4F32AD3138

Shabazza
06-28-2006, 12:35 PM
The jacket seems to be working wonders for him so far. ;)

Maybe it'll be his new "lucky charm"? :D
Up till now it is and I don't mind seeing him hold the trophie while wearing this jacket ;)

Shabazza
06-28-2006, 12:37 PM
maybe i am nuts, but i think the design of the crest on the jacket is meant to mimic the shape of the men's trophy.

http://cache.gettyimages.com/xc/71297130.jpg?v=1&c=MS_GINS&k=2&d=17A4AD9FDB9CF19390335F8FA9CA92A62F50CF5395F44429 A55A1E4F32AD3138
You're not crazy, it does resemble a trophy, indeed.

johnkidd
06-29-2006, 06:44 AM
oh, snap! thanks, johnkidd.

I tried to find a picture of Waltke in the outfit but had no luck. Any picture finding guru's out there?

He was actually a respectable player. If you check out his bio on the ATP website he reached a career high of 45 and had one title and 120 wins on the tour. I also checked his '83 Wimbledon results and he beat Stan Smith in the first round and lost to Lendl in the second and I think I remember him wearing the outfit against Lendl. Anyone else remember more about this?

johnkidd
06-29-2006, 06:56 AM
I tried to find a picture of Waltke in the outfit but had no luck. Any picture finding guru's out there?

He was actually a respectable player. If you check out his bio on the ATP website he reached a career high of 45 and had one title and 120 wins on the tour. I also checked his '83 Wimbledon results and he beat Stan Smith in the first round and lost to Lendl in the second and I think I remember him wearing the outfit against Lendl. Anyone else remember more about this?

I found a blurb where it said he wore it in the first round vs. Smith but chose not to wear it against Lendl. Still couldn't find a picture.

Simon Cowell
06-29-2006, 08:30 AM
Roger has great on and off court fashion sense, but this sportcoat/blazer looked awkward and out of place.

Virtuous
06-29-2006, 10:26 PM
The nike jacket is looking really good right about now
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/9303294rfederer629200691814PM-1.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/9298810rfederer629200692403PM.jpg

Fred The Red
06-29-2006, 10:39 PM
The nike jacket is looking really good right about now
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/9303294rfederer629200691814PM-1.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/9298810rfederer629200692403PM.jpg

That golden jacket really looks stupid. :-)

malakas
06-29-2006, 10:42 PM
The suit is..is ...horrendous!:shock:

But..damn Fed looks good in suits!!:)
I will post this pics if you don't mind Virtuous in the Ladies thread.

HyperHorse
06-29-2006, 11:58 PM
I'll say that tie is quite boring... just a black tie???
Come on, Rog u can do better than that!!!
Gold Jacket is a bit overdone... erk!!

morten
06-30-2006, 12:05 AM
looks out of place, terrible!

VAmazona
07-06-2006, 10:54 PM
That golden jacket really looks stupid. :-)

Green jacket, gold jacket...who gives a sh*t?

I think it looks classy.

Ronaldo
07-07-2006, 03:01 AM
The nike jacket is looking really good right about now
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/9303294rfederer629200691814PM-1.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/9298810rfederer629200692403PM.jpg

GoldFederer, the man with the golden touch

mowcopian
07-07-2006, 04:03 AM
The nike jacket is looking really good right about now
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/9303294rfederer629200691814PM-1.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a377/jsnash/9298810rfederer629200692403PM.jpg

federer looks pretty fly for a white guy!!! :)