$60 for the new Lacoste Roddick Hat- "Seriously"

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  1. YesTennis

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    Was just looking at some of the new Lacoste apparel and noticed a new Lacoste Roddick hat for $60. That must be some special hat!!! Not sure it would even be worth it at half price.
     
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  2. tennisfreak850

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    prices for Tennis clothes/apparel are getting absolutley ridiculous, even Nike prices keep getting higher with every season. Luckliy I have a really good job, but still sometimes it's the principle of it...
     
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  3. Chopin

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    Agreed. We're going to be buying $100+ polyester (yuck) shirts soon, while Nike will continue paying its workers a couple of dollars a day for 10+ hours of work.

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    Personally, I'm giving some real thought to only buying clothing made in developed countries that pay their employees livable (in theory) wages. The way things are going, it's not even going to be that much more expensive to do so. I don't like American Apparel, but its labor practices (sexual harassment lawsuits notwithstanding) are much better than Nike's. All companies will have problems and one person cannot be perfect in this respect, but we can all make choices, day to day, that can create a better world.
     
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  4. West Coast Ace

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    Hopefully someone will buy one and post before and after videos of their forehands and serves - if the improvement warrants, I might get one. :)

    @Chopin, nice troll job to take a crackback at Nike. Their RF and Bull hats are currently $26USD. But your bitterness and jealousy are noted.

    @tennisfreak850, I'm with you. I definitely am choosier about what I purchase these days.
     
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  5. Say Chi Sin Lo

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    It's super aerodynamic. Allowing your head to cut through the air faster when you run.
     
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  6. ArliHawk

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    And a terribly fugly hat at that.

    Now, I do love the Lacoste superdry hat. Those are great, if a bit pricy.
     
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    The pricing has become so bad that it's obnoxious and I've come to resent companies like Lacoste and Nike.

    It was always the case, but such ridiculous pricing makes it more and more clear that you aren't buying a product, but a brand. I don't want to be associated with them by wearing their clothes. I've even started to refuse buying discounted Nike gear.
     
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  8. ArliHawk

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    Love buying the Lacoste gear on sale. Never paid more than 29.99 for one of their tennis crews, an they are great quality pieces.
     
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  9. Capt. Willie

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    I bought a couple of Lacoste polos a few years back for only $10.00 Unfortunately they fell apart after 3 or 4 washings. Tried to get a refund but at that point the guy was in jail.
     
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    Look I know I make crazy GOAT predictions but I think this hat will have a profound impact on the sport in the next 1 to 2 years.
     
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    The hat costs that much because it's highly effective in hiding male pattern baldness.
     
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  12. Bobby Jr

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    Lacoste stuff has always been way overpriced imo so this doesn't really surprise me.
     
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    Come on, man! I have to go to work tomorrow. Can't stop laughing.

    Late Post of the Month entry. :)
     
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  14. zapvor

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    good call. you are buying the chance to advertise fo rthem!
     
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  15. martini1

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    Lacoste, or Fred Perry for that matter, is not a performance line with a fashion sense. It's a fashion brand that is also available via selective sports stores. TW being one of them.

    Obviously there is a market for the country club tennis players who cares more about what goes well with his Patek and AMG. Note: by going well I don't mean color or style coordination. I simply mean what is more expensive than the others. The more expensive, the better.
     
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  16. El Diablo

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    It might actually be negative advertising (or do you imagine people look at you and think "I want to wear what that awesome dude is wearing!!")
     
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  17. mary fierce

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    Yes, some prices will make sense and some, as with a Burberry raincoat or Lacoste hat, won't, because you're buying a status symbol rather than an actual item. I don't buy those things, and therefore never peruse the Lacoste screens here. Does the OP expect bargains from a status brand???
     
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    Yes, their hats are pricey. But their clothes aren't that much different than Nike's fall/winter collection.

    Their superdry hats ($35) are my favorite for playing by far. to each his/her own I guess.
     
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    Come on, don't exaggerate, the hat is only $55. ;)

    I agree 100%. I'd rather pay $10 extra for a tennis racquet and know that it's made with respect to human rights, the environment, etc.
     
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    Post of the day.

    Facepalm @ West Coast Ace
     
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    Am I the only one who's not surprised? :lol:
     
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    i'm not a fan of Nike using heat transfer swooshes. On expensive shirts no less.

    i've already had one come off in the wash.
     
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  24. ArliHawk

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    This. And the Lacoste stuff always seems to go on sale at a deep discount. At least you get embroidered logos and a better quality shirt.
     
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    I should think the shirt looked much better afterward. ;)
     
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    LMAO 10char
     
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    Remember the old roddick hats being 55 when I worked in the states in 08. 5 bucks rise in 4 years is standard.
     
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  28. martini1

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    Exactly the reason why many product made in developing countries are of inferior quality. People only laugh at the label "made in china" in a patriotic way and forgot companies like Nike never ask for good quality in the first place, only acceptable quality that would pass the consumer's bottom line.

    It is really a sad scene these days when patriotism is misplaced with racism, aggressive foreign policies, and burning money on unnecessary places.

    BTW I have been to AA's factory in LA. It is legit but the majority of the workers are new immigrants. In a way they are not really helping the core of the unemployment issues either. Still better than sweat shops overseas for sure.
     
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    Law of Unintended Consequences

    Buying things only from more developed economies further depresses the economies of the third world, making wretched lives even more wretched. If you think boycotting products made in less developed societies will somehow shame management in those places to pay people more, you need to refamiliarize yourself with the history of how societies advance.
     
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  30. Tennishacker

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    Foreign wages set by you and me in the U.S.

    Bought a pack of 7 t-shirts for $14 at target, we all want to pay as little as we can.
     
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    WOW!, paid $24 for two Hanes T-Shirts last year at Target. Did you get the bacon-collars?
     
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  32. Tennishacker

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    It's the back to school special.
     
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    It's so expensive because it's preloaded with Rogaine in all the inside seems to help those unfortunate folks that are afflicted with early male pattern baldness.
     
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    Nothing in the history books comes anywhere near to dealing with the globalization of the present.
     
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    Thanks for the thoughtful post.
     
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    Yes, I'm well aware of Mr. Krugman's argument.

    I think it operates on a somewhat overly broad assumption that life working at a sweatshop in terrible conditions is necessarily better than life working on a farm or other alternatives. I think the answer to this varies widely.

    The argument also feels a bit dated. Let's look at China as a developed (?) country that continues to allow terrible labor practices--the issue there is largely one of human rights. It's not beyond the government's power to mandate better conditions for its workers. Likewise, a company like Apple or Nike has the power to demand that its suppliers treat its workers better. Furthermore, a government like the United States has the power to place tighter regulations on labor practices overseas as they extend to products sold here.

    The idea that this system of exploitation is the only way a society can "advance" is convenient; it's meant to make us feel "okay" about the terrible things are our corporations are doing to people.
     
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  37. hugree

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    It gets worse... it's 60 Euros in Europe. OMFG
     
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    $60, and it looks awful. The 'Sport Tennis' one for $35 looks much better. Lacoste stuff is nice (most of the time) but hideously over priced, and as a previous poster has mentioned, others are pushing their prices up, namely Nike & Adidas, charging a stupid amount for their newest range of footwear. My Barricade II's were not what the cost of these VII's are now! $125!! Kiss my Ascics.
     
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  39. ollinger

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    Glad you mention China, makes my point quite well. For example, car ownership in China has gone from around a million vehicles in 1985 to something like 75 million vehicles now. The world has never seen a middle class grow so rapidly in its history, and the growth was fueled by initially very low wages, now improving. So a successful low wage economy historically does indeed develop into one with a more robust middle class.
     
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  40. Head-Strong

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    and thats not even the hat he wears (he prob thinks its too ugly)
    this is the hat he wears [​IMG]
     
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  41. schap02

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    You will immediately play like Roddick for only $60.

    In my opinion spend the $30 for the Nadal
     
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