Any reason to wear cotton clothing/caps?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by New Daddy, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. New Daddy

    New Daddy Rookie

    Joined:
    May 14, 2007
    Messages:
    281
    I've been using tennis shirts/pants made of dri-fit and find no reason to go back to cotton. Dri-fit remains drier and lighter than cotton. Recently, I also purchased a tennis cap made of dri-fit too, which I didn't know existed, and just love it.

    I think it could be personal preference, but is there any reason to wear clothing/caps made of cotton when synthetic dri-fit seemingly affords so much advantage in terms of dryness and weight over cotton?

    Any thoughts?
     
    #1
  2. i love t3nn1s

    i love t3nn1s Banned

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    194
    maybe some people like feeling their sweat
     
    #2
  3. SuperFly

    SuperFly Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    772
    Cheaper, works better in wind and cooler temperature and is the best feeling ever when you take off a sweat-drenched cotton shirt.
     
    #3
  4. 120mphBodyServe

    120mphBodyServe Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    1,232
    Location:
    Aiming an ICBM at Portland, Oregon..
    No, none at all. I wish trendy "fashion label" casual t shirts wouldn't be made from cotton either, since it shrinks, the neck collar stretches and you have to buy new t shirts every 2 years.
     
    #4
  5. xcourt4hand

    xcourt4hand New User

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    81
    Location:
    Yorkshire, England
    and the best reason of all...

    ...no ironing required!!!
     
    #5
  6. Mikey Fresh

    Mikey Fresh Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    458
    Location:
    Dallas,Tx
    i wear cotton hats. not because i like cotton hats just because i hate dri fit ones
     
    #6
  7. LPShanet

    LPShanet Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    2,618
    In rare cases, some people have allergies to synthetic fabrics or skin sensitivity. No performance reason, though.
     
    #7
  8. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    19,678
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I don't like cotton, but even here in Florida you can get very chilled in the winter time with the dry fit stuff.
     
    #8
  9. dextor

    dextor Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    359
    I like the feel of cotton better. Polyester feels weird on my skin.
     
    #9
  10. ci2ca

    ci2ca Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2006
    Messages:
    779
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    Same, I prefer the feel of cotton. Most pros practice in cotton tees as well don't they?
     
    #10
  11. remrusty

    remrusty Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2009
    Messages:
    238
    Location:
    Adelaide, Aus
    i think its just to get sweaty lol.
    i did think it was strange seing pros practice in cotton tees all wet, when they play in drifits?
     
    #11
  12. LuckyR

    LuckyR Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2006
    Messages:
    6,404
    Location:
    The Great NW
    I preferencially wear cotton tees when it is cooler than average as I get a bit chilly with synthetics.
     
    #12
  13. Teamtomo

    Teamtomo Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    767
    Location:
    London, UK
    I wear cotton tennis clothing mainly in the winter or at night tennis squads.
     
    #13
  14. Teamtomo

    Teamtomo Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2008
    Messages:
    767
    Location:
    London, UK
    I also think cotton clothing feels nicer.
     
    #14
  15. Ben42

    Ben42 Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2004
    Messages:
    523
    I do not like the feel of the synthetics I've tried. They are scratchier than cotton.

    They also smell terrible in a very short while.
     
    #15
  16. NadalFan1990

    NadalFan1990 Guest

    I think it is something where you need to look at preference. I personally hate Under Armour dri-fit shirts, I dont mind the shorts, but I find the shirts itchy. most any other brands' dri-fit shirts I'll wear.
    In terms of shorts, I wear polyester exclusively.

    in terms of hats, I'll wear cotton or full dri-fit, I dont like wearing trucker hats, I find that they scrunch up terribly after you throw them in the wash. the lacoste cotton baseball caps that roddick wears now are really absorbent, I find
     
    #16
  17. robby c

    robby c Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    682
    In the wind and colder weather, I layer poly with cotton over it. Or break out a vest, or warmups. All my clothes are navy and white for mixing and matching.
    I got a monster bag for the extra clothes rather than racquets. Although I carry 4 sticks most trips to the courts.
    Robby C
     
    #17
  18. [d]ragon

    [d]ragon Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    2,466
    My body doesn't sweat alot so cotton doesn't really get sweaty (only on hot summer days) and I play alot at night. Also, I just like the feel and weight of cotton over polyester. Just preference
     
    #18
  19. Bad Dog

    Bad Dog Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    691

    Yes, even the top pros, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, prefer to wear cotton T-shirts on the practice courts, especially on the hottest days. When they are not being paid by sponsors for official matches, they apparently feel much more comfortable in cotton. :)
     
    #19
  20. Bad Dog

    Bad Dog Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    691

    During official matches at the U.S. Open, Nadal’s DriFit poly shirt was dripping wet.
     
    #20

Share This Page