Apparel "etiquette" question

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  1. Spartan

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    I am new to the game so this is probably a dumb question but it seems like tennis kind of has it's own etiquette, which is cool.

    When you guys wear white shorts, do you match it up with a white shirt or is it better to go with something like blue or black?

    Conversely, when I wear black or blue, should I wear a black or blue shirt, or wear something lighter, like white or gray?

    Do you also match up your footwear?

    Or is it just personal preference?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nojoke

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    I don't know if there is any "etiquette" per say. All I know is I hate when I wear nice tennis clothes, and then get smoked by a dude in a tattered t-shirt and pair of sweat shorts.
     
  3. mdjenders

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    wear whatever you want and don't give a crap about what anyone else thinks!
     
  4. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    Yes! This is a game we all play for fun. Enjoy yourself and ignore the Fashion Fascists.
     
  5. AlpineCadet

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    You're a Spartan. You don't even need to wear a shirt!!
     
  6. goober

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    Some private clubs have dress codes.

    Public facilities you can wear whatever you want as long as you are wearing nonmarking shoes.
     
  7. MTXR

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    do you wear white undergarments under white shorts?

    I am getting my first pair of white shorts tomorrow and i wonder if people will see my predominately plaid pattern undergarment wardrobe that i have.
     
  8. tbini87

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    you can wear any color shirt with white shorts. shoe color doesn't matter. just try to look presentable and no one should have any problems!
     
  9. tbini87

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    as far as underwear and white shorts... just try to wear a solid color.
     
  10. spkyEngrish

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    As long as it's not a private club, you can wear whatever the heck you want. Just don't get in the habit of going shirtless - some people tend to frown on that.
     
  11. moonbat

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    Yes, we had a guy with serious man-boobs cause quite a stir at our club.
     
  12. mdjenders

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    lol. i remember watching this one guy with a huge gut serving. his shirt was too short, so when he raised his arms to serve, his gut hung out nastily. then, when he contacted the ball, the shockwaves went right through the gut, fat jiggling everywhere.
     
  13. TheShaun

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    you should sew some bells on to your shirts, just so people know you're coming. it's the polite thing to do.
     
  14. crazytennis

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    A couple of times every week, four elderly gentlemen in their 50s-60s come around and play doubles topless. Not a pretty sight, I say.
     
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  15. spkyEngrish

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    LOL.

    Like seeing a car accident, right? "Don't look, don't look, just don't look... HOLY S*&^, that's nasty!!":shock:
     
  16. SempreSami

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    White/black goes with anything.
     
  17. Cindysphinx

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    Wearing all black looks fierce and Dead Sexy.

    I don't like white shorts on guys, personally. If you're going with a color, wear black bottoms. Remember that black and navy together are usually a Don't.

    I think the underwear question is fascinating, as I've no idea what guys do. For women, you match the underwear color to your skin, not the outfit. White, wear white or flesh tone. Black, wear black or brown.

    I know I do notice when I can discern a guy's underwear color under his tennis shorts. Not a good look. Sorry, fellas.

    Not that I actually ever notice or anything, as it would be rude to stare. Right? :)
     
  18. Hardcourt1

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    i got kicked out of a club because i was a wearing a tye-dye shirt its ridiculous tht we hae to worry about wht we wear just to have a good time
     
  19. Babb

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    Most of my stuff is black and white. That makes it easy to keep things matched, because you can always incorporate whatever color (except navy) you want as long as the others aren't anything but black and white or something that matches.

    In practice, wear whatever you want. On match day, it's good to look nice.
     
  20. WildVolley

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    Hey, tennis isn't a sport for hippies. They've got to keep you guys in check before you're camped out in the center of the court smoking a bong and forming a drum circle.:twisted:
     
  21. Spartan

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    ...or playing hacky-sack :)

    thanks for the advice everybody
     
  22. Klatu Verata Necktie

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    Don't knock hacky-sack!
     
  23. heycal

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    All white, son. All white. Head to toe.
     
  24. BDAZ

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    if you join a club, that's what you get sometimes. if you don't want the hassle of the club's dress policy, play on public courts. there are plenty around.
     
  25. TB45

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    you mean mostly white, like wimbledon? I dont see how you could wear all white with the brands being white also. :)

    Your club has a strict policy! It must be expensive.
     
  26. Hardcourt1

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    youre a funny guy and most of the great players of the 70's(BORG) were hippies and we all just wanna have a good time
     
  27. Josherer

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    Yep personal preference..

    My favourite outfit i have is the following:

    -Blue Nike Fed 08 Australian Open Polo
    -Black Nike Control 9" Shorts
    -Black Socks
    -Black Nike Vapor 5

    Again it's all personal preference!

    :)

    No rules apply!

    PS> Don't wear a pink shir with holes in the back!
     
  28. Spartan

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    It's no "hassle." Read my OP again.
     
  29. BDAZ

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    spartan, i wasn't saying that you necessarily found it to be a hassle. it seems like others in this thread do. your question was perfectly legit. to answer you original question, i personally think that dark top with white shorts doesn't look as good as the reverse.
     
  30. WildVolley

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    True, but also sad. Borg dropped out and basically became a drug addict. It's good to see he's recovered since. He's been at both this and last year's Wimbledon finals.

    I think all white is a neat look, but I rarely use it. I tend to wear a fairly light blue shirt with all white shorts. I normally wear mostly white shirts with black or blue shorts.
     
  31. Josherer

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    I defaintly agree... dark shorts with a lighter top looks great...
     
  32. Spartan

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    OK, thanks...that's exactly what I was asking.

    So do you wear a white top with white shorts? Doesn't that look like you are playing at Wimbledon? Or selling ice cream? :)

    I have been wearing a blue or gray with the white shorts. When I do this with my "regular" summer type clothes it looks fine. I guess that's what led me to the OP.

    I know that this is personal preference but I was curious to other people's preference.

    Thanks everyone for the input.
     

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