Cheaper tennis clothing.

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  1. Surecatch

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    I am fascinated by the threads here that tell of huge collections of the latest gear being worn by the big guys because I collect stuff too....but not tennis clothes. I'm po', and could never afford all that stuff. But still I'm fascinated by the pics'....it's sort of like window shopping.

    If you are a cheap duds hound, check in here. I buy the sweat wicking type shirts from Meijers in solid colors for $10 and I love them....got a red one, a grey one, a blue one, and a white Champion shirt from Target for $13. Love them. I've got three pairs of shorts for tennis....a couple of Adidas that were pretty cheap at Khols and an Under Armour pair I got for Christmas. Asics Gel Game 4 on the wheels and I'm pretty well, but affordably, outfitted to take the court.

    Anyone else go for the cheap stuff? Personally, I love it the solid colors. And the price.
     
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  2. mikeler

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    Costco and BJs have some lower priced products like the Champion series from Target.
     
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  3. heninfan99

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    The last few years I've been finding FILA stuff at good prices. Especially at Kohls.
     
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  4. ssgator80

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    My man Mikeler is a fashion guru. Always sporting the latest fashions. LOL
     
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  5. Al Czervik

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    Champion shirts are pretty good, but I had a pair of their sweatpants break down after one trip through the washing machine
     
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  6. tapatio

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    Recently bought a few shirts and shorts from Diadora (50% off) spent around $14-16 per item. Great quality BTY
     
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    nice buy where?
     
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  8. hittman10

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    Love those champion tshirts from Target. Also, tjmaxx, marshalls, etc.. are great places to find stuff
     
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  9. snoopy

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    I'm not a big fan of the C9 shirts at Target. The lower priced C9 shirts were very flimsy, you could see right through the fabric. The better made C9 shirts were too expensive, costing over $20. In the mid $20 price range I can find a good quality shirt from TW's discount section or go to Marshalls and find something decent. However, I understand it's not always easy to find discounted shirts if you are a size Medium.

    A shirt that fit's well, is made of comfortable material, that doesn't come apart after a few washes and looks decent is worth a bit of extra money. But I only play once or twice a week and don't need a closet full of tennis gear.
     
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  10. mmk

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    Yep, I wear Champion shirts, but I do have a pair each of Wilson & Fila shorts, but only because they were on closeout and I already had other purchases to put me in free shipping. When I wear my red Champion shirt with my red Wilson shorts my wife asks if I'm trying to blind my opponent. Because of past ankle problems I don't skimp on shoes, going with GR4s, but I did just pick up two pair since they are on closeout.
     
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  11. Relinquis

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    That's all i wear when playing sports. The cheapest plain T-shirts on sale. Preferably with no branding/signs and if it is 100% cotton even better. None of the fancy synthetic stuff. It's tennis, not skiing. You don't need special clothing.

    Well, I also wear any old novelty T-shirts or polos, but i don't really have many of those.

    I see no point in buying designer sportswear, although i know some people like that. It's ok. I prefer the look/feel of a plain T-Shirt and shorts.

    When you're spending more on your T-Shirts ans Shorts than you do on tennis lessons, you know you have a problem...
     
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  12. mmk

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    I used to wear cotton, but I would get totally soaked, which doesn't happen with the synthetics. But I only buy the cheap ones.
     
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  13. McLovin

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    I wear all the name brands (Nike, adidas, Yonex, etc.), but buy last years (or in some cases, two years ago) stuff.

    I've found that if you (1) buy TW gift cards when they go on sale (20% just before X-mas), then hold them until they have a "10-20% off clearance items" sale, you can get real good deals. For example, I picked this up in black & yellow for ~ $18:

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    I think it retailed over $50. You just need to be on top of things, and stock up when stuff you like goes on sale.

    I don't think I've paid over $20 for either a shirt or shorts ever.
     
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  14. Surecatch

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    Since the "synthetic" stuff has become popular and widely available, I can't stand 100% cotton anymore...it soaks, and the newer materials don't and it's much more comfortable. I still prefer the cheap stuff though...MTA, Target, or brand names at discount places like Kohl's etc.
     
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  15. texacali

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    I really like the Target C9 t-shirts, the cheap ones. I love when they go on sale for $4.00. I just bought three of them. Haven't found them to be flimsy or see through at all and actually like the fit. Also have a lot of adidas logo t-shirts that I picked up for $5.00 at their outlet and though I like the substantial feel of them, they are quite large and baggy. I play in the desert and I haven't been bothered by getting too sweat soaked at all. My shorts are mostly adidas climalites, not necessarily tennis shorts but they have pockets so they work. Like those alot...they acommodate my gut better than my Nike shorts. Honestly, I can't see buying any tennis clothes for more than $10.00...see my signature line.
     
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    Check clearance racks at TJ maxx, or anywhere for that matter. You can usually find tech tees or Nike dri fits, even under armour and other unotables like Hind and 8 layer for 6 to 19 dollars. I have never payed over 30 dollars for a shirt like that (that probably costs 2 bucks to make), but carhartt shirts and jeans, thats a different story.
     
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  17. bosssauce

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    love those places
     
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  18. THE FIGHTER

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    i wonder how cheap berdychs clothes will be
     
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  19. THE FIGHTER

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    by cheap i mean affordable
     
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  20. downdaline

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    I just got back from a trip to London.

    Picked up a handful of sports shirts from H&M. Very plain designs, no fancy patterns, but very cheap and good design. Think I paid about 8quid per shirt - which is still cheaper than my usual Nikes.
     
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    You could try Goodwill. I remember picking up alot of great tennis gear there for cheap ($3-$6).
     
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  22. mikeler

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    You can buy better stuff since you shop in the kids section for you clothes lol.
     
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  23. THE FIGHTER

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    not bad at all
     
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  24. mr_fro2000

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    As much as I would love to save a few bucks, quality does matter to me... that being said, quality does not have to = $

    Clothing of choice now are adidas clima tees- picked up a bunch for around $15 on sale. Shirts are light, thin, soft, moisture wicking, and fit well (not baggy) with sleeves that are not too long. Solid colors + no collar means I can use them for any sport... bball, working out, base-layer for skiing, etc.

    Cotton tshirts are probably the worst option of all, esp in the heat.
     
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  25. Relinquis

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    i actually prefer the feel of cotton to synthetics, soaked or otherwise. i feel most synthetics trap heat too much and the material seems to get warm in the direct sunlight.

    maybe the newer synthetics are better. i don't know. to each their own i suppose.
     
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  26. ssgator80

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    Mikeler - Picture Barny Rubble in tennis clothes
     
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  27. NJ1

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    Yes, they've come a long way. I only used to wear cotton but in the last two years have switched to synthetics for sport.
     
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  28. mikeler

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    SSGator is my white haired smaller son Bam Bam.
     
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