Do you think tennis shirts are too big?

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Do you think tennis shirts are too big?

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  1. snoopy

    snoopy Professional

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    I am a medium in most sports apparel. Yet I find tennis shirts of all brands are too baggy and long. What do you think?

    Tennis smalls are hard to find and sometimes too tight. I think I am just going to buy mediums in running and general fitness apparel. It's often cheaper anyway. But I miss out on some of the cool styles.
     
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  2. Duzza

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    No I don't. I'm a size large. Only thing I hate is Medium adidas is a bit too small and short on me, but the large is a bit too baggy. Need one in between :(
     
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  3. Booyah

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    i think tennis shirts are fine, they just need to standardized the sizes better because a medium in one shirt is not the same as a medium in other model.
     
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  4. JSE

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    Unless a small is too big, how can a shirt be too big? :wink:
     
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  5. cpmoran

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    ^^^^^
    What it means is (to me) the shoulder fit, but the they are made for an overweight person in the midsection. The new Fed shirts got it right finally, and the adidas edge stuff is pretty good too. The way AROD wears his shirts is just wrong.
     
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  6. WildVolley

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    Tennis shirts are nothing compared to standard dress shirts. I'm a relatively thin guy, think a slightly more muscular Federer. The average dress shirt has about a yard of extra cloth around the midsection even if it fits me properly in the shoulder and neck. I've found the only solution is to have them tailored at the waist.

    I think you could probably have someone do the same thing for some of your tennis shirts.
     
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  7. shell

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    I'll give you my female perspective on this, take it for what you will. If you are going to spend a bunch of money on sweat wicking material (and that is what all of the top brands are pushing and selling you on) then it needs to actually touch your body. Roddick is not getting his money worth, nor does he look good tugging his sleaves up all the time. Buy something that fits your upper body and allows for movement, then just let the rest lay.

    Just my opinion. Hope it helps. It's also what I would rather see, not some gigantic shirt that looks like it is more work than comfort during a match. If you like it loose, then just wear a Tshirt. That looks fine too, and would save you a ton of money on designer tennis wear.
     
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  8. shell

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    And yes, you can have your tennis shirts tailored to fit in the midsection. I do it for some of mine - for reasons that you guys don't have to worry about :)
     
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  9. BigBUBBA

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    I'm a junior and all the boys shirts stink, and all the adult small shirts are much too big, so yes, they are too big
     
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  10. Daycrawler

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    You just want us ripped tennis guys were tighter shirts so you can drool? Am I right? Just kidding.
    But yeah, I like my shirts that are tighter because otherwise it like drags on my strokes or bothers me. P
    Solution?
    Play shirtless, save money, get a tan.
     
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  11. SirBlend12

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    Agreed. Most are loose as hell. Why? Why would they compensate for the average fat lazy ***** when it's a shirt for a tennis player? Even more on that point, what non-serious tennis player spends the kinda money Adidas charges for any of their tennis apparel?

    I may have gone overboard here, just a bit angry that at 6' and 142 lbs. I can't buy a SMALL Adidas shirt and have it fit me any tighter than a garbage bag. Sometimes I dip into the youth sizes for shorts. Maybe I should for shirts, too. It's much cheaper.
     
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  12. Daycrawler

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    You need to gain some weight lol. I'm 6'2 180 lbs.
     
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  13. game set match 46 TIMES!!

    game set match 46 TIMES!! Hall of Fame

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  14. SirBlend12

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    I weigh plenty. Lean muscle is better than "buff". I apologize if I've somehow offended anyone's manhood.:)
     
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  15. Daycrawler

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    I'm in between buff and lean. Get what I mean? Lol, the abs are buff but the arms looked buff but are really toned. MY lower body is huge thats why. I played football for two years so I developed huge lower body. Like thighs,calfs, and quads, good for tennis, not so good for finding pants that dont make it look like im wearing super tight pants lol
     
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  16. the wise wizard

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    im a size large cause im a big boy and a large fits me just fine, i think tennis stuff is a little long but
    i think its designed to be baggy
     
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  17. miniRafa386

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    nikes i think are starting to run their sizes perfectly now, theyve been making everything about a 1/2 size smaller, so it fits to your body more naturally now IMO. for example, i have the red control polo that fed wore during the clay court season last year and it is somewhat baggy, on the other hand, the ones from this year are slightly tighter with a shorter sleeve.
     
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  18. Storm_Kyori

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    I'm fine, but I do think that like Booyah said they should standardize the sizes with all companies. Also adidas has the Competition Series and those shirts are not the same size. I ordered a L on that and it didn't fit the same. Othen than that L on Adidas fits me fine, not too baggy and really comfortable.
     
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  19. cpmoran

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    I have the all white adidas competion shirt that Tim Henman use to wear in M. It fits like a L+. I wore it once, if anyone has any thing to trade. I also have the navy nike tee with the enlarged nike tennis logo on the chest in XL never worn. chriscoolmoran@hotmail.com
     
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  20. Cyan

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    Nah.................
     
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  21. ag200boy

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    i rarely wear shirts unless its a usta tourney or REALLY cold (<45-50) but i really hate the fit of them, and im not a small guy either im 6'1" 175lbs...
     
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  22. Prince-of-Lies

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    Not sure. I live in asia and most asian cuts fit me well, but if i get us/eu cuts on adidas/nike stuff the shoulders and sleeves seem a bit too loose for me.
     
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  23. djokster

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    The new nike stuff for 2009 (especially Nadal's line) is meant to be tight to give a "muscular and imposing" image on the court to your opponent. And this is quoting direct from one of the product descriptions from another website.

    Clearly, you will not have a problem with shirts being to baggy with nike's stuff for 2009.
     
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  24. Tofuspeedstar

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    No, I think they're too small sometimes lol. I need a large in street clothes, but for tennis clothes, the manhattan polo I have is a large and that **** is hella tight (and I'm 6'1'' 195)
     
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