Fashion from your TW Stylists!

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  1. TW Staff

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    Hey guys!

    We've started some fun, new blogs to focus in on personal style, different looks, and tennis fashion that you can browse and check out on our blog site: http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/

    But, I wanted to start this thread as somewhere we can share the blogs with you, and also open it up for you guys to reach out to us and tell us what you would like to see from us -- be it fashion or fit or a closer look at certain items. Feel free to post questions here or even email us (feedbacktw@tennis-warehouse.com) and we will try and address any concerns you have (how something may fit you depending on your size or what you are usually comfortable wearing, etc.).

    We'd love to hear what you want to see from us!

    And meanwhile, check out our Fashion Blogs so far:

    - Resort Wear / Country Club Outfits
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/tennis-shoes-apparel/tw-stylists-summer-resortcountry-club-edition/

    - adidas Ultimate Tee
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/quick-review-adidas-basic-training-ultimate-tee/

    - adidas Barricade 8s by Stella McCartney
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/quick-review-adidas-barricade-8-by-stella-mccartney/

    - Tank Tops & Arm Exercises to get you Tank Top Ready!
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/tank-top-ready/

    - Red, White and Blue Fashion for the Fourth of July!
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/fourth-of-july-tennis-fashion/

    - Adidas Men's Fall Line Preview
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/adidas-fall-mens-line-preview/

    - Summer Fashion
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/summer-fashion-from-your-tw-stylists/

    - Roland Garros Collection
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/adidas-roland-garros-collections/

    - Spring Outfit Ideas
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/spring-outfit-ideas-from-your-tw-tennis-stylists/

    - New Balance Sports Bras
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/tennis-shoes-apparel/new-balance-psyche-sports-bra-line/


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    Michelle, TW
     
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    Hey guys --

    Make sure you check out this week's Ladies Vlog! Tiffani is back! And we are giving you ladies a closer look at the Fila Fall Collezione Group!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OxLsIUtBhs

    Thanks!

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    And we want to hear your questions about apparel, racquets, strings, shoes. You can email them to us, tweet us, post on Facebook or post your question here.We'll do our best to answer in the blog or on the vlog! Let your voices be heard :)


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    i got a much needed question- how does spencer look in one of those Pure Lime skirts in size M ;) oh and answer in video blog format please :)
     
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    Well, I guess I prefer Michelle's take on 4th of July. Even if I'm neither a woman or American enough to even understand anything about it... :)
     
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    Can you PLEASE make Polos with the USA flag all over it? :(
     
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    Unfortunately, it seems we have run out of medium Pure Lime skirts, I know Spencer will be disappointed! Sorry! :p

    Hah, thank you...I think -- we have some men's fashion blogs as well. I will post all of them in the 1st post in this thread for easier access.

    We have a TW shirt with an American Flag, it's no polo, but it's definitely one of our favorites!
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Ten...ars_and_Stripes_T-Shirt/descpage-TWMSSTS.html

    As Tiffani said, we want to hear your questions about the brands we are carrying -- if you have apparel questions about fit or style or matching it with other things or how it might fit a certain body type. Shoes -- same thing, fit, styles, colors, what type of foot you have and what shoe would be best, etc. Racquet questions, string questions, etc.!

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    spencer probably bought them all......that sneaky *******!


    ok seriously, compared to the barricade V, is the new barricade 8 fit bigger/smaller/etc? thank you TW
     
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    The sizing should be very similar between the 5 and the 8. Go with whatever size you wore in the 5.

    Andy, TW
     
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    thank you very much andy!
     
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    Why is it so difficult to find women's tennis shorts? Not skorts, but SHORTS???
     
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    Good question BHBeguile :)

    We actually have just gotten a bunch of shorts in that are really cute. What are you looking for in a short, maybe I can guide you in the right direction.

    Do you have a certain length you are looking for? Do you like the built in compression short? Or the liner?

    Do any of these catch your eye: http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/catpage-WASHORTS.html

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    I guess I prefer a liner, but it's not a strong preference. What I'm looking for are tennis shorts, in white, with pockets. Perhaps similar to men's but cut for a woman's body. Ubfortunately, men's shorts are too big and WAAY too long. None of the women's shorts at the posted link seem to have any pockets.
     
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    Yea, tennis shorts have definitely evolved over the years!

    Here are a few options you could consider (there are a few that are low on sizes but we should have more coming in).

    These are probably the closest thing to what you are looking for (we will be getting more sizes in for the white pairs soon):
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Fila_Womens_Essenza_Double_Layer_Short/descpageWAFILA-FW12EPS.html

    These aren't white, but really cute and definitely have pockets!
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=LWSPNS

    Then there are these Nike shorts, simple, and with pockets!
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=NWBVS

    Stella McCartney just came out with some new shorts, with compression shorts and pockets (and in white):
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/adi...rtney_Fall_Short/descpageWAADIDAS-AWSMFS.html

    and lastly, I know you aren't looking for men's shorts, however, if you do want a longer option that won't fit as baggy, there are these: (the inseam is only 4.5 inches)
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=FP12MTS

    And one more men's short that isn't too long and might be an option:
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=FMS2S

    I'll see what else I can dig up!

    If you have any questions on how those fit, just let us know! :)

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    Quick question... Do you know of any mid pants or at least bermuda? something that goes at least below the knee (the longer the better)? I struggle to find any since Nadal, well, drastically shortened his pants to say the least. Grabbed a pair of Graphic LED from Lotto on TWE, but that's about it. I'm not really satisfied with the regular offering that I find too short. I like my knees warm...
     
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    In general the longest men's shorts are around 10" inseam, which puts it about the kneecap for most men. Fed's short is actually longer than Nadal's short these days. Our longest short in stock is from Puma at 12". This should drop below the knee.

    Puma Men's Blaze Form Stripe 12" Short 25.99
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=PMBFSS

    Just slightly shorter, but still should be below the knee (11.5" inseam):

    Reebok Men's Summer Woven Board Short 33.99
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=RMSWBS


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    Thanks for the answer. They had told me Nadal would wear shorter shorts than Federer, I clearly wouldn't have believed it.
     
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    We just got in a New Balance short you might be interested in. It's a knit pique short with front pockets (fits one ball), and there's a built-in brief.

    New Balance Women's Fall Montauk Short 41.99
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=NBWFMOS

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    please continue with this thread, very well done as always TW
     
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    Thank you!

    Anything in particular that you would want to see from us?

    Here are some of our latest blog posts:

    - Tanks with Unique Backs
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/tennis-shoes-apparel/tennis-tanks-with-unique-backs-2/

    - Not fashion (per say) but an essential for after a good sweat session -- Fila Body Towels
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/the-fila-cool-body-sports-towel-i-am-a-believer/

    - Building your tennis outfit
    http://blog.tenniswarehouse.com/miscellaneous/building-your-tennis-outfit/

    Michelle, TW
     
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    can you guys get more slim fitting clothes. you have a couple of polos by lacost, but not a lot of variety.
     
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    Do you like polos only? In general, Lotto and Li-NING fits slimmer through the chest as do Solfire crews.

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll let the buyers know there is interest in slimmer fitting apparel.

    Thanks,
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    Hi,

    Thanks for the info and blog! It is very well done.

    I am a long standing power short Nike purchaser going back to the statement short days. How does the Victory short compare in terms of fit to the power line? I sort of like the pockets as quite often I take the dog for a walk after practice in the AM and it would be nice to have a pocket for keys etc. Are the Victory shorts shorter or similar to the Power shorts?

    Thanks again!
     
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    BridgetJones,

    Good question!

    They are two pretty different shorts actually. The Victory short is woven and will feel a bit lighter, but they also run a bit tighter fitting than the Power short. The Victory short does have the pockets, however, they aren't the most functional pockets. I personally prefer the Power short to the Victory short.

    Our buyers are bringing in a new short next month (that I think are great to play in/workout in/walk the dog in), so keep an eye out for those (the Nike Tempo short)!

    Hope that helps -- let me know if you have any other questions!

    Michelle, TW
     
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    Thanks, very helpful!
    Another q please - I used to wear zoom breathe 2k whatever which are discontinued. Which is closer to these, for example max cage or vapor? Thanks in advance!
     
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    BridgetJones,

    No problem!

    I would go with the Nike Air Max Cages -- these are closer to the 2k10s/Breathe FreeIIs. The Vapors are great as well, however the Cages come with a 6 month outsole warranty and I find them to be more stable.

    Hope that helps and feel free to let us know if you have any more questions!

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    Thanks very much. I thought that might be the case.
     
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    shorts! we want short shorts! and tight size small please
     
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    Shorts for you? Women's shorts? Men's shorts?

    We have shorts for everyone!

    Michelle, TW
     
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    mens shorts. I bought the federer shorts, but they seem so much longer than the ones he actually has. acording to others they are not the ones he really uses for matches. can you guys recommend some tight fighting stuff and shorts than dont go so below over the knee caps.
     
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    more like the fit of novaks, but any brand is fine.
     
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    Have you tried the Rafa shorts? The Premier Woven 8 inch shorts. Those fit tighter and are probably more of what you are looking for!

    Also, Fila and Lotto might be some shorts you want to check out!

    Hope that helps,

    Michelle, TW
     
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    I only prefer shorts that have buttons and additional back pockets on them. Because of this, my selections only limit me to K-Swiss and other clothing brands. Since they aren't releasing any more in extra colors, it's hard to find the ones I want out there.
     
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    There are a couple of other brands that offer shorts with fixed waists and back pockets. They are shorter than your KSwiss shorts, however.

    Fila Men's Santoro II Short 37.99
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=FMS2S

    Fred Perry Men's 2013 Tennis Tailored Short 64.00
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=FP12MTS


    no back pocket, but button waist:
    Lacoste Men's Basic Woven Short 85.00
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpage.html?PCODE=LMBWS

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    What's the largest inseam for the Fila Santoros?

    Idk why they chose to make them THAT short. I know they are a 'traditional' clothing lline, but it's 2013, not 1983.. :oops:
     
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    The Fila Santoro short is about 5" inseam for all sizes. There are many men who prefer the classic tennis short, and this is virtually the only option out there for them these days.

    Tiffani, TW
     
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    Hmmm.......

    Tiffani,

    Wow. It won't look too good on the self-conscious males with bulky legs.. :roll:

    I'm not surprised. Fila has and will always keep their conservative style. Actually, I applaud them for it. I'm stopped purchasing Nike and other apparel and will probably look around for K-Swiss and Fila items around town and the internet.

    Nothing wrong with the shorts, but they have a negative stigma due to it's 'feminine' and 'flamboyant' appearance. :roll:

    I'm telling you right now that if Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, etc. started wearing the traditional shorts, Nike and the other clothing companies will start releasing new shorts with shorter length due to high demand. :mad:
     
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    Anyone interested in some of the "PINK" things we are selling and that go to help fund research and curing Breast Cancer, check out our Breast Cancer Awareness blog here:
    http://bit.ly/1c9UdQh

    Michelle, TW
     
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    What a touching article Michelle. Rosemary would be proud of you. :)
     
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    Yeah, the fashion industry is full of plagiarists.
     
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    Today is a hoodie type of day at Tennis Warehouse...check out some of our favorite hooides here!

    Michelle, TW
     
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    are you guys going to ever get any more of the original tw hoodies. I think it was like the first one you ever had. I bought one and loved it. sadly it is in bad shape as I have had if for like 6 years. please get more.
     
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    That's what I keep asking!!! I want one of the originals too!

    I will forward this request on (they get tired of hearing me say it over and over) and see if we can work on getting some in!

    Thanks for the feedback -- *EDIT* looks like our apparel team is working on this already, stay tuned! ;)

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