How did we ever go from this to THIS????

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by BreakPoint, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Mick

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    Yep they are still selling them in Europe and you can also get new retro Sergio Tacchini apparel over there as well.

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  2. BreakPoint

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    Nice! :D Did you get all the Sergio Tacchini jackets from Europe also? Nice Dallas 2 jacket in a great color!

    I also recently picked up three brand new Heritage Tacchini jackets myself: Ghibli in the yellow and white, Tahoe in the red and navy, and the Fjord in the same royal blue as your Dallas jacket above. The Fjord is my favorite one. :-D
     
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  3. Mick

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    Sweet ! [​IMG]

    Actually, I have not bought any Sergio Tacchini stuff yet (those pics came from the place that sells those items) but I plan to order some ST clothing soon. Europe is the place to look for new retro apparel. I recently bought a re-issue Ivan Lendl Diagonal TT jacket. You cannot find stuff like that in the US.
     
  4. BreakPoint

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    I actually have an extra brand new with tags Sergio Tacchini Fjord jacket in royal blue in marked size XL (fits more like a smaller L or larger M) if you're interested. You can see a pic of the style and color here (click on "Authentics" and then click on the word again in the next page): http://www.sergiotacchini.com/AI_2006/swf/collection/heritage/heritage_en.html
     
  5. Mick

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    Nice ! I absolutely love simple designs like those ones. I think I am going to go for the Ghibli first :)
    I just don't get the sizing schemes from Fila and Sergio Tacchini. Some of the stuff they make have the correct US sizes and some other stuff they make are one size smaller than normal.
     
  6. BreakPoint

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    Thanks. OK, but just a warning that I've found the Ghibli jackets to be two sizes smaller than normal (e.g., XL fits more like a M, etc.)
     
  7. Mick

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    Thanks for the warning and you are absolutely right ! :)

    ST Ghibi (Large) armpit to armpit: 19.5"
    Fila Expresso Multi (Medium) armpit to armpit: 21.5"
    Adidas Diagonal TT (Medium) armpit to armpit: 20.5"

    So, ST Ghili Large in this example fits more like a Small than a medium compared to other brands.
     
  8. BreakPoint

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    Hey Mick,

    Are you into the Ellesse retro jackets, like the ones Vilas, Cash, Krickstein, and Becker used to wear? I have a few but I like these two Milano jackets the most from the ones I have:

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  9. Mick

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    Nice !

    I am more of a Fila fan but now that I have more than a dozen Fila jackets and shirts , I am considering other brands as well . I just bought a Sergio Tacchini Ghibli a few days ago and this Ellesse shirt just arrived in the mail :)

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  10. BreakPoint

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    Nice!

    Where did you get the ST Ghibli jacket and the Ellesse shirt from? The U.K.? And I assume you got the navy, red, and white version of the Ghibli jacket (McEnroe style)?

    BTW, I have new extras of that cream/blue Ellesse Milano jacket if you're interested.
     
  11. vsbabolat

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    I really liked the Sergio Tacchini of the 80's. The Young Line, New Young Line, Super Mac, and the Wilander line I thought looked the best.

    Did anybody ever notice that the sweater vest from Fila, Ellesse, and Sergio Tacchini in the 80's were a wool blend.
     
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  12. Mick

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    I got both from US merchants . I prefer to buy here when possible because the shipping cost from the UK to the US is quite high. The ST Ghibli i got is the white/yellow one . I prefer the jacket in these colors than the McEnroe's one because it looks more conservative but I am sure one day I will end up getting the McEnroe version too.

    Thanks for the offer but I have to cut down spending for the rest of the year to pay for a Lasik operation . It costs more than 18 TW Fila Borg jackets and that's about wiping out my budgets for everything else :)
     
  13. BreakPoint

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    Yeah, I have the yellow/white/navy Ghibli as well. Frankly, I find the pastel yellow color a bit girly looking but the McEnroe navy/red/white one was harder to find and more expensive. :(

    BTW, no problem about the Ellesse jacket. But don't you find having 18 retro Italian brand tennis jackets to be more important than being able to see? ;) LOL j/k
     
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    Does anyone remember "The Shining?"
     
  15. Mick

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    haha. Agassi used to say image was everything and I would look better without eyeglasses.

    pastel yellow girly looking eh ? I got another pastel yellow color jacket :)

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  16. BreakPoint

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    Nah, that one is fine since it's predominately white with only a touch of pastel yellow. The Ghibli jacket, though, is predominately pastel yellow.

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    I'm glad that tennis gear is beginning to look more and more athletic. I hope it brings more people to the sport. I know if I was a kid and didn't play tennis, I'd be more intrigued by colorful clothes being worn by the likes of Monfils, Nadal, and Ginepri than a bunch of white dudes looking like they're going to a Yanni concert.
     
  18. Mick

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    Yeah but chances are a kid would not see many players wearing Fila, Tacchini, or Ellesse. They don't have the budgets to compete with Adidas and Nike and they are even rarer on public tennis courts.
     
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    How long did it take you to capitalize every word in your post? Just curious.
     
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    How is this statement not just as racist as the Buckwheat comments? As a white dude, I'm completely offended...
     
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    That vintage pic just creeps me the f*#k out! The guy in the black suit and tie looks like he's about to murder someone.
     
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    Front row most right is Teh Secks
     
  23. christos_liaskos

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    where do you guys find all this vintage/80's tennis clothing from and how much should i expect to be spending on say a fila or ST jacket?
     
  24. Mick

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    you can find them at the big auction site. The prices would range from $40 to $150 for new apparel with tags.
     
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    can you be sure that they are good quality though and not some cheap piece of clothing you might find at the market? Thats what has put me off lookin on 'the big auction site' for pieces of clothing like that where you are hoping to get something genuine
     
  26. Mick

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    You can minimize the risk by buying from sellers with good feedback scores that also have a shop selling those clothing but there is always a risk when you buy stuff from there.
     
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    Any other places i might be able to get hold of one then? I noticed earlier in this thread that someone mentioned that it was easier to get hold of this stuff in Europe than the U.S, what does that mean exactly? My favourite one would probably be the jacket that Borg wore in his Wimbledon triumphs.

    P.S thanks for the help Mick
     
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    I just had a look at this thread and didn't go through all the posts.

    With regards to proper tennis attire ... I had been taught my first few tennis lessons that:

    "Tennis is a gentleman's sport. Proper attire is required."

    And in school, we weren't allow tennis court access if we weren't in all-white and tennis shoes. That was 30 years ago. But I still do find that proper, decent, gentlemanly-looking attire is proper for tennis. You needn't do it in all white like the yester-years.

    Time has passed and ... no wonder we have so many freaked out players out there with all the shouts and over-done fist pumping out there.

    Of the modern players, some that I like are Fed, Blake, Roddick, Henman and many more. One thing these players have in common is a "non-loud playing style." And their outfit are also non-loud.

    I think the sponsors "dress-up" the players to create "characters" on the court to advertise their stuff.

    ... what am I typing here? ...

    Have a nice weekend!

    BTW, I play in my pyjamas ...
     
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  30. Mick

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    That means buying directly from the sellers instead of going through the big auction site and most of them are in Europe.

    the Fila store used to sell the updated Borg jacket but I don't see it there anymore. It got a small logo so I did not like it too much. I prefer the pro size logo.

    At least, it's easier to get these apparel than the current line of Lacoste tennis wear :)
     
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    Bringing back an old thread. Mick or anyone else, do you know if Sergio Tacchini are going to retro these jackets in the US? It's impossible to find these days.
     
  32. Mick

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    since they could be considered as a competitor to tw (i really don't think so because tw doesn't sell any of the stuff that they sell),

    go to http://www.google.com
    type in 80scasual in the search box.

    visit the very first website that google returns. the store is located in the UK.
     
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  33. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    You see, this is why I loathe people like Breakpoint who associate clothing with WINNING. That is why I look but don't buy the latest clothing even if I could. I have basic stuff and good shoes, nothing fancy. It is %10000 more fun to watch a good tennis player in bad clothes than see a crap player in nice clothes. So you guys seemed to miss the whole point of tennis, which is a celebration of skill, power, talent, mental strength and in the end, the taste of victory. Chill out about the clothes.
     
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    Hey, some people like to stimulate the economy by buying nice tennis gear, because they're passionate about the game and everything tied to it; can you mind your own business and chill out about the victory tasting better in ugly clothes or bla bla bla?
     
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    I can't view the pics for some reason?
     
  36. BreakPoint

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    Oh come on! Tennis is ALL about the clothes, NOT about athletic skills nor talent nor mental strength. Federer only wins because he wears great looking clothes. A guy in a plain t-shirt and cut-offs just looks bad. If Federer wore that, he would never win! Great looking clothes inspires confidence. It's nothing but a fashion show out there on the courts, dude! :shock: :lol: LOL
     
  37. Mick

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    this one black athlete on espn said you look good, you feel good, you play good :)
     
  38. BreakPoint

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    As the infamous Fernando Lamas once said - "It's better to look good than to feel good." ;)

    (Actually it was Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamas on SNL)
     
  39. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    I'm not saying that people in nice clothes are bad players, I'm just saying that you can't say that because someone is dressed in a way you dislike that they are inferior or shouldn't be playing tennis.

    Besides, I don't think you can stimulate the economy by giving $80 to a giant corporation. :)
     
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    couldnt agree more.the clothes pros use today are really cool.and if clothes hadnt evolved the way the have done since the 70s then i probably would ACTUALLY be wearing basketball shorts and a t-shirt to play in instead of that homosexual nuthugger stuff of the 70s and early 80s.
     
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    at least they could MOVE in those "nuthuggers"
     
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    Spot on. I don't like to look fancy and elitist when I play. I do occasionally splash a fair bit of cash maybe twice a year on shorts, and I have the shoes, but the whole collared shirt thing just bothers the f*ck out of me. The pros are OK, but with everyone else, no. When I play at clubs that don't require fancy clothes, I just bring my two racquets, tennis shoes, a pair of Nike shorts and a T-shirt. I don't care about looking good, I let my game and how I carry myself on court impress people, not how I dress. If people stop and watch me play a point or hit a few balls, I don't want it to be because they think I'm dressed properly, I want them to stop and watch because I have a solid game and play tennis quite well. I think it's funny to see a guy carry himself like an elite, jackass snob who thinks he's better because of how he dresses on the court (yet can't even hold or swing a racquet properly) get his ass handed to him by someone who dresses humbly. I do have a few tennis-specific clothes, and some athletic clothes that are designed to absorb sweat, or keep you cool or whatever the hell they're supposed to do, but I don't break them out unless it's really hot and I know I'll be playing for a while OR I don't have anything else to wear.
     
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  44. BreakPoint

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    It would if a billion people all gave $80 each to a giant corporation. :)
     
  45. Mick

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    i must admit at the tennis courts where we play, my partner and i are one of the few players who dress up like wta and atp players :shock:
     
  46. BreakPoint

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    If everyone else today was still wearing the "nuthugger" shorts of the 70's and 80's, so would you. It's just the cyclical nature of fashion. People wear what they see the pros wearing on TV and what everyone else is wearing on the courts. The only reason you wear the long shorts today is because that's what all the current pros are wearing and what everyone wears on the courts. If you wore the long "basketball" shorts back in the 70's, you would be laughed at as much as if you wore the short "nuthugger" shorts today because they would be so unfashionable for the time period.

    BTW, this is what "real" basketball shorts look like. :)

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  47. Hidious

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    Well, we're not so far from the ATP...in our heads.
     
  48. BreakPoint

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    But what about the people who dress well AND can play great tennis AND are better than most people who don't dress well? :shock:
     

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