is $65 too much to pay for a polyester tennis shirt?

Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by Vitaly Evchenkov, Jan 26, 2007.

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Will you spend $65 for a polyester shirt?

  1. No way, I've got better things to spend $ on than shirts

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  2. Yes... I love Nike/Federer and will pay what it costs

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  3. ummm, I only wear Adidas (or other brand)

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  4. Thrifty: Target/Old Navy/Walmart sells polyester for $12

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  1. It is amazing to me that Nike has made the highest priced shirts go from $45 to $65 in just a couple of years. For me, this is too much to pay for a shirt... but I was just wondering how many others are willing to fork over that much for a "Federer shirt".



    forgot to add a poll option for : yes, but I only buy Sale items from Nike...
     
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  2. goblake14

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    I really am not too keen on the current style, but yes, I would if an extremely stylish and functional shirt that Federer wore were to be produced by Nike. I look at it this way, if there is any chance I'm going to lose, I might as well look good doing it.
     
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  3. fastdunn

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    I wouldn't be that happy paying $65 for a poly shirt.

    But I picked up a Nike poly polo (that blue one Federer wore a few years
    back) at $35 on sale. I felt like that was money well spend.

    I don't know what they did with DryFit in that polo shirt.
    It was thick but it wicked my sweat away and the shirt always
    felt like cold...
     
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  4. oscar_2424

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    wait until they are on sale.
     
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  5. Dr. Van Nostrand

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    I would not pay $65.00 for a shirt to play tennis in. Even if you wait until they go on sale the price will likely be $50.00-$55.00 which is still too much to spend for a shirt for tennis for me.
     
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    For me it's ridiculous to pay that much for a shirt to play tennis in. I wear Nike stuff but I wear solid color Nike tees that sell around $30-$35.
     
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  7. Tchocky

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    It' not a "Federer" shirt. Roger does not have his own line of clothing with Nike. Yes....they use him to model new styles. I don't like the new shirt he has been wearing. I like the new, sleeveless tops Blake & nadal have been wearing with the fish scale ventilation system on the back but I refuse to wear sleeveless tops anyway. In all, all the new apparel being worn by the players down under are pretty average.
     
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  8. rod_b

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    I guess if you have to have Nike, you're gonna pay the Nike price. For those who just want something that works the same for a cheaper price, go to Target and pick up the Champion brand shirt for $9. LOL!
     
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  9. JRstriker12

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    I am with the Thrifty guys on this one.

    Target sells some nice shirts for tennis.

    For some reason, I also buy alot of addidas. I found some nice addidas shorts and shirts on sale over christmas at the mall. Didn't pay more than $10 for the shorts and $15 for the polo shirt.

    I really like the nike stuff, but that $50 can go towards cout time, strings, etc. Even on sale, the nike stuff is way too expensive.
     
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  10. TokyopunK

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    Heck no I would not pay $65 for a Nike Federer shirt!!!

    On the other hand....... I just paid $55 each for the Nike Nadal sleeveless top and camo capris!!!!!
     
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  11. psamp14

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    i wouldnt pay $65 for a shirt either.......even if its as nice as some of the ones nike makes

    thats why i wait till they come on sale....$30-35 tops
     
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  12. goober

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    Go to the Nike Outlets and also places like Marshalls. I have 4 nike polos average price $15-19. I have a bunch of Nike crews that were around $8-15
     
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  13. wildmoose31

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    Of all the nike clothes ive bought of the past 2/3 years (and its a lot), this is by far my favorite feeling fabric and probably close to my favorite design. I have all 3 of the Control Crew and Control polos, and the black/olive crew, and blue/red and blue/light blue polo are just great.

    Though I wear nike tennis clothing whether im playing tennis or not, so its not just clothes I buy for tennis
     
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  14. Sagittar

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    in a word , NO
    i don't even like his new shirt , looks way too retro
     
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  15. zapvor

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    LOL how do the camo capris look?
     
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  16. Voltron

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    Only if they come with a $50 bill attached.
     
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  17. ShooterMcMarco

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    Yeah, either that or a mail in rebate
     
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  18. goober

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    I was at a Nike outlet this weekend and they were selling sphere react polos in 2 different colors for $17.99.
     
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  19. slice bh compliment

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    Hhahaha, too retro! I've never heard that.

    I say it is not retro enough. It's too late seventies.

    I'm for bringin' back the solid colored, pointy-collared shirts of the early seventies. Very light cotton. Fred Perry. Lacoste. That style, but with modern cuts, modern fabrics and honest pricing. Light royal blue, yellow, navy, medium green. White for the hottest days in Florida or the desert. Subtle striping, if any. Think Nastase and Ashe, Forest Hills final, 1972.

    Well, anything but the vomit print shirts of the early 90s.

    Back on topic. No. Nike is the man. The man is out to get us all. Everyone. Even his own family. Like Kaiser Soze, only with PhD's in Marketing and Economics.
     
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  20. slice bh compliment

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    Lemme guess: from two years ago....and only in size medium and XXXL?;-)
     
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  21. goober

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    I am pretty sure the Sphere reacts just came out as a model line just last year. They actually had all sizes between S-XXL. I have found the Nike Outlets are much better than adidas and reebok outlets in terms of good deals for clothing- well at least in my area.

    Tennis clothes IMO are not like regular clothes in terms of fashion. There are very few people I play with who are aware of what is the latest and what is from last year or even 2-3 years ago. So to me wearing something 2-3 years old is really not a big deal.
     
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  22. Kabob190

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    i found poly shirts for $7 at marshalls or ross
     
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  23. slice bh compliment

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    Impressive selection. But I still stand by the notion that Nike's the Man.

    Didn't mean to come off as someone who needs the current stuff. Half my stuff is from 2 years ago. I even have a few collared tennis shirts and tees from the late 90s. The shorts are all from this half of this decade, though.;)
     
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  24. slice bh compliment

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    Any good? Tees or collared? Not that that matters much anymore. Most clubs do not care.
     
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  25. KFwinds

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    Yeah, $65 is WAY too much for a shirt, especially when you can get the same quality for half that or less (Adidas). I have a few Nike shirts and shorts too, but I got them either on clearance or e b a y.
     
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  26. wildmoose31

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    please, what adidas polos are the same quality for 32.50?
     
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  27. bagung

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    i prefer cotton.......... lacoste
    in fibre price, polyester always cheaper than cotton..
    so, i don't think is worth to pay expensive for polyester...
     
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  28. M1KE

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    I just wear a simple cotton t-shirt like I wear anywhere else. I don't see the point in buying uncomfortable polyester shirts or shirts for tennis in general. If I could afford $65 shirts, I'd much rather get 1 racquet than 3 shirts.
    Also, in my experience it seems like the people that worry so much about wearing the latest clothes are trying to make up for their lack of skill.
     
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  29. pow

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    Just wear a normal shirt and save the 65 towards your next racquet or something.
     
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  30. I would not spend $65 for a shirt, but I couldn't pass up a bunch of Nike Fall closeout gear that was over 40% off and I got some discounts off of that too. It adds up quick though, plus I got a pair of Breathe 3s on sale so Nike still got a good chunk of my money.

    Did I really need 3 more shirts and 1 more shorts and 1 more shoes... probably not... oops. :oops:

    The bargain shopper in me couldn't pass up the savings!!!
     
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  31. KFwinds

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    Take your pick - Competition, Response Court, YOC lines are all just as high quality as ANY of the Nike stuff. At sale and clearance prices they are usually around $30 or less.

    Oh, and I'll save you the argument - you obviously don't agree that Adidas is the same quality as Nike. And you are wrong. I own plenty of clothes from both brands, and at full retail price Nike is a rip-off.
     
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  32. donut

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    chinatown white t's 5 for 10 dollars
     
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  33. wildmoose31

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    Wow, if you consider comparing adidas sale/clearance items with nike full retail you have a point. But at no point did I say that, so really, unless I wanted clearance items, its not half the price at the same quality.

    nice try though
     
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  34. ya, that's not fair to compare Adidas sale items with Nike full price stuff....

    BUT..

    Adidas' best new shirts usually sell for $43 compared to now $65 for Nike. Adidas new shorts cost $35 compared to $45 for Nike.

    Adidas apparel also goes on sale sooner and is cheaper than Nike sale apparel. It is also easier to order Adidas online since they are not as insane about showing discounted prices online and only allowing 3 "authorized dealers" to accept online orders.
     
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  35. es-0

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    the adidas polos right now are between 30$-43$ not on sale, and yeah. same quality as nike
     
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  36. West Coast Ace

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    And run the risk that you'll miss out...

    Now that Nike seems to have given Fed the stuff that looks like Sampras would have worn in the 90's, me neither. More likely to go for the things Rafa, Blake, and Berdych wear - just bought the Power Body Map Crew (Sonic Yellow) at Niketown in Vegas over the weekend:

    http://www.nike.com/index.jhtml#l=n...-122454,_grid,f-26024+10002&re=US&co=US&la=EN

    Amen. I hit the Outlet
    when I'm in Vegas but know that most the trips are in vain - XXL and damaged goods - or fugly colors.

    Nike, most of the time, has the better designs - loved the Fed shirts from last year's Wimby and USO. I think they're pressing the prices up to see if they can get away with it.

    I guess the answer is it depends on your finances and how long the shirt will last for your use. The prices aren't a problem for me - and I end up not wearing them to play in - wear them around town. And get nice comments - not only do people ignore tennis in the US, they don't even notice that Nike makes cool tennis gear.
     
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  37. Tour 90

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    I can't believe that so far 12 people said they would pay that much.
    Unbelievable...
     
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  38. wildmoose31

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    People pay 200 dollars for jeans, 150 for shirts, etc etc I dont see why this is shocking, for a great looking shirt like this that I can wear for tennis or not, Id love more colors/different designs because Id probably buy them too
     
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  39. grimmbomb21

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    Why is that unbelievable? I used to play at a club that had all kinds of KIDS head to toe in Nike. There are a lot of people out there who wouldn't bat an eye at 65.00 for a shirt. Especially if their parents are paying for it.;)

    As far as the Fed shirt from AO this year, I already bought it. And really like it. But I have a process I have to go through before I can start wearing it. That way my wife won't ask or find out how much I spent on it. It is my first Nike tennis shirt, so I don't think I'll do this again anytime soon. I just liked the style of this particular season.
     
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  40. goober

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    Wait till you have a wife that is into designer purses, you will wish she was instead into $65 tennis shirts. :D
     
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  41. grimmbomb21

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    LOL. My sisters were into those for a while. I was shocked to hear about what a great deal one of them got on a purse that was 160.00 on sale!!
     
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  42. nyc

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    I think it's time to boycott nike. let's put a stop to that overprized madness.
     
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  43. KFwinds

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    OK, maybe I missed something, but aren't we talking about how much we are willing to spend on our shirts? And yes, last year's Adidas is the SAME quality as this season's Nike.
     
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  44. classic tennis

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    It all depends if you are comfortable paying $65.00 for something that ex factories for under $4.00 & is made in sweat shops.
     
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  45. Dedans Penthouse

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    Price aside, Nike's "collared" shirts imho have been lousy (drab & boring) the past couple of years. Those 'pointy' collars are really cheesy (cheap) looking, the stripe patterns are 'blah'; overall, they come across more like bowling shirts. Very pedestrian designing for the money....
     
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  46. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    i only pay it up to 50 dollars, lol, but usually i wait for em to go on sale.
     
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  47. Voltron

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    I, as Duke of TTW, hereby ban any shirt over $50, those prices are bullsh!t.
     
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  48. tennisboi

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    too expensive.
     
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  49. tennisboi

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    but i go to the employee store and get them 50% off. so it's less than $40.
     
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  50. Silentgunz

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    $65 is just way to much for a shirt...
     
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