Is UNIQLO selling Djoko's tennis wear or not?

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  1. Nostradamus

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    just wondering if it feels like the Nike Dryfit shirts. I think these are part poly as well. not sure if they feel similar ?
     
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  2. martini1

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    The Nike poly are getting more fine woven, especially the RF shirts. The uniqlo ones are more mesh. They are just like their regular line poly shirts IIRC.
     
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    Thanks Brittany.

    If they end up contacting you or vice versa, please let us know ASAP

    Thanks

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    they're up at uni qlo's online store!
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    It's about time, hope they get his French Open Polo from 2012 back in stock. That was a beautiful polo
     
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  6. martini1

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    They do. Check out my pics from previous posts.
     
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    picked up the all navy OZ fit
     
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  8. aznhippos

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    Is this limited edition?
     
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  9. thetennisman12345

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    ...there's one person from the US on e b a y who has most of his gear, the jackets are sweet. And actually the shirt and shorts too!
     
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    I think Bartelby has a point and it might work. Reason why is similarities for myself really. Never really heard of UniQlo before since we don't have one in Canada (as far as I know). But when I was in NY last year for USO a friend wanted to go to UniQlo to check out both Djokovic stuff and regular stuff (he had heard of the company before)

    Now i might or might not have gone in because my girlfriend likes Asian style/stuff but in the end I think the huge poster of Djokovic and his whole tennis section for the week made me go in (and I'm not even a big Nole fan). We ended up all four of us purchasing a bunch of stuff, so I do really think at least for some people anyway that Djokovic is a way to increase brand awareness.
     
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    Coming back to report - after more than a week since the release I went back to the store to see how the line is doing.
    I think so far only the AO 13 shirt and most of the FO 12 shirts are gone. I didn't see stuff flying off the shelf. Most of the items are still there. Knowing Uniqlo they usually put most of their inventory out and very few at the back storage. If you see a lot of the same item on the rack that probably meant they didn't move a lot of them. But I could be wrong, since I don't work there.

    The jackets and warm ups are a little difficult to sell as the weather is already going summer like.

    Overall my impression is - the line moves slower than i think. I expected a lot of the shirts be gone in a week. Pricing may have something to do with it. They are expensive when compared to the similar items within the store but they are still a lot cheaper than the Ni-didas stuff.

    Djoker is also a very popular player in Asia. The Speed Pro/MP is a very popular racket in the courts and perhaps a lot more than the Rad or Wilson 90 tour. Only to be behind the babo line. The die hards (especially the ladies) still stick to Fed, but Djoker can easily be #2 over all. Rafa's popularity seems peaked already.
     
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    Uniqlo is the topic of an article in Time Magazine this week. One comes away from reading it with a sense that Djokovic needs them alot more than they need him. Uniqlo and its parent company Fast Retailing have tripled their revenue in the last few years (to about 12 billion dollars a year) and have become the envy of the mass market clothing industry.
     
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  14. martini1

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    I read the book by the founder of fast retailing. It took them several failures but now uniqlo is definitely on the right track. Simple design, no logo slapping (the tennis jersey is the exception), reasonable pricing and good quality. These are great elements. Zara aims at more fashion elements and higher prices, but both are doing quite well. Personally I buy way more things from uniqlo than Zara.
     
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    The article in Time makes much of their engineering prowess as well; the materials used in their clothing outperform the rest of the industry in several parameters related to durability, washability, etc.
     
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  17. martini1

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    It's no secret the RF polos are extremely fine woven, and "seamless" without the use of sewing. They cannot survive many hard usage, especially the washing machine with hot water. I wash all my clothes in cold but I have to hand wash the RF shirts if I want them to last a little longer.

    The cheaper Uniqlo poly shirts are not that durable as well. I wore them while having a backpack on, serveral weeks later the shoulder and back are all rubbed out and ready to break apart. The newer polos are much better.
     
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  18. 6-1 6-3 6-0

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    Why would you want to buy NDjokovic's tennis wear? They're not particularly fashionable. Wearing RNadal's tennis wear will make you much more noticeable and fashionable. :p
     
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  19. ollinger

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    ^^ this is actually true. I once went to a Halloween party wearing capri pants and a sleeveless shirt, pulled at my butt constantly, and everybody knew who I was supposed to be.
     
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    A loser? :p
     
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    I thought you liked the buttpicker. He is not a loser, he just cannot win against everyone ;)
     
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    Any idea where to buy in Singapore?
     
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  23. Byakuya

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    I'm so sad. Djokovic shirt finally on sale at the online store but sold out during the time I added to cart and went to check out..:(

    UPDATE: uniqlo website restocked in past half hr. Stalked it n got lucky to place order for navy djokovic shirt!
     
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