Sharapova's pink bag for MEN?

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  1. thelimfactor

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    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageBGPRINCE-PTPINK12.html

    Hi guys...U know how they say Pink is the new Black...does that mean it's cool for MALES to carry around Slaparova's bag?

    Don't ridicule me (I am "metrosexual") but I'm seriously considering gettin the 12pack Pink bag (above). The only reason why i haven't is that it has too much grey! (not enuf pink!!!)

    Here in Oz i think it would be cool, but just wondering what you guys, both male and female think if you saw some dude carry this bag. And yes I am straight! And no i'm not in denial!!
     
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  2. rfprse

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    I don't see why not.
    And you're right too much gray.
     
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  3. varuscelli

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    I'm sorry, did I hear you say "too much gay?" :p

    (Um, not that there's anything wrong with that. Unless you pull those pink tennis balls out of that pink bag, then it might seem a bit much. ;) )
     
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  4. thelimfactor

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    Too much "GREY" mate.
     
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  5. Duzza

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    If they do that but replace the Pink with various colours, they will make a fortune. Other than Pink and GREEN for those who were gonna flame me.
     
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  6. progman_2000

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    I wouldn't be caught dead walking into my club with this bag, but that's just me
     
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  7. varuscelli

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    Sorry, thelimfactor. ’Twas but a joke. I saw both the grey and the gray.

    The pink doesn't appeal to me, personally, but if a guy wants to carry one -- no big deal to me!.

    I probably wouldn't walk around with it in any rough parts of town, though. ;) You might take a ribbing at the club, but walk wrong courts with it in the wrong neighborhood and it might actually cause more than a cute comment or two.

    In the very least, you'd likely get a bit of one kind of attention or another. I kind of doubt that many of the guys are going to have a "Gotta have one of those!" attitude -- but I could be wrong.

    Who knows? You might start a trend, and soon I'll be forced to buy one of my own to keep pace. If so, I'll get some of those pink Penn tennis balls, too. :)

    But if I get one, I'll make sure to read the logo carefully. Wouldn't want to accidentally pick up the "Princess" version rather than the "Prince." :p
     
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  8. maverick1

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    To the OP,
    I have never seen any male, gay or not, carry pink sports equipment/accessory in America, or wear anything pink.
    It seems unimaginable here in USA, but I don't know about tye British commonwealth. After all, the British company Thomas Pink sells pink shirts for men. They even have a store next to my office in Manhattan. Don't see too many any customers there.
     
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  9. goober

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    I have also yet to see any pink tenniswear or accesories on a male in the USA. I guess it wouldn't be a big deal, but I am not going to be a trensetter :)
     
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  10. Zets147

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    Get some W-Line racquets to go with that.
     
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    My opinion. If you suck at playing tennis, don't get it. On the other hand, if you're one of those players who never lose, go for it. Can you imagine it? "I got my ass kicked by the dude with the pink bag", lol.
     
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  12. varuscelli

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    LOL...Funny!

    Er, but also a great suggestion. ;)

    I'll have to put that on my own list of "must have" items if I ever get a pink bag. :p
     
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  13. varuscelli

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    It would end up like the Michael Jordan commercials for Hanes briefs. Next thing you know, everyone in the locker room is gonna to want one.

    "Got my Pinkster, gonna kick some ass...yeah!" <insert fist pump here>
     
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  14. Jesse K.

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    help sweet Jesus...pink tennis bags for men...
     
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    did any of you guys notice how there was a hyphen between tennis and warehouse? I've never seen it like that. Hope it's not fake...
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  16. varuscelli

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    My God.

    Need to see if it's not too late to cancel my...

    I mean...nothing.

    It just reminded me I need to cancel the unnecessary racquet guard I ordered. I already had some. That's it. :rolleyes:
     
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  17. ilovecarlos

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    If you're man enough and have attitude...go for it. I own the Wilson Hope pink bag myself...but, I am female.:mrgreen:
     
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  18. rustsurfr

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    Blue Bag

    I wasn't a fan of ether the pink or green. But then they released the Elements Blue bag from Prince. I bought my self a 12 pack. There is also unfortunately quite a bit of gray, but it still looks awesome.
     
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  19. mucat

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    metrosexual? Who invented this word anyway?? Why there is a 'sexual' part if it is not about sexuality?? :mad:

    If there is a metrosexual, why there is no forestialsexual??? Or urbansexual??
     
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  20. varuscelli

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    Because guys out in the forest are generally not very much in touch with their feminine sides. :p

    (Unless they carry their deer rifle in a pink and gray case.)
     
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    I recommend the "Blue Steel".
    (I wish they had "La Tigra" lol)
     
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  22. mucat

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    Thats my point. If we have metrosexual for guys in pink :(
    why not forestialsexual for guys in hunter outfit?

    Sample IQ test question for kids:

    A heterosexual
    B homosexual
    C metrosexual
    D bisexual

    Which one is different?

    :mad:
     
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  23. rustsurfr

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    Yes i definatly agree. It is strange that metrosexual is used to describe a style of fashion, yet the base word is sexual. I simply don't understand. Where does its meaning have anything to do with sexuality???
     
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  24. varuscelli

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    The guys in the hunter outfits already have a sexually related word: homophobic. (Great, now I can put "getting shot" and "getting flamed" on my list of things to look forward to.) :( (It's a joke!)

    No, on the serious side, I don't have any idea why names like metrosexual are needed, other than it being an example of the evolution of the language and something that caught on. Someone viewed as cool said it and it became popular. Just like clothing fashions, 5 or 10 years from now, it might be so out of fashion to use the word that it falls out of use entirely. Then again, it could be here to stay. Or it might go away and then come back again. Who knows? Definitely an unneeded word, though. (No offense in any way to thelimfactor for using it -- but I understand your point, mucat.)
     
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  25. goober

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    The metro prefix indicates this man's purely urban lifestyle, while the -sexual suffix comes from "homosexual," meaning that this man, although he is usually straight, embodies the heightened aesthetic sense often associated with certain types of gay men.
     
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  26. thelimfactor

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    maverick1 - I used to live in the Uk/ireland...Thomas pink is HUGE there...good shirts too, in the colour pink and other colours....In fact i have a few pink shirts, both to wear with ties and also polo shirts..in fact they are even getting OUT of fashion here, so much so that i wear a nother shirt over the pink one so that there is some pink in my outfit, but not too much.

    Potential for another thread..."GUYS- list all the pink items of clothing you have, including ties and shoes!"

    varuscelli - u r funny mate! Yeah i get that u were joking mate.
     
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  27. dxdgenert

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    I love pink... Own quite a few pink shirts and ties. I get garbage all the time at work but it doesn't get to me. Two years ago I put a pink golf shaft in one of my clubs (I am a single digit handicap, however). And have a pink SIG pistol in my collection (I''ve actually beat guys in competition with it). I see nothing wrong with it. I would echo a previous poster's comments, though you better have some game or you will just come off looking like a joke.
     
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  28. Marius_Hancu

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    You're talking about:
    Prince Elements Bk/Bl 12 Pack Bag
    http://www.tennis-warehouse.com/descpageBGPRINCE-PEBAGBL9.html
    ?

    How do you feel about it one year later? Good zippers, etc?

    3 main compartments
    3 side zippered pockets
    isn't it?
     
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  29. thundaga

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    yeah i think you would need to be a very good player to warrant carrying around a pink bag... that is endorsed by sharapova.

    i've got one of the orange prince tour bags, they look heaps better in real life than in the picture.
     
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  30. ollinger

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    People often worry about what others will think because of projection, a psychological term for attributing your own shameful thoughts about yourself to others (i.e., others will think I'm gay because I AM gay).
     
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  31. LES

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    Who cares what other people think, just use what you like.
     
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  32. Bodacious DVT

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    I'm sure you'll be fine as long as it matches your skirt/shoes. :D
    btw, a kid on my team carries around a pink cooler and towel. apparently you're not alone.
     
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  33. LafayetteHitter

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    Just make sure and wear this outfit with it.

    [​IMG]
     
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  34. alcap26

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    are you the pitcher or the catcher?
     
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  35. J011yroger

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    I wear pink BFIIs on court. It would be harder to get away with if I didn't have game.

    I have 2 pink dress shirts, a handful of pink ties, a few pink polos, a pair of pink shorts, and a pink seersucker suit.

    Guys give me flack and I just laugh at them.

    Have yet to meet a girl that didn't like the pink stuff.

    J
     
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  36. power_play21

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    ^^^

    why do u have 14 of that same racquet? Just out of curiosity.

    i dont think even federer has that many.
     
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  37. TheShaun

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    thomas pink makes awsome shirts. and many pro athletes have used pink equipment recently for breast cancer awareness. the gear was to auctioned off later to raise money.
    [​IMG]
     
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  38. quest01

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    No in my opinion i think that would be a stupid idea. No guy should carry around a pink bag, thats only for women and girlie men.
     
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  39. LES

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    Only an infantile ********* would judge another person based on the equipment they use. If you associate sexual orientation to specific colors then you've got some serious sexual insecurities.
     
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  40. J011yroger

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    Someone like Federer goes through 60-80 racquets per year.

    I would be glad to continue this conversation over e-mail or in a different thread.

    [​IMG]

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  41. asknowbuylater

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    Holy smokes. Nice pic. I wonder where's it's from. AA's sticks sure are differently paintjobed. What's with the APD and others? For his training partner?

    Anyways I saw a guy who looks good, but after the ball bounces, he hits like a girl. With the butt hanging out, arm in front, wrists the ball by pushing, and finally, a grunt. He's about 20 something here... wearing baby blue and sleeve-less shirt. WTF! Guys around couldn't stop LOL!
     
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  42. rommil

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    I heard their store in Mobile Alabama is a hit...
     
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  43. TennisFrkJC92

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    Haha if i started wearing that, my entire club would start beating the krap outa me.
     
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  44. J011yroger

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    It is from **** they do a great number of the pros racquets.

    J
     
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  45. hondas2k

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    So ghey! ....
     
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  46. bwain

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    absolutely not...unless your Europeon.
     
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  47. power_play21

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    wow at first i thought those were also yours, i was about to say you either are filthy rich or a pro lol. then i saw agassi written all over the place.

    but that was just a figurative way of saying do u use all those frames?
     
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