UNIQLO Novak Line

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  1. karamanovic

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    I actually thought that they only sold Djokovic attire in specific shops such as the London, Wimbledon, Paris and NY stores. I visited the London shop this summer but all the stock was sold out. Also, a friend of mine told me that he saw them in Moscow aswell. I'm sure that here, where I live they don't sell it. But I'll be going on a trip to China soon, and does any of you know if they sell it in China aswell? I got many positive feedbacks about the quality of the clothes and want to try them out. Thanks in advance!
     
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  2. Irrelevant

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    Went to the Chengdu, China flagship one about a month ago and they told me they only carried the regular Uniqlo clothes and never go in the ND line. I was told to probably try the Shanghai and Beijing ones but the chances were very slim to find them cause they only get limited stock.
     
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  3. karamanovic

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    Yeah... That's what I also thought.. Thanks..
     
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    If you have a chance try to go Hong Kong too, I've seen a lot of Djo's items in our flagship store. I know they are still selling Djo's USO outfit.

    If you have enough time you should go Japan too my friend just bought a Serbia Davis cup polo which I think is exclusive sell in Japan.
     
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  5. Kemosabe

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    they have everything for sale online...at least on their US website...right?
     
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  6. karamanovic

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    right, but as far as I know they don't ship overseas.
     
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  7. Irrelevant

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    The Japan stores carry literally EVERYTHING, including Kei's line which is JP exclusive. Sadly, I wish it was a global sell just like Djokovic's cause I honestly like Kei's line better.
     
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    kei's gear is kinda funky with the two sleeves of different colors o.o
    the material isnt as good as the djoko line tho
     
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  9. Kemosabe

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    it seems there is a promotion going on the uniqlo website.

    does anyone have any direct feedback regarding the shorts? from what I can tell the inseam seems to be 9" or so but they are slim fitting and tapered. any idea about sizing? compare to say the nike power short?
     
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  10. GASMAN664

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    I have the USO shorts. Thought they would be slimmish fitting/tight. They're not really. I got medium (I'm 6 foot, 165 pounds) and while certainly not "baggy" they dont seem to be particularly tight, tapered or short. Fit is just right, I think..not too "euro" tight, but still sort of "tailored/fitted" looking.
     
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    I have a pair of the FO shorts and USO shorts. Promotion going on to $30/piece so I might get a shirt or two before selling out.

    No comparison to other lines unfortunately. The legs aren't too slim but don't have any baggy/loose feeling like GASMAN mentioned. It's that just right feeling but to some it may feel a bit uncomfortable at first. Had a slight adjustment period from my standard running/workout shorts.
     
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    I have the FO and AUS shorts. They fit tighter I'm 5'11 and usually wear a med in adidas but had to move up to a large.
     
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    6'4 190lbs....waist size is around a 32-33...I want to take advantage of the promotion but I'm hesitant to purchase a size.

    Were they "tighter" around the thighs or around the waist as well?
     
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    Just picked up the Mint Green shirt and shorts because they were on sale. Love the fact that the pockets are basically towels.
     
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  15. Kemosabe

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    just made a purchase of the mint shorts in L. will report back.
     
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  16. karamanovic

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    So, Novak actually was promoting the stuff at the flagship store in Shanghai, right? I guess they are on sale in Shanghai?
     
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  17. dr325i

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    you can now find them in many places, but most importantly, on-line...
     
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  18. Vcore89

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    They are supposed to be Asian sizes or in particular, Japanese sizes. Put it another way, UNIQLOs are for the slim-fit (not CANTERBURY rubgy shirts!) people!:)
     
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    Likewise, a buddy of mine who is 63 became enamored with Lleyton Hewitt's line. He ordered two shirts from Australia (he paid more in shipping than he did for the shirts). Apparently they only make the colors that Lleyton wears in his size...medium. He purchased a large and a medium. There wasn't too much difference between the two.

    We now call him Spidey the Webslinger.
     
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  20. Lukhas

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    Little question: I know the tops fit narrow. Now, do the Djokovic line fit short? I usually wear EU Medium not because it's too narrow, but because Slim is too short. I'd be happy with a top that fits as long as a Medium but much narrower than a Medium.
     
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    sorry, double post.
     
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  22. Vcore89

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    Don't forget, there's free (basic) alteration (in JP, I suppose it is the same everywhere? Or not?).
     
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  23. Vcore89

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    Uniqlo is really for the fit and slim build guys, such as, none other than Djokovic. If you are a Tsonga, Nadal or Roddick, fuhget aboud it.:) You'll just look ridiculous.
     
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    ^Well that doesn't really answer my question... Or maybe you weren't trying to answer it and just made a general comment, in which case ignore this part of my post.

    And nice surprise for European people: Uniqlo UK now ships in Ireland, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Unfortunately, they really don't have much left.
    http://www.uniqlo.com/uk/store/clothing/uq/tennis-clothing-nd/men/
     
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  25. brinkeguthrie

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    Uniqlo seems to stock problems and availability issues like ST did. If you can't FIND it, how can you BUY it.
     
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  26. martini1

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    Seems like they did that one run in the stores and never do it again. Uniqlo is much more efficient in their distribution and stocking abilities. It could be a decision from the top that the Djoker line is still on a limited trail basis.
     
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    I think most of the stuff sold out during the 29.90 per piece promotion they had, so everyone jumped on to buy multiple quantities of the stuff.
     
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    i have the blue french open in a Large. They fit like a Medium (US) Adidas shirt.
     
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    I wouldn't say they are Asian size uniqlo because I waer an XL from uniqlo japan
     
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  30. thisiscrazy

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    Is that the Uniqlo large or the 13FRA large? Just wondering as I've seen both on their US site.
     
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    Hi,
    I have quite a number of these tops, and for me, they don't fit short..they are a good length, no riding up when you serve etc unlike the Adidas tops I wore prior to the Uniqlo tops
     
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  32. Matthew Bance

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    not even in Wimbledon shop. asked shop assistant where it was and she asked who djokovic?!
     
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    I've worked at the Wimbledon store before, and Wimbledon would NEVER sell Uniqlo stuff there.

    They are not an official sponsor of the tournament. Just like you cannot buy Nike or Adidas clothing at the Wimbledon store, only Ralph Lauren or Wimbledon 'Official' clothing.
     
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    RL is such an overpriced clothing brand. $100 for a polo? I can buy 1-2 tennis racquets with that..
     
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  36. Overdrive

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    About those new Uniqlo gear, it is just another pallet swap..
     
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  37. boogie

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    Here in Bangkok Thailand, there is one Uniqlo store in the biggest shopping center here that carries the ND line. So I headed to check it out....I grabbed a pair of shorts and a shirt, I like the shorts very much kinda a tight euro type feel....I believe I grabbed the clay court version from 2013 anyways the bad news was I'm very unhappy with the shirts for $50 I thought the quality was pretty bad, just felt like a cheap quality....so I ended up giving it to my tennis buddy who likes it but only for wearing out he says it is itchy for playing tennis in.
    He also agrees for $50 why not just buy a nike dri fit shirt where you know you get what you pay for.
     
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    ^

    You paid $50 for ONE shirt? What a slap in the face.

    Yeah, you should know that Djokovic wears custom shirts and are most likely not even comparable to the retail version..

    Instead of paying for a dri fit shirt, you could look at the auction sites for tennis shirts that are sold as lots. I remember getting about 8 shirts for $25.

    Seek and ye shall find.
     
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    Serbia-related apparel only sold in Japan :)
     
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    It sucks they are still doing this in limited release! What's up, Uniqlo?!
     
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    Actually, what sucks is that they had his 2013 collection on the US site and it was selling slow so they removed it. I am wondering if they will come back for the AO. I got some of his stuff and it is a great quality, priced right, very comfy, BUT:
    - fits those that are built kind of like him, otherwise, her one size bigger
    - one or two zip up tops are fine, however, I believe they should offer more variety (although, the non-ND line sport Ts are great, too!).
     
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  43. boogie

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    Yeah u make a good point, about Novak wearing custom stuff I guess at the time I was so excited I just grabbed it without giving much thought.
    The auction sites are good but I always get killed on shipping, besides I just play in normal t-shirts but thought I'd go out on a limb for the Novak uniqlo line. To be honest I find those Nike running shirts are the best, light and stay fairly dry.
     
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    Yeah, you're not the only one who buys items on impulse. Right, because you're in the Far East. That sucks..

    Yeah, the Nike shirts are okay. I wouldn't pay more than $8 per shirt though.
     
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    First of all, $50 shirt is fair priced compared to the other brands.
    Second, other than possible decals and size adjustment, what is your source of information to back your claim that Djokovic is wearing "custom" shirts? Why do you think they are "not even comparable to the retail version"?

    Do you think his B7's are completely custom and "not even comparable to the retail version", too? Is a $100 too much for the B7's or you have a source to get them for $20?
     
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  46. Overdrive

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    1. You can go ahead and spend $50 on a shirt that was made in either a third world country or with cheap material (sometimes both). Many people and I won't.

    2. Use the search tab. There are several threads to answer your other two questions.

    3. If you know where to look, you can get a good deal.
     
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  47. dr325i

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    #2, again, I did search and could not find a proof that Novak is using totally custom (materials, quality, etc) clothing, other than you-alike kids thinking that way...
     
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  48. Overdrive

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    Well, you're not looking with much effort. Most of the top players wear clothing that is custom fitted and some of the clothes contrast the retail ones. I'm not going any further than that because you're being an ignorant neanderthal about it.

    Plus, stop calling me that. You have no indication that I am, and you're obviously being the aggressor. Do you really feel good about harassing users about petty topics yourself? Quit the stupidity.
     
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  49. dr325i

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    I believe you started harassing someone else for spending $50 on the retail clothes that are different from what Novak may wear.
    YES, I already said that they may be tailored to fit him nicely, makes sense. However, some special materials, better quality and other crap is just a myth... His UNIQLO shirt feels and breathes just like the one you buy on-line

    PS. Can you please clarify what did I call you?
     
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    Now, you're reading my post the wrong way. He regretted buying a shirt that was poorly made in quality and I used an analogy about it. That wasn't an insult. Also, I tried to give him advice on trying to buying multiple items at the same time.

    I never included anything involving special materials. You twisted the phrase "not even comparable to the retail version" and assumed that I was mentioning something else.

    I'm not a child. Capiche? Okay.

    I like reading your stuff, but I don't want to argue over something silly like this.
     
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