Originally Posted by raging
This is pretty well how it goes-most of the sports clothing is made in the far-east so colour ways are leaked long before they put sample swatches & catalogues together.
Wimbledon is a law unto itself - we will see it again in 2013 with ballboys & shopworkers/umpires wearing different Babolat Model shoes. All because 1 All England Club official decided the Babolat SFX shoe was too "colourful"(a bit of purple trim). As a result the ballboys will be wearing the Drive shoe which is much plainer (and cheaper).
adidasman is right, when dealing with AELTC ...keep it simple.
Really? Because back in the 80's the Ballboys wore purple Nike shoes that matched the uniform.