Adidas 2019 French Open.

#2
On a side note, I look back and I still can't get over how much I really like the green/white kits from 2017. The polo that Tsonga wore and crew which Thiem and Zverev rocked were fantastic. Last years Navy and orange (ish?) was cool too. The one that I really did not like were the 2016 zebra Y-3 collab. But there were quite a few who loved it so just goes to show how tastes differ. Which one is your favorite, J?
 
#6
Goodness that is atrocious.
It makes the US open barricade collection look compelling.
My only concern is usually the RG collection has the tournament logo... so maybe this is just a practice top?

I always anticipate this collection as well.
 
#10
There is a new collection on Adidas’s tennis page they are promoting and on social media.
It looks like it’s just for clay court season since it’s not RG-affiliated
 
#15
Bummer. Doesn’t do anything for me. To me, that blue color has nothing to do with the black they have paired it with. It looks like a guy rummaged through his drawer and pulled out the first two adidas items he could find without regard to whether they went together well. Not a lot of effort there sadly......
 

Tennis_Hands

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Bummer. Doesn’t do anything for me. To me, that blue color has nothing to do with the black they have paired it with. It looks like a guy rummaged through his drawer and pulled out the first two adidas items he could find without regard to whether they went together well. Not a lot of effort there sadly......
The shoes tie the outfit together.

Also, that shirt with simple white shorts will look very good. Pretty versatile as a whole.

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#17
Bummer. Doesn’t do anything for me. To me, that blue color has nothing to do with the black they have paired it with. It looks like a guy rummaged through his drawer and pulled out the first two adidas items he could find without regard to whether they went together well. Not a lot of effort there sadly......
I'm with you. Not a fan of this either. I believe 2017 and 2018 were amazing kits by comparison (Rolland Garros insignia was a plus as well). The jackets really looked good as well especially the dark one (Thiem).

2017:


2018:




I wasn't a fan if the Y3 collab in 2016 though.
 
#24
It's a slightly safe and simplistic look but I personally like those kinds of designs, and you can't really ever go wrong with those. I think that blue and black combo should stand out nicely against the red clay.
 
#26
I also find it totally uninspired. Disappointing but oh well.
Mostly I don’t understand how the design team gets paid so much, to come up with ideas like this... I should apply lol...
 
#31

I like it anyway. Hopefully see more of the men's line soon. Those uber 3's look nice though.
Doesn't look good, looks like a night gown. I think Adidas entire line this year might have some sort of blue color in it, like their Play for the Oceans campaign. Might be wrong though.

The Adidas Men's outfit looks standard and like one user said wouldn't be too flashy worn recreationally.

https://www.adidas.com/us/tennis
 

McLovin

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#33
Poor Garbine. They must be punishing her for the rankings drop by putting her in that awful dress. The waistline cut is so unflattering and the skirt part looks baggy like a kilt
She used to wear the Stella line. Is adidas no longer paired w/ them?
 
#37
Wow, what a let-down.

Can't help but agree with the thread consensus: this is a very disappointing line.

Maybe my expectations were too high after 17 and 18 collections.
 
#40
Wow, what a let-down.

Can't help but agree with the thread consensus: this is a very disappointing line.

Maybe my expectations were too high after 17 and 18 collections.
In all fairness, expectations doesn’t really need to be high at all in order to be disappointed by this line. ;)

Agree that 17 and 18 had me expecting something great, or at least something with the RG logo. And the parley line was ambitious and great also. This is just...as I believe someone else here has said - plain.
 
#41
In all fairness, expectations doesn’t really need to be high at all in order to be disappointed by this line. ;)

Agree that 17 and 18 had me expecting something great, or at least something with the RG logo. And the parley line was ambitious and great also. This is just...as I believe someone else here has said - plain.
Agree
 
#42
What is it that you don't like about the blue outfit posted (head to toe, including the shoes)?

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The graphics, colour choices, even the lack of priority Roland Garros branding, it's a big step down from the normal flagship Roland Garros line that Adidas has been doing the last few years (imo). Even the cut looks a bit dull but could be hard to assess that without seeing it on the players. Maybe the initial photos are misleading.

There is nothing wrong with blue per se (we saw it used well in January) but here it is used in a mediocre fashion (again, imo).

I could be a victim of high expectations, but the Adidas RG lines in the last few years have been used to break new ground visually whereas this looks more like an Adidas club line.

What I still want to know is what the range is like from a performance standpoint.

Do you think you will buy the whole outfit, or just some elements from the range?
 
#43
I have no idea, but the poster is a known Nike fanboy (the user name and profile pic tell the story), so I don't expect him to give any sensible answer.

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Hahahahaha, this is too funny. Please check my older posts to see how much of a fanboy I am, even though I do believe the Air Tech Challenge II is the sweetest tennis shoe ever designed. Regarding what a gym look is, I'm gonna use one of my favorite saying from Beavis and Butthead: "if you don't know dude, I'm not gonna tell you" ;)
 
#48
I also find it totally uninspired. Disappointing but oh well.
Mostly I don’t understand how the design team gets paid so much, to come up with ideas like this... I should apply lol...
Totally agree. The 2017/18 Roland Garros adidas lines were arguably the best lines of each year in the whole sport. This isn't bad, but it doesn't measure up to the standard they had previously set.
 

Tennis_Hands

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#49
Hahahahaha, this is too funny. Please check my older posts to see how much of a fanboy I am, even though I do believe the Air Tech Challenge II is the sweetest tennis shoe ever designed. Regarding what a gym look is, I'm gonna use one of my favorite saying from Beavis and Butthead: "if you don't know dude, I'm not gonna tell you" ;)
The truth is that actions speak louder than words.

As for "you are not going to tell me" I saw that coming from a mile (or several thousand) away.

The fact that you have no idea that there are obvious differences between the above outfit and anything that Andy has worn from UA speaks volumes about why you would say it in the first place.

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Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
#50
The graphics, colour choices, even the lack of priority Roland Garros branding, it's a big step down from the normal flagship Roland Garros line that Adidas has been doing the last few years (imo). Even the cut looks a bit dull but could be hard to assess that without seeing it on the players. Maybe the initial photos are misleading.

There is nothing wrong with blue per se (we saw it used well in January) but here it is used in a mediocre fashion (again, imo).

I could be a victim of high expectations, but the Adidas RG lines in the last few years have been used to break new ground visually whereas this looks more like an Adidas club line.

What I still want to know is what the range is like from a performance standpoint.

Do you think you will buy the whole outfit, or just some elements from the range?
I will caveat my post by saying that the previous three seasons were indeed very high standard to clear, however I don't judge based on comparisons, but on its own merits.

The colour is absolutely beautiful blue (and they have a couple of others which can satisfy a broader range of tastes) which will pair very well with some major staples in everyone's tennis wardrobe (greys, whites, dark blues). Especially with white shorts it will be both creating interest and staid enough to not scream "wannabe pro". The asymmetric detailing is in line with the recent trend with Adidas for that both as functional and visual cues, and it is actually detailing with layered intensity, which is not quite visible in that photo and is also a nice touch and a sign that some thought has gone in the execution of it. That is one of the points I disagree with you (that it looks like their club line), as their club line lacks details. Of course, they will differ in the materials used, as it is always the case, if that is going to be their top line.

I will be buying the shirt (polo, if available) for sure, as per my description I consider it both versatile and with enough visual interest and intend to wear it with white Barricade shorts. For the shorts: I think the combination with white shorts is superior in every way, so I don't have a need for them. The shoes are U3s which don't fit me like I would like, so I will pass, but otherwise I think that they complete the outfit in a way that wouldn't be quite there without them (especially with the black shorts). I am in the market for SCB, so I will probably buy those in the same blue (and white) colour.

The colour combination of blue and black is a tricky one, but I think that they have chosen the right kind of blue for it. I am a fan since I first saw (and bough several pairs) of these shoes (not for tennis):



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