Discussion in 'Shoes and Apparel' started by grimmbomb21, Jan 29, 2007.
That's the funniest thing I've read on here in a long time! Good one.
I wear one at times, especially when I had longer hair.
Truth is I do it because I want to, certainly not trying to be someone else, and if someone wants to try and judge me for it, they are free to do so.
Yeah, Joey Fatone is a huge poseur. Even without the headband.
u know something thats better than a bandanna? try an old tournagrip, now thats as anti-poseur as it gets.
haha exactly, lol, i dont let em bother my game.
have you tried a sweat gutr? it's bit different looking but it you really want to keep the sweat out of your eyes, that's the way to go.
Oh hell no, no "gutr" on my head thanks.
That is the stupidest looking thing I have ever seen. I'd rather look like a poser than the idiot who has a plastic rain gutter on his forehead. Yikes.
Why do you care if people think that you are a poser? You can't control what they think anyway. Get it if you want it.
Good point. That would be totally poseur-ish.
I really don't care what people wear unless if they have the exact outfit Nadal of Fed wears.
lol. who cares? i wear one because im a big head sweater.
plus if you look good who gives a crap. I mean would you dare say to a sexy person with a headband who plays like **** a poser? You can tell him that, but he still looks 10x better then ya.
Sorry. It's utility and aesthetics. Not your self-consciousness.
haha if you can't wear something just because you're afraid to look poser, then you need to see the nearest psychologist for a confidence boost.
cmon. think for yourself.
bandana + weak game = silliest/funniest thing in tennis
Who dug up this thread?
And what loser started it in the first place?:mrgreen:
Wow, almost two years old. And yes, I do occasionally wear a bandana. And, I do occasionally get some smiles from it, but I gotta say, I don't really give a **** what anyone thinks about it anymore. I guess if I got really fat or became a pusher I would feel a little weird, but until then...
Hey, did anyone here even think about the fact that bandanas were around BEFORE Federer and Nadal? As well as polos and sleeveless tops? I guess it IS true that most on this board could beat pros and have the right to talk down to someone asking a question. Respectful and humble>grandeur>ego>being a d***.
Good job to all who didn't lambaste the OP. It seems we can't even come to a place to talk about a sport we all love without everyone fighting and having a "holier than thou" attitude.
Not really posers, but it looks kind of dumb.
My point being, only wear one if you are a good player, lol.
These threads are amusing.
I guess I'm not part of the culture that believes one has to reach a certain level of tennis proficiency to play wearing a bandana, hat, wristband, headband, visor, shirt, etc....
Often times poorer people will be faintly jealous of someone with nicer gear that plays like a beginner. It's sort of like watching the guy driving a classic Ferrari who is grinding the gears.
However, a bandana/headband/hat is a practical piece of equipment that can keep sweat out of your face. Wear it if you want to.
This thread is so funny.
I'm not that good at tennis but I love playing. I always play with a bandana and I prefer to play in complete outfitts.
If I'm going to play bad and loose I might as well look good doing it. No reason to look like a bum on the court.
No reason to get sweat in your face to distcract you.
Don't let anyone tell you not to do what you're doing, man. Dressing well is your prerogative, and, if you enjoy it, why shouldn't you look good? As you said, even if you lose, at least you looked sharp.
wal mart sell bandanas in a 4 pack for about $4, i get the black ones. keeps the sweat out of my eyes and my hearing aid. I've worn these since @ 1975, long before fed and Nadal came around...
Hendrix wore a bandana at Woodstock, and they were very hip before they became sporting equipment
IMO you gotta have the long hair and keep the Nike clothing to a minimum.
If you step out there with a Nike bandana, sweatbands, shirt, shorts, Courtballistics and a Babolat Aeropro Drive GT... then yeah... you look like a poser.
Substitute that with Vapors and a Wilson BLX six.one tour... and you too can look like a poser.
Regular bandana, generic shirt/shorts.. ASICs shoes, Solinco Frame and a non-matching racquet bag... you look deadly!
I just can't understand how pepole can NOT play with one. I can't make it without a bandana. The sweat dripping down my face and in my eyes...makes me nuts. Never play without them!
Theyll think he is imitating Fernando Gonzalez
Winnie the Pooh is also a possibility
Me too, and Ill use Nike or Adidas as I am not endorsed by either one
You should see me then playing in my Courtballistecs 2.3, complete Nadal Australian Open 2009 Day outfit with bandana and wristbands on both hands with my Roddick Babolat Pure Drive GT.
OR my complete:
Nadal French Open 2009 and 2010
Nadal US Open 2010
Nadal Australian Open 2010 and Indian Wells 2010
It's a scene....
I use head ties really, they are easier to put on
I'm surprised no one brought up Tomic's name. He looks ridiculous !
^^^ Prefer neck ties. It scares the bejesus out of my poor opponents
I'll see your ridiculous Tomic and raise you!!
It's a trend just like:
The Agassi "Pirate Bandana" Days
The Rafter/Rios/Malisse/Federer "Ponytail" Days
The Hewitt "Hat-Turned-Backwards" Days
He should join a gym and beef up. If you have noodle arms you shouldn't wear sleeveless shirts.
I not only wear the bandana, I've basically stolen Rafa's whole look circa Monte Carlo 2011, and have even started to:
1. Bounce up and down during the racket spin to see who serves first
2. High finish on the forehand with a slight grunt
3. Adopted a Catalan accent and finish most every sentence with "no?"
When I lose, which is rarely, especially on clay, I just say "Ah, you were jus' too good today, and I was tired, no?"
I think imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and it definitely attracts the ladies, no?
Don't forget to pick your butt before serves. That definitely attracts the ladies.
... and to sprint back to the baseline after the coin toss.
i wear bandanas because they keep the sweat out of my eyes better than a hat. i'm sure we've all seen how roddick's hat drips all over the court.
i hate the word "poser" for people who emulate their favorite players. if they walk around saying they're the best thing since sliced bread but they actually suck, that's where it gets to "poser" territory.
i have OCD about matching stuff when i'm playing sports, so i wear all nike stuff because nike shoes fit my feet better than adidas/puma/etc (and i've worn nike since long before i even played tennis).
Happy Easter. Nice resurrection of an old thread.
Bandanas are cool, even with short hair. They are practical. They work well in warm weather. They've been used since before the dawn of Fedal. Before the dawn of tennis even.
Now, getting the exact one that your favorite pro wears and matching it to your 'outfit' ..... is the stuff of poseurs.
As long as you don't dress up like this clown for a tennis match, you're fine::twisted:
(No offense to Fed, but his Wimbledon outfits are sometimes a bit too much for my taste...)
To give a more serious answer:
Wearing bandanas etc for practical purposes is fine. I don't think there is a certain NTRP required for being allowed to use certain parts of equipment.
However, the emphasis is on pracitcal purposes, wear stuff that you actually need. I.e. don't get a bag with room for 12 rackets if you've only been playing for half a year and don't wear bandanas just to look good.
And like some other guys said: It's hard to draw a line here but it shouldn't look like you're trying to be your favorite pro player. It will always seem funny to some people and it's an even bigger joke if you don't have the game to back it up.
I agree, I've got pretty short hair but I love my bandanas.
bandanas come three to a pack for 7-8 bucks at the mart (pick one).
how much do them fancy logo head-wrap things (that folks are calling bandanas) cost anyhow?
I used to have a Nike bandanna and I did feel like a poser. I did not see a single bandanna when I played in high school and I have seen some in a few of the 4.0 tournaments I've played. Some people will buy $65 polos, a blx tour 90, some Nike lunar vapors, wear a bandanna and some high Nike socks, even at the 3.0. Personally I'm more comfortable in some basketball shorts, a loose shirt, a hat, and some cheap k swiss shoes(I go through a pair every couple of months so I can't justify nice kicks.)
If it is doing 100 degrees out there and you are sweating a lot you have to wear something to stop the sweat, either a hat a headband or a bandana. I usually use a hat but if I am sweating too much I may go either for the bandana or the headband.
Now if it is freezing out there and you are wearing a bandana you are just doing it for the looks, then you become a poser.
First of all, Federer does look absolutely ridiculous here. I'm embarrassed for him. But why should how someone dresses matter to anyone else? So what if you're a 2.5 player and you want to dress like Verdasco or Nadal? To me, if someone wants to laugh at someone for what they wear, the person laughing is the one with the problem. Give me some novice who wears proper tennis clothes, and therefore supports the tennis industry and respects the game, over some 5.5 guy wearing board shorts and a tank top. Why do we tennis players want to impose some absurd set of rules on what other, "lesser" players can or can't do? "Sorry, you're not good enough to use the new Donnay. Go buy a cheap Prince at Sports Authority, you poser." Are you going to go hang out at the BMW dealer and tell prospective buyers that they can't purchase a Six series unless they can prove their driving is up to snuff? Give me a break.
Whatever. I wear what I need to wear to help me play. I can't play effectively when sweat is dripping in my eyes and smearing my glasses. So when it starts getting around 85/90 (F), I start wearing headbands, bandannas, hats, sweatbands, and whatever else will let me focus on my actual game and not the sweat dripping in my eyes or the sun beating on the top of my head.
I don't care if I look dumb or not. And I know I certainly do look it off the court with white patches around both wrists and just below my elbow on my right arm from my TE brace. Stupid tan lines! But for the most part, I just don't care.
..and what should be do about global warming?
ahaa, jks, thats pretty much my view too
Spot on (1O Char)
On federer: Just the shorts. The tops are fine
On your statements: I wish people think like you. Very true indeed.
I would say that they do unless they are extremely good
It's kind of like wearing you favorite basketball team or soccer team jersey. What's someone going to say if you show up to a pick up game and your wearing a Messi Barca jersey? There not going to call you a poser, you're just showing your support and that your a fan.
I look at it the same way with tennis clothes, if someone is decked out in a bandana, sleeveless shirt and board shorts, there just showing there love for Nadal.
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