Fed-Nike Vs Uniqlo

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
I really don't understand why Uniqlo did it. They don't even take profits from the Federer kit because they haven't mass-produced them for sale. And they spent $30m? Looks to me Uniqlo CEO is a huge fan of Federer who decided to pay him pension upfront.
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
I really don't understand why Uniqlo did it. They don't even take profits from the Federer kit because they haven't mass-produced them for sale. And they spent $30m? Looks to me Uniqlo CEO is a huge fan of Federer who decided to pay him pension upfront.
Agree. The press loves to gush about what geniuses billionaires are. But some make plenty of silly moves - we just saw one. Warren Buffet can probably buy this guy 20 times over - and if the CEOs of one of his companies said ‘hey, I want to give this guy that’s about to retire a 10 yr $300 mil deal what do you think’, Warren would be looking to replace him.
 

Rhino

Legend
I really don't understand why Uniqlo did it. They don't even take profits from the Federer kit because they haven't mass-produced them for sale. And they spent $30m? Looks to me Uniqlo CEO is a huge fan of Federer who decided to pay him pension upfront.
I agree with this. Tadashi Yanai is one of the worlds richest people. He can afford to buy his way into Federer's inner circle if that is his wish. 300M over 10 years will affect very little at Uniqlo even it is just a vanity expense for this guy with very little strategic potential.
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
I wouldnt buy either prefer Lacoste you know the underdog brand vs the mainstream
Nole was a great step by Lacoste, as much as I dont like baseline dread I prefer style
over the lack of class from nike or the copied efforts by uniqlow
 

N01E

Hall of Fame
I wouldnt buy either prefer Lacoste you know the underdog brand vs the mainstream
Nole was a great step by Lacoste, as much as I dont like baseline dread I prefer style
over the lack of class from nike or the copied efforts by uniqlow
Then you actually try on the retail Lacoste outfits and... oh boy that is terrible. There's nothing classy about baggy badly cut outfits. You have to be really bulky or out of shape to have them fit you correctly. Polos material is decent and some designs are nice but those are the only positives I could find. And Lacoste is the total opposite of an underdog. Just look how easy it is to buy it and how quickly it is sold out. It's just expensive, that's it. Try Fred Perry if you want to be a classy nonconformist.
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
Then you actually try on the retail Lacoste outfits and... oh boy that is terrible. There's nothing classy about baggy badly cut outfits. You have to be really bulky or out of shape to have them fit you correctly. Polos material is decent and some designs are nice but those are the only positives I could find. And Lacoste is the total opposite of an underdog. Just look how easy it is to buy it and how quickly it is sold out. It's just expensive, that's it. Try Fred Perry if you want to be a classy nonconformist.
Interesting and thank you for the Lacoste new gear review and you might find this strange but I buy all of LaCoste, LeCoq Sportif and Fila second hand wear from the past, its top quality not like todays then. Fred Perry I couldnt care less for as for new gear I buy Mizuno from Japan, best quality I can get for the price and Under Armour is for when Im feeling thrifty, lightweight, well finished, feels smooth, no strange rubbing seams but overpriced for what these rags cost to be made.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
They probably paid at least twice what he is worth on those figures, so it wasn't just a business decision.

Businesses are however big on vanity purchases, however, just look at what they paid Bowie at the backend of his career!

Or, at another level, look at the price of an iphone.

$8M/yr vs $30M/yr....all that matters
 

BorgCash

Legend
Then you actually try on the retail Lacoste outfits and... oh boy that is terrible. There's nothing classy about baggy badly cut outfits. You have to be really bulky or out of shape to have them fit you correctly. Polos material is decent and some designs are nice but those are the only positives I could find. And Lacoste is the total opposite of an underdog. Just look how easy it is to buy it and how quickly it is sold out. It's just expensive, that's it. Try Fred Perry if you want to be a classy nonconformist.
Don't understand your statement about Lacoste. All player's kits i have are great quality and fits well to my slim figure.
 

BorgCash

Legend
Interesting and thank you for the Lacoste new gear review and you might find this strange but I buy all of LaCoste, LeCoq Sportif and Fila second hand wear from the past, its top quality not like todays then. Fred Perry I couldnt care less for as for new gear I buy Mizuno from Japan, best quality I can get for the price and Under Armour is for when Im feeling thrifty, lightweight, well finished, feels smooth, no strange rubbing seams but overpriced for what these rags cost to be made.
I think modern playet's kits of Lacoste are very good quality. And designs are good also.
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
Uniqlo has cashmere options, which I don't see in Nike's various homages to the petrochemical industry.
Very Good point we should see more of it especially from such dominant pro-exponential growth psychopathic institutions :)

Not sure UQlo are not just playing the Green marketing card but for sometime been wondering why not use bamboo and industrial hemp fibre hybrids
in clothing, socks and even Bamboo in tennis racquets. Bamboo has some interesting qualities as anti-bacterial and like silk when mixed with IHemp
you get best of both worlds durability and comfort. I have a Kyoto made T shirt and socks from this Natural fibre hybrids and they are superb.

Would be great if Fed and Kei would have their own natural blend or options, I and many would happily pay extra if it helped someone other than Oil Cartels
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
They probably paid at least twice what he is worth on those figures, so it wasn't just a business decision.

Businesses are however big on vanity purchases, however, just look at what they paid Bowie at the backend of his career!

Or, at another level, look at the price of an iphone.
or the obvious satanic marketed first of the grandaddy forbidden fruits
 

racquetreligion

Hall of Fame
They probably paid at least twice what he is worth on those figures, so it wasn't just a business decision.

Businesses are however big on vanity purchases, however, just look at what they paid Bowie at the backend of his career!

Or, at another level, look at the price of an iphone.
or the obvious satanic marketed first of the grandaddy forbidden fruits


LOL even Steve Jobs said none of his Children will be using his EMF dangerous gadgets so yes they are overpriced health risks!
 
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