Federer Australian open shirt and shorts

mpournaras

Hall of Fame
#2
They quietly released them. Impressive that they were released here instead of their Japan site first.

Does anyone have definitive sizing info? compared to Nike and Adidas these days
 
#5
Looks ample to me. I think since their deal came into play relatively soon, they haven't gotten the sufficient time to make designs and are just starting off with usual, simple colors.
 
#9
Looks ample to me. I think since their deal came into play relatively soon, they haven't gotten the sufficient time to make designs and are just starting off with usual, simple colors.
That was my thinking last year but its been long enough to figure out a different design. I'm disappointed this is all they got to show.
 
#10
That was my thinking last year but its been long enough to figure out a different design. I'm disappointed this is all they got to show.
In the description it says that Roger helped come up with the color. It says that the blue reminds him of the color of the courts.
 
#11
In the description it says that Roger helped come up with the color. It says that the blue reminds him of the color of the courts.
I'm thinking Roger might had a bigger influence on his designs than we think. He may have chosen this which I think is far too standard of a kit.
 
#12
The epitome of generic tennis clothing; that outfit just couldn't be any more nondescript. At least there's presumably still some Nike shoes involved; albeit ones that manage to be both non-retail and boring at the same time.
Only a sad, desperate idolater would go anywhere near this stuff; for Pete's sake people, look in the mirror!!
 
#16
I really don't understand Uniqlos strategy here. This stuff isn't so terrible, it's just blah and boring. Why spend so much on an elite player and then completely neglect the design?
Exactly. Why get this guy whose gonna be wearing your stuff appealing to other fans other than Nishikori and give him such plain outfits.

Only thing I can think of is that Roger actually has more input than we know. He may be calling the shots (and not doing very well)
 
#17
Exactly. Why get this guy whose gonna be wearing your stuff appealing to other fans other than Nishikori and give him such plain outfits.

Only thing I can think of is that Roger actually has more input than we know. He may be calling the shots (and not doing very well)
If it's Roger, we need Anne Wintour to yell at him.

The only explanation I can think of is that Uniqlo doesn't care about tennis sales, just want him as Brand Ambassador to launch a line of casual / dress clothing
 
#18
If it's Roger, we need Anne Wintour to yell at him.

The only explanation I can think of is that Uniqlo doesn't care about tennis sales, just want him as Brand Ambassador to launch a line of casual / dress clothing
Naahh. I don't know but if this design shows up again at Indian Wells then I take back all the good things I said about Uniqlo and supported the move from Fed.
 
#20
IMO dats simple design is rly good looking and clean. Nike Designs are too flashy these days.
Like alwa., I can't argue about taste. I love the new fed designs so far
 
#22
I really don't understand Uniqlos strategy here. This stuff isn't so terrible, it's just blah and boring. Why spend so much on an elite player and then completely neglect the design?
Exactly. Why get this guy whose gonna be wearing your stuff appealing to other fans other than Nishikori and give him such plain outfits.

Only thing I can think of is that Roger actually has more input than we know. He may be calling the shots (and not doing very well)
It's a very obvious and transparent strategy imo.

The whole point of getting someone like Roger as a brand ambassador is so you can get away with selling clothes that look like this.

Uniqlo has let us down again in terms of providing an interesting kit, but it is business as usual, and I'm sure the fit and material quality is still very good. The one visual highlight of Uniqlo x Roger Federer thus far was his asian swing outfit which was brilliant.
 
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#23
They quietly released them. Impressive that they were released here instead of their Japan site first.

Does anyone have definitive sizing info? compared to Nike and Adidas these days
I got the Shanghai pink outfit in the UK and it was the same as regular UK size, i.e. Size Small was the same as a Nike small for me, although the cut was very slightly different (felt I had more rooms for my arms to move as the sleeves weren't as tight), my brother picked up the US open red one and that was sized the same as UK too.

Having lived in Asia and bought Uniqlo there, its usually +1 size to US/UK so a UK/US Small is an Asia M. This is explained in their size charts too
 
#24
Not too exciting, but I like the color and the price tag. Will probably get the polo.
Agreed, but I think from some of the interviews around the Uniqlo switch and previously, Federer has mentioned he likes the more subtle styles. Frankly, I like this a lot better than the recent nike stuff. I think simplicity can be elegant but I think Uniqlo can still do more than this
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
#28
Uniqlo too plain and unimaginative .....
However, they will be suitable for a broad range of players, who don't want to look fashionable or flashy, and I thought that is what Uniqlo is about: functional clothing for moderate prices.

That apparel won't win any design awards, but it will appeal to a broad audience that looks for items made of quality materials, with tasteful chosen colours and reasonable prices.

:cool:
 
#29
I got the Shanghai pink outfit in the UK and it was the same as regular UK size, i.e. Size Small was the same as a Nike small for me, although the cut was very slightly different (felt I had more rooms for my arms to move as the sleeves weren't as tight), my brother picked up the US open red one and that was sized the same as UK too.

Having lived in Asia and bought Uniqlo there, its usually +1 size to US/UK so a UK/US Small is an Asia M. This is explained in their size charts too
Where did you buy Federer's kit? I'm from France and don't know how to get it?

I hate Nike so was glad to see Federer change manufacturer.
 
#31
Where did you buy Federer's kit? I'm from France and don't know how to get it?

I hate Nike so was glad to see Federer change manufacturer.
The US Open one my brother got for me as he lives in the US, I bought the Shanghai kit on Uniqlo's UK website - it was there until last week and was on clearance at £14.90! Great value compared to Nike!
 
#33
It's a very obvious and transparent strategy imo.

The whole point of getting someone like Roger as a brand ambassador is so you can get away with selling clothes that look like this.

Uniqlo has let us down again in terms of providing an interesting kit, but it is business as usual, and I'm sure the fit and material quality is still very good. The one visual highlight of Uniqlo x Roger Federer thus far was his asian swing outfit which was brilliant.
Maybe but that's terrible, get Roger just to sell off the "other" clothes. At least give this living legend some nice designs like Nishikori since he's in his last years.
 
#35
fed doesnt have the right to use his logo as its under possession of Nike. I havent heard a word regarding if he is going to buy his logo or any option he has to get it since he's attached to it.
 
#39
Uniqlo haa a beautiful clothing lines for Novak Djokovic. They are so simple but yet elegant and very affordable too. What is it about the button? Why not make it a zip line?

I just can't see myself in this awful color outfit, even if it is on sale for $8.99.
 

Rattler

Professional
#41
IMO 80 for a t shirt and shorts is excessive. I just bought a bunch of Nike dri fit tennis and Adidas clima cool tennis stuff on clearance from a local golf and tennis shop for 13-17 bucks (shirts and shorts).
I know, but $80 for a shirt & shorts is much better than $100 shirt & $75 shorts though...I loved the neon yellow shirt and grey shorts that Fed had for the ‘15 Aussie Open, but that was the price...saw them at Indian Wells and the quality was sub-par at best...turned me off of Nike apparrel from that moment on.
 
#42
I know, but $80 for a shirt & shorts is much better than $100 shirt & $75 shorts though...I loved the neon yellow shirt and grey shorts that Fed had for the ‘15 Aussie Open, but that was the price...saw them at Indian Wells and the quality was sub-par at best...turned me off of Nike apparrel from that moment on.
Getting bent over with a little lube or no lube....in the end you're still getting screwed.
 

Rattler

Professional
#43
Getting bent over with a little lube or no lube....in the end you're still getting screwed.

Yeah...Really all that I care about the clothes any more is that the shirts are performance material...the kind that doesn’t stick to me like cheap wallpaper when I sweat...and that the shorts have pockets that are deep enough to hold a ball without it causing a let.
 
#44
Not the australian open shirt, but you can buy the Shanghai shirt on Uniqlo Uk for 15 pounds. I have just ordered my shirt.

First time i am going to wear pink:):):love::love: and something from Roger Federer as i hate Nike.
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
#45
I haven't seen interesting Nike or Adidas gear this season, but perhaps that's coming at the AO.

Nishikori's polo was attractive. Stripes seem to be around in general, although they're a staple.
 
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#46
Perhaps he is using the google translate app to translate from hexadecimal to English.
Not the australian open shirt, but you can buy the Shanghai shirt on Uniqlo Uk for 15 pounds. I have just ordered my shirt.

First time i am going to wear pink:):):love::love: and something from Roger Federer as i hate Nike.
You got nishikori’s uniqlo shirt on uniqlo website for $10.99 and uniqlo shorts for $9.99 a few months ago. Both the shirt and shirt have uniqlo logo on them. Can’t think why anyone would pay $100 for a Nike shirt and $80 for a Nike short.
 
#47
However, they will be suitable for a broad range of players, who don't want to look fashionable or flashy, and I thought that is what Uniqlo is about: functional clothing for moderate prices.

That apparel won't win any design awards, but it will appeal to a broad audience that looks for items made of quality materials, with tasteful chosen colours and reasonable prices.

:cool:
It's amazing how many tennis players that 'don't want to look fashionable or flashy' coincidentally discovered Uniqlo's 'quality materials, tasteful colours and reasonable prices' at exactly the same time that Roger came on board. it's like Federer gave up a Porsche Carrera 'ambassadorship'/sponsorship for a Nissan Versa sponsorship, and suddenly everyone is prepared to drive around in Versas just to look like Rog, all the while extolling the cheap and cheerful/value for money virtues of their new budget transport. Pathetic.
 
#48
It's amazing how many tennis players that 'don't want to look fashionable or flashy' coincidentally discovered Uniqlo's 'quality materials, tasteful colours and reasonable prices' at exactly the same time that Roger came on board. it's like Federer gave up a Porsche Carrera 'ambassadorship'/sponsorship for a Nissan Versa sponsorship, and suddenly everyone is prepared to drive around in Versas just to look like Rog, all the while extolling the cheap and cheerful/value for money virtues. Pathetic.
 

Tennis_Hands

Talk Tennis Guru
#50
It's amazing how many tennis players that 'don't want to look fashionable or flashy' coincidentally discovered Uniqlo's 'quality materials, tasteful colours and reasonable prices' at exactly the same time that Roger came on board. it's like Federer gave up a Porsche Carrera 'ambassadorship'/sponsorship for a Nissan Versa sponsorship, and suddenly everyone is prepared to drive around in Versas just to look like Rog, all the while extolling the cheap and cheerful/value for money virtues of their new budget transport. Pathetic.
Or maybe the sponsorship change caused them (because of their brand dictated culture) to look into the brand Federer started endorsing, and suddenly realised that they have been cheated out of their money, which was somewhat obscured by the same brand loyalty while he was at Nike?

However, I think that that is selling many people's intelligence short, as they started to see beyond the marketing, when Nike started to literally rob them of their money (because, let's face it, Nike was approaching with their RF and RN items Lacoste prices), and were actively on the look for other options.

The truth is that Nike is such a market leader, because they have a HUGE customer group that will always buy their products, because they are "American". They have been sleeping on their laurels for at least 15 years in the tennis market, and if they weren't that greedy they could have maintained that illusion for many years/decades to come.

:cool:
 
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