Frustation with Uniqlo and Federer clothing

Fandango

Rookie
I was looking at some of the collaborations that Federer and Uniqlo have done and have been obsessed with the short-standing collar. A traditional collared polo has excess bulk and is not as appealing to me as a short collared polo.

After looking at some of the 2018 Laver Cup, I've noticed Federer had the brightest blue polo I've seen and would totally try to buy the polo.




How come uniqlo doesn't allow the public too buy such shirts?
I know a lot of people would love to buy it, is there any one in uniqlo I can contact directly?
Uniqlo has a habit of doing this.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
I was looking at some of the collaborations that Federer and Uniqlo have done and have been obsessed with the short-standing collar. A traditional collared polo has excess bulk and is not as appealing to me as a short collared polo.

After looking at some of the 2018 Laver Cup, I've noticed Federer had the brightest blue polo I've seen and would totally try to buy the polo.




How come uniqlo doesn't allow the public too buy such shirts?
I know a lot of people would love to buy it, is there any one in uniqlo I can contact directly?
Uniqlo has a habit of doing this.
Some of his UNIQLO shirts over the past two years has been PE. (Laver Cup Blue polo) People are disappointed/frustrated that they can’t get any of his gear (especially the GS outfits) because lack of production. You can’t really speak to anyone honestly because they’ll have no answer. You have to remember that UNIQLO isn’t a tennis clothing brand. It’s a lifestyle brand, like H&M, GAP, etc.
 

andfor

Legend
Some of his UNIQLO shirts over the past two years has been PE. (Laver Cup Blue polo) People are disappointed/frustrated that they can’t get any of his gear (especially the GS outfits) because lack of production. You can’t really speak to anyone honestly because they’ll have no answer. You have to remember that UNIQLO isn’t a tennis clothing brand. It’s a lifestyle brand, like H&M, GAP, etc.
Uniqlo and H&M missed the tennis clothing boat. Their players are merely an advertisement for their other clothing lines. Looking for their tennis clothing is a waste of time, it's non-existent.
 
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David Le

Hall of Fame
Uniqlo and H&M missed the tennis clothing boat. Their players are merely an advertisement for their other clothing lines. Looking for their tennis clothing is a waste of time, it's non-existent.
Well that makes sense cause again, it’s for the brand itself, and not necessarily for tennis as a whole. Both brands just wanted to try something new and see if would appeal to the consumer. Uniqlo struck luck with signing Nishikori, Djoker and now Federer.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
Uniqlo is a farce!!! They signed one of the greatest players and they're not even able to have two polos in stock... It's an insult to all Fed's fans.
Look on the auction site. I found plenty from some users that it’s either at retail, or slightly higher price.
 

David Le

Hall of Fame
Yea, I feel like it's the right time to boycott Uniqlo. Most of their clothing appears plain and the only clothing that looks great happens to be tennis wear.
Again, UNIQLO is a life style brand. Never intended to be just tennis. Most of their clothing are pretty simple, but they are made with pretty good material that last long.
 

Fandango

Rookie
Again, UNIQLO is a life style brand. Never intended to be just tennis. Most of their clothing are pretty simple, but they are made with pretty good material that last long.
I just don't understand how they're going to pay Fed 100 million dollars and expect sales to help their lifestyle market
 

Remioli

New User
I went to look at their site and their sportswear is basically all single color boring shirts that I could get at Ross for six bucks, but they're charging $40 per shirt.
 

dr325i

Legend
I went to look at their site and their sportswear is basically all single color boring shirts that I could get at Ross for six bucks, but they're charging $40 per shirt.
Go to Nike then and get them for $90 but you get a swoosh...

Anyway, as someone pointed out, uniqlo is a multi billion $$ brand that signed Federer to expand the exposure of own brand globally.

Their intention was not around tennis

They occasionally release a limited number of tennis gear in North America (on line or specific stores). They have a better choice of those in Asia for example.

For the amount they charge, $40 with the logo and $20 for almost identical item without the logo, they are by far the Best Buy!
 

N01E

Professional
Oh come on, not this s**t again. Uniqlo stuff is pretty easy to get and very well priced compared to other brands (not to mention the quality), so you can get it way cheaper during release and don't have to wait for any discount. It's also popular among resellers (prices are higher, but the same can be said for nike, especially 2017 AO polo) and can be found on secondary markets, so if you ever decide that you want some item from years ago there's still a chance of getting it. I had almost every Federer Uniqlo piece at one point and still have most of Djokovic stuff and I have to say if you're size US S-L (especially M) you have nothing to worry about.
 

Fedinkum

Legend
Uniqlo’s problems with Federer are almost as bad as when JR Smith messed up in the finals... the stuff is never in stock and when it is it immediately goes out of stock.
Is a Japanese Ramen queuing thing. Japanese business model loves Exclusivity. They deliberately set up the business so you have to crave for their goods.
 

Fandango

Rookie
Oh come on, not this s**t again. Uniqlo stuff is pretty easy to get and very well priced compared to other brands (not to mention the quality), so you can get it way cheaper during release and don't have to wait for any discount. It's also popular among resellers (prices are higher, but the same can be said for nike, especially 2017 AO polo) and can be found on secondary markets, so if you ever decide that you want some item from years ago there's still a chance of getting it. I had almost every Federer Uniqlo piece at one point and still have most of Djokovic stuff and I have to say if you're size US S-L (especially M) you have nothing to worry about.
So you have the Federer laver polo in blue? I don't see it. Those short standing collar polos are the subject of the thread; not some uniqlo djokovic polos that appear plain.
 

N01E

Professional
So you have the Federer laver polo in blue? I don't bsee it. Those short standing collar polos are the subject of the thread; not some uniqlo djokovic polos that appear plain.
The last 3 ND polos were henleys and they had more details than the laver cup polo, so I don't get how you can get excited about one and not other. I had USO18 red and white polos and the LC one was just a recolour of those. All brands have PE items, and even there uniqlo ones are the easiest to get. I have some training shirts with logos and TW often sells not only those, but Federer personal gear as well.
 

Fandango

Rookie
The last 3 ND polos were henleys and they had more details than the laver cup polo, so I don't get how you can get excited about one and not other. I had USO18 red and white polos and the LC one was just a recolour of those. All brands have PE items, and even there uniqlo ones are the easiest to get. I have some training shirts with logos and TW often sells not only those, but Federer personal gear as well.

not sure what ND polos mean nor what PE items mean
 

Tennis sprew

Hall of Fame
Is a Japanese Ramen queuing thing. Japanese business model loves Exclusivity. They deliberately set up the business so you have to crave for their goods.
I sometimes wonder if they literally make 50 shirts, 50 shorts and 50 socks. And that is literally the entire “stock” and so it sells out instantly. Uniqlo can KMA with what they did with the Roger deal.
 

Fandango

Rookie
not sure what ND polos mean nor what PE items mean

Haven't seen any Novak Djokovic uniqlo henley's. Any pics?

Also, don't see that Tennis Warehouse sells Uniqlo-I could be wrong.

Yea, I just dislike the concept of a player exclusive-players wearing clothes is sorta like an ad to me. An ad where the product cannot be purchased.
 

N01E

Professional
Haven't seen any Novak Djokovic uniqlo henley's. Any pics?

Also, don't see that Tennis Warehouse sells Uniqlo-I could be wrong.

Yea, I just dislike the concept of a player exclusive-players wearing clothes is sorta like an ad to me. An ad where the product cannot be purchased.




TW is out of stock of uniqlo RF gear for now. They only sell Roger's personal items used during matches.
 

Fandango

Rookie




TW is out of stock of uniqlo RF gear for now. They only sell Roger's personal items used during matches.
Ok, thats cool about Novak henleys. Legit didn't know they existed. But there is something about the bright blue Federer henley
 

Fedinkum

Legend
I sometimes wonder if they literally make 50 shirts, 50 shorts and 50 socks. And that is literally the entire “stock” and so it sells out instantly. Uniqlo can KMA with what they did with the Roger deal.
Is not a production issue. They have a mentality that they should reserve certain goods just for the Japanese. Is a bit like those NYC edition of Nike goods to hype up their products or the brand.
 

Winners or Errors

Hall of Fame
Been on the Uniqlo site looking for Federer stuff = only XXS and 3XL. I’ll look again when I like the colors, but I have zero interest in Uniqlo clothing in general.
 

Diablo XP

New User
Uniqlo Dry-Ex Polo's that you can get on their site are fantastic quality. They wick moisture far better than Nike Dry-Fit stuff. I have Ellesse, Fila, Adidas, as well, and they all stay in the drawer as Uniqlo is just better made. My opinion of course. Yes it sucks that they are totally plain without the cool branding, but they fit really well and use superior technical fabrics.
 
TTTW should just create another category labeled "I hate Uniqlo because they signed Federer from Nike".

All the threads can have the same content as this one:

1) Uniqlo sucks because I can't buy any.
2) Uniqlo styles are boring unike Nike which is simple and classy.
3) Uniqlo is missing out making money off Federer's sponsorship (completely untrue as anyone who bothers to do some research will see that their signing of Federer was meant to promote other lines of clothing they have (and appears it has paid off if you look at their annual report))
4) Uniqlo quality is inferior to Nike or
5) Uniqlo quality sucks because Dan Evans said so

Of course, all of the above is false except for the paranthetical part.
 

blablavla

Hall of Fame
As discussed a few time. Uniqlo missed out big time. I wanted these polos but no where can they be found. I no longer search for this brand anymore.
let's talk about H19 and H22 and where they are available
or what happened between you and Head, so that you carry so much salt :cool:
 
Some people will say what is your source, some will say you do not know anything or they know more. This is what I will say and share regarding Nike/Uniqlo and Federer. Federer wanted to stay with Nike. Nike wanted Federer, however, in 2016 when they came out with RF Nike lab it was for more than growing the RF brand, it was to gather data to see how much RF gear/sales moves the needle, then you use that at contract negotiations. Think about RF being the GOAT, or one of, and he still did not have a Nike building named after him. Sampras got his in 2000 after breaking the slam record. Nike was willing and wanting to grow the RF brand into other areas, however, money talks and Uniqlo offered massive money - Nike said see you later.

RF prefers Nike gear, even his latest gear from Wimbledon 2019 and forward is more similar to his Nike clothes - from the shorts and materials. Even the socks. There is a picture of Wimbledon 2018 and post-wimbledon when he was practicing in the Hamptons and you could see he was wearing Nike socks. Even his Nike socks were special made for him. Uniqlo needed time to basically copy everything. End of day it was a cash grab. Uniqlo is not going to market him and use him to grow their tennis line. Uniqlo's owner is a Japanese billionaire who wanted to say he had RF on his roster. There is no real collaboration going on. If anything once his deal expires, I could see RF creating something of a tennis line with ON, or ON gets bought by Nike and RF goes back to Nike for Pennies on the dollar like Andre did after he retired.
 
Lastly, look at pics of Federer's socks in his opening match Wimbledon 2018 and after Wimbledon do they look like the same material? Is the Uniqlo logo in the same spot? Hmmm, wonder why!
 

Gemini

Hall of Fame
I was looking at some of the collaborations that Federer and Uniqlo have done and have been obsessed with the short-standing collar. A traditional collared polo has excess bulk and is not as appealing to me as a short collared polo.

After looking at some of the 2018 Laver Cup, I've noticed Federer had the brightest blue polo I've seen and would totally try to buy the polo.




How come uniqlo doesn't allow the public too buy such shirts?
I know a lot of people would love to buy it, is there any one in uniqlo I can contact directly?
Uniqlo has a habit of doing this.
Just as an aside, that style of shirt is referred to a henley I believe. A pullover without a full collar that that you are able to button-up to some degree.
 

lim

Rookie
Some people will say what is your source, some will say you do not know anything or they know more. This is what I will say and share regarding Nike/Uniqlo and Federer. Federer wanted to stay with Nike. Nike wanted Federer, however, in 2016 when they came out with RF Nike lab it was for more than growing the RF brand, it was to gather data to see how much RF gear/sales moves the needle, then you use that at contract negotiations. Think about RF being the GOAT, or one of, and he still did not have a Nike building named after him. Sampras got his in 2000 after breaking the slam record. Nike was willing and wanting to grow the RF brand into other areas, however, money talks and Uniqlo offered massive money - Nike said see you later.

RF prefers Nike gear, even his latest gear from Wimbledon 2019 and forward is more similar to his Nike clothes - from the shorts and materials. Even the socks. There is a picture of Wimbledon 2018 and post-wimbledon when he was practicing in the Hamptons and you could see he was wearing Nike socks. Even his Nike socks were special made for him. Uniqlo needed time to basically copy everything. End of day it was a cash grab. Uniqlo is not going to market him and use him to grow their tennis line. Uniqlo's owner is a Japanese billionaire who wanted to say he had RF on his roster. There is no real collaboration going on. If anything once his deal expires, I could see RF creating something of a tennis line with ON, or ON gets bought by Nike and RF goes back to Nike for Pennies on the dollar like Andre did after he retired.
+1
definitely think he will go back to nike after his contract ends ala Andre. Shame he won't go out wearing the swoosh at his final slam but I don't blame him for a cool 30m.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
TTTW should just create another category labeled "I hate Uniqlo because they signed Federer from Nike".

All the threads can have the same content as this one:

1) Uniqlo sucks because I can't buy any.
2) Uniqlo styles are boring unike Nike which is simple and classy.
3) Uniqlo is missing out making money off Federer's sponsorship (completely untrue as anyone who bothers to do some research will see that their signing of Federer was meant to promote other lines of clothing they have (and appears it has paid off if you look at their annual report))
4) Uniqlo quality is inferior to Nike or
5) Uniqlo quality sucks because Dan Evans said so

Of course, all of the above is false except for the paranthetical part.
Let's be even more specific:

1) Uniqlo sucks because I can't buy any: turns out the guy also claims that he never liked any of the Uniqlo gear, has been busy blasting them left, right and center, and only "wants" to buy Federer's Unqlo stuff, when he is absolutely sure that Uniqlo is not releasing it, so that there is no danger of anyone pointing him at the right place to actually buy it. We actually had such a case around AO 2020, when a guy was crying to the high heaven that he wants to buy Uniqlo socks, and claimed that he would buy any IF they were available. When he was pointed at the Uniqlo Australia (he was an Australian) where Fed's socks were actually available, he said that he actually doesn't like the purple on the Fed's socks.

2) Uniqlo styles are boring: yet, in the rare instance when the same person reveals what he buys it is almost always either something absolutely garish, or as plain and less quality

3) Uniqlo is missing out making money off Federer's sponsorship: the same people boast about Nike selling stuff. Goes to show how much they care about Uniqlo's profits

4) Uniqlo quality is inferior to Nike: interesting how these claims never reveal what information they are based on

5) Funny that Evans continued to use their stuff until he got his next contract. A mistake (if he thought it to be that) he could have corrected immediately, yet he didn't

The regularity of these recurring threads only show how much of a success Uniqlo's move has been. Apparently these people have never seen what Nike provided for Federer for the biggest part of his career either.

:cool:
 

N01E

Professional
Nice shirt. I think this was one of the clay kits that I never managed to track down. Do you have this kit?
Yes, I also have matching barricades (all court sole). I'm still missing RG14 navy and RG15 white polos from completing whole clay court collection though. 2017 would probably be the easiest to complete now when it comes to ND (both Uniqlo and Lacoste) and that includes Cincy, USO, Shanghai and WTF outfits.

 
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