Looking for some alternative brands

#1
Hello all,
I'm on the hunt for an alternative apparel brand. I just need some new tennis clothing and my normal go too's just are to expensive for some uninspired stuff. Nike is so overpriced for in my opinion, clothes a two-year-old could have designed. I'm not a fan of any of the current Adidas stuff. I really like the Lacoste Paire was wearing but its really expensive. I've looked through all of the stuff on TW and really don't love anything. I'm fine with things that aren't tennis specific but I want it to be more than just a pure color. I liked the uniqlo Kei Nishikori collection but that's not coming back. I also really like feds 2017 aus open shirt. Let me know! Again it doesn't need to be a tennis specific.
 
#4
Although some is carried here and on TW Europe, I’d suggest Ellesse, Fila, Australian L’Alpina, Vollaix, some Lotto, Uniqlo.

Edit: Yeah, good point, Tacchini too.
 

AM75

Professional
#8
I haven’t tried it but I hear LuluLemon is good stuff too.
It's just really expensive. But probably worth the price. Australian L’Alpina and Le Coq Sportif are good also quality wise and if you don't mind looking like a clown there's always Gunn Athletic, Hydrogen and Solfire (although quite expensive too).
 

Nacho

Professional
#11
Hello all,
I'm on the hunt for an alternative apparel brand. I just need some new tennis clothing and my normal go too's just are to expensive for some uninspired stuff. Nike is so overpriced for in my opinion, clothes a two-year-old could have designed. I'm not a fan of any of the current Adidas stuff. I really like the Lacoste Paire was wearing but its really expensive. I've looked through all of the stuff on TW and really don't love anything. I'm fine with things that aren't tennis specific but I want it to be more than just a pure color. I liked the uniqlo Kei Nishikori collection but that's not coming back. I also really like feds 2017 aus open shirt. Let me know! Again it doesn't need to be a tennis specific.
Lots of great choices on the TW site. I like the way Lacoste and Ellesse fits/feels. I think New balance is really good right now, Fila is always a well priced option with variety. If you really want to be different try Solfire, Athletic DNA or Boast. Hydrogen is also different, but they make their stuff small because they are big in the Asian market, so if you normally get a medium you may want to go Large or XL.

For socks I love Stance, I don't wear anything else now
 

swizzy

Hall of Fame
#16
if you live in the us go to kohls and buy fila stuff for next to nothing.... their shorts are excellent. can hold 3 balls in a pocket easily.. with less it is like they are not even there
 
#18
if you live in the us go to kohls and buy fila stuff for next to nothing.... their shorts are excellent. can hold 3 balls in a pocket easily.. with less it is like they are not even there
So if i don't like to keep the balls in pockets Fila shorts will not suit well?
 

swizzy

Hall of Fame
#19
So if i don't like to keep the balls in pockets Fila shorts will not suit well?
most tennis shorts are not great in the pocket department.. files has deep and well designed pockets.. if you don't hold balls in your pocket than you can wear any pair comfortably..including filas.
 
#22
Have to say that i like all these Italian brands: Fila, ST, Diadora, Australian L'Alpina, Ellesse also Lacoste and Le Coq. Good quality and design. But what i really like from Vollaix is that remake exactly the same designs of famous models of the 80's combine it with xcellent modern technologies.
 
#23
Theses always Borg clothing line! Extremely pricey, however; unless you buy his low price line, which is low quality clothing! You sort of get what you pay for in today's brand price point clothing lines. You what cheap, you get cheap quality to go.
 
#26
Found this brand called Bidi Badu while randomly browsing:

http://www.bidibadu.com/

Quite different from other major brands. Not sure if quality is good, but they just started partnering with the Global Professional Tennis Coach Association. Maybe you'll see some coaches starting to wear their apparel in a few months' time.
 
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