Target moisture wicking stuff is pretty good

ShooterMcMarco

Hall of Fame
Target has a sale on their activewear, I recommend that if you don't want to spend too much money on moisture wicking clothing like me, you should go there and check their stuff out. I spent 40 dollars on 4 different items, 2 shorts, a shirt and a sleeveless top. The shorts are very light and breathable with deep pockets and the shirts are simple and look good. Around 9.99 for each :cool:
 

goober

Legend
Nothing wrong with your way, but I can spend $40-50 to get 4 name brand items (Nike and adidias mostly) shopping at outlets/sales at sporting goods stores, Ross, Marshalls. ect.
 

ryohazuki222

Semi-Pro
nike stuff is abundant in stores like marshalls.... i just wish it was the same with adidas! The other day i found some pretty nice stuff, just wish they had more...

@goober.... does ross tend to carry adidas stuff? I've only been there once a while back.
 

ShooterMcMarco

Hall of Fame
True, but I'm a short dude, and most of the really quality stuff is larger. But I have found some gems at marshalls/ross/tjmax, just gotta look around i guess. Outlet stores are good too, but they're still around 20-15 for something decent.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
If you want a plain, solid colour t-shirt, Hanes sells a twin-pack of wicking t-shirts or boxer-briefs under $10. Runs a bit small, tight though. Just remember the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat.
 

zhan

Banned
ROSS, Marshalls stuff are all out-dated like nah mean...
you want to be wearing the latest collection ;)
jpjp
 

ryohazuki222

Semi-Pro
i would.... just refuse to pay $30+ for a shirt... or shorts

and i agree about the outlet stores... adidas anyway... there arent really THAT cheap... personally i thought marshalls had a better selection/price than the adidas outlet i went to. but then again.... you gotta keep checking!

@shootermcmarco... forgot to ask... do those shorts/shirts from target have any logos on em?
 
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snoflewis

Guest
ryohazuki222 said:
@shootermcmarco... forgot to ask... do those shorts/shirts from target have any logos on em?
im not shootermcmarco, but i have a shirt and pair of shorts from the target brand. it's actually made by Champion and their athletic stuff is called C9. it's been discussed on these forums before, but the reason why they are cheaper is because they're thinner, lighter, and the material isnt as dense as drifit. there is only one logo on both my shorts and shirt. the shirt is very thin and extremely light...weighs almost nothing. great at moisture wicking (because it's not as dense as the drifit shirts) but it's so light that if you jump, the bottom of your shirt will end up above your head.

i really like the shorts though. they're not too functional for tennis since they dont have pockets, but they're very thin and very light...so it's really good for playing sports on hot days. it doesnt feel like it's weighing you down or it doesnt get in the way of your leg when you're sweating.

if you go to target, they actually have different shirts and shorts made from different material. some of the C9 stuff is more cotton than polyester, and the other way around. so if you do decide to get stuff at target, just watch out for that...make sure you don't get the cotton ones (unless you want to of course). the shirts and shorts i have are more polyester, since i have plenty of cotton shirts that get in the way when i sweat. if you really need me to, i will post pics of my shirt and shorts

EDIT: if you go to target.com, you can see their lineup of C9 clothing. it seems they actually do have some shorts w/ pockets in them. for the record, mine are the mesh ones.
 

goober

Legend
zhan said:
ROSS, Marshalls stuff are all out-dated like nah mean...
you want to be wearing the latest collection ;)
jpjp
Unless you are a high level player- you look like a poser if you are always wearing the latest tennis clothes (with the exception being shoes)- IMO.

Nothing worse than seeing a club level player dressed head to toe in matching the newest gear looking pro with poor form strokes and serve.
 

goober

Legend
ryohazuki222 said:
nike stuff is abundant in stores like marshalls.... i just wish it was the same with adidas! The other day i found some pretty nice stuff, just wish they had more...

@goober.... does ross tend to carry adidas stuff? I've only been there once a while back.

I think it really is store dependent. Some Marshalls have adidas stuff and even Fila and Prince, but others don't. Same with Ross. At outlets you really have to wait for a sale not their regular prices. I got Nike gear for under $10 there before.
 

alcap26

Semi-Pro
The Champion Duo Dry shirts and shorts are really nice...right up there with the Nike dri-fit stuff I have. I did have to go up a size in the shirt to get the fit like the Nike stuff but it is not a bad buy.
 

ShooterMcMarco

Hall of Fame
goober said:
Unless you are a high level player- you look like a poser if you are always wearing the latest tennis clothes (with the exception being shoes)- IMO.

Nothing worse than seeing a club level player dressed head to toe in matching the newest gear looking pro with poor form strokes and serve.
Greekness comes to mind hehe.
 

goober

Legend
TacoBellBorderBowl1946 said:
anyone have a link to marshalls nike stuff?
You can't really get their stuff online. You have to go to the store and see what they have since it is constantly changing.
 
TacoBellBorderBowl1946 said:
anyone have a link to marshalls nike stuff?
marshalls is a store that gets all the old style, bad color, slight imperfection clothes.

some great buys at marshalls and tj max ( same store in my opinion)

its like a high end goodwill or second hand store :)
 

ryohazuki222

Semi-Pro
yup... its just disappointing cuz sometimes they have complete crap.... but other times its like heaven! ... just have to ask yourself if you're feeling lucky...
 

goober

Legend
ryohazuki222 said:
yup... its just disappointing cuz sometimes they have complete crap.... but other times its like heaven! ... just have to ask yourself if you're feeling lucky...
Yah about 80% time you go in, there's nothing worth buying. But every so often you get complete gems- Nike Sphere polos for $12 for example.
 

wingit

New User
I honestly don't know many, if any, good tennis players who normally dress in the latest tennis fashions as discussed in this thread. In tournament play some players might don a bit of dress up but most go for comfort and function over being a fashion bug...they let their game speak. My experience is that the moisture-whicking tennis shirts are more a triumph of marketing to young folks than a product advantage. I play in very hot and humid conditions and you can beat the advertised advantages of the branded tennis shirts for much less $s with shirts from Russell, Champion, Brooks,etc. When you buy your own clothes you quickly discern what works and what is marketing hype. I'm associated with numbers of good tennis players and appearing on court dressed in what is sold as the latest and greatest in tennis fashions would be viewed as a mark of "a great pretender" ...which is often the case.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Gotta live up to the tennisbum image and dress down. But who wants to wear an extra 10# of wet clothes?
 

Caswell

Semi-Pro
The funny thing about brands is how much price affects perception. I bought a Champion dri-fit shirt at Target yesterday for $10. Champion used to only be sold at sporting goods stores for $$$ before newer brands like UA took over. Do you think anything has changed about the clothing besides where it's sold and how much it costs? I certainly don't.
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Caswell said:
The funny thing about brands is how much price affects perception. I bought a Champion dri-fit shirt at Target yesterday for $10. Champion used to only be sold at sporting goods stores for $$$ before newer brands like UA took over. Do you think anything has changed about the clothing besides where it's sold and how much it costs? I certainly don't.
Personally use the Champion dri-fit briefs which IMHO are more important unless you go au fresco, awefreakinsomegottabuytheforthosehothumid90/90dayoff'nsummerifyouknowhollaifyouhearmeunderthisfreakinfanbrah. But you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what hot, wet, and sweaty means. Horror. Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. Get Champion or die
 

ryohazuki222

Semi-Pro
wingit said:
I honestly don't know many, if any, good tennis players who normally dress in the latest tennis fashions as discussed in this thread. In tournament play some players might don a bit of dress up but most go for comfort and function over being a fashion bug...they let their game speak. My experience is that the moisture-whicking tennis shirts are more a triumph of marketing to young folks than a product advantage. I play in very hot and humid conditions and you can beat the advertised advantages of the branded tennis shirts for much less $s with shirts from Russell, Champion, Brooks,etc. When you buy your own clothes you quickly discern what works and what is marketing hype. I'm associated with numbers of good tennis players and appearing on court dressed in what is sold as the latest and greatest in tennis fashions would be viewed as a mark of "a great pretender" ...which is often the case.
i've always gone out in normal attire... cotton shirts... sports shorts with pockets... i bought one adidas shirt on here for $15 to give it a try, and i loved it... it was really light and doesn't get bogged down with sweat. I bought another shirt in marshalls.. and a pair of shorts. i admit that shorts dont really make much difference to me.... but the shirts really feel nice. for $15.. it's not like normal shirts are that much less either..
 
My secret trick at TJ max:

they tag clothes with red close out stickers as they seem to mark down clothes that have been there for awhile.

I peel off a red 7 buck sticker and put it over another sticker.

works like a charm
 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
Nylon fishing shorts are awesome for tennis on the most brutal days like the past week, 90+ degrees/90+ humidity. They are extremely light and dry fast.
 

johnkidd

Semi-Pro
I usually wear adidas stuff but wait until I can find it on sale at one of the tennis shops here in town or Marshalls/TJ Maxx. I will agree the Target C9 clothes look good and have considered buying some. I also highkly recommend the C9 socks at Target. I have both the ankle and crew and they are great.
 

ShooterMcMarco

Hall of Fame
TennisProPaul said:
My secret trick at TJ max:

they tag clothes with red close out stickers as they seem to mark down clothes that have been there for awhile.

I peel off a red 7 buck sticker and put it over another sticker.

works like a charm
I remember doing that at Nordstrom Rack, only with shoes. The vapors I found were selling for 49.99. So I found a pair DC Shoes, took the 39.99 sticker and placed it on top of the stick on the vapors. Excellent 10 dollar discount. :mrgreen:
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
TennisProPaul said:
My secret trick at TJ max:

they tag clothes with red close out stickers as they seem to mark down clothes that have been there for awhile.

I peel off a red 7 buck sticker and put it over another sticker.

works like a charm
Well, now you've just been found out and the FBI will be knocking on your door shortly. ;) LOL

Now I understand why they now punch a hole through the red stickers and the tag itself for stuff that goes on clearance. :rolleyes:
 

BreakPoint

Bionic Poster
ShooterMcMarco said:
I remember doing that at Nordstrom Rack, only with shoes. The vapors I found were selling for 49.99. So I found a pair DC Shoes, took the 39.99 sticker and placed it on top of the stick on the vapors. Excellent 10 dollar discount. :mrgreen:
Man, I never knew there were so many dishonest people on this board. :eek: :rolleyes:

That's basically the same as stealing or shoplifting.

BTW, aren't all price stickers designed to rip apart if you try to peel them off?
 

FuriousYellow

Professional
To generalize players who choose to buy the name brand stuff rather than off-brand as "posers" is the same as generalizing the people who buy off-brand as "cheap".

If you're happy buying athletic gear from Target or Champion, great! I have some of it too. I also buy stuff from Adidas because I like the way it looks or feels and I don't mind spending the extra money for it.

If function always took precedence over form, then everyone would be wearing off-brand everything but they don't.
 

ShooterMcMarco

Hall of Fame
BreakPoint said:
Man, I never knew there were so many dishonest people on this board. :eek: :rolleyes:

That's basically the same as stealing or shoplifting.

BTW, aren't all price stickers designed to rip apart if you try to peel them off?
dunno, the ones at nordstrom were pretty sturdy. they should change them :mrgreen:
 
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