UNIQLO to Release Roger Federer Kit for Pre-Order

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    Does it accept overseas shipping?

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    thanks for the info! looks like they're selling as a full kit which is pretty cool. wouldn't be surprised if they try to charge like $200 for it...
     
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    I can’t believe Uniqlo has same marketing plan like they used to do with Djokovic.
    There is a high possibility that these items might be only available in Japan. Obviously it will sold out quickly since they won’t make too many.
    Here is another strange thing. If they want to release Fed item, why don’t they release new upcoming products like US open outfit instead of Wimbledon outfit which is already done.
     
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    Oh. I don’t smoke and I don’t even drink.

    Pre-ordering thing is very strange. Probably they have no idea that how many they need to produce Fed items...... sounds like lack of confidence....
    Still think they should do with US open apparels for pre-ordering now instead of Wimbledon one.

    Also I’ve never had any uniqlo clothes so not sure what is real difference between federer’s (Pros) apparels and replica-retail versions.
     
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    LOL only half the title appears in the index, so when I read "Uniqlo releases Roger Federer" I thought that Uniqlo had dumped him after his loss under some 30 day money back guarantee consumer protection clause
     
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    Uniqlo most definitely doesn't have the same plan for Federer as was with Djokovic, nor their pre-order initiative hints at any such similarity.

    It is a nod to the Federer fans, who would like to have his kit, and otherwise wouldn't be able to get it, as Federer is a very recent signing.

    It is also a way to test new strategy (not out of fear, but market him differently to a different consumer: those who want an entire kit are different than those that will buy only a shirt etc.), and, given the information that his apparel will not be freely available until 2019, it is highly likely that they will be testing their production lines, and capabilities with the initial pre-orders.

    Rest assured, that that will not be the only such pre-order, and USO is probably in the works too.

    BTW, if they do pre-orders or offers like that for other kits, I can see this to be an extremely successful strategy, as they will include PE accessories like bandanas, wristbands, and socks, which are extremely sought after items amongst the fans, and which for example Nike refused to release to the public unless one is on the tournament site (sometimes).

    Now it doesn't matter as much, as they are all generic white ones, but if there are special colours, I can see how it will be a very good offer, especially if the kit is priced attractively and has a high quality.

    Noone from the general public has had the chance to know what Federer's Uniqlo apparel looks like in real life, so comparisons will wait until the initial release is made, and then people have the chance to compare.

    However, I think that Uniqlo might miss a real chance here, if their kit is not of the similar quality to the "real deal", and only copies the look of the original.

    Just like Nike shorts for Federer were obviously not tailored the same as the retail, if such differences are seen on the pre-order kit, it will be disappointing, for those who are eager to spent, but don't have the chance to buy a real copy, so it depends what they mean by replica (to give an analogy, a football can be a copy of the match ball, and a replica. The latter only looks like the real deal, the former is the real deal that was a commercial release).

    That is the premium segment for sports wear that Federer could be used for, but as of now I am sceptical that they intend to do that.


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    Anyone know if you’ll be able to preorder this in the US? I tried ordering Nishikori’s kit from theUK site and couldn’t, do this probably won’t work for me
     
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    It costs 13,500 yen which is about $120. But they will probably charge more in USD.
     
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    Is it available in 6XL? Asking for a friend.
     
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    That...is very reasonable for a full kit. If I can preorder from the states, I'll probably ask an acquaintance over there to get ahold of one or even two...

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    Price in Japanese Yen: ¥13,500 (approx.. $120 USD) + 8% consumption tax (if applicable)
    Overseas purchases available in Japanese yen only

    so if you're okay with your cc paying the foreign transaction fee/you have a card without one, you can order it for overseas shipping.
     
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    I don't think you can convince @sureshs to wear a Federer kit.
     
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    Are there any markings on it to identify as Roger Federer's kit? The Nike RF was pretty obvious.
     
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    There is an RF woven into the shirt and shorts. It is a flat embroidery and also white, so it is pretty much impossible to see.
     
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    Looks like the kit includes:
    head band
    shirt
    shorts
    socks
    wrist band
     
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    Great info, guys, thanks! So we have to order through the Japanese site — anyone locate an English version? Thanks!
     
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    Nevermind. The info on ordering from Japan is posted on the US site.
     
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    I would love to know how many of these get sold with the initial offering. It would give a very good estimate of how many hard-core Fed fans are out there.
     
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    I think you’d have to compare it to the number of Nole and Nishikori kits annually. I’m not a hard core Fed guy but I will preorder bc I love the Uniqlo line and fit.
     
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    My question is.... can anyone order the kit from outside of Japan?
    Here is part of announcement

    “Orders will be accepted at the Japan UNIQLO.com online store starting July 23*, with delivery scheduled in late September to early October.”

    That means the kit might not be available outside of Japan. I am doubtful that Uniqlo Japan online store will ship the kit outside of Japan.

    “Order Acceptance: Japan UNIQLO.com online store
    Starting July 23*, concluding when advance sales limit is reached

    This statement will imply that the kit will be limited.......
    If they are accepting pre-order, why they try to limit the order numbers?

    We will never know actual numbers but uniqlo will have some ideas that how many kits they will need to produce in the future.
     
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    It says on the press release that "Overseas purchases available in Japanese yen only" so they will ship internationally
     
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    I got the info then possibly they want to see pre-order level then release the kit through uniqlo online stores and retail stores for other nations.

    Also they said limited so wondering why they limit the pre-order......
    Interested to see how quickly pre-order reaches the limit.
     
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    You would not be wondering, if you actually read my response to you.

    They will probably be testing their production lines and capabilities with the pre order, which means that they will not be able to have a full-blown production of his apparel for some time.

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