UNIQLO to Release Roger Federer Kit for Pre-Order

#3
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...
 

kimguroo

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#4
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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#5
I can’t believe Uniqlo has same marketing plan like they used to 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.
You should stop smoking...... whatever you are smoking.

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kimguroo

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#6
You should stop smoking...... whatever you are smoking.

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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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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.
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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#9
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
 
#12
It costs 13,500 yen which is about $120. But they will probably charge more in USD.
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...

Edit:

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.
 
#20
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.
 
#21
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.
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.
 

kimguroo

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#22
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.
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?

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.
We will never know actual numbers but uniqlo will have some ideas that how many kits they will need to produce in the future.
 
#23
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.
It says on the press release that "Overseas purchases available in Japanese yen only" so they will ship internationally
 

kimguroo

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#24
It says on the press release that "Overseas purchases available in Japanese yen only" so they will ship internationally
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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#26
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.
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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#27
So this kit is now available for preorder. Keep in mind they are using Asian sizing. I’m bummed because you cannot order a different size for the shirt and shorts. I take a large shirt and medium shorts (so XL and L respectively in Asian sizing), so this won’t work for me. Bummer.
 
#28
the difference between Federer's shirt and Nishikori/Djoker's shirt is that the Uniqlo logo for Federer's shirt is on the left hand side of the sleeve while the one for Djoker/Nishikori is on the right hand side. Also the red line on the button and the right hand sleeve for Federer but not Nishikori/Djoker.
 

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#29
So this kit is now available for preorder. Keep in mind they are using Asian sizing. I’m bummed because you cannot order a different size for the shirt and shorts. I take a large shirt and medium shorts (so XL and L respectively in Asian sizing), so this won’t work for me. Bummer.
I thought it will be Asian size so it should be one size up but A little surprised that The size chart looks like normal size in US...
 
#30
I thought it will be Asian size so it should be one size up but A little surprised that The size chart looks like normal size in US...
Really interesting. I’m having trouble interpreting the Uniqlo size chart for the shirt. Can you tell from the chart of the large measurement is roughly equivalent to US Large sizing?
 
#31
I thought it will be Asian size so it should be one size up but A little surprised that The size chart looks like normal size in US...
Really interesting. I’m having trouble interpreting the Uniqlo size chart for the shirt. Can you tell from the chart of the large measurement is roughly equivalent to US Large sizing?
 

kimguroo

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#32
https://www.uniqlo.com/jp/store/support/size/417960_size.html
When I see short waist size, medium is usually 30-33inch with slim size. True fit is about 32-34” for medium.
Large is 34-36” for true size but 33-36” so it might be slightly slim size like current Nike size in my opinion.
Also polo body width is 20 1/2” for medium but not sure about what exactly body width means. If it refers as chest size, it might confuse more because different cut makes different fit. Seems like polo is straight cut instead of athletic cut. Also bottom opening is important but size chart information is so limited. Anyway. True fit Medium size armpit to armpit is 20” for medium so looks like the polo is closed to true size instead of slim fit. Very confusing chart.
I normally wear size L for Nike because Nike makes slim fit for many tennis items. Some items, I still wear M.
Same thing with Adidas. I need M for certain Tennis top.
I thought I need one size up but when I look at the chart, I need to stay L size.... still confusing.
I thought about getting one kit and customizing RF logo on sleeve but I am leaning towards to pass the kit.
 
#35
I agree — very confusing size chart. If any poster can tell if the large measurements for the shirts are comparable to a large in Nike or Adidas, I’d love to know it :)
 
#35
I agree — very confusing size chart. If any poster can tell if the large measurements for the shirts are comparable to a large in Nike or Adidas, I’d love to know it :)
 
#36
I agree — very confusing size chart. If any poster can tell if the large measurements for the shirts are comparable to a large in Nike or Adidas, I’d love to know it :)
Probably chinese sizes, since it's a Chinese brand. So whatever is medium for you is large for them or if is theirs M then that means that the real size is european S...
 
#39
the difference between Federer's shirt and Nishikori/Djoker's shirt is that the Uniqlo logo for Federer's shirt is on the left hand side of the sleeve while the one for Djoker/Nishikori is on the right hand side. Also the red line on the button and the right hand sleeve for Federer but not Nishikori/Djoker.
 
#40
Probably chinese sizes, since it's a Chinese brand. So whatever is medium for you is large for them or if is theirs M then that means that the real size is european S...
Having bought over 200+ Uniqlo shirts and shorts, my experience is that size M in Uniqlo will fit someone who is 5 feet 7 inches and weigh around 145lbs and it is close to being tight. If you are 5 feet 10 inches and weigh about 160lbs, definitely go for the L size. This is especially true for Djokovic's Uniqlo. It seems like Uniqlo is designed for "fit", NOT FAT people, IMHO.
 
#41
Probably chinese sizes, since it's a Chinese brand. So whatever is medium for you is large for them or if is theirs M then that means that the real size is european S...
Having bought over 200+ Uniqlo shirts and shorts, my experience is that size M in Uniqlo will fit someone who is 5 feet 7 inches and weigh around 145lbs and it is close to being tight. If you are 5 feet 10 inches and weigh about 160lbs, definitely go for the L size. This is especially true for Djokovic's Uniqlo. It seems like Uniqlo is designed for "fit", NOT FAT people, IMHO.
 
#42
Having bought over 200+ Uniqlo shirts and shorts, my experience is that size M in Uniqlo will fit someone who is 5 feet 7 inches and weigh around 145lbs and it is close to being tight. If you are 5 feet 10 inches and weigh about 160lbs, definitely go for the L size. This is especially true for Djokovic's Uniqlo. It seems like Uniqlo is designed for "fit", NOT FAT people, IMHO.
Yeah, I have a number of Uniqlo shirts from Nole days and a couple from the Nishikori release. I wear a L Uniqlo shirt if it is US sizing and an XL if it is Asian sizing. BUT, as another poster noted, I cannot understand the size chart for the shirt they posted for the Fed release. I CAN tell that the sizing for the shorts in the same chart seem to be US sizing and not Asian sizing, so I don't know if the shirt is that way too. And I'm bummed that I cannot order the shirt in one size and shorts in the other (unless I ordered two kits, I suppose).
 
#43
So this kit is now available for preorder. Keep in mind they are using Asian sizing. I’m bummed because you cannot order a different size for the shirt and shorts. I take a large shirt and medium shorts (so XL and L respectively in Asian sizing), so this won’t work for me. Bummer.
Their shorts sizing for Asia/rest of the world is the same.
the difference between Federer's shirt and Nishikori/Djoker's shirt is that the Uniqlo logo for Federer's shirt is on the left hand side of the sleeve while the one for Djoker/Nishikori is on the right hand side. Also the red line on the button and the right hand sleeve for Federer but not Nishikori/Djoker.
I think the red lines are just a part of the current design, not Roger specific. Also the logo on the wristbands is rotated by 90 degrees and it's lower on the socks.

I agree — very confusing size chart. If any poster can tell if the large measurements for the shirts are comparable to a large in Nike or Adidas, I’d love to know it :)
I haven't bought nike shirts for a while but one size larger seems accurate. I'm 5'10 and 138 lbs and go for size M in Japan and S in EU/US.
 
#44
Probably chinese sizes, since it's a Chinese brand. So whatever is medium for you is large for them or if is theirs M then that means that the real size is european S...
Having bought over 200+ Uniqlo shirts and shorts, my experience is that size M in Uniqlo will fit someone who is 5 feet 7 inches and weigh around 145lbs and it is close to being tight. If you are 5 feet 10 inches and weigh about 160lbs, definitely go for the L size. This is especially true for Djokovic's Uniqlo. It seems like Uniqlo is designed for "fit", NOT FAT people, IMHO.
 
#44
Their shorts sizing for Asia/rest of the world is the same.


I think the red lines are just a part of the current design, not Roger specific. Also the logo on the wristbands is rotated by 90 degrees and it's lower on the socks.



I haven't bought nike shirts for a while but one size larger seems accurate. I'm 5'10 and 138 lbs and go for size M in Japan and S in EU/US.
Ahhhhh, got it. Great tip on the short sizing. Didn't know that. Well, that explains it. Bummer.
 
#45
Ahhhhh, got it. Great tip on the short sizing. Didn't know that. Well, that explains it. Bummer.
You can maybe order some cheaper (still good quality though) dry ex shirts and shorts from their website to check your size. Should be similar fit to Fed's stuff (I know it was for Djoko).
 
#46
You can maybe order some cheaper (still good quality though) dry ex shirts and shorts from their website to check your size. Should be similar fit to Fed's stuff (I know it was for Djoko).
Thanks, but I have bunch of Uniqlo polos with both US and Asian sizing. I've liked the brand for awhile. Part of me was bummed when they added Federer because I was thinking the stuff would get more difficult to find, more mainstream and common, and more expensive. I was just confused by the posted size chart. If they had simply said, Asian sizing, I would have known what to order...... But thanks.
 
#47
You can maybe order some cheaper (still good quality though) dry ex shirts and shorts from their website to check your size. Should be similar fit to Fed's stuff (I know it was for Djoko).
Thanks, but I have bunch of Uniqlo polos with both US and Asian sizing. I've liked the brand for awhile. I'm sitting at work wearing a Uniqlo tshirt and boxers (and nothing else :)). Part of me was bummed when they added Federer because I was thinking the stuff would get more difficult to find, more mainstream and common, and more expensive. I was just confused by the posted size chart. If they had simply said, Asian sizing, I would have known what to order...... But thanks.
 
#48
I wonder if he's regretting the decision to switch to Uniqlo now. No offense to the company, and props to them for pulling out the stops by offering him a King's ransom, but let's be honest, Nike had their logistics together so much more with regards to marketing and supply than Uniqlo. They also still have the rights to the RF logo. Also worth mentioning that he did blow a 2-0 lead against a guy whom he had never lost a set against in 4 previous meetings. And this is only his Wimbledon outfit as well, so the all white is so plain and boring. Not to mention the fact that you have to pre-order this stuff now, and the delivery is estimated to be late September to early October... I'm just facepalming over here and how disorganized this whole thing is. Then there's the fact that you can't order different sizes for shirts and shorts either. So most people (myself included) would likely prefer tighter fitting shorts so they don't fall off your waist when making those lateral cuts in tennis, while the average/looser fitting shirt is more preferable for the range of motion while swinging a racket. So usually I go with medium shirts and small size shorts when I play tennis. No, no, no, nothing about this adds up at all.


Uniqlo. I say Uniqno!
 
#49
Thanks, but I have bunch of Uniqlo polos with both US and Asian sizing. I've liked the brand for awhile. I'm sitting at work wearing a Uniqlo tshirt and boxers (and nothing else :)). Part of me was bummed when they added Federer because I was thinking the stuff would get more difficult to find, more mainstream and common, and more expensive. I was just confused by the posted size chart. If they had simply said, Asian sizing, I would have known what to order...... But thanks.
You're in a working office and you aren't wearing pants... That seems like a sexual harassment/indecent exposure lawsuit just waiting to happen.

 
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