Your Favorite Apparel Brand?

What Is Your Favorite Apparel Brand?

  • Nike

    Votes: 43 51.8%
  • Adidas

    Votes: 24 28.9%
  • Fred Perry

    Votes: 3 3.6%
  • Lacoste

    Votes: 3 3.6%
  • Lotto

    Votes: 3 3.6%
  • Babolat

    Votes: 2 2.4%
  • Sergio Tacchini

    Votes: 4 4.8%
  • Airness

    Votes: 1 1.2%
  • TTK

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    83

Marshredder

Semi-Pro
So, whats your favorite brand of apparel?

I love nike, great stuff, I think everything I wear when playing tennis is nike, shoes, socks, shorts, t-shirt, jacket.... geek!

So, whats yours?
 

Xenakis

Hall of Fame
My 2 pence (sorry if it offends anyone, just my opinion.)

Nike: American. Ubiquitous, down-market, passé, crass, purile, bloated. (very bored of seeing their logo everywhere and only buy Nike if it's discounted/functional. It's a flashy brand for kids.)

Adidas: German. Most 'serious' of the big two brands.

Decent logo update (three stripes triangle) separated the new sports wear from the more casual/street/fashion stuff they sell with the old leaf design.

Good reputation for quality/design.

Fred Perry: Expensive, British. Just as much reputation for casual/street wear as sports clothes/equipment but with a strong tennis history (obviously.) Upmarket.

Lacoste: Expensive, French. Very similar to Fred Perry, probably better known for casual/street/fashion wear than serious sports clothing/equipment. Upmarket.

Lotto: Italian, arguably best known for football stuff. A bit like an Italian Umbro. Serious sports manufacturer but not very interesting.

Babolat: French, serious racquet sports manufacturer. Good reputation for quality/design. Virtually unheard of by civillians (non tennis players/fans)

Sergio Tacchini: Italian, cheesy 70s/80s logo. Dated. A bit effeminate/frilly.

Airness: Obscure. Don't know anything about them.

TTK: Even more obscure.

Fila (not on the list but need a mention): Italian, probably better known as casual/street/fashion brand. Good design. Managed to deal with their 70s/80s heritage well (like Adidas, unlike Sergio Tacchini with smacks of old spice and men with perms.)

Puma: German. A bit dated now and seem to have moved more into street/casual/fashion wear but still retain a serious/German quality (partly from the family connection with Adidas.) They should be selling much more tennis gear, but for some reason they aren't.

Yonex: Japanese. Serious racquet sports manufacturer. Good reputation for quality. Fairly expensive clothing (tracksuits particularly.) Effective design but not particularly interesting. Very poor civillian brand awareness.
 
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Storm_Kyori

Hall of Fame
Adidas for price and Nike for style I guess since they have some really nice designs. Adidas seems kinda of plain at first with just the changing of colors, but not they have some good stuff coming out.
 

Alesi

Rookie
I like Nike the best specifically the Trend stuff cause it reminds me of the classic Agassi stuff so much plus it's nice and slim fit.
 
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SempreSami

Hall of Fame
Puma: German. A bit dated now and seem to have moved more into street/casual/fashion wear but still retain a serious/German quality (partly from the family connection with Adidas.) They should be selling much more tennis gear, but for some reason they aren't.
IMO Puma have it pretty good at the moment, they've got the holders of the World Cup and the fastest man on the planet on board.

Their cricket stuff is also pretty good.
 
Fila and Adidas. They've been my 2 favorites for my whole tennis career (last 30 years). Adidas had great tennis apparel even in the 1980's and before that, as did Fila. I like that connection with the history of the Game and you can see it in the quality of their apparel.
 

fuzz nation

G.O.A.T.
Fila (not on the list but need a mention): Italian, probably better known as casual/street/fashion brand. Good design. Managed to deal with their 70s/80s heritage well (like Adidas, unlike Sergio Tacchini with smacks of old spice and men with perms.)
HAAAAA!!!!

Too funny my friend!!!

I'd offer that the opinions on shoes are mostly dependent on our individual foot shapes. Even if I think some sneaks are cool, they're simply no good for me if they're prone to rip up my feet or give me tendonitis, right?

As for clothes, I've had great luck with lots of makers. I'm just not a big fan of sleeveless shirts or big, funky logos. I have terrific shirts, shorts, warm-ups, etc. from Adidas, Nike, Prince, New Balance, Fila, and even have a great pair of shorts from Russell Athletic.

The big victory for us is that those synthetics have come a long, long way.
 

adidasman

Professional
adidas, adidas, adidas. And then adidas. Better quality, better prices, better designs in general, and none of the uber-American attitude of the Swoosh. And a much richer tennis heritage - Rod Laver alone gives The Brand With the Three Stripes the edge.
 

chanee

Banned
Adidas. They just make the best gear. The designs, quality of materials and comfort. Some of Nikes new gear is ok but for tennis specifically Adidas all the way.
 

Jonny S&V

Hall of Fame
Adidas is the best value, but Under Armour is the best quality. If I had the money, I would go with Under Armour in a heartbeat, but Adidas isn't a slouch.
 

JavierLW

Hall of Fame
Adidas although it's a shame they cant have the 3 stripes as an actual accent rather then a silly small logo thanks to the ITF......

(which ironically forces people to look at the stupid ADIDAS logo to identify the clothing brand, rather then just notice that it has 3 stripes on it and that it doesnt look like something that's Nike.....)
 

Spyre

Rookie
I like Nike the best but dang those new Adidas Spring Edge clothes that Verdasco was wearing is niceeee :p
 

dgrson

New User
adidas since back in the 70"s, quality made stuff with the three stripes.

I have just ordered my first shirt and shorts from Babolat through TW Europe and am looking forward to trying those out.
 
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