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would they allow those clamdiggers and sleeveless shirts in wimbledon?

megadeth
06-07-2005, 11:13 PM
hmmmm...

robinhood
06-07-2005, 11:17 PM
I personally wish they won't.
Tradition is a tradition, and players should respect that and dress properly.
That's not even that hard.
No reason to insist on wearing those shirts and shorts.

Deivid23
06-07-2005, 11:19 PM
I personally wish they won't.
Tradition is a tradition, and players should respect that and dress properly.
That's not even that hard.
No reason to insist on wearing those shirts and shorts.

Go white capris & sleeveless in London :yeah:

VingaRafel
06-07-2005, 11:21 PM
"Wimbledo-nians" are no sweet hearts. If they don't want them they won't allow them. They don't care who you are or what you've won. Nadal and company better call up and check.

robinhood
06-07-2005, 11:23 PM
Go white capris & sleeveless in London :yeah:

:bigcry: :hysteric: :armed:

megadeth
06-07-2005, 11:26 PM
it would be a good change to finally see nadal not being a fashion police criminal... hehe

Carito_90
06-07-2005, 11:27 PM
there was a special press release all about allowing him to wear the capris. So yeah, he will be wearing them.


She posted it in the AR forum :p

alfonsojose
06-07-2005, 11:28 PM
If Nadal wears a green shirt and falls on his chest, someone could think the court has huge bumps :tape:

buddyholly
06-07-2005, 11:28 PM
The crapi pants have already been approved by Wimbledon, I am not sure about the sleeves.

I was hoping they would continue to be eccentric and insist on above-the-knee.

Carito_90
06-07-2005, 11:30 PM
If Nadal wears a green shirt and falls on his chest, someone could think the court has huge bumps :tape:

:haha: no kidding!

Deivid23
06-07-2005, 11:33 PM
The crapi pants have already been approved by Wimbledon, I am not sure about the sleeves.

I was hoping they would continue to be eccentric and insist on above-the-knee.

Capris are fine and were quite popular in Spain long time before Nadal and LaLo started wearing them. Sleeveless also do fine for me. Typical shorts and Lacoste-like T-shirts are fucking boring :o

NATAS81
06-07-2005, 11:35 PM
Who's LaLo?

Deivid23
06-07-2005, 11:37 PM
Who's LaLo?

La Lopez (Feliciano)

buddyholly
06-07-2005, 11:37 PM
Typical shorts and Lacoste-like T-shirts are fucking boring :o

That's why they are appropriate for Wimbledon.

NATAS81
06-07-2005, 11:39 PM
That's why they are appropriate for Wimbledon.
:haha:

And Deivid, why La for Feliciano?

I thought he was just Feli.

robinhood
06-07-2005, 11:40 PM
That's why they are appropriate for Wimbledon.

Exactly.

Deivid23
06-07-2005, 11:42 PM
:haha:

And Deivid, why La for Feliciano?

I thought he was just Feli.

I copied that from another poster cause I found it funny (don´t remember his/her name now). In Spanish there´s a gender difference for "the". "La" means "the" (but female gender), "El" means "the" (male gender)

sigmagirl91
06-07-2005, 11:42 PM
:haha:

And Deivid, why La for Feliciano?

I thought he was just Feli.

You know why ;)

Haute
06-07-2005, 11:43 PM
If Serena had to give up her golden shoes at Wimbledon a few years ago, then why should they allow capris and sleeveless? How is that keeping class and prestige at Wimbledon?

NATAS81
06-07-2005, 11:43 PM
Yeah, so what does El Paso mean? The pass?

Maybe if Nadal moves to Texas they can rename it "El Passe-o"

robinhood
06-07-2005, 11:43 PM
I copied that from another poster cause I found it funny (don´t remember his/her name now). In Spanish there´s a gender difference for "the". "La" means "the" (but female gender), "El" means "the" (male gender)

No wonder Feliciano doesn't get any vote for the hottest MALE Spanish tennis player.

NATAS81
06-07-2005, 11:44 PM
Nadal is the hot commodity, they don't wanna get in a fight with Nike.

VingaRafel
06-07-2005, 11:45 PM
Capris are fine and were quite popular in Spain long time before Nadal and LaLo started wearing them. Sleeveless also do fine for me. Typical shorts and Lacoste-like T-shirts are fucking boring :o

I'm with you. Lacoste Polos are like... :yawn: :yawn: And true that Capris (or Piratas, like people call them in Spain) have been huuuuuuuuge in Spain for quite a few years now. They are huge in Italy too.

VingaRafel
06-07-2005, 11:47 PM
Yeah, so what does El Paso mean? The pass?



It also means "the step". :devil:

robinhood
06-07-2005, 11:48 PM
If Serena had to give up her golden shoes at Wimbledon a few years ago, then why should they allow capris and sleeveless? How is that keeping class and prestige at Wimbledon?

Oh my gosh...
Serena had golden shoes?
She would do just about anything to turn the court into a freak fashion show, wouldn't she?
Good thing Kim and Justine are back.

Anyways, no clamdiggers and sleeveless please!

Deivid23
06-07-2005, 11:48 PM
No wonder Feliciano doesn't get any vote for the hottest MALE Spanish tennis player.

He indeed has a lot of success with girls (though I must admit his taste is quite suspicious sometimes :rolleyes: ). Anyway I´d bet he´d gladly change a bit of that success for some more skillful tennis abilities.

NATAS81
06-07-2005, 11:48 PM
Ok, not sure why the devil sign.

Sounded similar.

Deivid23
06-07-2005, 11:49 PM
I'm with you. Lacoste Polos are like... :yawn: :yawn: And true that Capris (or Piratas, like people call them in Spain) have been huuuuuuuuge in Spain for quite a few years now. They are huge in Italy too.

Sí, yo usaba varios piratas y camisetas sin mangas hace ya años, no es para nada una moda reciente, aunque seguro que con Rafa se venden ahora como churros ;)

robinhood
06-07-2005, 11:50 PM
huuuuuuuuge

That's Alexito36's version of "huge" :D

VingaRafel
06-07-2005, 11:50 PM
La Lopez (Feliciano)

La Feli Lopez ?? :eek: :devil: .... uuuuhhhh!!! LOL !!

NATAS81
06-07-2005, 11:52 PM
That's Alexito36's version of "huge" :D
For sure.

VingaRafel
06-07-2005, 11:52 PM
Sí, yo usaba varios piratas y camisetas sin mangas hace ya años, no es para nada una moda reciente, aunque seguro que con Rafa se venden ahora como churros ;)

Total, que Rafa te vio por la calle y saco la idea de tu "look". Ja. Ja.. venga, atrevete a decirlo en el "forum"... :) No veas la que te cae ..LOL

Deivid23
06-07-2005, 11:53 PM
Total, que Rafa te vio por la calle y saco la idea de tu "look". Ja. Ja.. venga, atrevete a decirlo en el "forum"... :) No veas la que te cae ..LOL

Jaja, no no, para nada :)

NATAS81
06-07-2005, 11:54 PM
No you're really confusing me. "Ja" is German, no?

VingaRafel
06-07-2005, 11:55 PM
That's Alexito36's version of "huge" :D

Oh.... I'll change it then, I'll come out with my own:

They are ... JJJ-EEE--UUUU-CH !!

jbone_14
06-08-2005, 02:32 AM
No you're really confusing me. "Ja" is German, no?


No its how they saw haha in spanish because the H in Spanish is silent and J makes the H sounds.

PamV
06-08-2005, 02:35 AM
They have not allowed sleeveless shirts for men in the past, so I don't think they would allow it. (Thank God. It will be nice to see at least one tournament that makes the players class it up a little.)

Scotso
06-08-2005, 02:44 AM
Didn't Haas have issues with sleveless shirts in a previous year and they decided to allow them?

As for the capris, you would think they would love them... half way back to the old white long pants.

lucashg
06-08-2005, 02:58 AM
The capris would look even more senseless with regular t-shirts. All white, regular shirts and shorts - please!

Lacoste's clothes are great btw. Better than Adidas (but does that mean anything?).

PamV
06-08-2005, 03:01 AM
The capris would look even more senseless with regular t-shirts.

LOL! True.

NATAS81
06-08-2005, 03:03 AM
Nadal's Wimbledon outfit should be sleeveless white Nike with white capris.

Scotso
06-08-2005, 03:05 AM
He should play in tighty whities.

Only.

Chloe le Bopper
06-08-2005, 03:09 AM
Oh, so now Wimbledon should protest pants being too LONG? :retard:

Rafa: Can I wear my pirates?!
Wimbledon: No, Rafa! We wanna see your LEGS! :drool:

Somehow, I don't see this conversation taking place.

If Wimbledon had actually protested the Capri pants I might have had to bocott :tape:

RogiFan88
06-08-2005, 03:40 AM
The capris would look even more senseless with regular t-shirts. All white, regular shirts and shorts - please!

Lacoste's clothes are great btw. Better than Adidas (but does that mean anything?).

yeah, Lacoste looks cool... but it doesn't suit Pandy one bit... :p

jbone_14
06-08-2005, 03:59 AM
Oh, so now Wimbledon should protest pants being too LONG? :retard:

Rafa: Can I wear my pirates?!
Wimbledon: No, Rafa! We wanna see your LEGS! :drool:

Somehow, I don't see this conversation taking place.

If Wimbledon had actually protested the Capri pants I might have had to bocott :tape:


Where was that picture taken of Rafael with his middle fingers up?? What was he doing it for? It looks funny. :haha: :lol:

megadeth
06-08-2005, 04:07 AM
if the organizers are strictly purists, nadal's outfit shouldn't be allowed.

there was a time when a woman professional player (forget her name) wore a catskin white attire (not a skirt, as the standard), she was forced to change her attire.

so in other words, white doesn't mean always right in wimby

Chloe le Bopper
06-08-2005, 04:18 AM
Where was that picture taken of Rafael with his middle fingers up?? What was he doing it for? It looks funny. :haha: :lol:
This is what he had to say about people criticizing his pants!

No, it was taken at a press conference during the clay season. He couldn't find the English word he wanted so he did that at the press who was giggling. It was amusing.

Nikki♥
06-08-2005, 06:42 AM
Y-U-M-M-Y white capris with grass stains on the butt. Can´t wait to see that.

Nikki♥
06-08-2005, 06:44 AM
He should play in tighty whities.

Only.

At the US Open he is going to play wearing nothing but a pink thong.

jtipson
06-08-2005, 07:21 AM
I'd be surprised if they don't allow the capris. They're not indecent (unlike the catsuit mentioned), they don't transgress advertising rules....why wouldn't he be allowed to wear them?

megadeth
06-08-2005, 07:27 AM
care to shed some light on those advretising rules?

coz there was a point back in rome when nadal wore the nikes with a very big swoosh on them, front and back.

Kristen
06-08-2005, 07:36 AM
mmm capris (which I am generally against).... Wimbledon... gosh it'd look so traditional. In a modern...hot kind of way.

Viveletennis
06-08-2005, 07:43 AM
At the US Open he is going to play wearing nothing but a pink thong.

The US open is soon going to become my favourite slam !!!! :devil:

jtipson
06-08-2005, 09:10 AM
care to shed some light on those advretising rules?

coz there was a point back in rome when nadal wore the nikes with a very big swoosh on them, front and back.

I don't know the precise details, but they are supposed to be limited to a certain size logo, and there are additional rules at Wimbledon which govern the percentage of colour on an outfit.

Nadal (and Mirnyi)'s large swooshes were worn at the Italian Open, and it was part of a campaign by Nike to flout the rules intentionally as they feel that the Adidas' logo flouts the rules by being part of the design of the shirts. I think we can be sure this won't happen at Wimbledon.

TheMightyFed
06-08-2005, 09:15 AM
White capris with regular shirt would be very classy on Nadal...

PamV
06-08-2005, 02:01 PM
Nike might have to design a pirate shirt with puffy sleeves to go with the pants for Wimbledon. It'd be nice if they made pants that didn't ride up all the time.

Nikki♥
06-08-2005, 02:19 PM
The US open is soon going to become my favourite slam !!!! :devil:

:D

RogerRocks
06-08-2005, 02:21 PM
At the US Open he is going to play wearing nothing but a pink thong.

eww men in thongs :scared:

Nikki♥
06-08-2005, 03:08 PM
eww men in thongs :scared:

If the guy´s ass is in a good shape then thongs are a heavenly sight. :drool:

garylanders
06-08-2005, 08:30 PM
Tradition is a tradition..blah blah blah

Adman
06-08-2005, 09:28 PM
White is White!!

Most clubs ask for predominatly white I don't think they will mind as they are becoming a little more leaniant, with Goran in 2004 escpecially and the football shirt.

Pea
06-09-2005, 05:27 AM
WHy am I so amused by the word clamdiggers?:o

Chloe le Bopper
06-09-2005, 05:32 AM
Because it sounds an awful lot like assdiggers?

adelaide
06-09-2005, 05:41 AM
WHy am I so amused by the word clamdiggers?:o
dont know why, but i personally loathe that name. even pedal pushers or bermuda shorts are better than clamdiggers. but for some reason, the whole world calls them that..........:shrug:

mandoura
06-09-2005, 06:05 AM
dont know why, but i personally loathe that name. even pedal pushers or bermuda shorts are better than clamdiggers. but for some reason, the whole world calls them that..........:shrug:

To tell you the truth, I never heard of the "clamdiggers" but on MTF. I heard pedal pushers, capris, corsaire, pirates, pantacourt. I hate that word too but on Rafa it's adorable, yes? ;)

Pea
06-09-2005, 06:07 AM
To tell you the truth, I never heard of the "clamdiggers" but on MTF. I heard pedal pushers, capris, corsaire, pirates, pantacourt. I hate that word too but on Rafa it's adorable, yes? ;)

I think that is why as well. I've never heard the term outside of MTF.:o

Pea
06-09-2005, 06:08 AM
Because it sounds an awful lot like assdiggers?

I'm not that simple.;)

Chloe le Bopper
06-09-2005, 06:11 AM
I am.

binkygirl
06-09-2005, 06:21 AM
I wish they were allowed to play shirtless. Shirtless points would be hot.

robinhood
06-09-2005, 06:23 AM
I wish they were allowed to play shirtless. Shirtless points would be hot.

Not a bad idea....

Nikki♥
06-09-2005, 07:15 AM
I wish they were allowed to play shirtless. Shirtless points would be hot.

Oh yeah, please. The shirtless pictures thread needs a few new additions to it.

spec7er
06-09-2005, 07:26 AM
When was the last time Nadal wore normal shorts and not those capris? What did he wear last year at Wimbledon?

Those sleeveless shirts will never be worn in Wimbledon and isn't it too cold to wear sleeveless shirts in Wimbeldon? :)

Geniey2g
06-10-2005, 06:57 PM
She posted it in the AR forum :p
Do you have a link? As I have no idea what the AR Forum is :scratch:

savesthedizzle
06-10-2005, 07:06 PM
When was the last time Nadal wore normal shorts and not those capris? What did he wear last year at Wimbledon?


He didn't play last year in Wimbledon, much like he didn't play at Roland Garros last year... :rolleyes:

spec7er
06-11-2005, 01:32 AM
He didn't play last year in Wimbledon, much like he didn't play at Roland Garros last year...
Oops I looked at his record and you're right he didn't play last year. My bad. I was mixing up the years. He did play in 2003 and I guess during those time he hadn't worn the capris, right?

soonha
06-11-2005, 01:50 AM
Allowed or not, please Nike, make those capries wedge-proof!!! :mad:

smucav
06-12-2005, 04:53 AM
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/columnists/sfl-brickten12xjun12,0,5676780.column?coll=sfla-sports-colNadal's pirate pants are acceptable at Wimbledon as long as they're predominantly white, which they were at the French Open. But the green shirt is out. ...

Geniey2g
06-12-2005, 09:28 PM
Oops I looked at his record and you're right he didn't play last year. My bad. I was mixing up the years. He did play in 2003 and I guess during those time he hadn't worn the capris, right?
Rafa's capris only came into the spotlight this year.

Chloe le Bopper
06-12-2005, 09:52 PM
Allowed or not, please Nike, make those capries wedge-proof!!! :mad:
He picks his butt in shorts too. It has absolutely nothing to do with the pants, it's just a habit.

VingaRafel
06-12-2005, 09:56 PM
He picks his butt in shorts too. It has absolutely nothing to do with the pants, it's just a habit.

He pulls his pants.... it just sounds better :)

uNIVERSE mAN
06-12-2005, 11:18 PM
What's wrong with sleeveless? The women do shit like that all the time, even at Wimbledon.

smucav
06-15-2005, 10:44 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tennis/4088298.stmRAFA'S PIRATE PANTS

The All England Club has already given Nadal's three-quarter length shorts the thumbs-up for the 2005 tournament - but not the garish green vest.
The Spanish teenager signed a deal with sports clothing firm Nike to wear his trademark piratas this season.

And all manufacturers must submit their designs to the Wimbledon officials for approval some time ahead of the championships begin.

"People have played in longer trousers in the past so if he wants to play in them he can," a Wimbledon spokesman told BBC Sport.

"We trialled sleeveless tops last year so that's OK too. The green will not be allowed as the Wimbledon dress code stipulates clothes must be almost entirely white."

Now Nadal's wardrobe worries are over, the only question the precocious talent will be asking himself is whether to pack enough piratas for two days or two weeks?