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Blake's outfit ;)

Billabong
09-01-2006, 07:40 PM
He's wearing it for memories of Andre, nice:yeah:

fedpras
09-01-2006, 07:41 PM
Halloween comes early for James Blake.

twahumboldt06
09-01-2006, 07:41 PM
classic, dressing like old school agassi, he looks awesome

Billabong
09-01-2006, 07:42 PM
lol;) But I think it's a nice gesture:)

Saumon
09-01-2006, 07:43 PM
hmm there are 2 threads already but I still don't know what he's wearing :scratch:

twahumboldt06
09-01-2006, 07:44 PM
he gots like some mid 90's throw back nike shirt on, and a white nike bandana

Billabong
09-01-2006, 07:45 PM
He's wearing an old Nike polo, white with fluo orange stripes along with a large bandana all on his head, the style of clothes Andre would wear in the mid-90s I guess;)

fedpras
09-01-2006, 07:47 PM
lol;) But I think it's a nice gesture:)

True, it is nice. But there's a reason that look is out of style. ;)

Trivial
09-01-2006, 07:49 PM
He's even wearing cycling shorts underneath his normal shorts! :worship:

cherry@cupcake
09-01-2006, 07:50 PM
:haha:

Just seen it!

No, James, no...it's a lovely gesture and I'm sure Andre is flattered but...no...

..the pink lycra undershorts are just wrong...

:haha:

supersexynadal
09-01-2006, 07:50 PM
I dont like it at all but i think its really nice of him to bring backthose memories of andre (eventhough i was like 5 yrs!) Maybe Vince spadea can start complaining about that too since he thinks blakes forehand is no good either!

Regenbogen
09-01-2006, 07:52 PM
I think it's awful :tape: :tape: :tape:

embellish
09-01-2006, 07:53 PM
Pink cycling shorts to match the stripes on the shirt :clap2:

jmp
09-01-2006, 07:55 PM
Sweet :yeah:

mallorn
09-01-2006, 07:55 PM
Oh, so that's why he's wearing it. I did a double take when I saw him. :o :tape:

marcelwks
09-01-2006, 07:57 PM
Looks like this ?

http://plastik.hu/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/agassi_1990.jpg

tangerine_dream
09-01-2006, 07:57 PM
Don't make me bust out the "This thread is worthless without pics" smiley. ;) Somebody post a screencap please. :D

Foosimoo
09-01-2006, 07:57 PM
I just glanced over real quick and he looked like a pirate. :lol:

fedpras
09-01-2006, 07:57 PM
I would think that those cycling shorts would be kind of distracting if you've never worn them before.

This is a case of taking admiration a little too far.

charlie666
09-01-2006, 07:58 PM
Is it actualy meant to be a tribute to Agassi? If so: nice, if not: :tape:

twahumboldt06
09-01-2006, 07:58 PM
Looks like this ?

http://plastik.hu/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/agassi_1990.jpg

hahaha, thats the shirt! but he is wearing a bandana with it

nobama
09-01-2006, 07:59 PM
It was bad then and it's bad now. :tape: Stick to your basketball clothes James. :o

Billabong
09-01-2006, 07:59 PM
That's exactly the outfit:worship: but add the bandana;)

marcelwks
09-01-2006, 08:01 PM
I write in google - Andre Agassi 1990 and it was , but without bandana :(
He had too much hair ;)

Carlita
09-01-2006, 08:01 PM
:lol: that's so funny!

Clara Bow
09-01-2006, 08:02 PM
Is he going to rock some denim shorts later on in the tourney?

Lovely gesture, utterly hideous outfit.

tangerine_dream
09-01-2006, 08:05 PM
It was bad then and it's bad now. :tape: Stick to your basketball clothes James. :o
James is obviously doing his own tongue-in-cheek salute to Agassi and it sounds hilarious. :lol: It's not like he plans on dressing like this forever.

jes_021
09-01-2006, 08:32 PM
I actually like the bandana, better then his headband.
But the pink has me reaching for my sunglasses.

Primal
09-01-2006, 08:34 PM
Looks funny, I like it :)

jes_021
09-01-2006, 08:36 PM
:cool:

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/f0/full.getty-ten-us_open-blake_4_29_48_pm.jpg
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/91/full.getty-ten-us_open-blake_4_29_10_pm.jpg

tennisforumname
09-01-2006, 09:03 PM
haha, i did a double take when i saw what he was wearing too, but i didn't realize he was doing it as an agassi tribute (i also didn't see the lycra shorts underneath, etc.) that's kinda funny. good to see he has a sense of humor.

ShimSham
09-01-2006, 09:10 PM
I really like the bandana, it's so much better than the headband he usually wears.

ShimSham
09-01-2006, 09:16 PM
I really like the bandana, it's so much better than the headband he usually wears.

shotgun
09-01-2006, 09:46 PM
Good intention, but it doesn't suit him in any way. :lol:

Adler
09-01-2006, 09:48 PM
It's not only the case of clothing; he even gave kisses to the crowds like Andre

croat123
09-01-2006, 09:51 PM
that was really gay :o

BlakeJamitis
09-01-2006, 09:58 PM
The bandana is cool. I know it's a tribute but if someone started doing a serena-like fashion thing on the men's side, it would bring more attention to the game (in the US, that is).

At this point, Blake needs to keep focus on improving his game BUT in the age of Hip Hop, fashion is so big & could bring a younger US audience into the mix. Of course the person would have to be very good player & charismatic.

THe old boring, plain white, black & blue tennis clothes is just that - so old.

scoobs
09-01-2006, 10:54 PM
A nice idea, but I don't quite think it worked somehow.

This may sound a bit churlish too, but while this Agassi love-in continues there is still a tournament to be won and I almost feel like the endless focus on Agassi is in danger overshadowing the race for the title.

I love Agassi and I'm glad he's doing well and I'm sorry to see him go but enough already - we have a tournament to win.

napki
09-01-2006, 10:57 PM
Oh Gosh :haha:

I like the early Agassi version of this much more. :lol: Please lose it before your next match, James!

buddyholly
09-01-2006, 11:02 PM
Looks like this ?

http://plastik.hu/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/agassi_1990.jpg

Memo to self: Remember to get legs shaved.

NYCtennisfan
09-01-2006, 11:03 PM
I'm sure it wasn't just Blake's idea. I think Nike had something to do with it. :)

ShimSham
09-01-2006, 11:09 PM
I'm sure it wasn't just Blake's idea. I think Nike had something to do with it. :)
If that is true we should be grateful that Nike isn't sponsoring Roddick! :eek:

If would be nice to think, that Blake had to be paid to put that outfit on. :D

NYCtennisfan
09-01-2006, 11:10 PM
If that is true we should be grateful that Nike isn't sponsoring Roddick! :eek:

If would be nice to think, that Blake had to be paid to put that outfit on. :D

:lol:

scoobs
09-01-2006, 11:17 PM
Please. No gay man would wear THAT. :D
tru dat.

we may not be much at putting up shelves, but we do know how to dress.

gogogirl
09-01-2006, 11:29 PM
All,

I loved it. What a great gesture - and so appropriate for the times. One thing is missing though. Da-daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa - the earring. :cool: Andre always wore that dangling earring. LOL!

Great stuff!

musefanatic
09-01-2006, 11:33 PM
I wasn't too keen on it all, he looked funny and it gave me a bit of a laugh but the kissing bit at the end, too far!! I agree with the bandana though, the headband always makes him look really wierd :lol:

ShimSham
09-02-2006, 12:46 AM
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mishagirl
09-02-2006, 01:10 AM
i thought it was funny and couldnt help but laugh. you have to be pretty brave to pull off an outfit like that. it was really nice gesture though.

Corey Feldman
09-02-2006, 01:41 AM
I think he looked great.
i prefer the tennis clothes from the 90's.

also liked that old pic of agassi, and the famous Mullet lol... those were the days - mullets.

Corey Feldman
09-02-2006, 01:46 AM
Looks like this ?

http://plastik.hu/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/agassi_1990.jpgAnd has both balls in his hand.

WhataQT
09-02-2006, 06:20 AM
Players pay homage to Agassi a day after epic
By Larry Fine

NEW YORK, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Friday had its own winners and losers at the U.S. Open but players were still buzzing over Andre Agassi's thrilling five-set victory over Marcos Baghdatis a day earlier.

American James Blake took it one step further, sporting a reproduction of a classic, hot-pink outfit worn by Agassi circa 1990 to pay homage to the 36-year-old eight-times grand slam champion who is retiring after the tournament.

Blake had Nike remake the outlandish gear that featured hot pink cycling pants under black shorts with a top sporting matching neon pink bars.

"I thought about all the old stuff he used to wear, how unique it was, how special he made every outfit," Blake told reporters on Friday after his 6-3 6-4 7-6 second-round win over Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili.

"Just to show something like that, that everyone recognises where it came from, who had it, how unique he was in his younger years, how much of a legend he still is. I wanted to do something just to show kind of how much he's meant to the sport."

The epic second-round match in which Agassi prevailed over a cramping, courageous Baghdatis 6-4 6-4 3-6 5-7 7-5 kept more than 20,000 fans roaring in the stands until nearly 1 a.m.

Blake, the fifth seed, played a sensational five-setter of his own against Agassi at the Open last year during the veteran's improbable charge to the final.

"Andre is so amazing how much he can make someone work," he said.
"Marcos is in great shape. At night, when it's not even that hot, to make him cramp, Andre was absolutely running him all over the place. That's Andre being Andre."

GREAT STORY

World number one Roger Federer was equally enthralled.
"It was great. Fantastic. Loved it," he said after his second-round win over Briton Tim Henman.

"(Andre) should have closed it out in the fourth. (Baghdatis) came back, fought hard. Back and forth. The cramping. The respect for each other, you know.

"The way the fans got into it. It was just great. Agassi the winner in the end, it's a great story."

One keen observer of Agassi's victory was 25-year-old German qualifier Benjamin Becker, who knew he would be facing the winner of the match in the third round.

"The level was really, really high," said Becker, who said he grew up pretending to be Agassi when he took the court.

"I really was impressed with the way they both played and how tough they were too. Baghdatis was cramping and still he was fighting for every ball.
"I mean, whatever they did on the court, you can tell, both of them are champions."

The women were equally impressed.

"Even on TV we could feel the atmosphere," second seed Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium said on Friday after her third-round comeback win against Japan's Ai Sugiyama.

"They played a great match."

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/breakingnews/feedstory/0,,-6053326,00.html

delsa
09-02-2006, 06:38 AM
Blake is fantastic! :worship:

Kip
09-02-2006, 06:39 AM
It was ugly then
& is Fugly now! :o :lol:

Allez
09-02-2006, 06:52 AM
Blake is way too cool. I love it :lol:

TennisAgenda
09-02-2006, 07:58 AM
Actually its really lame and pathetic that Blake dressed as Agassi. He clearly has no sense of self.

Allez
09-02-2006, 08:00 AM
OH...JordanJames. You again. If I remember correctly you hated Blake because he wasn't behaving "black" enough for you :lol: Get over it :rolleyes:

MurrayFan1
09-02-2006, 09:26 AM
Memo to self: Remember to get legs shaved.

Hahahahaha.

suus21
09-02-2006, 10:47 AM
it still looks awesome; Blake you are great and it looks just like Andre fantastic on you ( the outfit )

madmanfool
09-02-2006, 11:12 AM
Who cares that it looks awful, that's not the point
it's a great gesture, and i'm sure Agassi had a nice laugh about this when he saw it.
an image says more then a thousand words
he also gave the kisshands when he won.

Rex
09-02-2006, 12:04 PM
its very good of him...

atpSUPERMAN
09-02-2006, 12:16 PM
Agassi's 95-96 outfits were the best. Blake should have worn some of them. That was the best fashion era in the history of tennis.

http://www.thexbfl.com/AgassiOpen95.jpg

http://www.rpi.edu/~lewisd4/images/agassi4.jpg

http://www.theage.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1041990041356_2003/01/09/Gall_4,0.jpg

name_change
09-02-2006, 12:52 PM
i think it's really sweet!

Pea
09-02-2006, 01:53 PM
Cool throwback outfit.:cool:

MisterQ
09-02-2006, 03:27 PM
That's a fun, light-hearted way to pay tribute. :lol: Very nice.

Experimentee
09-02-2006, 03:35 PM
I saw Blakes outfit and thought it looked ridiculous. I didnt know it was a tribute to Andre. I think thats really nice of him, but it still looks so wrong! :lol:

tangerine_dream
09-02-2006, 05:35 PM
http://www.theage.com.au/ffxImage/urlpicture_id_1041990041356_2003/01/09/Gall_4,0.jpg
Andre's pirate stage was fun. ;) Blakes' gotta wear this outfit next. :yeah:

binkygirl
09-02-2006, 09:49 PM
I love James' shirt!! That's an awesome tribute. James, you rock!

NaDALiTa
09-03-2006, 01:01 AM
A beaUtiFul TriBute By JaMes !!! AnD i LovE ThE t -ShiRt :)

lau
09-03-2006, 01:25 AM
Maybe I`m too cynical, but the first thing I thought when I saw it was "Someone in Nike had a great idea" :lol:

maltose
09-03-2006, 01:38 AM
Oh. My. Goodness! The 90's were just painful for fashion. That's terrible! But I still can't help but wish that somebody dressed as unabashedly awful as he did. Way to go to Blake, if you're going to make the gesture, that's the outfit to do it in!

mrserenawilliams
09-03-2006, 02:02 AM
it was really sweet! hope it helps him CHANNEL Agassi's focus and get him to the quarters....and Beyond

akosijepoy
09-03-2006, 03:08 AM
It's the thought that counts!

goodwoman
09-03-2006, 04:07 AM
I think it's a great idea! Great way to have fun and show respect at the same time. Even though it's outdated and outlandish, James looks great in anything.
Oh, and by the way James, keep winning so you can blow those kisses! Andre too!

GlennMirnyi
09-03-2006, 04:09 AM
Ridiculous! Awful! That's just too much. I can't wait the time Agassi loses and people start focusing in the tournament.

16681
09-03-2006, 06:08 AM
I think it was a nice thought on James' part, but I really didn't care for the outfit on James at all.