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Old 09-26-2008, 03:27 PM   #31
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T I don't see anyone claiming Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson or Jennifer Lopez switching to more conservative clothes would somehow be a good marketing move.
I don't know about it being a good marketing move, but it sure would help my eyes when I open a magazine.

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But of course I still have to see all the WTA players sleeveless, and often with their bra straps showing. Unless Nike plans to make them wear sleeves, I as a female viewer feel I'm being discriminated against. Nike, if you're listening, many of us get great pleasure out of looking at Rafa's hot bod, and particularly those arms. Women like to look at men as much as men like to look at women. Wake up, Nike. Sex sells goes for BOTH genders.
Bring back the short shorts, Nike!
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:30 PM   #32
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:36 PM   #33
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My only real fashion problems with the outfit are these: The colors are spring/summer colors, and the top and the shorts don't go together very well.

Speaking seriously, the tennis is more important than the clothes, and god knows I've watched my favorite players wear truly hideous clothing many, many times. I've gotten to the point that all I pray for is clothing that isn't insanely outsized.
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My only real fashion problems with the outfit are these: The colors are spring/summer colors, and the top and the shorts don't go together very well.

Speaking seriously, the tennis is more important than the clothes, and god knows I've watched my favorite players wear truly hideous clothing many, many times. I've gotten to the point that all I pray for is clothing that isn't insanely outsized.
But.

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All good things come to an end.


BUT, we have yet to see if Nadal can really bring himself to wear these new clothes. Can Nadal really do it?????
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Old 09-27-2008, 02:28 PM   #36
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my god rafa, just stick to your usual pirate style: capris and a sleeveless.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:40 PM   #37
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my god rafa, just stick to your usual pirate style: capris and a sleeveless.
Only thing is, he doesn't have to be a pirate anymore. All the ships have been conquered. He's trying to stuff himself into someone else's royal boots and crowns. Not easy.

I hope he realises he's at best a pirate.

Xristos, add a poll. Its time we have a consensus on how many Rafatards like watching him wear sleeveless and how many can swallow this new nike propaganda without going pukesy.
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Old 09-28-2008, 07:40 PM   #38
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Only thing is, he doesn't have to be a pirate anymore. All the ships have been conquered. He's trying to stuff himself into someone else's royal boots and crowns. Not easy.

I hope he realises he's at best a pirate.

Xristos, add a poll. Its time we have a consensus on how many Rafatards like watching him wear sleeveless and how many can swallow this new nike propaganda without going pukesy.
But this is a differnet pirate. He's a super hot pirate who needs to stay looking super hot with his arms showing!
LOL YES! you just made me laugh.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:52 PM   #39
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But this is a differnet pirate. He's a super hot pirate who needs to stay looking super hot with his arms showing!
LOL YES! you just made me laugh.
He's best a pirate all the same. The piratas and sleeveless lend the best support to his persona.
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:00 PM   #40
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Boy, there's a lot of strong reactions in here over an outfit. Wasn't he supposed to wear a top with sleeves at USO but at the last minute he decided not to? He only wore it for Arthur Ashe Kids Day. It was a nice change for a day but the pirate outfit is so uniquely his that I can't really see him changing his style. Comfort is the name of the game.

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It's not hate, it's anger, that yet another one of life's rare pleasures is being taken away from me, and anyone else who enjoys looking at what they will now be covering up. Making me look at Serena's arms, and Sharapova's arms, and Jankovic's arms, and Ivanovic's arms, but taking away the view of Rafa's arms really annoys the hell out of me as a female viewer, or should I say, soon to be former viewer. I won't be able to watch Rafa anymore without getting annoyed thinking about the good old days before Nike screwed it up.
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This will get very intresting..
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Old 10-02-2008, 06:30 AM   #42
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This will get very intresting..
You mean he's reverting to sleeveless. How nice!
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Looks like Rafa is debuting his new look at the end of season masters.

In November 2008, at the Shanghai Masters Cup, Rafael Nadal will unveil his new image. Leaving his trademark sleeveless tops behind, from November he will be wearing this new surf-inspired kit. UK exclusive to pwp.com
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Surf-inspired?
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Looks like our complaints about the possible awful wardrobe change have been heard!

Surfers are shirtless!



Sure beats those ugly polo shirts Nike wanted to put Rafa in!
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