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Back to the future with the Vollaix “Huey”

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Retro tennis fans (like me) will notice that once again Vollaix has, um, borrowed liberally from the 1980s Nike style book. (See McEnroe, John.)

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As before, this shirt construction is 100% performance pique polyester fabric, cuffs, and collars. Buttons are custom made from genuine corozo.

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The website notes that “This is a Gen2 shirt and fits a little tighter than the 1st Generation shirts.” (See sizing chart.)

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And coming in the fall, here’s a design called SW19– you can guess what it is named after. A blue sleeved version is also in the works (not shown.)

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This design also saw life back in the day, too. (Bonus trivia: in the AA photo in that link, note the Donnay D stencil on the Prince racquet. AA was having issues with the Donnay at that time..as I recall, he referred to it as a “Donnay prototype.” Nyuk nyuk.)

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McEnroe image from Tennis Warehouse forum page; Agassi shirt also from Tennis Warehouse forum.

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