Bernard Hopkins t-shirts (official & Affliction)

Discussion in 'Boxing Discussion' started by Bruz, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Bruz Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    I've been dying to get my hands on this Bernard Hopkins t-shirt that's been on his website forever now as "coming soon"... well, it's been coming soon for a couple years now.

    Front:
    [​IMG]

    Back:
    [​IMG]


    And then I saw that Affliction has a Hopkins shirt. I'm not one to buy Affliction, TapouT, or other "MMA gear" because it's trendy. But I do think the shirt is cool, and I do want to represent Hopkins:
    [​IMG]


    Sorry for the huge image.

    Now, problem is, the website is all sold out of the grey version of the Hopkins t-shirt in all sizes. The white & red shirts don't look as nice (I like the red lettering on this grey one). The red & whites are all over eBay and other online stores, but the greys are nowhere to be found. Anyone know where I can get the grey Affliction Hopkins t-shirt (in XL)? Anyone know how "new" this shirt is and/or if it is likely to be restocked on the Affliction site (I entered my email addy for a notification if it becomes available)?

    And what's up with Hopkins official site? Put out the damn "official" shirt already! I don't care that he's no longer 20/20!
     
  2. Shizzy West Side Romo Wolf Pack

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2006
    Messages:
    5,534
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The People's Republic of Kalifornistan
    The first shirt is alright. I could never bring myself to wear an Affliction shirt though.
     
  3. Seano Hands of bone

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2005
    Messages:
    117,890
    Likes Received:
    5,971
    Location:
    the sticks
    Should be able to get a discount on the first one.:icon_lol:
     
  4. thatsmydin Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    579
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    I'd love to buy that shirt but I can't because it comes with a tapout lunchbox.
     
  5. BobbyBrez Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,572
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Boston & Vegas
    The second one is gawd awful.
     
  6. Jake Martin Amateur Fighter

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,655
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Springfield, Missouri
    That's a cool shirt. Then again, I own and regularly wear the Kelly Pavlik Affliction tee, so I'm biased.
     
  7. Kamehameha Boricua

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2003
    Messages:
    2,886
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Philly
    i want that one Cotto was wearing vs. Gomez. It looked kinda like Affliction but was from Ecko.

    edit: Ha! they have it for sale at the Ecko online store. very nice
     
  8. Necrocide Hot! Spicy! Tastes Great!

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Messages:
    6,524
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Logan, WV
    Shouldn't the Affliction one be of a skeleton holding his imaginary balls and looking at his watch?
     
  9. mikezismike Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2008
    Messages:
    5,464
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Philippines
    danm i hope i can buy this with peso...
     
  10. Bruz Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NJ
    So I decided I'm not getting the Affliction Hopkins shirt. This weekend I went to a club at the Jersey shore with some friends. Not my scene, not really theres either, but we wanted to hang out & drink outside.

    There were more Affliction t-shirts than any other brand of shirt being worn I think. And it was a bunch of meathead guido posers wearing them. I even saw 1 dude rocking the Hopkins shirt (but in red).

    I don't want a true MMA fan to see me wearing one and think I'm a douchebag like I thought of all those italian spike masters.

    Good for Affliction becoming a popular brand. Sucks a lot of the MMA community are embarassed to wear the shirts though (same w/ TapouT) since so many weiners wear them. I saw a lot of TapouT shirts down the shore too.

    And no, I'm not some pompous asshole thinking I'm better than these people. I'm not better than them. I just guarantee that if I went up to the dude with the Liddell shirt and started talking to him about Liddell's career he wouldn't know who half the big names Chuck's fought are.

    /rant
     
  11. Necrocide Hot! Spicy! Tastes Great!

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2003
    Messages:
    6,524
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Logan, WV
    That's the bonus to living in West Virginia.

    No guidos.
     
  12. Sharkk Guest

    Totally agree on Tapout and Affliction.
     
  13. lugubriousduck Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,020
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    España
    Affliction has some really well designed shirts, but the fact that I walk around a bar during fight time I see the same shirt 2-3 times. I am not a person that really cares about fashion too much, but if I am wearing one of those affliction shirts, I feel I might just lose my sense of identity.
     
  14. XiaolinSoldier Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Messages:
    5,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Hey I feel you.
    But thats why I DO where my tapout shirts with pride, and when I see posers and SRH BROS whereing them I call them out on there bullshit, in front of whoever is around, and everyone knows they are posing ass douche bags.
    Thats right Boxing Forum, I rock TAPOUT!!!!! AND PUNISHMENT!!!! AND UFC BRAND!!!!!!
     
  15. ValeTudoShogun Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    You mean because they arn't fighters or something?
     
  16. Nasty86 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    663
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    US
    As a big MMA fan, it's a shirt, that's all, I don't really think it's that serious and definitely nothing to be embarrassed about if you wear them. I care less what some guy that I've never met thinks of me, especially someone that's going to judge based off of a T-Shirt.

    You guys gotta remember all of the name brand shirts out there are mass produced by hundreds of thousands, so from Affliction all the way down to Levi's nothing is going to be as original as you may think it is.
     
  17. XiaolinSoldier Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Messages:
    5,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Or because they arent fans of fights. They dont have any knowledge of MMA, Boxing, JiuJitsu or anything like it. But they know the shirt suggests they do, and think it makes them cool.
    Five or six years ago you would only see Tapout on martial artists and hardcore fans, if you saw a guy wearing Tapout you knew you could stop and shoot the shit with them.
    Nowadays I see SRH Bros to OLD FUCKING YUPPIE MEN wearing all these shirts, and when you ask them about the next fight they look at you like your weird. Fuck those guys.
     
  18. Nasty86 Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2007
    Messages:
    663
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    US
    But, it's the same thing with everything man. I see people all the time who wear Steelers gear, but don't even watch football. So, am I suppose to not wear Steeler shirts because of that now? Who cares? It's clothes, people buy/wear things for different reasons, for the most part people buy clothes based off of style. Who the hell says that you have to be into MMA to wear certain clothes? You think TapOut or Affliction only wants hardcore MMA fans wearing their stuff? Of course not, they want their brand to be as mainstream as possible.
     
  19. XiaolinSoldier Black Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Messages:
    5,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Well sure man, obviously from the company perspective thats how it goes.
    But you know Tapout started selling shirts to hardcore MMA fans outside of small shows in San Bernardino back in the day, so thats where the roots are at. Im not acting like its realistic, hell Tapout is only huge BECAUSE of all the posers that where it now. But Im still allowed to feel robbed of a certain sense of individuality those clothes used to present.
    Never said it was very mature, but Im a 21 years old OG MMA head who just doesnt like it. I think my feeling is fair, and I stand by my statement, fuck those guys.
    And fuck those guys who wear steelers gear and dont watch football, those people are superficial nothings.
     
  20. ValeTudoShogun Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    Messages:
    776
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    I understand, it's the same with shit like Phat Farm.
    I guess if I saw someone wearing a ****llica shirt, I would assume they knew something about the band.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.