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    The Bulls wore those uniforms in '97/98:
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    So.... You CAN put a real shoulder stripe on a modern jersey cut. Now everybody else shut up. We were right, you were wrong.
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    I never got the love for the navy and copper Oilers. Nor do I understand the desire to get the Oilers out of royal blue and into navy.
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    Thanks. I thought about going for a cream throwback, but then I realized that there wasn't enough contrast between the yellow and the off-white. Take a look at the Mariners' fauxback to see why it looks terrible. While the yellow and cream don't touch, they're still too close in terms of value/contrast to work with each other. Thank you! I think I'll add the yellow "KC" in the update. Now, onto the current colors! KANSAS CITY ROYALS, PT. II - A golden addition to Royal Blue My main goal with this concept was to differentiate the Royals from the Dodgers, while still having Royal Blue as the main color. I used the shade of Royal Blue from 1969-2001, alongside a metallic (for embroidery) and flat (for print) shades of gold. I based my color balance around the current iteration of the gold-centric alternates. There is no powder blue in the color scheme, as I felt that powder and metallic gold didn't mesh at all. The home and road uniforms carry over a lot of the tweaks from the purple/yellow set (i.e. striping that highlights the accent color, adjusted "Kansas City" script, etc.). The road uniform has a special touch, as the grey has a powder blue tint. It's an idea that @the admiral originally advocated: ...and one that I suggested for @MJD7's series (which he pulled off really well): I thought it was subtle way to pay tribute to the powder blue days. The alternates are decidedly different from my main concept. The front number/NOB on the blue jersey are now white, as making all of the lettering gold looked too gaudy. The Negro League tribute set is a gestalt of the 1942 and 1945 uniforms, complete with the heart patch from the 1942 set (recreated with a modified heart from Wikimedia Commons). The Royals don't have to be Dodger clones. Rather, they can use metallic gold to their advantage to separate themselves. C+C is greatly appreciated, as always! Up next, the Minnesota Twins!
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    I like the new Oilers uniforms but this was perfection. I hope it at least comes back in the form of an alternate.
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    New Orleans Sound Unveil Identity At the conclusion of the 1995 Lewis Cup playoffs, the newly relocated New Orleans Sound finally unveiled their much-anticipated logo and uniforms. The primary logo is a trumpet featuring the team name in the team colors of gold, purple, and green. The secondary logo features a stylized treble clef on a music staff, while the tertiary logo, which will be used on the shoulders of the uniforms, simply features the treble clef on its own. The home jersey is white trimmed in purple, gold, and green, while the road jersey is purple, trimmed in gold and green. Both jerseys feature a waist stripe stylized to look like a music staff. "Overall, I'm happy with the look" said owner Sam Bendt. "The delay in the move gave us a lot more time than we had anticipated to come up with the right identity and we're happy with how it turned out."
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    never wear anything else
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    Yellow touching white, even-numbered piping, city name at home for a team that isn't the Yankees or Tigers I don't have a problem with yellow touching white, but the rest of it applies. Also: Not brown and yellow; Introduced yet another color scheme for a schizophrenic franchise; Copied a DEEPLY UNPOPULAR color scheme from the local football team which symbolized the indifference that team's ownership had for the fans (and that team has since moved). This would be like if the Cleveland Cavaliers switched to purple and black. No swinging Friar patch; Cap logos on jerseys are largely lazy and awful. The Yankees and Tigers are grandfathered (even though both use different logos from the caps). White Sox, too. The cap is a small space that requires 1-2 letters to effectively use the space. The chest, however, is a much larger space that allows the team to expand its identity, especially including the team name. There's no excuse for introducing a reductionist home jersey 50 years after the franchise started and when the team doesn't have an awful name that looks bad spelled out (like Diamondbacks).
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    Almost perfectly predicted? Honestly, looks more like 'kinda similar sleeves'.
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    Not just being a Nike problem doesn't mean it isn't a Nike problem.
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    Sorry for the long break folks, but we're back today with another expansion team! Logos -Occupying the NL East, this was the most natural expansion team to go with; I knew if I was gonna have 6 expansion teams one of them would have to be an Expos resurrection. -Although the logo set stays pretty much intact, there was a point early on where I was planning to use purple and teal, which would've certainly been interesting. I decided to keep the royal and red because of its connection to the French flag. Uniforms -The home is pretty much a straight throwback of probably the most famous Expos set. The other uniforms base themselves off of this. -Blue and red caps are both included, as well as colored alternates. -The sock pattern is based off of the 2000's primary logo. C+C is appreciated, as always!
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    One of my favorite "gawty,busy" uniforms of all time...too much going on but hey they won 72 games that year! It's a shame we never saw them break out these..
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    Yeah, the current road script isn't "chunky" enough for the white text to work on a gray background. I'm glad I got cold feet on that one. While I do agree with that to a point, I've always liked the Cubs' sleeve patches on their home uniforms. It doesn't feel "imbalanced" to me, because of the round logo. With the White Sox's diagonal logo, I can see the "imbalance." Now, it's time to crown the Royals! KANSAS CITY ROYALS, PT. I - Purple is the noblest shroud If you asked me to go back in time and change one team's color scheme, it'd be the Royals. I know that the whole point of using Royal Blue was to look as much like the Dodgers as possible, but it just leaves the Royals without much of a distinct identity.* They barely use the metallic gold color, and I hold the unpopular opinion that the team looked like garbage in powder blue. But what would I have the Royals wear? *I believe one of their owners wanted the team to be "the Dodgers of the Midwest" regarding success and appearance - which may be apocryphal. The answer is simple, Royal Purple and Athletic Gold. Not only is it a unique color scheme in the Majors, but it's also just as connected to "royalty" as royal blue and metallic gold are. Purple has been a color of royalty since Antiquity (in Europe, Asia, and Polynesia), while gold has connotations of wealth. Purple and yellow's complementary nature (opposites on the color wheel) means that the two shades work well together. It was easy to adapt the Royals' identity to this new color scheme. However, with this round, I wanted to improve on my previous editions. I opted for a lighter purple, while also making the gold shade more consistent. It brought a bit of "life" into the concept. The logos are pretty much the same as my previous set, just with the "KCR" patch losing its circle and the addition of a retro logo. I decided not to reinstate the outline on the "KC," as the color scheme made the yellow stand out well from the background. The home and road set feature the fuller striping of the late-80's/early-90's versions of their uniforms. The "Kansas City" wordmark now resembles the "Royals" script more, due to distortion. Here's a comparison. The number font is a "block with serif" fonts I've used on a bunch of concepts, as it nicely balances MLB Block Standard and Wilson's Varsity (Eriq Jaffe labeled it "Varsity Classic A"). Rawlings Block (the font used by the Orioles and formerly by the Cardinals, Angels, and Royals) is the NOB font. The "KCR" is on all uniforms, as a way to get the full name on the patch. I added sock stripes to fit with the colorway of the rest of the stripes (gold outlined in purple). The alternates are pretty tame. The first one is a purple top for both home and road use (and an excuse to go outline-free), and the second one is a tribute to my favorite uniforms of the Negro League Kansas City Monarchs (worn in 1948). It would not replace their regular Negro League throwbacks, but rather be a supplement to them. I recreated the cap logo using the Chicago Cubs' "C" worn from 1940-56 and a Copperplate "K" (with some sizing modifications). There's no yellow alternate, as that brings them too close to the "traitorous" Athletics, and I want the A's to be the only team with yellow jerseys in the AL. Purple and yellow is a fantastic color scheme, and it's one that the Royals should have been wearing since 1969. While I don't want the Royals to change their colors to this, I still think it's a worthwhile exercise to show the adaptation of their identity into an equally-appropriate colorway. C+C is greatly appreciated, as always! For my alternate take, I'll tackle the Royals with their current color scheme.
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    So many sports franchises had dropped their blue and yellow colors for a more unique combo, that this eventually become rare itself. The Warriors really brought it back and made it cool again. The Rams will eventually wear it and the fans are already begging for it. The Brewers needs to be the MLB team to own it.
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    I think some of that comes down to the fact that certain designers prioritize certain design elements over others, or carry different consistencies across a uniform than another designer might.. For example, the Dolphins' throwbacks have outlines on the numbers - everyone loves them (designers included).. The Browns' previous look had solid numbers - everyone loves them as well (designers included).. These two jerseys were the same basic design, just with different number treatment, so one would assume if there is an "optimal" or "perfect" design, then one of the two uniforms is "wrong".. A another example would be comparing Penn State and Notre Dame.. Both have solid jerseys and otherwise stripeless uniforms, yet one team uses number outlines while the other does not.. Logically, they can't both be "correct" from a design perspective.. I think that's where part of the disconnect lies.. Designers can try to correlate things that have no direct correlation and call it "good design", when the opposite design treatment could be argued to be superior.. In the case of Ucla's numbers, having a central gold element (the #) trimmed in white (number outline) would actually match the stripe (center gold stripe trimmed in the white outer stripes).. I also get the "scaling" or "proportion" argument as well, but I think it's only an actual design issue if it's out of balance enough to cause some legitimate visual dissonance, but using standard elements (standard size numeral with standard width outline) pretty much eliminates that possibility, since it has become "standard" due to consistently looking appropriate.. I'm not sure what exactly I would've done with Ucla's numbers, and I'm not a professional designer, but I personally don't see any "design" issues with the route they went with the home jerseys (only possible design issue in the set being difference in home/road number treatment, which can certainly be debated).
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    Certainly they have. A complete uniform is a whole comprised of several individual pieces of design, and the whole looks best when those individual pieces prioritize working together over working individually. Maybe you didn't dock the Patriots points for that, but I did. It's true that heavy gold stripes with thin white trim to match the numbers would have looked odd here, but I never suggested that. I think you have to look at what the signature element of the look is and consider that the constant. They've been all over the map with numbers (one-color, two-color, three-color, shadow, block, Clarendon, futuristic, gold, white, blue, navy, you name it), but the color and proportion of that stripe has remained, so that becomes the base for coordinating the other elements. For reasons previously mentioned, I prefer one-color numbers with these stripes rather than two-color numbers. As @Ice_Cap so eloquently put it, it just looks good. The home uniform has a *lot* of blue and gold, but very little white, and most of it is concentrated in those stripes. Aesthetically, I think white numbers greatly improve the color balance of the uniform. It leaves very little gold *on the jersey,* which is potentially less desirable for retail, but that's without a doubt the bottom of the priority list for me. In the context of the entire uniform, there is more than enough gold to make up for it. For the same reason, I'd prefer gold pants on the away uniform to balance all the white and blue. To throw your own argument back at you, solid white numbers would be a better functional choice as well. I actually think of the white as more classic. They used white numbers for years before they ever had gold ones. For me, combining the solid white numbers with the traditional gold-sandwiched stripe is a nice blend of the "original" UCLA stripe uniforms and and the "classic" UCLA stripe uniforms.
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    Often because it seems like you or other designers are. Stuff like Nike claiming the same mass produced template represents the "iconic jaws of Husky Stadium" and "the horns of a razorback" for Washington and Arkansas stand out. Or how Nike claimed that Syracuse, a team for a school in Upstate NY, had vertically stretched numbers to represent New York City's tall buildings. Or how the Timberwolves claim the A sans crossbar in their wordmark represents a Viking rune for wolves. When in reality that rune means oxen. As does some dweeb claiming a striping pattern used since the 1940s represents UCLA's "past, present, and future." No, UCLA chose that striping pattern back then for one reason. Someone thought it looked good. And I really don't get why you see that as a bad thing. Why do the Dodgers have red front numbers on a primarily blue and white uniform? It looks good. Why do the Blackhawks have different striping patterns on their home and road looks? It looks good. Why do the Yankees wear pinstripes? It looks good. Sometimes there's a deeper meaning to things. The Philadelphia Eagles chose their mascot to reflect FDR's NRA organisation meant to combat the depression for example. Design companies really just embarrass themselves by trying to imply meaning to EVERYTHING though. It does come up like you're all making stuff up when the claims seem ludicrous under the tiniest bit of scrutiny. What's so wrong with saying "we made the Browns' orange brighter because we thought it contrasted better with brown than the older shade"? That seems like a perfectly fine explanation. The real explanation of "it represents the passion of the Dawg Pound" is just ridiculous. In order to properly pull off the "everything has meaning" you need to be both a philosopher and historian in addition to designer. And from what I've seen? Very few in your profession qualify as either. Let alone both.
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    I'm not classing it as an authentic throwback unless all players who wear it have their front teeth removed as well.
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    Jordan and Pippen hated the way the material felt with the pinstripes, so the Bulls removed them as soon as they possibly could.
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    UCLA's new look is beautiful. The colors look great, the stripes look amazing, and they kept the tail on the helmet logo. I think the single color numbers on the road work really well, and as was pointed out, it's a carryover from basketball, which is a good sign for having a cohesive look across all sports that didn't draw cues just from football. And I love that there's no random wordmarks, sublimation, or other subtle design twists thrown in. It's just a straight up classic football uniform.
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    The new Rams helmet is bugging me because the horn stripe is too thin. So, I'm not sure if I'll buy one or make one myself. The Rams horns are a pain to cut without making a mistake, but I can usually get a good set within three or four tries.
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    I don't know if it's the schools directing the process or UnderArmour, but UA has come out with two gorgeous uniforms this summer (UCLA, Cal).
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    Man, that top one at the start of the video is perfect (provided that’s maroon and not black). The pitchfork is so much cleaner and bolder sans outline.
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    Yellow Sparky's all it ever needed to be.
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    That shoulder patch is definitely screened twill, sewn onto the jersey. Same treatment as the old Reebok replicas. If that's what $200 gets you now, what kind of trash are those Fanatics jerseys gonna be at $130?
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    It's nice to see this series back in action! While I like the return of powder blue and the return of the "Montreal" script, I have some problems with it. The red tops on the socks are unnecessary, as are the racing stripes (asymmetrical cuff stripes would be better) and the "dated" font. I agree with @coco1997's points about preferring a block font and toning down the red alternate (perhaps with more blue details). Still, these are minor flaws. These tweaks might punch it up a bit.
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    I remember them going G/W/W for TA&M - guess I didn't realize that had become their road look. Still prefer them in G/W/G. Regardless - Adidas' fabrics and templates did them no favors, so its an improved look either way.
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    It's ABSOLUTELY a better look than these:
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    I realize you guys are design gurus, but I don't agree 100%. There are many uniforms where everything is not perfect but it's still a great uniform. So it's more like the trumpets are playing a different melody than the flutes, but it's all comes together and sounds fantastic. If these shoulder stripes had thick gold stripes and thin white stripes it'd look really gimmicky. As is, it looks traditional. To me, the guy out of key would be like a Vegas gold helmet but neon yellow stripes.
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    Please ditch the number font and the black and let us have a normal uniform. you know what, ditch the yellow and white helmets also.
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    I still think the pinstripes are the best alternate the Bulls ever had. In theory it probably shouldn't have worked, but it turned out so good. The ones they've had since have ranged from okay to good, but none of them are as interesting or memorable as the pinstripes.
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    I've never heard about this. Interesting.
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    I love these UCLA uniforms. Under Armour is coming out strong this year with all there uniforms. All white on the road is a good away look but I hope they throw in the gold pants on the road occasionally. I will miss the Navy in the uniform, maybe they'll add a navy alternate. Overall I feel this set looks good and brings UCLA back to what it should be. Grade: A-
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    THIS looks awesome; THIS looks... let's just say not awesome; That's just the entire story. Not much else to say.
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    So now the blame falls squarely on Nike for the Jets and Colts right? No more Swooshketeers riding in to defend their favourite shoe company?
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    So the Devils signed their No. 1 pick and unveiled him with his number on a jersey... a jersey with a hem stripe.... a Reebok jersey with a hemstripe... Heh.
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    If Under Armour can give UCLA stripes to UCLA, why can't Nike do the same for the Colts and Jets?
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    The way minor league sports naming has been going, it would be preferable to have clones. And I've said many times that I hate clones too.
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    Just for informational purposes; First seen in the spring of 1983... First seen in the fall of 1984...
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    Black added to the uniform just makes West Virginia look ugly!
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    I think this is what people are referring to with WV and black.. Black sleeves Black underarm panel Black collar Black facemask Black chinstrap Black socks Black cleats Black gloves WAY more black than a navy blue team should be using..
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    Sadly the ratings couldn't really justify the cost per episode is the impression I get. Oh, the uniforms. Hell if I know. I think the Padres are in a weird spot that I think lands them in generic baseball uniform land. A lot of people identify with them with the brown. Some others like me think of the 90s blue/orange gear.
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    On to the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and the Minnesota Twins! Logos -Variations of blue and green are my favorite color scheme, so I wanted to incorporate a fair share of it throughout the series. Royal blue and kelly green is a scheme that fits the Minnesota area well, with the blue representing the lakes and the green representing the forest. It's also obviously a scheme that has been represented well in Minnesota's sports past. -The dropshadows are gone, because although I think they are an interesting and unique idea, they are very hard to execute properly. -I experimented with using navy instead, or even incorporating light blue, but neither of those ideas seemed to work. Early iterations of this set also incorporated black, but I scrapped that and kept it to royal and kelly. -I could try and go back to the old 'Twins' script for this set, but for now I just kept the modern. -The cap is my adjustment of a concept done by @the admiral and promoted by @SFGiants58. I kept it dual colored for now because I think the kelly green stands out slightly better on the blue. I preferred to keep the wider base, so for now I kept the current 'C' but without the wishbone. Uniforms -The uniforms are a pretty simple translation from my tweaks series, without the added third color getting in the way. -I considered giving Minnesota a powder blue away much like Milwaukee's, but I felt like that was too much of a cop out, so I gave them royal blue. -The away cap is based off of the Twins' 2014 ASG cap, which was based on their old batting helmets. -The socks are once again based off of @thespungo's designs on his site, where the two green stripes represent the Twin Cities and the middle blue stripe represents the Mississippi River. And that's pretty much the Twins for you, I'd love to hear what you all think!
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