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  1. andrewharrington

    Caps Go Old School, Bring Back Retro Third Uniform

    I think teams have the opportunity to carry a “retro night” jersey separate from their third, but they aren’t permitted to wear it as many times as the third.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Heat-pressed numbers don’t typically have stitching around the edge.
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    Sharks Switch to Stealth Mode with New Alternate Uniform

    I believe the numbers do have teal trim, and they are definitely standard size.
  4. As others have alluded to, it takes much more effort to create a great simple uniform than it does to create a lackluster one with lots of “stuff.” The presence of all those design elements does not indicate more effort was put toward composing the design or creating the conceptual background. Rather, it shows a lack of direction in distilling the concept down to a focused message and making sure that message is communicated with clarity and harmony.
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    Calgary Flames Go Retro For New Alternate Uniform

    I agree. For a team called the Flames, the white, gold and red bleeding together have a bright, fiery effect, which is perfect. Black tones it down, more like ash, embers, or charcoal. I say save the black for a third. Let your home and road be about the Flames, and the third can be used to say something else.
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    Alliance of American Football - Team Names and Logos

    I think I disagree, one, because you can’t trademark the form of the letter, and two, I don’t think one 50th anniversary season would be enough to convince a court that the NFL is actively using the mark. I don’t even think there’s even enough market awareness of the AFL brand to make a case that this causes market confusion, and this coming from someone who instantly thought of the AFL when I saw that mark.
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Makes sense, but to be fair, it’s not all that common for a team’s wordmark to match its monogram logo.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    They inadvertently teased a better version of their logo in the process of removing the silver trim (is that even a team color anymore). Take the red out and you’ve got a great update to their old logo.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    Yeah, those guys who button up their Yankees jersey or slide on their USC jersey for the first time must feel so disrespected. It’s so that when the kid grows up and wears his dad’s jersey, his friends know that it’s his dad’s jersey and not just a custom order from nflshop.com
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    College Football uniforms- 2018

    Which, if it’s tasteful and strategic, does much more good than harm.
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    NFL 2018 changes

    As as long as they’re within the confines of the uniform design, using their actual name/credentials and the proper color and typeface, it seems like a silly thing to get annoyed about. If someone “doesn’t give a F if you have a kid with the same name as yours,” then they likely see you more as a football-playing entertainment cyborg than a human being and probably don’t care what your last name is in the first place. Sure, but then why even have names, because that basically proves how inessential they are. I actually share that point of view and that’s why I prioritize how the name looks with the rest of the uniform over how readable it is. It’s a name. It’s rarely, if ever, the best tool to identify a player, and I think these days, it’s mostly just there for ego purposes. The fact that there are still professional and collegiate teams that don’t put names on their jerseys is case closed for me. They’re nice, but they’re not essential.
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    Colorado Avalanche Unveil Third Uniform for 2018-19

    But the only other design element on a shirt like that is the team logo. No yoke, no stripes, solid color. Double outline numbers work fine in s vacuum, or with the Avs busy primary mark and previous jersey designs, but they don’t work with the ultra-simple mark and striping on their third. Strangely, navy blue has always been their preferred dark color. I don’t know why, but they don’t like black, even though it’s in their logos and plays a relatively major role in their uniform. One of those weird quirks.
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    Winnipeg Jets Unveil New Alternate Uniform

    All the credit to the Jets for this one (logo and uniform design). I think it’s the numbers from their retro look.
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    Winnipeg Jets Unveil New Alternate Uniform

    Very true. I just don’t think the political part of that sticks in people’s heads. People generally romanticize the thought of supersonic flight, walking on the moon, being the tallest, fastest, etc. rather than the wasted taxpayer dollars or other polarizing circumstances. Even lost potential can be celebrated; it’s just celebrating what could have been instead of what actually was. I mean, look at Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, or the F-22. Both suffered from financial difficulties, but both will be remembered as aviation benchmarks.
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    NHL 2018-19

    You’ll get no argument from me there (though I actually prefer the burgundy/dark blue/white color scheme to their actual burgundy/sea blue/silver/white/black? color scheme). I love using a new color palette to tell a story with a third. The Jazz and Heat proved how successful it can be when done right. I actually really like the look of the jersey. It’s completely unique and thus, an ownable look that I find very appealing. I actually like it more than their current jersey, though I’d love to see the mountain hem stripe on the bottom of this one). The dark colors are used in an unexpected way, but I find it very effective, providing some depth in the backdrop for the simple white shapes to pop. If you don’t believe me, just think about how much more blah this jersey would be if it were all burgundy or all blue. But again, all that’s opinion, and regardless of how well you or I think the team executed their plan to tell this story, it doesn’t change thd fact that the third jersey is the most appropriate avenue to do so. I’d challenge you to come up with a better place to experiment that fans will actually care about or pay attention to.