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  1. NBA Changes 2017-18

    As ugly as they are (and they are very ugly), I like the idea of having the team name/logo be the focus of the jerseys (versus All-Star or East/West). Fans buying all-star jerseys are buying them for the player/team. Makes sense to have those be the focus.
  2. Chobani New Look

    The problem with their old look wasn't necessarily that it was bad, rather that it was no longer unique. It used to be every brand in the yogurt aisle looked like Yoplait, then Chobani came along. Because of their dominance in the category, you look at the yogurt shelf and everything looks like Chobani. Other brands, and especially private label brands, mimicked them. This change allows them to stand out again. The off-white color and softer word mark take them from a cold, modern feeling brand to something much more natural and nostalgic, which feels much more aligned with who they want to be. Props to them for breaking out of the expected.
  3. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Thunder really need to consider dropping the white sleeves from their Statement set. The white sleeves work with their Icon uniforms, because of the white numbers. But since the Statement uni has no white, it feels out of place. Quick and dirty mockup of what they would look like with blue or orange sleeves instead.
  4. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    I still can't believe TCU went the entire season without wearing their purple jerseys a single time.
  5. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The Utah uniforms are killer. Exactly what a City uniform should be IMO: a solid alternate, localized imagery, a little bit on the wild side.
  6. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Bulls saying their City uni will be unveiled on 12.27 as well. Though if it's up to their social media manager, we may be waiting an extra year.
  7. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Its just a replica. Doubt the on court version has as many seams.
  8. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Somehow looks even worse in real life.
  9. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    They are identical. Both schools use Pantone 201 for their crimson color.
  10. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    @upperV03 Ahhh! Never noticed that before. I assumed they were the same. @BlackBolt3 Yeah, I saw the few pieces of fan gear that had them, but the longer Nike went without some kind of acknowledgement the more I doubted. Edit: Right on cue, sideline gear is added to, with the diamond swoosh:
  11. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Has anybody heard anything about Nike doing diamond quest uniforms for the playoffs this year? In the past, they've released promo images by now, but I've not seen anything. It's possible that they don't feel like it's "newsworthy" anymore, each year the promo material has gotten less and less. With Oregon wearing diamond swooshes during the regular season, I wondered if the days of the diamond swoosh being used in the CFP were over...
  12. NCAA Basketball 2017-18 New Uniforms

    Sooners chose to wear their PK80 uniforms against USC at Staples. Yet to wear their standard road set this year.
  13. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Very interesting. I heard a rumor that Jordan Brand’s goal was to have a presence in each major region of the country, with Florida being one potential destination, and another being someone out West, like Arizona or USC.
  14. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I know that the Thunder specifically said they'll wear their blue icon edition uniforms at home for nationally televised games. Their reasoning was so that the "Oklahoma City" on the chest got more air time.
  15. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Ohio State seems to prefer wearing their alternates against Michigan. Buckeyes have worn alternates against Michigan in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, and now 2017.
  16. Oklahoma making the switch to Jordan Brand in 2018

    I wrote that Medium post about the Sooners potential changes, thanks for sharing AAWagner. The font may or may not actually be changing on the uniforms. As I mentioned in the article, it's everywhere in their new facilities so it seems likely that it could show up on the uniforms too. But, it's totally possible the uniforms will look exactly the same, but with a jumpman instead of a swoosh. I think this year will be the last for the bring the wood alternates, or anything like them. OU fans are pretty split on that alternate set, but I think the general consensus is negative. I think wood grain could be incorporated into the future, but not like it has been. That said, recruits seem to like them, When they visit and have their picture made, about 40% choose the alternate jerseys. I definitely don't think OU will move away from alternates altogether. I think the most likely route for alternates would be fauxbacks. Something similar to how tOSU executed the Chic Harley era uniforms. I think honoring their tradition, versus trying to be "modern" feels more right for Oklahoma.
  17. College Football Uniforms - 2017 Season

    Lots of rumors swirling about Oklahoma making the switch to Jordan Brand for basketball and football. Announcement could be coming as soon as tomorrow. I wrote about it a few days ago:
  18. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I’m surprised by the amount of love the Thunder’s jersey is getting. The color scheme doesn’t work...I’m not against gray in principle but there’s not enough contrast between it and the yellow, light blue, and orange. It needs a darker color to set it off. Aside from that, the design takes all the worst parts of the logo, the random lines and the the off-balanced wordmark, and amplifies them. When compared to their Statement jersey, this one feels like a huge miss.
  19. NBA Changes 2017-18

    The days of associating thick + embroidery with quality are gone. All about being thin + light.
  20. NBA Changes 2017-18

    There's a Harden one too.
  21. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Not surprising, but confirmation that the Swingman jerseys will not have cut-off arm trim like their on-court counterparts.
  22. NBA Changes 2017-18

    Nike has always been about innovation/technology first, and appearance second. If there's is a functional benefit to the athlete (liike the scapula seams, or angled cut on the shorts, etc), that takes priority over appearance to them.
  23. Cleveland Cavaliers New Uniforms

    Two best things from the Cavs reveal: The angled side panel design looks much better angled than the leak mockups where it appeared to be curved. Dazzle fabric.
  24. I just worked on some concepts for my friends at Daily Thunder, so I thought I'd share them with you all here as well: Concept 1: For this uniform set, I decided to take a guess at what I think the Thunder's uniforms could look like next season. The Association and Icon uniform have already been revealed, so I didn't change anything there. For the Athlete design, I chose to bring back the Thunder pride uniform from the last few years, sans sleeves. The new one here is the Community design, which mimics the design elements we've seen on social media and showcases "Loud City" across the chest. Concept 2: Here I wanted to take what we've seen on social media lately, and blow it out into an entire set of uniforms. The Association keeps the same wordmark from the current jersey but adds the clean lightning-inspired side panels. For the Icon jersey I separated "Oklahoma" and "City" with the number in between, something I've always wanted to see the Thunder do with their blue jerseys. The Athlete jersey uses predominately navy with a "Thunder" wordmark. And lastly, the Community uniform brings back the sunset uniform with the updated design details. Concept 3: On this concept, I wanted to try and use the Thunder's colors in combinations we've not seen before, while introducing a clean, modern design. I also wanted to explore a set with "OKC" on all jerseys except the Association jersey. The new striping and side panels follow the new Nike template, finished off with an oversized Thunder logo on the left side of the shorts. Concept 4: For this design, I really wanted to create something that felt classic and modern...and introduce lightning bolts, which honestly just feels too right for the Thunder. I swear I did this design before the Pacers unveiling last week, but at the time I thought the full circle wordmark was a unique way to deal with the long length of "Oklahoma City." The classic block numbers with a subtle drop shadow, OKC on the belt, and lightning basketball on the shorts drive home the classic modern feel. Concept 5: With this look I created something that nods to the Automobile Alley history of OKC with a classic car vibe. The Association and Icon versions retain the white and blue designs, while the Athlete design introduces a black and anthracite uniform that I think a lot of Thunder fans would get excited about. The Community design is a modern update of the sunset concept with retro striping. Concept 6: On the last concept, I wanted to create something that could stand the test of time. Classic striping, clean block numbers and wordmarks, and iconic lightning bolt shorts stripes come together to make a uniform set that I think could be an instant classic. Association and Icon once again remain white and blue respectively, while the Athlete version goes with a bold black "storm" look and the Community version reinvents the "sunset" alternate.
  25. NBA Changes 2017-18

    I'm afraid all the community jerseys are going to have hokie nicknames on them: Buzz City, Motor City, etc. I've heard rumors of a Loud City jersey for OKC, which would fit this theme.