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  1. Chromatic

    New Era to become official outfitter of the CFL in 2019

    Probably the strangest jersey sponsor I’ve ever seen.
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    NHL 2018-19

    White at home made sense when nobody had a colour tv and the only way to see the visiting team’s uniforms was to actually go to the game. Now that we’re in the 21st century, you’re in your barn, you should be representing your colours at home in all their glory. Honestly I wouldn’t mind seeing some more colour on colour matchups though, assuming everything keys up correctly. If you’re wearing orange and your opponent wears blue there’s no real reason either one of you needs to wear white.
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    Philosophical question - Monochromatic Design

    I don’t think it’s completely accurate. Baseball has VERY few monochromatic uniforms, the cap would have to match for that to be the case. Basketball uniforms cover significantly less than other uniforms. Whenever people complain about monochromatic football uniforms, they conveniently ignore the plethora of all white looks, and there are decent looking exceptions as well (Ravens all black comes to mind). Hockey is full of fantastic monochromatic looks, I’ve never heard anyone complain about monochromatic hockey uniforms as a universal bad. It really is a case-by-case thing. You can’t really make a blanket statement about that.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Guess I need to invest in a thread ripper. These will look great with an out of place manufacturer's logo on one side and the advertisement on the other.
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    Arena Rafters & Banners

    Could be worse.
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    NHL 2018-19

    It doesn’t have to be a complete departure, but it should be different enough from the main set to warrant being it’s own look. Otherwise it just ends up looking like a great value brand version of the original.
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    NHL 2018-19

    To me the entire point of an alternate jersey should be to showcase an aspect of your team’s identity that is downplayed by the main set. Whether that’s a colour change, logo change, throwback or whatever is to be determined, but it should be markedly different from the main uniform. That’s why this new Isles third sucks. It’s the same colours as the home uniform, with way worse striping. It’s the same logo with a bunch of details stripped away. You look at it and go “What’s the point of this”?. I know the point is obviously cash and selling merch, but from an aesthetics perspectives it’s pointless, why would I want a third that’s nothing more than a downgraded version of the original.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Practice jersey-esque.
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    2018-19 NHL Season

    Stop hating on Gritty. Gritty is love, Gritty is life. Also he’ll eat your soul.
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    Football: bring back metallic pants

    Count me in as someone in favour of matte pants.
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    NHL 2018-19

    I do not care whatsoever about the Hartford Whalers the team, I just think it’s great that we’re getting to see one of the greatest identities in sports back on the ice again. As someone with a somewhat esoteric fascination with sports aesthetics that you all share, I think it’s understandable. I’m a diehard Canucks fan, til death do us part, but I still have a Hartford Whalers hat I’ll wear now and again because I love the look. Seeing as the team doesn’t really exist anymore I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.
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    Judge, Altuve Top 2018 MLB Best Selling Jerseys List

    Quite the dichotomy.
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    NHL 2018-19

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    Unpopular Opinions

    I just came here to post this. Gritty is amazing.
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    Flyers introduce terrifying orange mascot Gritty

    I imagine this is what appears in Dr Seuss’s fever dreams.
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    NHL 2018-19

    “Gritty” looks like one of those “after meth” photos, featuring Grimace.
  17. Chromatic

    NHL 2018-19

    Exactly, sounds like they should get rid of that overdetailed ugly mess of a logo rather than drop shoulder patches entirely. I’m glad we agree.
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    NHL 2018-19

    That’s an issue with the Canucks logo itself, not that they have shoulder patches. Detroit has been around so long the uniform will never be changed, despite how bare it is. It’s got the same thing going on as the Oakland Raiders or NY Giants where it has so little detail it reminds you of a practice jersey. If you have a particularly intricate design you can have no shoulders but if you have simplistic striping like the Canucks a shoulder patch only helps.
  19. That’s some design speak if I’ve ever heard it. Nothing says “traditional indigenous warrior” like a crest you’d see outside a hedge fund office.
  20. Chromatic

    NHL 2018-19

    Disagree. The Canucks have no more logos on their uniforms than any other team, hell some teams have multiple helmet logos. Most jerseys look bare without shoulder patches and the Canucks are no different, the stick in rink looks great on the shoulder
  21. Blackfins Rainmakers Kodiaks Totems Eagles and of course Warriors. These other names aren’t great but at least they have a bit more character and distinctiveness than “Warriors”. NLL is also an extremely ‘out there’ league in terms of aesthetic, so with teams like ‘Mammoth’ and ‘Roughnecks’ it’s pretty disappointing to get ‘Warriors’. And of course the blandness of the name is reflected in the design as well.
  22. Chromatic

    NHL 2018-19

    Flames alt is fine of course, but I don't like how so many teams are having 'unveilings' just to go back to their same third from before the ADIDAS switch.
  23. Not a fan, not a fan at all. It’s by far the worst of the six proposed names, the colours are generic and decidedly 'un-Vancouver', and the logo looks like it belongs on a bank or a cellphone app. Everything about this identity screams “bland”, which is disappointing given how ostentatious NLL clubs usually are.
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    NHL 2018-19

    Saw the Kings play the Nucks tonight and LA has definitely changed their gloves, added grey to the cuffs. looks better, helps add some more depth to their uniforms. Now if only they could get a hemstripe on their home jerseys.
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    Sharks Switch to Stealth Mode with New Alternate Uniform

    There are plenty of logos that incorporate equipment that either A) Look great (Penguins) or B ) Dont but are historic (Islanders) Either way you don’t need to have equipment in your logo but it isn’t an inherently bad thing either. It’s very much a case-by-case thing.