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  1. Guess they're not really "a blue team" anymore.
  2. Except these are uglier.
  3. We don't know that. The Rams claim that the plan is to unveil new uniforms when their stadium opens, uniforms designed in conjunction with fans, among others.
  4. True, but if they really are intending to work with fans on the finished product, that'll bring plenty of that goodwill.
  5. Ding, ding, ding. I always forget that.
  6. I wonder what the this is all about.
  7. You're right - on my phone, I thought they were red stripes on gray raglan sleeves going up the shoulders. But they're gray stripes on red shoulders. Either way, much less jarring than white stripes.
  8. There's a difference between having to get rid of some merchandise (that explicitly labeled "St. Louis") and getting rid of all of it. Much of the stiff just has the primary logo; I'd wager that there wasn't much more "St. Louis" merchandise than there was for any particular player who could be traded or cut, and teams/Nike eat that all the time.
  9. They're equally brand-conscious, just in a different way. There the brands are drawn in broader strokes - Arsenal is a red shirt with white sleeves. Chelsea is blue shirt and shorts with white socks. Barcelona is red and blue stripes. Keep in mind that it's also extremely rare for teams to change color schemes; most go back for many generations, if not over a hundred years. Because clubs change designs so often, but not colors, they can experiment within those wide parameters. So Barcelona's stripes can be even or of varying widths. They can be thin, or so wide that the shirt essentially becomes quartered. The stripes can have clear, distinct lines or be gradient-fuzzy. They can even be hoops for a cycle, although I understand that hasn't gone over so well with the supporters. So within those broad strokes, they're extremely brand-conscious. Each of those pictures is identifiably Barcelona, although all the details are different. That's because as brand-conscious as they are, they're also used to a certain amount of experimentation, which is again tied to the predetermined lifespan of every uniform.
  10. Because soccer clubs introduce their new uniforms with a built-in expiration date. And their production cycle is designed around it, scaling back on existing stock as a jersey begins to reach the end of its cycle, all the while working to ramp up supplies of the new one. The NFL, with its designs available indefinitely, has an entirely different production model. You can't really compare the two.
  11. Except red adidas stripes are infinitely better than white.
  12. They wouldn't be allowed to use the throwback look and then three years later unveil an entirely new one. They were allowed to change on short notice because of the move, but then the five-year rule would have kicked in. New design for the move, or new design for the stadium. I don't think I agree with the decision to wait until the stadium opens, but that was the choice.
  13. So long as the royal and athletic gold do indeed return, then this brief wait won't matter.
  14. Duh. Of course you did.
  15. Adidas does have a lot of variation in the sizes, but that looks to me like it's just the photo. Look at how much lower the shoulders are on that mannequin.