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I am just happy with the new cut of the jerseys.  No more dress shirt hem!

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13 minutes ago, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

I mean, in a vacuum it's not bad. But they pretty much perfected bringing back the classic look and they were good in it. Why change? 

 

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15 minutes ago, CreamSoda said:

I am just happy with the new cut of the jerseys.  No more dress shirt hem!

There still is, it's just not as noticeable because they have the stripes curve in the back

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29 minutes ago, BJ Sands said:

This is the best the Oilers ever looked. Come at me:

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http://nhluniforms.com/Oilers/Oilers06.html

 

The copper and red were pretty brilliant. I kinda liked the yoke version.  

 

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Though when you win five Cups in blue and orange, it's tough to think another color scheme is better.

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I always preferred the white jersey with the shoulder yoke. Too bad they only lasted 1 season.

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34 minutes ago, WSU151 said:

 

The copper and red were pretty brilliant. I kinda liked the yoke version.  

 

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Though when you win five Cups in blue and orange, it's tough to think another color scheme is better.

 

Aesthetically, the navy and copper is nicer than bright royal blue and bright orange, if you put history aside.

 

But that scheme is a product of the late 90s/early 2000s. Which is why they went with a best-of-both-worlds mix for their new look. The people in charge did not want their team to have a look, in their opinions, that's stuck in the 80s.

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Navy and copper is nice, but I don't personally like the red.  It's just one step too far.

 

And having the extra outline around the numbers (white on the whites, blue on the blues) is extra clutter and makes them less legible.  Significantly less legible, in the case of the whites.

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I definitely think that's the best they've ever looked. The red was subtle...for some time I thought the copper/red was a dark orange.  I thought it worked well.  

 

Then they went out and became the most head-scratching team in that whole Edge overhaul.  That, combined with nostalgia for the good days probably doomed this color scheme.  But the Oilers could have gone with this (I'm partial to the yoke, but either way) forever and I'd have been OK with that.  

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Why the red? I never understood. In using red on the names/numbers, you're almost making copper, the faded-out successor to orange, their tertiary color. With just copper and navy they would have been a fine enough update for the gloomy late-'90s/2000s, but like so many dark-fade teams they had to go home eventually. And they did, it was great, but now they look like Hockey Chicago Bears for some reason.

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You ever over sharpen a raster graphic of a jersey? I used to make mods for the NHL series on PC and I'd sharpen my jerseys before installing them, since I found it helped with such small canvases back in the day.

 

When I learned the Oilers stripes had copper AND red, it reminded me of how a low-res jersey graphic would look if you sharpened the hell out of it. Almost like an oversharp blue and orange. The copper is what is left of the orange and the red is that pixel of oversharp artifact along the edge.

 

I always thought it was pretty brilliant, and probably had it's genesis in some graphic designer's chance experiment in Photoshop.

 

I'm basing that on absolutely zero fact, however.

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That's a very interesting and accurate observation but I have serious doubts that jpeg artifacting would inspire a uniform design in 1996.

 

I have no doubts that jpeg artifacting will inspire a uniform design in 2018 and Brandiose will tell us all about it.

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If anybody was interested in picking up Reebok Kings stuff, their Team LA Store is having a pretty nice sale through July 23 - LINK

 

Last year's home and roads are $60. The gold throwback alt is $45. Then there's a bunch of other crap, but actually pretty good sales prices. (Although one could argue the $80 polo shirts being knocked down to $30 is just putting them at the price they should've always been.)

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4 hours ago, CreamSoda said:

Some shots of McDavid in the new uniform:

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Am I the only one who thinks this looks great?  If they're going to go orange, better they use the striping they've used for their entire history instead of the generic, Canucks-eqsue stripes from the WHA inspired alternate.

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11 minutes ago, Morgo said:

Am I the only one who thinks this looks great?  If they're going to go orange, better they use the striping they've used for their entire history instead of the generic, Canucks-eqsue stripes from the WHA inspired alternate.

 

Far from it, imo.

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I don't like how dark the navy looks, it's almost black. They should've brightened it up a little more. Hopefully the lighting makes it more appealing on ice.

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18 minutes ago, Dolphins Dynasty said:

I don't like how dark the navy looks, it's almost black. They should've brightened it up a little more. Hopefully the lighting makes it more appealing on ice.

 

Just the lighting, IMO. It looked great under the bright lights of the draft when Yamamoto wore it.

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2 hours ago, Morgo said:

 

Am I the only one who thinks this looks great?  If they're going to go orange, better they use the striping they've used for their entire history instead of the generic, Canucks-eqsue stripes from the WHA inspired alternate.

Quick glance at this and I swear I thought he was missing hands

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Has there ever been reasoning given for teams putting the manufacturer logos on the back of the pants?  I mean the sides I can understand, but the backs has always looked weird to me. 

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The oil rigger shoulder patch is right there with the Isles' lighthouse in my collection of "Actually, the mid-'90s had some good design ideas."

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