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The Hornets will probably never throw back to the Bobcats era, but I wish they would just so we could see this forgotten classic again:

 

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On 8/9/2018 at 10:58 AM, SFGiants58 said:

 

I do kind of like them (especially when paired with sock stripes), but the overall look is fairly bland. Navy/red, basic scripts, a “C” insignia that looks more like an “e,” and no striping leaves it lacking. It’s like the Tampa Bay Lightning in a way, decent-looking but lacking originality.

 

I will say that I’d love it if that “White Sox” script appeared on an alternate jersey or a dugout jacket (like the Yankees’ script).

 

If you want a “forgotten classic” White Sox uniform, I have two:

 

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I don't quite know if the '59 set is a "forgotten" classic. It's certainly retains a lot of popularity among Sox fans and served as the direct inspiration for the current set, even though its probably been subsumed by the insufferable 1983 beach blanket set. 

If there's a forgotten classic its the 1972 look. Everyone I've talked to seems to love it and its place isn't controversial like the 1977 look. 

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This 1990 Brewers 'ball-in-glove' uniform set, worn until 1993, were worthy successors to their pullover jersey/beltless pants combo set it replaced.

 

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The same can be said of this Cincinnati Reds uniform set, worn from 1993-98, and also replaced the pullover jersey/beltless pants combo (in fact, the Reds were the last team to wear that type of uniform in MLB), the odd number placement on the road jersey notwithstanding.

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1 hour ago, Lights Out said:

The Hornets will probably never throw back to the Bobcats era, but I wish they would just so we could see this forgotten classic again:

 

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Loved that bright, obnoxious shade of orange. Didn't they mute it somewhat after a year?

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1 hour ago, Carolingian Steamroller said:

If there's a forgotten classic its the 1972 look. Everyone I've talked to seems to love it and its place isn't controversial like the 1977 look. 

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Yeah, I really like those uniforms. The team really should have kept them on as permanent throwbacks after having them as full-time alts in 2012.

 

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I like that it’s closer to their “primary” branding.

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9 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

Yeah, I really like those uniforms. The team really should have kept them on as permanent throwbacks after having them as full-time alts in 2012.

 

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I like that it’s closer to their “primary” branding.

 

They looked great on the field and as I said, any Sox fan I talk to immediately agrees that these look great if you bring it up but they almost never volunteer them. Older fans will generally recall either the 59 or 83 sets and younger fans will tout the 87-90 set. 

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12 minutes ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

Yeah, I really like those uniforms. The team really should have kept them on as permanent throwbacks after having them as full-time alts in 2012.

 

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I like that it’s closer to their “primary” branding.

 

They're so nice that Chris Sale didn't shred them with a pair of scissors.

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I'd go a step further and say the real forgotten White Sox classics would be any of the lighter blue late 60s uniforms or pretty much anything Luke Appling wore

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1 hour ago, SFGiants58 said:

 

Yeah, I really like those uniforms. The team really should have kept them on as permanent throwbacks after having them as full-time alts in 2012.

 

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I like that it’s closer to their “primary” branding.

 

"Whoa is that the Red Sox?!" 😀

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3 hours ago, leopard88 said:

 

They're so nice that Chris Sale didn't shred them with a pair of scissors.

 

I will never forgive Chris Sale for that move as we were denied a rare look at the 1977-style, all navy roads. They'd even been specifically tailored to avoid billowing. 

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This Cubs home set was only worn for two seasons, 1932-33, but I absolutely love it. Only flaw was that the script was in Pirates colors.

 

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18 hours ago, Bill81361 said:

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I feel like a lot of people forget these gems:

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even when they were used as 2007 throwbacks:

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On 8/9/2018 at 11:58 AM, SFGiants58 said:

 

I do kind of like them (especially when paired with sock stripes), but the overall look is fairly bland. Navy/red, basic scripts, a “C” insignia that looks more like an “e,” and no striping leaves it lacking. It’s like the Tampa Bay Lightning in a way, decent-looking but lacking originality.

 

I will say that I’d love it if that “White Sox” script appeared on an alternate jersey or a dugout jacket (like the Yankees’ script).

 

If you want a “forgotten classic” White Sox uniform, I have two:

 

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As for the Patriots, I must argue that the 1993 Flying Elvis uniform was top-notch, if only for the pants stripe that tied into the logo:

 

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Fix the TV numbers and add a red facemask (to go with the numbers), and you’d have a killer look.

The red numbers are the only thing wrong with this picture..

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1 hour ago, DNAsports said:

I feel like a lot of people forget these gems:

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even when they were used as 2007 throwbacks:

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If washington was ever forced to changing their uniforms current look, they have a couple of solid options to go back on.

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There's no universe in which the radio shack logo is a "gem".  Their colors are great, but IMO work best when the emphasis is on the burgundy.  Throw a "W" - or better yet, a "DC" in the circle and we can start having a discussion, but "R" doesn't work for me.  The jerseys / pants are fine, but not a "forgotten classic".

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46 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

There's no universe in which the radio shack logo is a "gem".  Their colors are great, but IMO work best when the emphasis is on the burgundy.  Throw a "W" - or better yet, a "DC" in the circle and we can start having a discussion, but "R" doesn't work for me.  The jerseys / pants are fine, but not a "forgotten classic".

A "W" or "DC" would seem way too predictable to me. The "R" logo is one of my favorite all time logos so maybe it's clouding my judgement.

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11 minutes ago, DNAsports said:

A "W" or "DC" would seem way too predictable to me. The "R" logo is one of my favorite all time logos so maybe it's clouding my judgement.

 

A DC would be the least predictable thing.

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2 hours ago, DNAsports said:

I feel like a lot of people forget these gems:

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even when they were used as 2007 throwbacks:

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I don't understand why the Lombardi designed helmets didn't use a "W" instead of "R," following the example of the Packers helmet.

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The day Washington finally rebrands, I'm so down for these making a comeback. This was a great one-year uniform.

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This one isn't really forgotten, it's more irrationally hated by Penguins fans. The team itself seems to have no interest in these uniforms so they'll probably be lost to history

 

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But there's no reason why this hasn't been used since the 90s

 

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