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Small details that bother you

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This detail may be too big a detail to appear in this thread, but watching it last night reminded me how much it bothers me.

The Bears pants stripe on the blue pants matches nothing in the rest of their uniform set.

I think their current road uniforms are a really good look, but for the sake of consistency I would love it if the pants stripe went white-orange-white. It would also be a direct reverse of their white pants.

This photo reminds me of one thing I don't like; when the bottom stripe on the Bears jersey is pushed onto the elastic (like on the Cutler photo). It messes with the spacing and just makes the bottom stripe look a bit different from the top one.

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This detail may be too big a detail to appear in this thread, but watching it last night reminded me how much it bothers me.

The Bears pants stripe on the blue pants matches nothing in the rest of their uniform set.

jay-cutler-on-bench-bears.jpgMatt+Forte+Zack+Follett+Detroit+Lions+v+

I think their current road uniforms are a really good look, but for the sake of consistency I would love it if the pants stripe went white-orange-white. It would also be a direct reverse of their white pants.

Here's a visual aid

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They also have a similar matching issue with the stripe on the pants of their home uniform:

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This detail may be too big a detail to appear in this thread, but watching it last night reminded me how much it bothers me.

The Bears pants stripe on the blue pants matches nothing in the rest of their uniform set.

jay-cutler-on-bench-bears.jpgMatt+Forte+Zack+Follett+Detroit+Lions+v+

I think their current road uniforms are a really good look, but for the sake of consistency I would love it if the pants stripe went white-orange-white. It would also be a direct reverse of their white pants.

This photo reminds me of one thing I don't like; when the bottom stripe on the Bears jersey is pushed onto the elastic (like on the Cutler photo). It messes with the spacing and just makes the bottom stripe look a bit different from the top one.

That's not a problem since Nike took over, who moved their TV numbers from the sleeves to the shoulders.

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Something that's been that way forever and always bugged me is the extra stripe in the LSU pants. They should be purple-white-purple and not purple-gold-white-gold-purple like this:

http://www.lsusports.net/pics33/800/FU/FUIJIYUBLUXCPHT.20130929041223.jpg

Yes they ALMOST match up OK when they wear the purple jersey but how often does that happen now? Once or twice a year at most. Of course I never likes the extra striping at the base of the arms along with the shoulder striping either but that's a rant for another time. I'm just happy they now have mostly proper shoulder striping at all again unlike UCLA or Indianapolis.

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Army's end zones say "West Point"...and then there's a registered trademark circle-R. No other school has this, I don't think. It's kind of odd. It's almost as if the athletic department is protecting itself from an Academy law suit.ecgarmynrthwestrn32a.jpg

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the cubs logo has the same thing

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any logo containing an item from its related sport (with a few exceptions, like colorado avalanche)

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It's been a while since I went through this whole thread, so I'm not complete sure this hasn't been mentioned, but it's always bothered me that Ole Miss's home uniforms don't use the "off" color as the center shoulder stripe--e.g., white-blue-white on the red jersey and white-red-white on the blue jersey.

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It's been a while since I went through this whole thread, so I'm not complete sure this hasn't been mentioned, but it's always bothered me that Ole Miss's home uniforms don't use the "off" color as the center shoulder stripe--e.g., white-blue-white on the red jersey and white-red-white on the blue jersey.

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Coincidentally the Giants have the same problem with not fully utilizing team colors on their jerseys:

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The way it should be done:

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I think some are confused on the original idea of this thread. It wasn't "What elements of uniforms you don't like?"

The ® on the cubs jersey or the unevenness of the Bears wishbone C are perfect examples of small details that bother you.

Inconsistent pant stripes from home and away aren't small details, they're designed that way. If one stripe was slightly bigger than another or tapered off slightly for no reason, that's another story

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I think some are confused on the original idea of this thread. It wasn't "What elements of uniforms you don't like?"

The ® on the cubs jersey or the unevenness of the Bears wishbone C are perfect examples of small details that bother you.

Inconsistent pant stripes from home and away aren't small details, they're designed that way. If one stripe was slightly bigger than another or tapered off slightly for no reason, that's another story

Sorry, I completely disagree. The thread is simply about small details that bother you, whether accidental or intended. The OP points out the inconsistent lettering in the Blue Jays logo, something that was "designed that way."

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- How the Saints pants stripe doesn’t match their helmet stripe.

The Saints really need to yank their racing stripes off the helmets. They would look so much better if they did. There are no matching stripes on any of their jerseys or pants, so it's completely out of place.

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The white dots on the Erie Otters logo. I find that once you see them, they are kind of unnoticeable and are kind of annoying. If you can't see them, look at the red part by the second E and one huge one to the right of the otters neck.

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This detail may be too big a detail to appear in this thread, but watching it last night reminded me how much it bothers me.

The Bears pants stripe on the blue pants matches nothing in the rest of their uniform set.

jay-cutler-on-bench-bears.jpgMatt+Forte+Zack+Follett+Detroit+Lions+v+

I think their current road uniforms are a really good look, but for the sake of consistency I would love it if the pants stripe went white-orange-white. It would also be a direct reverse of their white pants.

Here's a visual aid

bearsstripe_zpscb51c133.png

But, hat would only give the bears two stripes on their blue pants and there would still be an inconsistency.

Huh? It would be the same blue-white-orange-white-blue stripe from the socks and sleeves, but laid on a blue background. Did you not see my visual aid? It's exactly the same treatment their helmet logo gets:

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Right, it would be the same blue/white/orange/white/blue treatment, but there are only three stripes. The color layout is the same, but because the pants are blue, there are no blue stripes.

Edit: For whatever reason, in the other post you quoted from me, I said two, when I meant three stripes. I'm in phone.

That's one way to look at it, but I like to look at that set of stripes as a white-orange-white stripe encased in blue. It's how all the stripes match on the Blackhawks white uniforms, including the pants.

Whether they make the stripes on the blue pants blue/white/orange/white/blue or white/blue/orange/blue/white both are preferable to what they actually use in orange-white-orange.

Being a huge Bears fan I would be lying if I said that I didn't consider the exact same thing that is being discussed here. In the end I am fine with it because the helmet does NOT have any stripes. I consider the pants and helmets to be the most important combo to match when striping is considered as opposed to jersey and pants. I feel that when the jersey and pants striping matches it is a little bit of overkill for me. I prefer the helmet and pants to match instead with the jersey acting as a complimentary element breaking up the pattern (i.e. Raiders, 49ers, Packers, Cowboys, etc.) In this case, I'm fine with the "mismatch" because again, the helmet is devoid of striping and therefore doesn't need to be matched. You can argue that they should opt for solid white or blue pants, but I argue that the striping makes it less bland. I don't know, maybe I'm odd...but I simply don't mind the classic striping in this case. It seems to work for me...regardless if I'm a fan or not. Good points made though in your commentary...very good points indeed.

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Not sure how small of a detail this is, but it really bugs me that the Redskins logo has feathers on the head as well as the circle. It just seems redundant and pointless.

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The white dots on the Erie Otters logo. I find that once you see them, they are kind of unnoticeable and are kind of annoying. If you can't see them, look at the red part by the second E and one huge one to the right of the otters neck.

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Since they're repeated down on the bottom as well, are you sure those aren't an intended design element for the sea foam/water drops, etc?

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I dunno if this is a small detail or not, but the LA logo on the Dodgers' arms seems so redundant. They also are traditional enough to get away with a patchless uniform and don't need that extra logo there.

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Obviously not a problem anymore, but this always kinda annoyed me. The baseball background behind where the marlin is leaping. It seems to me the circle the marlin is jumping through should be hollow.

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Has anyone mentioned that the red numbers on the fronts of the Dodgers' jerseys are considerably thicker than the blue ones on the back?

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Obviously not a problem anymore, but this always kinda annoyed me. The baseball background behind where the marlin is leaping. It seems to me the circle the marlin is jumping through should be hollow.

florida-marlins-logo.jpg

I guess the marlin is being pinned to the circle by the giant baseball. Yikes.

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The white dots on the Erie Otters logo. I find that once you see them, they are kind of unnoticeable and are kind of annoying. If you can't see them, look at the red part by the second E and one huge one to the right of the otters neck.

1633.gif

Since they're repeated down on the bottom as well, are you sure those aren't an intended design element for the sea foam/water drops, etc?

That's probably what they're supposed to be, but there's not enough of them to really sell the effect.

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Obviously not a problem anymore, but this always kinda annoyed me. The baseball background behind where the marlin is leaping. It seems to me the circle the marlin is jumping through should be hollow.

florida-marlins-logo.jpg

I guess the marlin is being pinned to the circle by the giant baseball. Yikes.

Damn it...I never noticed that before. Now it'll bug me.

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Obviously not a problem anymore, but this always kinda annoyed me. The baseball background behind where the marlin is leaping. It seems to me the circle the marlin is jumping through should be hollow.

florida-marlins-logo.jpg

I guess the marlin is being pinned to the circle by the giant baseball. Yikes.

Damn it...I never noticed that before. Now it'll bug me.

Well you won't have to see it now anyway, so it's not much of a deal.

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I regret starting this thread. Seeing some of these things just send a shiver down my spine.

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I just recognized something:

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The two stripes of the Rockets' shorts go together at the bottom, while the two stripes on the jersey don't do that at the top of the shoulders. Now that really bothers me.

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The white piping on yellow doesn't bother me, but the part that crosses the hemstripe and sticks out on the navy waist bothers the hell outta me.

It should end when it meets the horizontal white line.

This wins the thread. Small detail that is so, so, so bad. Just lose the piping.

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