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1 hour ago, BringBackTheVet said:

It's wherever they'd actually have to 'cut out' a part of the orange.

 

Example - with the 3, the outline of the whole number connects to itself - meaning the center part of the 3 is so close to the top and bottom left part that the outline touches, so they'd need to "cut out" little squares inside to show the aqua.

 

In your second photo, both the 4 and 7 have this issue - surprised you didn't notice.

 

With the 4, the inside isn't cut out.  With the 7, the outline around the serif part would touch that of the diagonal part, so there's an awkward large piece of orange on the underside of the top of the 7. 

I did notice it's there on the 4 and 7, but I thought it was much, much more subtle. The inside of the 4 is very small, so that doesn't bother me. I zoomed in and you can see that the orange outline doesn't quite follow the serifs on the 4 and 7, but in the big picture, it looks like a regular outline. Compare that to the zero, and I think it's clear that those numbers (4 and 7) are handled much better. They're also playing against the Bills, who don't seem to have trouble getting outlines on their numbers in a same or similar font (I'm looking at the 5s, since we have both of them here).

 

If that's how they really did it in the 60s, then I guess throw back properly if you're going to do it at all. I'm a big fan of those uniforms, but not of that detail.

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4 minutes ago, andrewharrington said:

 

The numbers are done that way because someone was paying attention when they did the research. :-)

 

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Actually, they got the 5 wrong. The throwbacks don't have that notch in the outline on the left side of the 5 that your picture has.B)

 

Like I said above while you were probably typing this, I'm all for accuracy in throwbacks, but I don't like the look of that detail in a uniform that I otherwise really like.

 

Edit: and the font is different

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1 hour ago, Cosmic said:

Actually, they got the 5 wrong. The throwbacks don't have that notch in the outline on the left side of the 5 that your picture has.B)

 

Like I said above while you were probably typing this, I'm all for accuracy in throwbacks, but I don't like the look of that detail in a uniform that I otherwise really like.

 

Edit: and the font is different

 

Yep. Just edited my post as I spotted it too. Can’t win ‘em all, I guess.

 

One detail that reeeeeally bugs me is this one: whoever designed the Bills’ throwback must have used a Polaroid-quality photo as the only reference to confirm the sleeve design, and now the Bills’ throwback will probably forever have two blue stripes and two red stripes on the sleeve:

 

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A better photo shows that the sleeve stripes actually were an inverse of the socks; four blue stripes with red trim:

 

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19 hours ago, andrewharrington said:

 

Yep. Just edited my post as I spotted it too. Can’t win ‘em all, I guess.

 

One detail that reeeeeally bugs me is this one: whoever designed the Bills’ throwback must have used a Polaroid-quality photo as the only reference to confirm the sleeve design, and now the Bills’ throwback will probably forever have two blue stripes and two red stripes on the sleeve:

 

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Buffalo_Dolphins_Football_3%20(1).JPG

 

A better photo shows that the sleeve stripes actually were an inverse of the socks; four blue stripes with red trim:

 

2189a_lg.jpeg

 

. . . not to mention that all four sleeve stripes are the same width on the throwback (or pretty close to it), unlike the original.

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