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  1. I didn't realize that helmet style co-existed with those uniforms.
  2. Modifying the color scheme would be a great step in modernizing the Kachina identity. Drop the purple, use the current shades of red and sand.
  3. The Flyers darkened the orange in 1999. This doesn't necessarily represent the fabric colors used by Reebok/Adidas, however, which certainly appear to be lighter than the fabric colors used by Nike in the 90's and early 2000's.
  4. "Baseball City" is a name right out of the current Brandiose-style naming formula.
  5. I will defend the use of italic numbers and names on the Chargers uniforms until the day I die! It's a simple design element that goes such a long way and perfects the uniform. They portray motion in an identity that is built around the concept. They're perhaps one of the only teams in all of sports who should have italic numbers. I can't believe they didn't have them before.
  6. Other than unnecessary alternates, this set is perfect and I'm surprised to see anyone dislike it. I realize everyone has their own opinion, but I'm genuinely surprised to see any pushback. The italic numbers are great. The entire identity is and should be built around the concept of motion. The numbers help establish that in an effective way. The simplicity of the bolts across the uniform is a huge improvement from the previous set. The colors are great. Bright and bold, befitting of Southern California. Top 5 uniforms in the NFL.
  7. It's amazing how different the green looks now compared to when it was first introduced. I realize the lighting in these photos is obviously very different, but the green has no doubt evolved to a shade slightly closer to blue than originally.
  8. This. These uniforms are bad because there's no visual theme connecting everything. Plus the color balance is terrible. Heavy on the silver up top, but it isn't seen anywhere else (I know there's a thin silver outline on the numbers, it doesn't do anything to help). Heavy on the red on the stripes, they should have been inverted on both jerseys. There's just no balance here at all. They're visually unsettling.
  9. With so many baseball teams wearing a letter on their cap, it's a nice to change of pace for the Orioles to wear a bird logo. I'm surprised people are against the concept. Disagreement on cartoon vs realistic, I understand. But not wanting a bird on the cap at all? Nonsense!
  10. I can confirm that it is part of merchandising guidelines. While I'm not certain about other apparel producers, I can confirm it's a rule to be followed by New Era and Nike. This has been the case since at least 2012, during which time I was working in sports retail management. I first encountered the rule while working with a company to acquire Nike's line of Cooperstown Collection shirts. Not the exact style shown below, but the same idea.
  11. I thought we got confirmation a few years ago on these boards or from UniWatch that the stripes were directly borrowed from the soccer aesthetic.
  12. They should absolutely use a retro style. I propose something simple like this:
  13. It's a tough color to get right across mediums. I thought the 2009 Oilers throwbacks were great, but even here you can tell the shades of blue aren't exactly the same. That being said, the Chargers should NEVER wear a powder blue helmet. Stick to white. Powder blue requires extra attention to color balance, due to how light it can be in contrast to dark colors, but how heavy it can be on its own or paired with a color like yellow. That's why the Royals' and Rangers' powder blue caps don't look great. The color balance is thrown off. In those cases, solid blue caps work better. Likewise, the Chargers need a white helmet to balance the colors properly.
  14. Isn't this still "light blue" compared to St Louis' pale royal blue?
  15. Winnipeg does. But I don't think that should prevent the future Nordiques from using powder blue.
  16. Oddly enough today is the anniversary of "the dress," showing just how much lighting can play tricks with our eyes.
  17. Definitely dark gray. A simple saturation adjustment on the photo usually helps reduce the effect of indoor lighting:
  18. Those uniforms are dark gray.
  19. The Twins wear their white uniforms for every home ST game.
  20. I guess they'll have to use Philly Frenetic instead.
  21. The Bucs should own orange. Bold orange (not creamsicle) jerseys in the Florida sun would look great. It's a great opportunity to own the color.