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  1. Get ready for it however - Reebok is going to pitch it to "all" teams and the losers in this, are the teams with the wide sleeve stripes (Browns, Steelers). The 49ers butchered their jerseys with the truncated sleeve stripes... This new style will circulate among all 32 teams, where the uniform is now mapped to the body for an even tighter fit. Teams with very little or nothing on the sleeves such as the Raiders can easily make the transition. Whereas teams like the Bears are caught in an impasse with this new fit. It also means the numbers are stretched as the uniform is being mapped to the body. Sleeves are almost becoming extinct.
  2. Therefore they are wearing the same gold pants with new trim. It looks different because the lighter red reduces the dark/light contrast with the gold pants making the pants seem darker. Also the new stripes on the pants "pop" out a little more than last year's trim. As before, it's a combination look of the throwback and last year's set - retaining features of both - whereas the 2008 uniform was a combination look of the 1994 throwbacks and the classic look.
  3. The worst part of that picture is that the players are illegally wearing their socks too low. With all the other things the NFL hammers guys about, they need to start on the socks. Each player should be fined for stepping on the field like that. Other than that, the stripes are horrible, but overall the look is great. I could live with the pants this year (it's and improvement over the previous look), but I would like to see them switch to metallic next year. The only problem is, I don't know how well they can match the pants to the helmet. The material of the pants last year wasn't right. The gold looked very different from the helmet when the pants were wet. Maybe they couldn't get the golds to match correctly, so they decided to go back to the khaki look. Regarding the pants: Colorwerx says it's the same gold from the previous set transferred to this set, but he says he can't speak for the fabric though. Maybe a different type of fabric being used?
  4. The worst part of that picture is that the players are illegally wearing their socks too low. With all the other things the NFL hammers guys about, they need to start on the socks. Each player should be fined for stepping on the field like that. Other than that, the stripes are horrible, but overall the look is great. I could live with the pants this year (it's and improvement over the previous look), but I would like to see them switch to metallic next year. The only problem is, I don't know how well they can match the pants to the helmet. The material of the pants last year wasn't right. The gold looked very different from the helmet when the pants were wet. Maybe they couldn't get the golds to match correctly, so they decided to go back to the khaki look. Yeah I agree; NFL players are such slobs when they play nowadays... Jersey is not tucked in... Socks way too high. Not enough white sock... Pants are worn like bike shorts...Black tape worn all the way to the shins giving an appearance of black boots... That's why sometimes the throwback look doesn't work - it's worn incorrectly by today's player especially with those abbreviated stripes. The 9ers and Jaguars new jerseys with the funny cuts is only the beginning. You'll see the new fit on other teams that haven't signed on - such as the Steelers or Browns with the thick stripe accents - chaos will ensue on this board if that day ever arrives. The material of the pants has changed - a duller, slightly darker look - almost a lighter shade of khaki different from the throwback set - but darker than last year's set. I hope Colorwerx can clarify this new uniform's pants color - I believe it's a change to match the helmet - but of course it's hard to match metallic colors on cloth and on plastic (e.g. saints, cowboys).
  5. I doubt that they will make a serious overhaul without a 49ers fan revolt - 70 percent didn't like the change to a darker red and white pants in 1997. Tweaks - more likely....stripes adjusted probably. Note - this was from a survey in an Examiner article back then. It's easy to look at things from a "non-fan" point of view - but take those same views into their forum - and you will most likely get torched with very few agreeing with you. The only complaint they have is the pants look on TV (looking a little green-yellow) and just returning to the beige-gold of the Montana years. Adjustments that should be made: Bring the stripes up the sleeves and forget about the half-stripes look, and change the shoes from black to white. The problem with the shiny gold cloth that it looks bad under certain conditions because of the light source. On a bright day - it looks pale gold and/or light tan... On an overcast day - it takes on a light olive shade... and under a bright spotlight - vivid yellow. In the night - it looks like a weird light green-yellow.
  6. Truth is, that stadium is such a dump I wonder if they're even gonna bother. Yep it is a dump even though I go to a couple of games per year (nice seats) - with the orange seats still there from the days when Carter was president...(when Jack Clark was roaming the outfield for the Giants).
  7. I agree with the stadium and merchandise end of things with the different shades of red... It does look a little odd watching it on TV. The city of San Francisco owns the stadium and getting them to move on things is quite frustrating. The 49ers are conscientious of their brand and their history in the NFL - but that is an excellent observation and an oversight on the part of the team's ownership.
  8. Of course it seems like a big improvement to you. Leather helmets and canvas pants would probably be an improvement to you It is a big improvement...Who wants hard to read customized number fonts, half-moons, crescents, horns, side stripes that absolutely go nowhere and everywhere where it shouldn't be going (Boise State, Jacksonville Jaguars), and black color when there is no need for it (hear that Oakland A's???).... No one criticizes the Yankees for not adding another color... The only two criticisms of this uniform I have are the sleeve stripes. Simply move it up like they did with the throwbacks (the half-stripes were mainly a fan plus player decision). Also the white shoes look better with this set than the black ones.
  9. Of course it seems like a big improvement to you. Leather helmets and canvas pants would probably be an improvement to you It is a big improvement...Who wants hard to read customized number fonts, half-moons, crescents, horns, side stripes that absolutely go nowhere and everywhere where it shouldn't be going (Boise State, Jacksonville Jaguars), and black when there is no need for black (hear that Oakland A's???).... No one criticizes the Yankees for not adding another color... The only two criticisms of this uniform I have are the sleeve stripes. Simply move it up like they did with the throwbacks (the half-stripes were mainly a fan plus player decision). Also the white shoes look better with this set than the black ones.
  10. I agree, very dissapointing. I'm not disappointed at all...The drop shadows went out with the Backstreet Boys in the 90s....and this uni is a cleaner look.... Note to all - both the Cowboys classic home set and the 49ers classic set debuted the same year (1964) and they are essentially the same template. The original Cowboys road in 64 had three stripes on the jersey and the number on the shoulder pads. Memo to Colorwerx wherever you are - the pants don't look the same as last year (is it a different material?) - it looks either duller (less shinier) or slightly darker - but not the same as the classic set. Looking at the style guide, the gold tone of the helmet changed and the pants I guess are supposed to match meaning that they are a different shade from last year.
  11. Ugh.... the Nike-ization of Baseball - hope it doesn't happen (it already has spread like a virus in Japan)... NBA basketball at least has some sort of normalcy going, lack of excess trim is one of the strong points of today's NBA uniforms. Regarding the Mets survey... the cream home set displayed is paying homage to those flannel sets - in other words creating a fake flannel effect (only the Giants have full-time cream home uniforms). Bring back at least the Miracle Mets uniform set of 1969 (which was last worn in the mid 1990's) and have the blue tops without the trim as the alternates.
  12. I agree with you, I just got out of high school, and yeah we all hated loose sleeves. It's a comfort thing, that's why I don't like this debate that gets kicked up every time we talk about sleeves. If that's what the players want, then so be it. I understand this might be the wrong place to say this but aesthetics are just aesthetics after all. The move toward tighter or "no" sleeves probably started when they allowed offensive linemen to extend their arms in the late 70s to prevent defensive linemen from clutching them. The D-line and linebackers were also doing it at the same time - in an equipment adjustment tug-of-war. At first - the sleeves were standard (to the elbow), then over a period of several years - sleeves started disappearing from the linemen's uniform as they were being "legally" held. In the 60's - the sleeves were full-length, almost to the wrist.
  13. I'm a 49er fan - I wouldn't buy the retail version which has the same distorted stripes... It looks like some manufacturer's defect.
  14. At least this little creature doesn't have to worry about those crazy stripes on the sleeves. This creature definitely has the updated look (colors may be off slightly) - all it needs is a SF logo slapped on. The only creature in the animal kingdom that has corresponding NFL helmet stripes other than of course, the Bengals (Tigers). http://www.biopix.com/Species.asp?Searchte...gory=Arthropoda Note: The pattern on the shrimp if head on is "red/white/red." Found a lead from uniwatchblog and did research on this bizarre "niners" shrimp - it is a Pacific White-Striped Cleaner Shrimp. Maybe Pantone 186 or 187? Metallic Curry Gold of another shade?