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  1. I love the sounds emphasizing the chevron in a new update, the variations on that template have always been my favorite Raptors look. Incorporating some accents of gold could be cool too.


    On 6/18/2020 at 2:44 PM, L10nheart404 said:

    Lol...just saying, it was a hidden gem. I think it's a beautiful and progressive city. But... you'd be hard pressed to find anyone in the U.S.  raving about Toronto in 2008. Times have certainly changed, that's for sure.


    I understand what you mean. In the context of American pop culture, the idea of Toronto has changed and expanded drastically since the 2010's with the rise of artists like Drake, The Weeknd, Partynextdoor, etc. because it helped propagate the city's international identity to the rest of the world. That's not to say that this sort of culture didn't exist before (of course it did), but that dominant influence of popular music through the decade did wonders for capturing the attention of those who didn't think of Toronto in that way before. 


    In regards to how this relates to the Raptors, I think that the current red and black look mirrors this rise strongly and has grown into the embodiment of Toronto as a powerhouse. I also understand the appeal of purple, but keeping it to the 90's throwbacks is enough for me. 

  2. 11 hours ago, dont care said:

    Because they would be illegible during a game


    Yeah the legibility issue was probably my biggest concern while making it, the contrast may just be too low. It's probably more legible than some uniforms allowed in the past as Buc pointed out, but the NFL has seemed to crack down on that issue a bit since incidents like the Bills vs Jets Colorblind game a few years ago. Still, I feel that the Pewter uniforms are boring without orange and even a little black trim, and I felt that it was worth a shot. 

  3. 2 hours ago, UnclearInitial said:

    This would be an interesting topic. The Cavaliers 2003 rebrand coinciding with winning the LeBron lottery was incredible timing. Seahawks 2011 coinciding with Russell Wilson getting drafted would also be a strong contender 


    I was just recently thinking about how the Warriors' rebrand back to blue and gold was so perfectly timed with the rise of the Splash Brothers as the team turned into a dynasty. Compiling more of these together might make an interesting thread.

  4. 1 hour ago, L10nheart404 said:

    When it was revealed that we'd have multiple pants options, I for sure thought they were going to go with black, white, and gray/silver. That would theoretically double as two throwbacks, the red and black sets from the 80s-90s.



    This was the pic I was talking about! I still don't love the font, but this would be a really good modern uniform. 

  5. 2 hours ago, mike2sana said:

    Honestly just adding grey pants would have saved this set for me. It would make the white jersey pop the way it would need and give 3 possible decent combinations for the black jersey.


    Growing up as a Falcons fan I always loved the all black look from the vick days and the silver of the previous era. Adding grey pants would kinda cater to those 90s fans and give more balance to the overall set. Also the piping could match! lol 



    Somebody made a concept (either posted to here or Twitter) that essentially added grey pants and reduced the size of the "ATL", and the uniform actually looked great. I wish I had saved the pictures, because they showed how details can really hold a look back. 

  6. 3 hours ago, BringBackTheVet said:


    The Titans was just thickening, right?  Did they even have to change it for the retail jerseys?  I don't think there's much - if anything - the Rams can do if they're having second thoughts now.  I'm struggling to think of any other number "adjustments" in the past 15 or so years.  The last ones I can think of at all are the 2000 STL Rams (on-field change only), '97 Jaguars (changed during the preseason... not sure what happened with the replicas) and the mid-late '90s 49ers (just a change in block styles due to manufacturer change - before things were standardized) (can't say what year because the Gridiron Database uses #11 for some dumb reason.)


    Yup, just a slight thickening that I have yet to see translated to fan replicas-





    Funnily enough, a lot of the alixpress knockoffs emulate this change a bit more closely (aside from the general wonkiness of it)-


    Switching back on topic...changing from a gradient fill to a solid fill is a bit more of a noticeable change, but the NFL seems to be trending more relaxed rules in regards to uniforms, so who knows? 

  7. 46 minutes ago, Sec19Row53 said:

    What are you thinking is real life? Photoshopped pictures aren't real life. I don't think i saw anything else.


    They're pictures of jersey t-shirts not photoshopped images, which to be fair, don't 100% reflect what the numbers look like on the uniform either. These look like the emphasize the horn outline more than the reality. 

  8. 3 minutes ago, WSU151 said:

    "We think that we have arrived at something that people in Charlotte and the Carolinas will really take to,"


    $5 it's Carolinas FC or Carolina Unity 


    I wish that United wasn't already taken by DC and Atlanta where it doesn't make much sense, because Carolina(s) United would be a really good name actually.

  9. On 5/28/2020 at 2:35 PM, JPDesign said:

    I like that uniform too. But I hate nickname jerseys. Mile High City, Buzz City, The Land, etc. All terrible IMO.


    I like the ones where the name is actually used and carries some cultural significance for the city, but hate the ones that try too hard to make something up.


    In other words... Mile High City works for me, Buzz City is stupid.

  10. I think that the notion of a gradient being inherently outdated is a bit... outdated. It's not strictly a relic of the 90's anymore, and the progression of technology and fabric production allows for them to be used in acceptable ways. The Falcons set has a couple of issues holding it back from totally working, but the gradient is not one of those issues. 

  11. 33 minutes ago, Lights Out said:


    Not really.


    Also these two, which I had never seen prior to yesterday while watching The Match-






    It'd be essentially like turning down money for these athletes to not expand their personal brand. 

  12. 1 hour ago, oldschoolvikings said:


    Yeah, for about three weeks.😜


    ...before becoming a timeless design feature, evolving into the definitive Tampa Bay Buccaneers helmet and being universally beloved by all!


    don't worry, I'm pretty sure that's what you guys were about to say 😉

  13. 14 hours ago, Old School Fool said:

    Here's Tom Brady wearing the new helmet for the first time. Also note the others are wearing the old helmet. The resized logo is definitely better, it's big but not too big.


    The new helmet is a good compromise between the two approaches for sure, but I loved the huge helmet logo for them since it removed the issue with the height of the sword pushing the flag up near the crown of the helmet.


    This one...



    made much better use of the space than this one did-



    Not to mention that it just looks really awesome, but I think I can still appreciate the newest compromise.

  14. 13 minutes ago, oldschoolvikings said:


    Well, a lot of us would make the argument that it's always better to wear your best look, and if the throwback is that, why not just wear it? Kind of like the old saying about quarterbacks... if you've got two starting quarterbacks, the reality is you don't really have one.  Maybe if you think you've got two competing "great uniforms" it means neither are really good enough. 


    I like the analogy but don't know if I totally agree with it in this case. I see the Dolphins' looks as great complements to one another, with the current uniforms being a great modern set and the throwbacks being really nice as well, but perhaps too old-fashioned for regular use every week. The current rotation allows for the throwbacks to be seen pretty frequently without having to go all in on the super traditional vibe. In that sense, I guess I see the throwbacks as a very high-caliber backup. 


    I think that analogy wold function perfectly for the Chargers and Rams prior to this year, as they were two teams who couldn't decide on a color scheme and overall look to choose, resulting in mismatched elements all over the place. 

  15. 1 hour ago, doctorpeligro said:

    Not to be too much of a curmudgeon (because I like the look overall and intend to purchase a Powder Blue #33 Derwin James Jr. jersey), but I agree with Paul Lukas that some of the Chargers' Powder Blue elements look a little "lightweight."


    I used a darker Navy Blue (Pantone 296 C) for the helmet numbers and as a trim color for the bolts, and I think it looks a little better.




    Using Navy to trim the bolts would have probably required them to use a different logo as the primary logo, maybe a modernized version of the horse shield.  With Navy or without Navy, it's a good looking uniform.


    I personally prefer the powder-heavy look, the navy doesn't really strengthen anything to me. It's definitely not horrible like you said, but I think that it'd be similar to the Dolphins' set with navy trim from a few years back: another set that wasn't terrible by any means, but the removal of dark trim enhanced the entire look a ton and allowed for the beauty of the bright colors to just speak for themselves.

  16. 8 hours ago, L10nheart404 said:

    Hawks appreciation thread: of all the beautiful Hawks uniforms, the pinstriped ones may be my favorite. Mix that uniform with the font from the 'Nique era, and that'll be an instant hit. 


    How close are the Hawks to wearing every color on the rainbow at this point? They have to have rebranded more than any team in sports over their history.

  17. The home uniform looks really good to me actually. The gradient is used tastefully and the new horns work really well. The away's are too try hard and the BONE is just dumb. The contrast of blue and yellow on white is one of the best parts of the Rams' look, muddling it all with grey is plain stupid. 

  18. Notice the subtle Iowa State-esque number treatment to match the new horns-




    I don't know, I have a hard time believing that they would include a emphasis like that on the numbers while still going with the old horns on the helmet and sleeve.


  19. 7 hours ago, kimball said:


    Wasn't Tennessee Presidents also considered? Also Tuxedos? Or am I just making stuff up without Googling it first?


    I think I remember Presidents, Tuxedos I'm not sure of. I also think that I vaguely remember Generals or Commanders as one of the higher choices as well.


    I'm pulling all of these from an old book on Titans history that I used to have, with one of the pages being a pretty long list of all the potential nicknames that the team considered at some point. I wish I could find it, it was a pretty interesting glimspe into all of the considerations for a rebranding team.