Carolingian Steamroller

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  1. I disagree. If you look at the blue over blue, the elements have a consistent yellow white yellow across the entire uniform from the helmet to the pant cuff. The bone over bone has the same white/yellow detail running from the sleeve down the side of the pants with the blue socks/sleeve providing the right amount of contrast and blending with the numbers.
  2. I thought the Rams best combinations were the blue over blue and bone over bone (with blue socks and undershirts). I think both sets maximize the things about the uniforms that are cool and interesting.
  3. Thank Twinkies set is so clean. Love the Sox in blue!
  4. Of course. I'm talking about how the shape of the new horns fit on the helmet itself. The old horns were thinner, but I think they covered a wider arch on the helmet shell.
  5. One other detail contributing to the slightly off feeling with the new Rams uniforms: Spacing on the helmet horns. Compare two photos of Cooper Kupp. Same helmet, same player. The new horns are distinctly off the nose bumper and clearly avoid the stress plate. I'm not sure how much of this is deliberate (i.e. avoiding the irregular shape of the shell to keep the stickers from blistering) but I think it's making the horns look smaller and different compared to the old helmet.
  6. Because the blue over blue is designated home uniform #1. The yellow pants are alternates. It's also pretty clear the home uniform was designed to be mono blue from the jump.
  7. Are they though? A lot of the gimmicky features of the '20 Rams set fade at a distance very much unlike the Bucs and '13 Jags. It was impossible to ignore the Jags' helmet and the Bucs' number font. Ditto for the truncated striping (which the Rams set is largely free of apart from the bone jersey). I think the thing the Rams and Jags have in common is that it really comes down to the helmet. The two color, two finish helmet really sunk that look for the Jaguars. Likewise, I think the segmented horns are going to be the most likely to turn someone off on the new design. If you don't mind the new horns, the rest of the set isn't that bad.
  8. I'm not saying I've come around completely, but I can at least see where the theme is on the mono blue at least.
  9. Just looking at these photos https://www.therams.com/photos/first-look-at-media-week#bc6b4fc5-89cb-4825-be64-05ad58b29ad5 I think the biggest liability is the segmented horn. If its not for you, there's nothing that can repair it. To be honest, once you're looking at it from a distance, a lot of the smaller details (the name tag, the stitching, the swirls on the numbers) fade away. There's even an interesting effect where the gradient effects only the elements from the bottom of the numbers downward. For example this picture has the yellow being consistent from the top of the helmet down to the numbers, before fading to white. The white then fades back to yellow on the pants.
  10. More photos courtesy of Rams Twitter. Also video A couple of notes: 1. The screen printed material and numbers appear to be mildly reflective so it's anyone's guess how that will look. 2. There might be an issue with the gold on the jersey/pants/numbers not matching the helmet. 3. The picture from the gradient up only, makes me wish they had committed to no gradient. It actually looks ok (if you don't mind the broken horns). It would even have been ok if they'd gone all-in on the gradient so you would get the jarring effect of gradient on the numbers but nowhere else.
  11. I'm biased in favor of the gold pants look because that's what I wore in High School.
  12. It's probably reflexive. Most numbers use the same thickness outlining for front and back.
  13. The other thing that bugs me: The outlining on the chest number is far thicker than the outlining on the script. You can really see it on the pinstripes and the grey jersey. I think they're trying to keep the outlining the same color as on the back number but it just looks incongruous.
  14. This was super common with pull-over era uniforms. The sleeves and sansabelt matched and so did the collar and pant seam. Each element was matched with its counterpart of similar size. With nothing to match the sleeves, the Brewers' home jersey feels really unbalance. The only way out would have been to just roll with it and put that expanded sleeve insert on every jersey. It's not even that much wider than the pants striping. Just enough to bother you when you see it.
  15. As much as I do appreciate Vegas’s design, the London Knights just have much better identity. They also pack a decent size arena on a nightly basis.
  16. Now I’ve had my issues with Cleveland’s use of the softball top but I’m pretty sure they contract cleaning them out rather keep someone on payroll.
  17. That looks pretty sweet actually.
  18. This is something I'm on board with. If we could get a Viking logo that shows a knarr loaded with amber and walrus ivory for trade, that would be pretty sweet. I'd love a full bodied squid logo in attack mode like 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Especially if Seattle plays Carolina in the Whalers throwbacks for some classic sperm whale v. giant squid action.
  19. I think you meed to thicken the red striping on the sleeve. I like the idea but to get it really match the hem stripe has to have the same widths. Otherwise it presents a weird clash like the Maple Leafs sleeve/hem contrast.
  20. I agree completely. I had been tending to like the royal/gold version of the Mariners and I decried the Seahawks neon green. Then I went to Seattle for a wedding in January. Suddenly everything made sense. On a cloudy day, the different, bright shades of teal and green really shine. More traditional blue and gold didn't really fit. The Kraken's colors and scheme is going to look terrific on the Seattle streets.
  21. I LOVE THE NAME. Maybe I'm a sucker for large invertebrates but the idea of team named after a giant squid is just the right brand of weird for me. I feel like the team would be making a mistake for not going weird when the opportunity was right in front of them. I love how they managed to use the split "S" to create a tentacle. The anchor/space needle logo is one of the best secondary logos out of the gate in a long time (image that as the crest on an alternate). The color scheme is going to look great, especially on a cap. The jerseys have really terrific color balance. I love that they maintain a unified sleeve and hem template. I don't normally go for double shades of blue (green?) but this feels like it's done right, its just there to add some texture and they're consistent about how they use it. A+ all around from me. PS: The sleeve numbers appear squatter and wider than the back numbers, a detail that always wins points for me.
  22. I like this better given the blue brim is used. If the cap was all red and had a plain white P, I'd like the white outline better.
  23. It's insane how much better these are than what was before. Top ten easy. Some really terrific details too. On all three uniforms, the side panels feature doubled up versions of the collar and shorts cuff piping. The center stripe is base color of the jersey EXCEPT for the black which switches in the gold creating a look that is consistent in theme with the red and white uniforms while still being different.