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  1. Interesting that the Heat are embracing the violet color which is in between the Gale Blue to Pink gradient in their city jerseys. I've seen Miami refer to these as the last of the Vice Series. Will be interesting if they implement violet in their new city branding next year. Does it replace Blue or Pink? I also could see them modifying the Floridians colors (Orange, Black and Pink).
  2. Obviously neither are official, but one aspect of this years city editions is we are seeing less conventional colors being used. Charlotte with their mint & gold, Dallas with their metallic gold etc. I miss the days when jerseys used metallic tackle twill / dazzle satin. At the same time; I don't really like how teams have completely different colors on their city jerseys. I think there are a few teams that could implement pastel tone/s in their branding. Utah in particular feels like a team that could link pastel mountains with earth tones. The Tampa jersey is obviously gimmicky and could never be used, but I like how the color tones suits the city, rather than adhering to 10 basic mid-tones that almost every team uses.
  3. Agree with the above comments; removing length off the neck makes it look more duck-like. The AFL leans towards minimalist design. Most AFL teams have a monogram logos; they could have played off the long neck with curvature, symmetrically mirroring the letter "S" - could have been done in a real classy way.
  4. I do like some of Brandiose's work fwiw, but agreed. There are so many talented designers working for pennies on the dollar compared to more established design firms. I watched a long Brandiose video about their process - for the alternate temporary gimmicky brands Brandiose are involved in the naming process. They research all the niche local themes, and come up with multiple options for multiple names. So they aren't just designing one logo. However, they almost exclusively work on MILB branding, so they would have to be earning 2 full time incomes for it to be worth their time.
  5. The new Copa logos were released the other day; seems like most of them were not done by Brandiose. Brandiose have mentioned they charge a good enough price that they can spend a lot of time researching and experimenting - makes me wonder if MILB are moving to cheaper alternatives?
  6. Not "thrift" pickups (I've lived in Canada and Australia over the past 2 years - not great for thrift shopping), but I had to post this. I've purchased some of my top 10 favorite pieces of sports merch recently - Despite not being a baseball fan, I love the lime green Rays jersey. I'm assuming it's just a fashion jersey? I've never seen it referred to as a batting practice jersey and never seen any players wearing it. I've still got my eyes open for the other version - which has purple pinstripes instead of blue. I've been actively looking at all Chalk Line jackets for the past few years and have never seen either of the Patriots or Buccaneers varsity jackets elsewhere - I did accidentally ruin the Patriots jacket by ignoring the dry clean only directions arghhh. Shaq was my favorite player growing up, so I was looking for a cheap MPLS jersey on eBay. I wasn't aware that Reebok did "D'funkd" - a fauxback range that used satin and velour materials for the jerseys. I have a soft spot for the "cringey baggy sportswear in early 2000s music video", so I had to scoop this up. The Manitoba Moose jersey was a nod to D3. I loved the scene where all the kids wear different jerseys - one of the players wears a Minnesota Moose jersey. Love the logo, and lived in Canada so that's my justification for my retail therapy habit. The Hornets satin chalk line probably has the most sentimental value because I found the organic way - at a thrift shop when I lived in downtown Toronto. I like how the color actually has a teal tinted hue (not just plain cyan), and how the outline of the Hornet is purple (and not black). Not historically accurate, but I like those details.
  7. I worked with MLSE (in Scotiabank Arena) and I can confirm this. Our work pants options were Adidas and Under Armor. Although there was no limit to what brand shoes we wore. Sidenote - I'm in agony that my VISA expired in January and I didn't get to witness history in person
  8. I like the Vice identity but I wish they used more of a greenish teal instead of cyan. If they added a splash Orange to this it could tie in their Floridian days and also give it a Cirtus/Party vibe - albeit it would essentially be the Spurs fiesta colorway. As for their Red & Black scheme; I would like more Orange implemented. A bright Orange placed next to the Red would look more flame/blast-like. If they also added Yellow and minimized the Black I think it would suit their branding more, but perhaps 4 colors plus white is a bit much.
  9. What a downgrade. I liked the 2 different textures from last year. The metallic logos were a bit tacky, but I still purchased the Gold Raptors, Timberwolves and Grizzlies in light blue. These are like the city jerseys in the form of a hat.
  10. I prefer the full body rat holding the pizza slice than the main logo. Sadly it looks like they didn't produce any merch with this logo. The front face rat looks ambiguous, could easily be a kangaroo.
  11. No worries, I'v always been a fan of the Hornets OG logo & identity so it was neat to see this unexpectedly. Seems there was a period where Charlotte didn't have green or light blue pinstripes. I could be wrong though, the resolution is too low for my eye to tell. This uniform seems to align with the CH logo posted in this thread.
  12. Not sure if this has already been discussed at exhaustion on this board, but I just saw this Hornets jersey on a documentary about their arrival in the NBA. I know it's not a logo but it definitely was lost at some stage before the team started competing.
  13. Odd color combination. If they wanted to go with Volt, they could have gone back to their Green and Blue Pistol Pete era colors. It would be unique and the blue and volt compliment each other.
  14. I know these are from last year, but can anybody shed light on the below Bobcats Light Blue shorts I found on ebay? I don't recall seeing anybody ever wear these (listed as team issued authentic); http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Adidas-NBA-Authentic-Charlotte-Bobocats-team-issued-shorts-4XL-2-Length-/161554194982?pt=US_Basketball_Fan_Shop&hash=item259d616226
  15. It's no secret that it's my personal favorite sets of all time from the islanders, but I can't imagine there is a market for anything fisherman related except for people that are either contrarians or nostalgic for 1996. Personally, I thought it was a good look that was given an unfair chance. I think Mitchell & Ness can find a home for Fisherman Islanders gear if they emphasize the teal. Sure, the logos aren't as iconic as Hornets gear or the Mighty Ducks gear that recently sold like hotcakes; but the Detroit Pistons Horse logo has a similar reputation as the Fisherman logo, yet the Pistons horse logo gear seems to be fairly popular. I also would have thought they could sell these to people from New York. I can't decide if the fact that the Islanders only wore these logos for a short period would enhance sales or detract. That said (as you pointed out), I would be purchasing Fisherman gear for mainly nostalgic purposes.