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On 11/28/2016 at 4:55 PM, the admiral said:

Apparently the Padres found a non-sartorial way to screw up big, too: their radio broadcasts are moving from XEPRS Tijuana, a 50,000-watt AM signal, to KBZT San Diego, an FM. Now, instead of their signal spanning from Santa Barbara to well into Baja California, they're lucky to cover Temecula to Tijuana. Giving up a great deal of Southern California, especially northern San Diego County, seems unwise!

Not just in TJ I lived in LA and I'm able to have Mighty 1090 now my only way to listen to Padres game is if I buy the MLB App

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1 minute ago, Gothamite said:

That's fair - the sand worked as pants with navy, but not as a full uniform. 

 

Maybe they could have kept the sand pants only to be worn with the navy tops... then take the road jersey, make it gray, then add sand and white trim and piping and you've got a better look with an actual second color that isn't white.

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16 hours ago, hawk36 said:

I'd also argue that the best and most loved [Padres] team was the 1984 (brown) team since it was the first team to make it to the World Series. The 1998 team was great but nothing can compare to the first.

 

That is correct.  When it comes to the Padres, 1984 trumps (if you'll pardon the expression) all.

 

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I'd prefer to remove the orange and just have yellow and brown.  But that wordmark at home is the only way to go.  The Padres rank up there with the Nets as teams that have inexplicably turned their backs on their most identifiable marks.

On the road, there could be a grey version of this set (the actual 1984 road uniform had only a brown jersey and white pants, unfortunately).  I'd even be happy with the dignified road uniform from the next set...

 

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...but, again, with yellow, not orange.  (And I don't want to hear any arbitrary nonsense about no pinstripes on the road.  The very fact that this uniform looks so good next to the Yankees' home uniform shows that pinstripes on the road can be great.)

 

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My issue with the sand color is San Diego (and I'm a native) doesn't have particularly attractive wet sand and it looks like the wet sand color to me. Rather than a nice golden or white hue it's drab and putty like. Make it dry, whiter sand and maybe it would work but the dark, drab, greenish grey just isn't attractive to my eye.

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3 hours ago, The SHOW said:

Not just in TJ I lived in LA and I'm able to have Mighty 1090 now my only way to listen to Padres game is if I buy the MLB App

 

Hell when the weather was right you could get 1090 up near Fresno in the Central Valley and Santa Barbara on the coast. Used to make driving home from the Bay Area more tolerable for my wife and I (provided the Padres were winning).

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3 hours ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

Just out of curiousity because its like I can't seem to remember them in action much, I went back to check out in-game pics of the 2004 - 2010 Padres uniforms where sand was more prominent than white and, wow, consider me subtly impressed. They actually had something to build off of. Most would rather see brown but if you're gonna be a "beach themed" team then do it, go for it. The sand look was the start of an actual IDENTITY.

 

Looking back I wish they had stuck to these and went forward from there. Instead they've subtracted the sand, the colors, and the beginings of an identity.

 

What identity is there in just navy and white? It's not the beaches, the military, or the Friars so what exactly are they going for???

 

Yes the "sand years" uniforms had flaws and I wasn't a fan at the time of the sand jersey that looked like they were white jerseys soaked in pee... but they were more fun and interesting than what is going on with the Padres look today. Outside of just straight up switching back to brown exclusively, I'd imagine that sticking with the 2004 look through 2017 and beyond would have been a better move than what they've done since 2011.

 

A few pics... also I really like the sand colored pants with the navy tops. It's a good use of the sand color with the "ocean" color of navy blue alongside it. It seems a stronger use of sand than being both top and bottom sand like the primary road jersey was...

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I miss those navy tops. They were a good look that worked with white or sand pants.

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2 hours ago, hawk36 said:

My issue with the sand color is San Diego (and I'm a native) doesn't have particularly attractive wet sand and it looks like the wet sand color to me. Rather than a nice golden or white hue it's drab and putty like. Make it dry, whiter sand and maybe it would work but the dark, drab, greenish grey just isn't attractive to my eye.

This is both hilarious and excellent. The detail in your thoughts here is wonderful. To the rest of us it's just sand and one generic khaki color is enough but you, as a San Diego native, want a clear distinction between wet and dry sand in the color. I love it.

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I'm a fan of Dane Storrusten's ideas for updating the San Diego Padres' look.

A quick evolution of the San Diego Padres on-field brand. 

 

I love the palette of deep brown (calling to mind a Franciscan friar's habit), golden tan (emblematic of sandy beaches), and a blue somewhere between powder and teal (representing the Southern California sky). The font - especially as featured in the "SD" ligature - strikes me as being evocative of the Spanish Mission Period in Alta California. Both caps are gorgeous, particularly the the version featuring the golden tan contrasting front panels.

I'd like to see the road uniform rendered in khaki instead of grey, with blue lettering and numbering outlined in brown. However, that's just for comparisons sake, as I could certainly live with the road units as depicted.

Still, other than that, I think Storrusten's concept would be a brilliant look for the Padres.        

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54 minutes ago, SilverBullet1929 said:

This is both hilarious and excellent. The detail in your thoughts here is wonderful. To the rest of us it's just sand and one generic khaki color is enough but you, as a San Diego native, want a clear distinction between wet and dry sand in the color. I love it.

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21 minutes ago, Brian in Boston said:

I'm a fan of Dane Storrusten's ideas for updating the San Diego Padres' look.

A quick evolution of the San Diego Padres on-field brand. 

 

I love the palette of deep brown (calling to mind a Franciscan friar's habit), golden tan (emblematic of sandy beaches), and a blue somewhere between powder and teal (representing the Southern California sky). The font - especially as featured in the "SD" ligature - strikes me as being evocative of the Spanish Mission Period in Alta California. Both caps are gorgeous, particularly the the version featuring the golden tan contrasting front panels.

I'd like to see the road uniform rendered in khaki instead of grey, with blue lettering and numbering outlined in brown. However, that's just for comparisons sake, as I could certainly live with the road units as depicted.

Still, other than that, I think Storrusten's concept would be a brilliant look for the Padres.        

 

Sorry, no thanks. Any major change to the interlocking SD is an automatic no go in my book, it's been the one good consistent thing about the Padres look for 30+ years. That and any use of the taco bell is just bleh.

 

The color scheme and uniforms aren't bad. If he re-rendered it with the proper logo and dumped the taco bell cap it might be interesting to see.

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Just now, bosrs1 said:

 

Sorry, no thanks. Any major change to the interlocking SD is an automatic no go in my book, it's been the one good consistent thing about the Padres look for 30+ years.

 

The color scheme isn't bad. If he re-rendered it with the proper logo it might be interesting to see.

Agree. The SD logo is the one solid, good, refined element of the Padres' brand.

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I really liked the sand road uniforms for the Padres, but they eventually quit wearing the tops with the matching pants and only went blue jerseys. It was a nice attempt to wear something that wasn't your standard grey uniform, way better than what Arizona tried to do last year. 

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44 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

Sorry, no thanks. Any major change to the interlocking SD is an automatic no go in my book, it's been the one good consistent thing about the Padres look for 30+ years.

 

They haven't had the same interlocking SD for the past 30+ years.

 

It's a bit more than I'd usually prefer, but I rather like his cap logo.  Seems kind of fitting for the city.

 

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1 hour ago, bosrs1 said:

 

Sorry, no thanks. Any major change to the interlocking SD is an automatic no go in my book, it's been the one good consistent thing about the Padres look for 30+ years. That and any use of the taco bell is just bleh.

 

The color scheme and uniforms aren't bad. If he re-rendered it with the proper logo and dumped the taco bell cap it might be interesting to see.

 

I agree that the SD ligature has been the "one good consistent thing about the Padres look" since 1985. Frankly, particularly since the slight tweak in 2004, I've felt that it doesn't require a change. That said, I do feel that if a change were to be made to the ligature, than Storrusten's font represents a redesign with merit, as it evokes a sense of the Spanish Mission Period.       

My primary enthusiasm for Storrusten's concept is based upon the color palette. I've long felt that the Padres should pair the brown from their past with the powder blue and sand/tan hues that they've used in more recent years. I think brown as the primary color, powder blue as the secondary color, and sand/tan as the tertiary/accent color would be both unique and attractive.

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1 hour ago, hawk36 said:

Just found this pic. Made me think, if the Padres wanted a single color look, brown would have worked well and would have at least been unique (although I still would prefer a splash of yellow).

 

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Someone please take this idea and make a quick mockup of the 2017 home and road but replace all the navy with brown. I'm sure it'd be a solid upgrade at the least.

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4 hours ago, bosrs1 said:

 

I miss those navy tops. They were a good look that worked with white or sand pants.

 

Those navy tops with the sand script and the Friar logo on the sleeve were easily in my top 5 all time favorite MLB jerseys. They were pretty much perfect, and they worked amazingly well with the sand pants. I've stated on here more than once that the sand uniform they wore was one I miss a LOT more than I ever expected to. In hindsight, it was kinda brilliant sans the BoWtiE script. 

 

Honestly, I think if the Padres took that set and swapped the navy for a lighter shade of brown (not the super dark sort of obnoxious shade they wore in the 80s), it would be iconic. 

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50 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

 

Those navy tops with the sand script and the Friar logo on the sleeve were easily in my top 5 all time favorite MLB jerseys. They were pretty much perfect, and they worked amazingly well with the sand pants. I've stated on here more than once that the sand uniform they wore was one I miss a LOT more than I ever expected to. In hindsight, it was kinda brilliant sans the BoWtiE script. 

 

Honestly, I think if the Padres took that set and swapped the navy for a lighter shade of brown (not the super dark sort of obnoxious shade they wore in the 80s), it would be iconic. 

 

You mean like this? 

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Padres Owner says uniforms don’t mean much to him and it shows

 

http://www.gaslampball.com/2016/11/30/13796894/padres-owner-says-uniforms-don-t-mean-much-to-him-and-it-shows

 

Titles a bit misleading.

 

From the article

 

"I have no fashion sense as you can probably tell by what I’m wearing tonight and what I usually wear. On top of that I’m color blind, so the uniform style and color don’t mean a lot to me personally."

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