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Which aspects make this (or fail to make this) Pirates uniform retro?


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Please respond to the three questions below:

              1.  Do you consider this a retro uniform? If so, what elements of this uniform make it retro? If not, why don’t you consider it retro?

2. What comes to mind when you see this uniform? And how does this uniform make you feel?

3. Does looking at this uniform make you connect to a time in the past? If so, how does it connect you to that time?

Pirates throwback uniform.jpg

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Unless you are specifically focusing on how people who are fascinated by athletics aesthetics think about uniforms and logos you are going to have very biased data by asking this board. The perceptions, feelings, and knowledge of logos and uniforms of the people on this board are going to be vastly different than a random sample of people. This bias will nullify your data.

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21 hours ago, zscola37 said:

By posting on this message board thread you are agreeing to take part in a research project. Anything you post can be used in a study on retro branding in sport, but any of your personal information (name, username, etc.) will not be connected to the post. This study is in place to learn more about fans perceptions of retro brands, and the participation in this study should cause no harm or stress. It is possible, however, with an open forum and internet communication, that through intent or accident someone other than the intended recipient may see your response. Your identifiable information will not be shared unless (a) it is required by law or university policy, or (b) you give written permission. If you post on this thread and later decide you prefer what you have posted to not be a part of a study, please email: scola.zach@ku.edu and we will remove any of your posts from our research. Thank you and if you have any questions about your participation in this study please email me at the email above. If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, you may call the Human Subjects Proection Office at 785.864.7429 or email irb.ku.edu

 

Please respond to the three questions below:

              1.  Do you consider this a retro uniform? If so, what elements of this uniform make it retro? If not, why don’t you consider it retro?

2. What comes to mind when you see this uniform? And how does this uniform make you feel?

3. Does looking at this uniform make you connect to a time in the past? If so, how does it connect you to that time?

Pirates throwback uniform.jpg

It's definitely a throwback uniform, even though the pants aren't 100% correct. In this example, the striping is wrong. All the other elements are consistent with the 1977-84 time period in which this set was occasionally used. I would say it's a polarizing style, some fans dislike monochrome baseball uniforms, others enjoy them. This uniform set is linked with strong Pirates teams, and stars like Willie Stargell and Dave Parker, so that would be a positive vibe for Pirates fans. Our memories of the old uniforms are always influence by the players and teams involved, that's a universal situation.

 

 

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