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The Cavs set is annoying, because no one part of it is terrible, yet as a unit, there’s so many inconsistencies and non-cohesiveness that it’s just miserable all put together.

 

You have grey and black jerseys, but the accent on the wine jersey is navy. None of those three colors are used on the white one. You have the full beveled wordmarks on the white and wine jerseys, but the numbers that aren’t. You have the drop shadow on the “C” on the black jersey, but not on the numbers. You have the logo on a black shield, with black border around the court, when ostensibly the Cavs are going to wear navy-trimmed jerseys at home at some point. Hell, you have the general mismatch of using black and navy in the same set, but rarely alongside each other. You have four jerseys, but none of them are gold, the color your franchise started in at home.

 

The basis for a really, really nice set is actually here. Change the beveling on the white and wine jerseys’ wordmarks to match the numbers, ditch the navy entirely from the set — so go gold numerals on the wine jersey, outlined in white — make your “community” jersey gold, and you can stick with the same general design, sans drop shadow, and still keep your black jersey.

 

That would be an actual cohesive set. Instead, we get this weird thing where there are a lot of little things that look not great and a team that can’t decide if its primary color is wine, navy or black.

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On 10/6/2017 at 11:52 PM, crashcarson15 said:

The Cavs set is annoying, because no one part of it is terrible, yet as a unit, there’s so many inconsistencies and non-cohesiveness that it’s just miserable all put together.

 

You have grey and black jerseys, but the accent on the wine jersey is navy. None of those three colors are used on the white one. You have the full beveled wordmarks on the white and wine jerseys, but the numbers that aren’t. You have the drop shadow on the “C” on the black jersey, but not on the numbers. You have the logo on a black shield, with black border around the court, when ostensibly the Cavs are going to wear navy-trimmed jerseys at home at some point. Hell, you have the general mismatch of using black and navy in the same set, but rarely alongside each other. You have four jerseys, but none of them are gold, the color your franchise started in at home.

 

The basis for a really, really nice set is actually here. Change the beveling on the white and wine jerseys’ wordmarks to match the numbers, ditch the navy entirely from the set — so go gold numerals on the wine jersey, outlined in white — make your “community” jersey gold, and you can stick with the same general design, sans drop shadow, and still keep your black jersey.

 

That would be an actual cohesive set. Instead, we get this weird thing where there are a lot of little things that look not great and a team that can’t decide if its primary color is wine, navy or black.

 

I agree with everything you said. The one thing I'd add is the "pinstripes" on the black jersey. Why? They actually look good, but why are they not on any other jersey?

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We are so used to homes and aways and even alts looking largely the same, just rotating the colors and maybe switching the nickname for place name as the wordmark. But as the NBA adopts more soccer-inspired uniform practices (designate whichever as your primary, more year-to-year rotation) it seems like another practice we're seeing is way more variation from one uniform to the next -- totally different designs, totally different color schemes, no great worry about whether everything fits together as a "set" for one team.

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As I thought would most certainly be the case, navy numbers on the wine uniform are illegible. This is worse than the Hawks' volt numbers on white, but so obvious a mistake to having been made.

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