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Cincinnati Reds: Time For A Change?


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It feels like a button down version of the Big Red Machine unis should be no-brainer for the Reds (so, basically, their 1968-1971 uniforms).
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Why a team with so much history, and a look that still has plenty of cache because of the ubiquity of those mid-70s teams, keeps chasing silly fads year after year; I'll never understand.

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Modern reds should definitely be in 68-71 set. With the addition of red-white-red piping on home and road pants like they use on their current road grey pants. Also, possibly a white outline on the “Cincinnati” road wordmark and name and number to match the piping on the pants.

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I fail to see what's wrong with this look.  Only things I'd change are the dropping of the black, lose all drop shadows, and maybe go with a blocker, more traditional font.

 

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35 minutes ago, CS85 said:

I fail to see what's wrong with this look.  Only things I'd change are the dropping of the black, lose all drop shadows, and maybe go with a blocker, more traditional font.

 

That'll get you most of the way there (maybe thatsthejoke.jpg?). The headspoon piping can probably go, too.

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51 minutes ago, the admiral said:

 

That'll get you most of the way there (maybe thatsthejoke.jpg?). The headspoon piping can probably go, too.

 

The headspoon I'm fairly tolerant of when the team is already toting a simple look.

 

As long as this look never comes back:

 

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1 hour ago, BJ Sands said:

Honestly, I don't think there's anything wrong with their look. It's related to their past and has modern touches. The black accents make the set more visually interesting.

The typeface is convoluted, related to absolutely nothing with the Reds or Cincinnati except generic ye-olde-tymeyness, and the black gets in the way as much as it would with the Detroit Red Wings. Folks! It's bad!

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The Olde English "C" and the script "Reds" can't be gone soon enough, and unfortunately, the "C" is still being painted behind the pitcher's mound.  Those Spring Training caps were horrendous.  Are they still using them in BP?

 

Wishbone "C" on caps and home jerseys, block "CINCINNATI" on road jerseys, one or the other on jackets and outerwear, and no (or minimal) black.  Please don't make this a clown show in the name of selling merchandise.

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On 6/22/2018 at 10:49 AM, -Akronite- said:

 

I disagree only because I think your examples are bad, since I generally agree that the addition of a white stroke helps colors pop and creates a more balanced look.

 

In this instance you have an Orioles jersey with a black outline and a white outline. To me, that looks cheap and overdone compared to say, this:

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And again, I usually like the use of a white stroke, but something about that orange being directly on the black looks gorgeous in that instance. What a beautiful set.

 

 

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A white outline here just seems unnecessary to me in this case. The orange on black is a much smoother look, and the orange pops off the black just fine. It works for the Orioles.

 

 

 

 

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I can go either way. One argument might be that because the black scripts on orange have a white outline, the orange scripts on black should as well. Plus, the Orioles, with their white-paneled hats and their old striped socks, seem to be about a black/orange/white balance more than the Giants are. But I get how good the simple orange on black looks. I'd probably skirt the issue by wearing orange alternates more than black ones.

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24 minutes ago, the admiral said:

I can go either way. One argument might be that because the black scripts on orange have a white outline, the orange scripts on black should as well. Plus, the Orioles, with their white-paneled hats and their old striped socks, seem to be about a black/orange/white balance more than the Giants are. But I get how good the simple orange on black looks. I'd probably skirt the issue by wearing orange alternates more than black ones.

Here's the thing though.

 

The script the Orioles use for the black jersey is the same one as the home/away. Orange script with a black border. You just don't see the black border because it's on a black jersey, but if you have an authentic jersey in your hand you can see it. 

 

The orange jersey is the only weird one. 

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