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I think the Patriots going from their original Flying Elvis look to their true 90's look was a HUGE FANTASTIC upgrade.

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I think this was a huge upgrade. It went from a boring, no personality uniform to a uniform that was bold, and rich in personality.

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7 hours ago, KingKongTom said:

I think the Patriots going from their original Flying Elvis look to their true 90's look was a HUGE FANTASTIC upgrade.

1993-0807-Drew-Bledsoe.jpg to Drew.jpg

 

I think this was a huge upgrade. It went from a boring, no personality uniform to a uniform that was bold, and rich in personality.

Your two photos sandwiched another uninspired uniform in '94, but I don't feel like searching for pics right now.

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On 4/15/2018 at 2:17 PM, Morgo said:

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You know I've always wondered, was the decision to use the Aviator Blue made for the corolation to the Thrashers as a nod or just coincidental?  I don't remember any reference to it at the time of the release. 

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They're not the same shade of blue. The Jets' light blue is significantly darker.

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3 hours ago, bwburke94 said:

Your two photos sandwiched another uninspired uniform in '94, but I don't feel like searching for pics right now.

They didn't. The only change the Pats had before their true 90's look was the same uniform in the first photo, but with a red facemask

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3 hours ago, bwburke94 said:

Your two photos sandwiched another uninspired uniform in '94, but I don't feel like searching for pics right now.

Actually you're right they had the original Flying Elvis uniforms but the numbers only had a blue trim.

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11 hours ago, KingKongTom said:

I think the Patriots going from their original Flying Elvis look to their true 90's look was a HUGE FANTASTIC upgrade.

1993-0807-Drew-Bledsoe.jpg to 

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Drew.jpg

 

I think this was a huge upgrade. It went from a boring, no personality uniform to a uniform that was bold, and rich in personality.

 

 

 

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37 minutes ago, AgentColon2 said:

 

 

 

I apologize for saying you were wrong. I forgot they changed the stripes on the pants as well.

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On 4/15/2018 at 2:33 AM, Bmac said:

This might be the best upgrade of all time. They went from a forgettable, generic look that was poorly designed to a unique and well developed identity that has stood the test of time. The identity utilizes unique colors and has a clear theme, but has never been over the top or gimmicky. It's actually kind of surprising to see something that timeless come out of the 90's. It's a modern classic that appeared just before the merchandise craze and has proven to be a strong identity for years.

If the Mariners had waiting until around 1999 or 2000 to rebrand all they would have done was take the 80s set and add a bunch of black and we would have missed out on the teal navy and silver look. 

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This:
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To This:
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I preferred the second (lime green) version of the green rainbows, but they're both classics and still the only truly great uniforms the Bucks have ever worn.  I think they really dropped the ball not bringing them back this last go-round.

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The New York Giants went from this in the late-1970s...

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...to this in the 1980s

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On 4/29/2018 at 1:26 PM, KingKongTom said:

Actually you're right they had the original Flying Elvis uniforms but the numbers only had a blue trim.

 

They also changed the home uniform from '93 to '94. The numbers changed from red to white, and the pants stripe changed.

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1 hour ago, JH42XCC said:

The New York Giants went from this in the late-1970s...

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...to this in the 1980s

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Not sure if this belongs in the "unpopular opinions" thread instead, but the Giants' 1980s-style uniform is bad. Mismatched blues, three different striping patterns (helmet, sleeves, pants), and completely generic (including the "logo" wordmark). I suspect people like it because of the fond memories of two championships wearing that uniform, rather than the actual design.

 

To the extent that it's an upgrade over the 1970s design, it's because the 70s design is even worse.

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^^

The biggest improvement in that Patriots example is outlining the TV numbers.  I did not like that mismatched look.

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