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does the Colts' striping inconsistency bother you?

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considering helmet, shoulder, and pants:

For their home set, they've got "single blue on white" twice and "double blue on white" once.

For their road set, they've got "single blue on white" once and "double blue on white" twice.

 

I don't know that I would care if they went "single blue on white" twice or "double blue on white" ... but why not pick one for all locations?!

 

Or do you think it looks better as it is?

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It looks bottom heavy with double stripes on the pants but a single stripe on the helmet, so I’d prefer a single stripe on the pants, but that’s the only change I’d make. The jersey and the solid blue socks are both fine. I quite like how the solid blue socks look with the road uniform, but I would also be on board with bringing back a white and a blue pair of double stripe socks to wear with the corresponding jerseys.

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Colts are some of the more classic and better uniforms in the league, I personally would maybe make the pants stripe single but that’s ab it, this looks could last decades and I wouldn’t care tbh

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Helmet always has 1 stripe. Jersey/pants always have 2 stripes. Seems pretty consistent to me. The pants/helmets/jerseys don't have to have the exact same stripe to be considered consistent for me.

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Doesn't bother me. Would double stripes on the helmet look nice? Yeah. Do they need to do it? No.

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4 hours ago, andrewharrington said:

It looks bottom heavy with double stripes on the pants but a single stripe on the helmet, so I’d prefer a single stripe on the pants, but that’s the only change I’d make. The jersey and the solid blue socks are both fine. I quite like how the solid blue socks look with the road uniform, but I would also be on board with bringing back a white and a blue pair of double stripe socks to wear with the corresponding jerseys.

 

I've always thought monochrome teams like the Colts (and Jets) benefit from striped socks.

 

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Inconsistencies like that were common back then. The Dolphins and Redskins also had different stripes on their helmet and pants (Redskins still do).

 

The Colts could match them or stay the same; they're still Top 5 uniforms IMO.

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I remember that one season they had blue pants. It balanced out the road set a little, but a lot of people are happy that they've been gone now.

 

But, nah, the single stripe on the Colts helmet doesn't bother me at all. It's a timeless design.

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Each time Nike introduces some new garbage to the NFL, I just love the Colts uniforms more.  I would prefer a single stripe on the pants, but it's not a deal breaker for me.

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I always thought the pants ought to have just one stripe so they’ll have something that matches the helmet. Jerseys are fine as they are.

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13 hours ago, Mingjai said:

 

I've always thought monochrome teams like the Colts (and Jets) benefit from striped socks.

 

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Off topic, but speaking of consistency, I miss this look for the Chargers.  

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Doesn’t bother me.  If they were designing these from scratch they’d probably maintain consistency.  But as others have noted it’s been this way for so long it seems to work for most.  

 

UGA does the single helmet stripe and triple pant stripes (although their pants aren’t the same color so it isn’t a fair comparison)

 

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in the 90s they messed around with the helmet stripe but they went back to the original design pretty fast 

 

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This is how they’ve looked for my entire existence, so I’ve never put much thought into it being another way. But now that you mention it, a single stripe on the pants or double stripe on the helmet would be preferable. There seem to be numerous inconsistencies in the NFL that have simply been accepted because it’s been that way for decades. 

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nothing bothers me about the uniform, except maybe the socks. i just like striped socks better than non-striped socks, as long as they're not too large and take focus away from more important parts of the uni. i agree with Harry that the uniform is a bit bottom heavy, but i'd rather the uniform be bottom heavy than top heavy. that said, a single pants stripe would look great too. 

 

its a uniform that will always need to contrast with the Jets. no matter what NY does now, you never want to move the elements on the Colts uni to a point where people might say "looks like the old Jets uniform"

 

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Aside from the one team’s sleeve caps and number of stripes on their respective helmets, I’ve always viewed the Colts as the blue version of the Jets (and vice versa).

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6 hours ago, AndrewMLind said:

Aside from the one team’s sleeve caps and number of stripes on their respective helmets, I’ve always viewed the Colts as the blue version of the Jets (and vice versa).

 

right, they’re similar but those differences are key. imagine watching these teams play each other on a tv in the 60s. maybe black and white? the helmet stripes and jersey stripes are the elements that differentiate those teams (and is where your focus is as a viewer) and its still good principle today to keep them different. 

 

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