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That's gotta be one of my favourite alternate jerseys already. I'm glad they kept it traditional with the striping, I usually hate outline-only numbers, but they bring the whole thing together here. Gotta get my hands on one of these.

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Maybe if I hadn't seen so many black ice jerseys before this I'd feel different. But I'm really not a fan. It just looks like a gimmicky fashion jersey to me.

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I like that it has the traditional striping pattern, but it’s a little disappointing that it’s just the home jersey color swapped. I feel like there could have been a little more done there. As nice as the colors and logo is, it seems a little too plain for being this big “neon” look. It honestly could have pushed the boundaries a little more than it does.

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11 minutes ago, chcarlson23 said:

I like that it has the traditional striping pattern, but it’s a little disappointing that it’s just the home jersey color swapped. I feel like there could have been a little more done there. As nice as the colors and logo is, it seems a little too plain for being this big “neon” look. It honestly could have pushed the boundaries a little more than it does.

See, that's what I like about it. It follows the same template which ties it into the rest of the brand even though the colours are a bit "out there". I like that they showed some restraint while trying something new. In my eyes it's much better to go this route than a grab-bag of gimmicks all in one uniform like we've seen in the NFL with the Rams redesign and Bucs previous uniforms.

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40 minutes ago, Chromatic said:

Maybe if I hadn't seen so many black ice jerseys before this I'd feel different. But I'm really not a fan. It just looks like a gimmicky fashion jersey to me.

 

Exactly. They have also already tweeted out the phrase "back in black" .... im just bored with this stealthy black stuff. Their team name is the Stars. There are so many creative thing you can do with that. Yet, they decided to make the billionth "blackout" set and slap an outline of texas on it. 

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18 minutes ago, PlayGloria said:

Exactly. They have also already tweeted out the phrase "back in black" .... im just bored with this stealthy black stuff. Their team name is the Stars. There are so many creative thing you can do with that. Yet, they decided to make the billionth "blackout" set and slap an outline of texas on it. 

Would you rather some kitschy space-themed design, though? This may not be innovative, but it's at least decent. I'd take this over another Mooterus-level disaster a hundred times over.

 

Black jerseys always sell, you can't blame them for doing a black jersey in a time like this. Besides, we have the Reverse Retro coming anyways, which will probably be more traditional. It's a design that's taking inspiration from the skyline of Dallas, which means it's definitely a nod to the Bank of America Plaza.

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59 minutes ago, PlayGloria said:

 

Exactly. They have also already tweeted out the phrase "back in black" .... im just bored with this stealthy black stuff. Their team name is the Stars. There are so many creative thing you can do with that. Yet, they decided to make the billionth "blackout" set and slap an outline of texas on it. 

 

So they can't have an alternate jersey that pays tribute to Dallas? 

 

 

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Literally the only concern i have is are the black numbers going to be readable? 

 

I like when teams keep their colors across their uniforms so the neon im not a fan of *for dallas*

 

However the uniform itself, i quite like it actually. Feels modern yet not gaudy

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3 minutes ago, flyersfan said:

Literally the only concern i have is are the black numbers going to be readable? 

 

The thick, bright neon green outlines should help. 

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8 minutes ago, WSU151 said:

 

So they can't have an alternate jersey that pays tribute to Dallas? 

 

 

 

They can do what they want and they will probably sell. It's just an opinion. It just does nothing for me

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1 hour ago, PlayGloria said:

 

Exactly. They have also already tweeted out the phrase "back in black" .... im just bored with this stealthy black stuff. Their team name is the Stars. There are so many creative thing you can do with that. Yet, they decided to make the billionth "blackout" set and slap an outline of texas on it. 

Blackout makes perfect sense for a team named the Stars. A night sky consists of stars, the moon, and the rest is black.

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9 minutes ago, Gobbi said:

Blackout makes perfect sense for a team named the Stars. A night sky consists of stars, the moon, and the rest is black.

You can still do that using their normal colours. In fact I'd say thats more fitting of a night sky than these mountain dew can jerseys

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Just now, Chromatic said:

You can still do that using their normal colours. In fact I'd say thats more fitting of a night sky than the mountain dew colour scheme.

Agreed. I'm not a fan of the neon green either. My comment was more directed at the objection of the Stars having a "blackout" jersey. 

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These things scream "bootleg fashion jersey" to me, especially in regular lighting. I'm surprised at the amount of love that these are getting here, but maybe I'm finally  just getting old. 

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31 minutes ago, Chromatic said:

You can still do that using their normal colours. In fact I'd say thats more fitting of a night sky than these mountain dew can jerseys

Tried concepting that up, and it's...

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Well, the victory green would blend a lot more with the black at a distance; they'd be a broadcaster's nightmare. I think that's exactly why they went for a much brighter shade of green; at a distance and blurred, like jerseys often are seen during broadcast, the actual green parts would look basically invisible and make the job of the commentators way harder than necessary. The Sharks' "stealth" jerseys suffer from that very issue; the teal doesn't show up well on broadcast because it's a dark shade on a dark shade.

 

The victory green seems too dark to work with the idea the team obviously wanted to go for; we may not like it, but the team does. It's obvious they wanted to incorporate the neon lights that the Bank of America Plaza is known for into the jersey in some form, which is clearly the reason for the skyline teaser; and neon green works better for legibility than dark green on black without a good amount of white for contrast.

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You know what, this new Stars jersey could have even gone more garish. Imagine if they swapped the black and green!

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