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Well Browns, you managed to not screw things up like before! The home and away sets look fantastic (I really like the road Brown pants, as I didn’t like white and orange touching), while the alternate is as gross as it used to be. The number font is close enough to traditional block where it’s not an issue, while the sock stripes are very welcome on the designs. Overall, the Browns are back!

 

Orange pants at some point would be nice, but it’s not a dealbreaker.

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I'm shocked by how natural the updated numbers feel. 

 

Some easy rounding of the edges of the numbers is a nice way to modernize while keeping in the spirit of the original. 

 

I'm really happy with this. Browns back in the top 10 uniforms in the league. 

 

I'll wait for that game against the Steelers for the orange pants to come back....

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Highlights, for me, include:

  • Removal of the carbon fiber on the helmet
  • Maintained the satin finish
  • Narrowing of the pants stripe
  • Bringing over the same font from the word mark to the uniforms
  • Besides the brown pants, the colors seem to all be balanced
  • No wordmark
  • Sleeve stripe - not infringing onto the front of the jersey, but also not being neutered by the cuff of the sleeve

My only gripes:

  • Thank God they put orange stripes on them this time, but they couldn't put a white stripe between the 2 orange stripes?
  • The thickness of the helmet, jersey, and pants stripes all seem to differ.
  • I wish they would have done SOMETHING a little unique, i.e. make the TV numbers orange instead of brown/white.  I know that nitpicking, but it could have been SOMETHING.
  • The alternate is stupid.  They should have just kept the color rush from last year or inverted the brown and orange colors.

 

Other than that, great update.  I would have done a few things differently, but can't complain.

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Pros: tradition is back

          Retained the color rush pants

          Striped socks for home and away 

           Traditional 5 stripes 

          Stripes shrunk so they won't get cut off

          No nameplate on front of jersey

           carbon fiber goodbye 

 

Cons: no orange pants or jersey

           Brown facemask preferred white or grey but not the end of the             world

           Screen printed sleeves

           Color rush

           Shade of orange ( prefer the tennessee or clemson orange they used to have )

 

Not sure : updated numerals

 

 

Other than that....9/10 

 

Chargers next week 

          

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Would’ve really loved to see Cleveland do some different on the Color Rush and add the elf to helmet. Give it some pop to bland uniforms 

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I have no earthly clue why they didn't retain the orange stripes on last year's Color Rush set - this version quite literally looks like crap - but big thumbs up on the home and away. Wish they had brought in an orange alternate but that's not a big deal and might be something for the future anyway.

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As a bit of an aside, props to the promotional video team for finding (perhaps accidentally) a way to include the '84 jerseys in the montage:

 

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2 minutes ago, GFB said:

It'll be nice to add some orange pants in a year or two and maybe have a facemask rotation of grey or white to throwback to on the odd occasion. 

In they video the team released yesterday, they really focused on white facemasks so I was hopeful. Disappointed, but not mad about it.

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PROS:

  • Back to old stripes
  • WHITE AND BROWN STRIPED SOCKS
  • No helmet logo and no carbon fiber, but this was obvious
  • Classic white pants rather than changing striping

CONS:

  • Color rush is boring and ugly
  • No orange pants
  • Brown pants without a white stripe is inferior to other potential designs

NOT GOOD OR BAD IMO:

  • Keeping brown facemask
  • Custom number font instead of classic block
  • No wordmark

My hope is that the plain brown pants and plain brown socks will stay with the color rush jerseys and we stick to the presented combos strictly, only wearing these crap-suits once a year.

 

I'll take the stripes on the brown pants but I really think it needs white in there to make the set complete. The lack of orange pants is honestly bonkers, but I guess I prefer limiting the looks instead of having three different colored pants.

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9 minutes ago, _DietDrPepper_ said:

Big miss on the alternate, home run on the home and aways tho

I feel like the non-Color Rush brown pants should be worn with Color Rush since there's no white striping.

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I, initially, was asking why no white between the orange stripes on the brown pants. But just orange and brown matches the sleeve stripes.  I think it was the right move. Along with the striped socks

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3 minutes ago, Carolingian Steamroller said:

I'm shocked by how natural the updated numbers feel. 

 

Some easy rounding of the edges of the numbers is a nice way to modernize while keeping in the spirit of the original. 

 

I'm really happy with this. Browns back in the top 10 uniforms in the league. 

 

I'll wait for that game against the Steelers for the orange pants to come back....

Hopefully the steelers wear their block numerals against cleveland in the all white 

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Love the all white and the brown over white. I could do without the brown pants and the CR is pure garbage, but other than that, my team looks like an NFL team again! Welcome back, Cleveland Browns.

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Just now, MJWalker45 said:

I feel like the non-Color Rush brown pants should be worn with Color Rush since there's no white striping.

I was think thinking this as well. Full brown socks with two orange stripes would’ve looked really good too 

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Beautiful. As a disciple of the brown pants and an orange pants hater, I'm a big fan of this.

 

The alternate is pretty dumb, but honestly I'll take it over the garbage that was their last set.

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12 minutes ago, BJ Sands said:

Don’t care about the Color Rush and I predict the white jersey/brown pants combo doesn’t last long. Major win. 

Not color rush. It's just the alternate now. Color rush, if that's still a thing, would be different

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I'm primarily annoyed by the game they're playing where they'll delay orange pants for a couple years so they can make a big deal out of another unveiling or an enhancement or whatever, and have never liked brown pants with the away jerseys, but these largely get the Browns to where they're supposed to be and how they're supposed to look.

 

(I like the new numbers, I think. They're a good way to add some flair to a classic jersey.) 

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A look at a few more numbers in the new font:

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Overall this font isn’t perfect, and still slightly inferior to just going with classic block, but it’s close enough to be pretty harmless and still complement the rest of the look. I’m glad they maintained the proportions of the classic block numbers instead of making them thicker to better match the wordmark font (which they’re using for NOB’s).

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3 minutes ago, hofflalu said:

As a bit of an aside, props to the promotional video team for finding (perhaps accidentally) a way to include the '84 jerseys in the montage:

 

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Wow. Someone actually bought a Paul McDonald jersey? 

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