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33 minutes ago, BringBackTheVet said:

 

I guess I just have a different opinion.  Since I grew up when teams had proper UCLA shoulder stripes, my brain still associates the Colts to that look, but if I stop and look at them objectively, I think they look absolutely stupid.  Like someone just took a pen and drew two dashes on their shoulders.

 

 

 

If you're referring to most current iterations (as in what the Colts actually look like now, not the outdated image your brain projects), I agree.

This is what I grew up with . . . and which looks right.  What they have now only works (if at all) as a poor reminder of what the uniform is supposed to look like.

 

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I never thought the shoulder stripes looked weird or anything. I just assumed that was just another form of striping and moved on. I always thought it looked cool without the historical context. Obviously now I know they aren't as good as they could be

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4 hours ago, leopard88 said:

 

Agreed.  This is the look that these uniforms are attempting to emulate . . . shoulder loops that go all the way around.

 

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Instead, this set has bastardized stripes that barely go over the shoulder and look more like epaulets.

 

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The problem isn't unique to the Patriots.  Most teams that used to have shoulder loops have truncated stripes now that only resemble the original shoulder loops in passing.

 

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The strange thing is that Nike had extended the shoulder loops with Mississippi and LSU, only to go back to cut off loops shortly after. Only Under Armour has a template with full shoulder loops.

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5 hours ago, leopard88 said:

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I guess I'm probably in the minority because I don't think the above looks all that great.  I much prefer the cutoff look the Colts and now Patriots use.

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2 minutes ago, See Red said:

 

I guess I'm probably in the minority because I don't think the above looks all that great.  I much prefer the cutoff look the Colts and now Patriots use.

This may be a generational thing — I’ve never seen “full” UCLA stripes on a NFL uniform in a game I’ve watched live. This is how the Colts look to me, and to me, they look pretty damn good:

 

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That picture’s from 18 years ago. I was 6.

 

Even when the NFL did the AFL throwbacks for the Pats in 2009, they didn’t have full loops. And they still looked better than they ever had in my lifetime.

 

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Full shoulder loops, as they were in the 60s, 70s and 80s look bizarre and wrong to someone as young as me, as bizarre and wrong these truncated stripes look to someone who’s older.

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I know this isn't the Concepts forum, but it really upsets me that we could've had this, and don't. (I know that there's no true Color Rush option here, but you get the point. Add some red pants.)

 

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What they actually should have done:

 

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42 minutes ago, Unwind said:

I know this isn't the Concepts forum, but it really upsets me that we could've had this, and don't. (I know that there's no true Color Rush option here, but you get the point. Add some red pants.)

 

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Literally every tweak I had thought of to improve thier new set is in included here. And this indeed looks much better, in my opinion. Great work. 
 

The Patriots were so close, and yet so very far. I don’t think what they came up with was bad, but just really disappointing in comparison to what it could’ve been.

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13 minutes ago, Lights Out said:

What they actually should have done:

 

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What's the context for that maroon one? Boston Braves/R word throwback? If so I think it should stay with Washington 

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1 minute ago, Maroon&Gold said:

What's the context for that maroon one? Boston Braves/R word throwback? If so I think it should stay with Washington 

Agreed, love the other two unis (red numbers for the Pats are my white whale) but I’m willing to guess 75%+ of Pats fans don’t even know the Washington Football Team was in Boston at one point. The Pats have never claimed any sort of kinship with that history, either.

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I think all of this just proves that the Patriots may have one of the worst design decision making teams in the NFL. So easy to fix yet they overthink, over design, clutter and ruin their looks. The only conclusion is whomever is making the final decision, Kraft?, is completely void of design sense. Strange for an otherwise well run organization. 

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3 hours ago, MJWalker45 said:

The strange thing is that Nike had extended the shoulder loops with Mississippi and LSU, only to go back to cut off loops shortly after. Only Under Armour has a template with full shoulder loops.

The Patriots and Colts simply need to show Nike a picture of the 2019 Panthers jerseys and say, "Give us these stripes in our colors! Double the thickness of the outer edges and we're good to go".spacer.png

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1 hour ago, Lights Out said:

What they actually should have done:

 

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I like the update to the '93 set. Take out the unneeded white outline in the away numbers (the numbers on the away looked better in '94), and the way back throwback is odd since it has no connection to the Patriots. 

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1 hour ago, Maroon&Gold said:

Boston Braves/R word throwback?

 

It's a throwback to the 1929 Boston Bulldogs.

 

http://www.gridiron-uniforms.com/GUD/controller/controller.php?action=teams-season&team_id=BBD&year=1929

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New England Patriots Unveil New Uniforms With Wrong Pants

April 21, 2020 - 21:15 PM

The New England Patriots unveiled their new uniforms on Monday, and one of the biggest complaints among fans was the width of the stripes on the pants not matching the UCLA stripes on the shoulders. Turns out, the players modeling […]

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I will never understand the 2016-19 Color Rush pants, as the newer pants should have been introduced from the start of Color Rush. 

 

Also, I can't believe 2020 is year 5 of Color Rush unis being worn by teams (though the actual mandatory program stopped). Time has flown by. 

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I'm still perplexed they didn't just do silver pants with white and navy jerseys. It would be such a simple and elegant fix for a team that's designed around efficiency. The all-blue with silver helmet makes no sense to me.

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