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NFL 4 Uniform Redesign 2020 - (3/32) LA Chargers

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Hey everyone! It's been a while since I really posted concepts here, but I've been making more concepts recently as stress relief from the world. It's been about 5 years since I posted NFL stuff here so I'd like to think my skills are a bit better this time around! I finally have enough to share some, so here we go. Some of my rules here:

 

- 4 uniforms for each team. No more, no less. It's arbitrary, but the first couple teams I made had 4 and I'm going with it. No mixing and matching, there will be exactly 4 uniform sets for each team.

- No restrictions on number of helmets/jerseys/pants/socks. With only 4 total uniforms, this gives me a little flexibility.

- No yoga pants. With the exception of some monochrome looks, pants and socks won't match. White jerseys over dark pants will almost always be paired with striped white socks.

 

Some teams will be vastly different, most will be somewhat similar to what we see now. I'm doing this in my spare time so I'll be working at my own pace. I'm not going to be making new logos or creating custom fonts or anything like that, and I'm really just doing this for fun. C+C is more than welcome, however!

 

With that said, let's go to my first team! 

 

(1/32) - Buffalo Bills

 

My design works as a combination of their current uniforms and the sets from the 90's. I've always loved the red helmet for Buffalo, an the white helmet works well, too. So why not use both?

 

I've found Buffalo's royal blue and red tend to bleed together at times, so I made sure they don't touch in my design with the exception of the collar on the white jersey. The red helmet is 90's inspired, while the white one takes from today's and removes the navy blue. The sleeve stripes also take from today's uniforms without the navy blue and with alterations to separate red from blue. The numbers are single color, which I think works very well. I've included two combinations with a red helmet and socks to be worn as the primary sets, and two with a white helmet and blue socks as alternates.

 

Home

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Road

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Home Alternate

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Road Alternate

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I've got the Chargers and Rams ready to go. First person to respond picks which one of those I post next!

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(2/32) - Los Angeles Rams

 

Nothing says California like bright sunshine! The Rams embrace the Golden State in style, promoting yellow to the primary color. The design remains traditional, but the new golden home jersey and number font bring some life to this new brand. The alternates are throwback inspired, with blue over yellow at home and all white on the road.

 

Home

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Road

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Home Alternate

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Road Alternate

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Chargers or Falcons next!

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26 minutes ago, bcon_731 said:

@fouhy12 Would you consider the bills set with navy rather then the royal? Also would a red uni be unnecessary? 

While I think it would look great, the look might be too close to the rival Patriots than the Bills would like. 

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The Rams in a yellow primary doesn't look bad at all as a concept. I question whether the players would want to wear those on a regular basis or if they'd petition to wear the whites on a more regular basis. 

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@bcon_731 I like royal a lot more for the Bills. They've worn some variation of royal for almost their entire history. A darker blue would make them very similar to New England, which is too close for my liking with them playing in the same division. I like the red jerseys, but I'm sticking with four total combs and I like the white helmet home and road more than the red jersey. White/red/white/red would be the fifth combo.

 

@Karnage84 Yellow as the primary color has worked really well in Nashville, so I think it can work in pro sports. If there's a city out there that is looking for something new over something traditional, then LA is the place to do it. Plus, with another blue and yellow team playing in the same stadium, I thought it was a good way to differentiate. I do think they'd go white at home a little more often than usual, and I think that's ok. I'm imagining 4 games of yellow, 2 of blue, and 2 of white at home. With a light primary jersey, they would also wear yellow on the road at least once per season and likely more than that. They could conceivably wear yellow on the road for every division game and have enough clash to stand out.

 

Since we're talking about LA, I think I'll post the Chargers next barring any objections. 

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Love yellow for the Rams. Love anything different from their actual set for the Rams.

 

Looking forward to the rest of this series! I take it you're a Boston fan as well so I'm excited for what you whip up for the Patriots!

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39 minutes ago, fouhy12 said:

@bcon_731 I like royal a lot more for the Bills. They've worn some variation of royal for almost their entire history. A darker blue would make them very similar to New England, which is too close for my liking with them playing in the same division. I like the red jerseys, but I'm sticking with four total combs and I like the white helmet home and road more than the red jersey. White/red/white/red would be the fifth combo.

 

@Karnage84 Yellow as the primary color has worked really well in Nashville, so I think it can work in pro sports. If there's a city out there that is looking for something new over something traditional, then LA is the place to do it. Plus, with another blue and yellow team playing in the same stadium, I thought it was a good way to differentiate. I do think they'd go white at home a little more often than usual, and I think that's ok. I'm imagining 4 games of yellow, 2 of blue, and 2 of white at home. With a light primary jersey, they would also wear yellow on the road at least once per season and likely more than that. They could conceivably wear yellow on the road for every division game and have enough clash to stand out.

 

Since we're talking about LA, I think I'll post the Chargers next barring any objections. 

You could be right. It does look good and Nashville is a very good example. 

 

Also agreed on the Bills in royal. 

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Los Angeles, part II!

(3/32) - Los Angeles Chargers 

 

The new uniforms for the Chargers just about nailed things in my opinion. I made a few tweaks and condensed the number of sets to 4. These changes are based on what I've seen from just the one game they've played in them so far, so I may come back to this and make more changes later with time. My first fault is that the new jerseys feel a little too bland. The yellow bolt is hard to see on TV, making the front and back numbers the only design element visible. I fixed this by shifting the bolts up a little on the shoulder to put TV numbers on the sleeves and by adding the team name or nickname above the front numbers on the chest. These two additions should add a little more life to the powder blue and white jerseys. I also made the bolt more visible on the lighter jerseys and pants by placing it on a blue stripe, and the white outline has been removed when used against a darker background. Finally, the modern font stays for the most part. I couldn't find the current font they're using, but I found a similar one and chose to use the nonitalicized version of it. 

 

I opted for two home and two road uniforms. At home, the Chargers can wear either powder or navy over white. On the road, it's white over white or yellow.

 

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Road

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Road Alternate 

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Home Alternate 

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As for the Rams, what about making the White pants have a Blue/Gold/Blue stripe instead of the Road Alt, single Blue? I think that the lack of gold on the home white pants is a problem.

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@DouglasQuaid Thanks! That's definitely something I'll consider. I don't want the bolt to get washed out on TV, so I'll see how the current design looks over the next few weeks and go from there.

 

@HoopsCoach55 It's funny you say that! I actually had that as the stripe and changed it to just blue at the last second. My rationale was that a single stripe matches better with the single colored horns on the sleeves and helmet, and that there was enough yellow through the uniform that it wasn't needed on the pants. I can bring the blue/yellow/blue stripe back if that's the consensus! 

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