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I always wondered that too, and that was one of the reasons why I came to the conclusion that if you need two pair of the same color pants to make your uniform work, you designed it wrong.  Maybe they had some thought of having orange pants with navy panels to wear with the white jerseys and therefore needed the navy panel to exist?  Either way, it was a poor decision.

 

I vividly recall when they were unveiled, as I was in college at the time and despite being a big uni-nerd at the time that regularly designed concepts that used elements like piping and panels, which were at the time unheard of in football, I wanted to vomit when I saw them.  Elway looked like a complete fool in the get up.  It doesn't help that hundreds of college and high school programs grifted the template and have since moved on, which by no fault of their own, makes the Broncos look like the last ones to get the memo that it's not cool anymore.

 

The uniforms clearly look better to me with navy tops - the orange has never looked right.  It's well past time for a change.

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Nah the orange panels wouldn’t work on the roads IMO. The orange isn’t dark enough and would just look kinda washed out in comparison to the navy heavy look. Denver made the right call on that one, I think. 

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 I genuinely don't know where this idea that the Broncos uniforms are some overly designed garbage is coming from. They have a single stripe, that's it. The uniforms are simpler than the majority of the league's. But I also have a feeling if they simplified their uniforms even further to a plain orange jersey and stripeless white pants this board would flip flop and call it a monstrosity and laud the old ones just like the Patriots and Falcons admittedly not perfect but still much superior updates.

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18 minutes ago, BBTV said:

Elway looked like a complete fool in the get up.

 

Nah, he looked fantastic!

 

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He wasn't as awkward-looking as end-of-the-line Peyton, so the sleekness fit him well. If he'd gotten really fat or had other aging signs, then it'd look more ridiculous. The panels being a singular element, instead of being one of many features (e.g., Cardinals, Falcons, Vikings, etc.) helps it work. 

 

If you want "old QB looks like a fool" designs, these are a better case:

 

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There's a lot more "going on" with the late-'00s/early-'10s Vikings design than on the Broncos' uniforms.

 

18 minutes ago, BBTV said:

 

It doesn't help that hundreds of college and high school programs grifted the template and have since moved on, which by no fault of their own, makes the Broncos look like the last ones to get the memo that it's not cool anymore.

 

Or, and this is the key here, they figured out that it looked it good on them and it outlasted all the imitators by being the best possible version of said template (e.g., the number font, color choice, and simplicity of the overall design choices). 

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2 hours ago, BBTV said:

I always wondered that too, and that was one of the reasons why I came to the conclusion that if you need two pair of the same color pants to make your uniform work, you designed it wrong.  Maybe they had some thought of having orange pants with navy panels to wear with the white jerseys and therefore needed the navy panel to exist?  Either way, it was a poor decision.

 

 

 

I think they ended up with two sets of white pants as kind of a last minute save. IIRC, the design was supposed to be all navy at home, all white on the road (Nike has been pushing that now for a quarter century), so the only white pants they needed initially were the one with the navy spike/stripe to match the white jersey. John Elway reportedly said no thank you (showing better judgement with uniforms than he has with drafting QB's) so they threw together the second pair of white pants with the orange spike/stripe to make it work. 

IMO, the navy jersey/ white pants version looked significantly better than the orange jersey/ white pants does, which makes sense, as a navy heavy uniform with orange accents was the original idea, and the orange jersey was only supposed to be an alt. However, I also agree the the Broncos need to be a team that features more orange, as that is their traditional look. All the more reason to euthanize that on-it's-last-legs turn of the century look. If they want an orange jersey, they need to design something that was meant to have an orange jersey. 

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On 3/11/2021 at 5:19 PM, logo-maker said:

 

Oop! Meant to say name on back.

 

Thanks for the catch.

 

While yellow names on white jerseys doesn't seem to make sense, it at least maintains a name color consistency with the black shirts. Plus, in 1997, the first year of the italicized numbers - the names on the white tops were single color solid black. Didn't look right.

 

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19 minutes ago, oldschoolvikings said:

which makes sense, as a navy heavy uniform with orange accents was the original idea

 

If they want an orange jersey, they need to design something that was meant to have an orange jersey. 

I think uniforms should be judged on their own merit, and don't believe at all that if people didn't know this jersey was blue originally, they would legitimately critique it for "looking like it should be blue".

 

Ian Rapoport believes the Broncos and Von Miller will make something work  to keep him with the team - Mile High Report

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On 3/10/2021 at 4:39 PM, VikWings said:

 

This should be the Broncos full time look. (keep the Navy from the current set as a throwback/alt and only keep the white pants with it.)

Or...make the orange jersey navy, replace the stripe on the shoulders with the one from this helmet

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31 minutes ago, Jymp said:

Or...make the orange jersey navy, replace the stripe on the shoulders with the one from this helmet

The Broncos should stay in orange.

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8 minutes ago, Chromatic said:

The Broncos should stay in orange.

 

The Broncos current orange was great under Reebok. It's lost its flavor in Nike.

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Just now, gothedistance said:

 

The Broncos current orange was great under Reebok. It's lost its flavor in Nike.

I'd say it looks better under Nike. 

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2 hours ago, Chromatic said:

Ian Rapoport believes the Broncos and Von Miller will make something work  to keep him with the team - Mile High Report


What the hell is up with that spike on his shoulder?  It’s no longer a graceful curve but an awkward mess.  Instead of one crisp point like on the pants, it has an awkward two-point terminus.

 

Looks like the nail file that comes with clippers. 
 

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Damn, Nike’s templates can’t even support a Nike design. 

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Always hated that they went with the orange jerseys as their primary. I didn't even like them as an alternate because that blue side horn thing on the jersey doesn't match the one on the pants. 

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1 hour ago, Gothamite said:


What the hell is up with that spike on his shoulder?  It’s no longer a graceful curve but an awkward mess.  Instead of one crisp point like on the pants, it has an awkward two-point terminus.

 

Looks like the nail file that comes with clippers. 
 

Damn, Nike’s templates can’t even support a Nike design. 

Its the photo. If you're going to hate on nike's template, fine. However don't pretend that tiny detail is the cassus belli against the uniforms when the various jersey cuts have screwed up pretty much every team somewhere along the line.

 

 

Perfectly fine: 

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I’m fine with Broncos in orange but, they should change their road jersey. It’s made for a navy home jersey.

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Still waiting for the Broncos to develop some alternate britches..

 

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46 minutes ago, Cujo said:

Still waiting for the Broncos to develop some alternate britches..

 

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I would love to see these orange pants with the white jersey.

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39 minutes ago, GoGreenGoWhite said:

I would love to see these orange pants with the white jersey.

 

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2 hours ago, Cujo said:

 

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Looked better in my head. The colors are very unbalanced; a ton of orange on the pants and very little everywhere else. I do like the monochrome orange look though.

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4 hours ago, GoGreenGoWhite said:

Looked better in my head. The colors are very unbalanced; a ton of orange on the pants and very little everywhere else.

 

hand creeps towards like button...

 

4 hours ago, GoGreenGoWhite said:

I do like the monochrome orange look though.


never mind. 😛

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