VitaminD Posted April 3, 2006 Share Posted April 3, 2006 Somewhere along the line in this thread on color combos we'd like to see, ProvidenceRI raised a point that got my interest.I feel that every city should adopt a color set, and have the major sports teams use these colors.While it would be a logistical nightmare to assign every city in the country its own set of civic colors unique enough that those colors alone could identify if a sports team was of a given city, and would mean dozens of teams giving up storied histories and associations to certain colors, the teams in the city of Pittsburgh pulled off the feat, beginning with the Pirates' conversion to black and gold in 1948.That said, I took a stab at doing such a feat in another city. Using the colors of the Philadelphia flag:I overhauled the Phillies' uniforms. A couple words about this...1. No pinstripes - the thin red ones come off as pink; you can imagine what sky blue or gold pinstripes would look like. ! Besides, it was time for a change.2. Yes, I know it looks like UCLA. Played the hand I was dealt.3. No alternates - not only because I don't like them, but my choices weren't so great. I guess sky blue could work, but athletic gold alts aren't happening in this concept.4. I realize there are some discrepancies between outlining on the home and road set. I tried a gold outline on the numbers of the home whites, and it wasn't visible. So it's out. And for what it's worth, on the roads the gold and sky blue look like green from far away. Hopefully that's a monitor issue and would look different in real life.5. Striped socks are a must. Pants will be worn high.6. Black belts... and black shoes. Again, the choices I had were dismal (sky blue or gold shoes aren't happening).7. The sleeve striping is intentionally thicker than normal piping, and meant to reflect the city flag.All that said, have at it folks! C&C appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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