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Teams that have started horrible design trends.


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Weird stripes, panels, pretty much all of it.

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That was immediately the example I thought of. The Broncos uniforms blew the lid off of conventional football design, which at the time, was pretty tame across the board. Before them there were no teams taking chances. After them, Oregon and Miami especially, began to trot out whacky looking uniforms every year. They showed people that you don't have to a linear striped uniform with a block font.

Fun fact: Every single high school football team in the country wore the Broncos template from 1998-2001.

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In 1997 the New York Rangers added lace-up collars to their road blues, the first time a NHL team had worn lace-up collars regularly since the 1978-79 season.

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The trend would, obviously, continue to this day.

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On 7/10/2012 at 10:55 AM, McCarthy said:
On 7/10/2012 at 10:50 AM, infrared41 said:

Weird stripes, panels, pretty much all of it.

 

 

That was immediately the example I thought of. The Broncos uniforms blew the lid off of conventional football design, which at the time, was pretty tame across the board. Before them there were no teams taking chances. After them, Oregon and Miami especially, began to trot out whacky looking uniforms every year. They showed people that you don't have to a linear striped uniform with a block font.

Fun fact: Every single high school football team in the country wore the Broncos template from 1998-2001.

 

Yeah, that's the best example. And to this day, I dont know. Was it:

 

  • Just a "revolutionary" design? (which is about what I figured at the time)
  • An early example of the manufacturer billboardizing itself?
  • Ahead of the game on "sleeves are disappearing" design?

 

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I think the lace ups are a good thing. I think it gives hockey a more old style feel.

Well the thread subtitle does say "Or good trends even."

Though I'm with phutmasterflex. They work for some teams, but they seem out of place on others. That the San Jose Sharks wear a lace-up collar while the Montreal Canadiens wear the stock Edge v-neck is just wrong.

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I think the lace ups are a good thing. I think it gives hockey a more old style feel.

To an extent. It looks nice on the older teams like the Rangers but teams like the Sharks shouldn't try to adopt an old school feel with their jerseys

There's an old school feel to the laceup collar, but I don't give that much thought because the history of the laceup is difficult to track before the 1940s. As far as I can tell, the Rangers brought it to the NHL then, too, but before that it was a more functional thing that kept wool sweater collars from stretching out, and was usually hidden.

Why I like the laceup, is because it's unique to hockey. No other sport does it. Like the stirrup to baseball, it's one-sport-only, and it really should stand in as the iconic image for the hockey sweater

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I think the lace ups are a good thing. I think it gives hockey a more old style feel.

To an extent. It looks nice on the older teams like the Rangers but teams like the Sharks shouldn't try to adopt an old school feel with their jerseys

I think that either all 30 teams should have lace up collars, or only the Original Six. One or the other.

I think it would be a cool differentiating feature if just the Original Six had them. So far, 3/6 do (Leafs, Bruins, Rangers)

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Roundels. (recently)

Initial offender: Minnesota Wild, 2003

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Subsequent offenders *note, some logos pre-dated the Wild, but have only been featured on jerseys since the trend started. Others were just part of the graphic that i had previously made

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