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I'm excited for the new version of the sunburst jerseys but dang, I really miss the Western font on the original uni's.....

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Technically, those aren't the original unis. The Suns didn't introduce the Western font until the 1973-74 season. Before, they had a funky 60s font:

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I'm excited for the new version of the sunburst jerseys but dang, I really miss the Western font on the original uni's.....

gallery_westphal_76finals_zps96632afa.jp

Technically, those aren't the original unis. The Suns didn't introduce the Western font until the 1973-74 season. Before, they had a funky 60s font:

1972-73+HOME+%2526+ROAD+JERSEYS.jpg

Yes, you are correct.

I meant original uni's as in total format.

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I'm excited for the new version of the sunburst jerseys but dang, I really miss the Western font on the original uni's.....

gallery_westphal_76finals_zps96632afa.jp

Technically, those aren't the original unis. The Suns didn't introduce the Western font until the 1973-74 season. Before, they had a funky 60s font:

1972-73+HOME+%2526+ROAD+JERSEYS.jpg

Yes, you are correct.

I meant original uni's as in total format.

The Suns have only had 3 (well, 4 after tonight) styles of uniforms. Each one of those uniforms has undergone minor tweaks over the years they were active, but the basic overall design and layout stayed the same.

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Indeed, although I am something of a pedant when it comes to NBA uniforms...

Anywhoo, here's a great gallery of concepts from back when the Suns were rebranding in 1992. As garish as the streaking sun unis were, it could have been much worse*...

http://www.nba.com/suns/gallery/new-look-great-era?page=0

*not that I'm saying they were bad unis - of all the 90s unis with wild graphics, they were easily the best...

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Anywhoo, here's a great gallery of concepts from back when the Suns were rebranding in 1992. As garish as the streaking sun unis were, it could have been much worse*...

http://www.nba.com/suns/gallery/new-look-great-era?page=0

I saw this yeserday and was very entertained.

Some are pretty psychedelic and some are psychodelic.

I especially love the Rambis templates.

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Indeed, although I am something of a pedant when it comes to NBA uniforms...

Anywhoo, here's a great gallery of concepts from back when the Suns were rebranding in 1992. As garish as the streaking sun unis were, it could have been much worse*...

http://www.nba.com/suns/gallery/new-look-great-era?page=0

*not that I'm saying they were bad unis - of all the 90s unis with wild graphics, they were easily the best...

I was looking at these yesterday. I agree they probably chose the best of that bunch. Smart choice to go with a rise sunburst rather than the proposed plummeting one (which actually might be more appropriate on our new uniforms, though). Interesting to see they considered going with v-neck originally, as well as an all black-and-orange scheme and pointy letters. They were right the first time in not adopting those changes, too bad they're making up for that now. Just goes to show the difference between Colangelo and Sarver.

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Anywhoo, here's a great gallery of concepts from back when the Suns were rebranding in 1992. As garish as the streaking sun unis were, it could have been much worse*...

http://www.nba.com/suns/gallery/new-look-great-era?page=0

I saw this yeserday and was very entertained.

Some are pretty psychedelic and some are psychodelic.

I especially love the Rambis templates.

Rambis_zpsa7afd473.jpg

I actually really like those uniforms, but it might be the Rambis template. In the 70s or 80s, these would've been phenomenal. Here it is (or close to it) on a different (A.C. Green?) template:

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Let the countdown begin..btw..those Western font unis were cool but so " passe "...

Very true. But an updated version would look cool and capitalize on the current retro trend.

Ditto. I would have rather seen something like this rather than what they are doing, and I think they could have made it work if they wanted to. For anyone in the PHX area, is there a lot of sentiment towards the '80s look?...or do most people just want the sunburst back?

I personally prefer the look of the original uniform style worn from '68-'91. That's my all-time favorite Phoenix Suns look. When the new uniforms were first rumored, I wanted an updated version of this uniform. The 'sunburst' uniform is probably most popular among a lot of fans since it's most memorable with it being the Barkley era uniform. That's the time a ton of people jumped on the bandwagon and first became fans of the Suns.

so what time is the Fashion Show? anyone know off hand?

7PM Arizona time.
So 10 on the east coast, are they high?

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Let the countdown begin..btw..those Western font unis were cool but so " passe "...

Very true. But an updated version would look cool and capitalize on the current retro trend.

Ditto. I would have rather seen something like this rather than what they are doing, and I think they could have made it work if they wanted to. For anyone in the PHX area, is there a lot of sentiment towards the '80s look?...or do most people just want the sunburst back?

I personally prefer the look of the original uniform style worn from '68-'91. That's my all-time favorite Phoenix Suns look. When the new uniforms were first rumored, I wanted an updated version of this uniform. The 'sunburst' uniform is probably most popular among a lot of fans since it's most memorable with it being the Barkley era uniform. That's the time a ton of people jumped on the bandwagon and first became fans of the Suns.

so what time is the Fashion Show? anyone know off hand?

7PM Arizona time.
So 10 on the east coast, are they high?

I'm pretty sure it's more for local fans. Also, 10PM isn't that late.

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Anywhoo, here's a great gallery of concepts from back when the Suns were rebranding in 1992. As garish as the streaking sun unis were, it could have been much worse*...

http://www.nba.com/suns/gallery/new-look-great-era?page=0

I saw this yeserday and was very entertained.

Some are pretty psychedelic and some are psychodelic.

I especially love the Rambis templates.

Rambis_zpsa7afd473.jpg

Just think...we could have seen these in the NBA finals against Chicago.

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Growing up in PHX, I prefered the old-time jerseys.

I wasn't mad when they updated them in 92, but I always missed the originals.

BTW, found this hilarious video of Suns unveiling of their '00 uniforms.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Q5_oNKt0U

Like that video. Its a little different...

(better than Radioactive or Can't Hold Us)

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I'm actually really excited to go to the unveiling tonight. I've never been to something like this. I'll probably even buy a replica if they have them available!

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That is stupid!!!!^ if that's real the circular portion That should lead into the sun should just continue to the number if there is no damn sunburst! Those are stupid. Adidas needs to go!!!!!!!!!! Can we get a petition going?! Also how many three line groups are In the comet trail and wordmark?!

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I actually don't mind this. My only gripe is that the number is a bit too far from the sun streak.

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There's no point to the streaks if they don't connect to a sunburst. They should have just styled these uniforms after the '68-'91 uniforms. They could have put the wordmark straight across the front and left out any lines or 'bursts'. That would have been nice. Instead, it looks half-finished.

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