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I loved the late 1980s look. The wordmark seems a bit 90s (even though the adopted in the 80s) and I don't know that this exact road uniform would have stood the test of time, but I thought the color scheme worked so well. The brown and orange was beautiful on the gray road jersey.

I am not kidding myself though...if they go to the past, they're going brown and yellow. If so, I'd like something more along the lines of the Astros than the Rays' fauxback...Update that scheme to a more classical look; that should give it staying power, as opposed to something that looks like pajamas.

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I sort of liked the Padres uniforms when they first unveiled them because in addition to the regular sleeve and placket piping they also added piping around the neckline and sleeve cuffs. I thought it a unique take on what's become an overused motif in major league baseball. The problem is that their blue undershirts hide the neckline and sleeve cuffs so the uniforms just look like the overused motif in major league baseball. The only place their unique striping can be seen is the blue alternate, but that is so devoid of color or anything else of interest that it feels lifeless. It's almost like history repeating itself with them revisiting the end of their blue and orange days when they wore just blue and white at home. Why would you want to go back to that era again? The team wasn't any good and they had no identity.

The backs of the current uniforms are my biggest gripe. They look cheap and plain and like they weren't given any thought. What was wrong with the old number font?

I'm all for brown and yellow if it's done correctly. I'd like to see their current template adapted to brown, but with some white (or grey on the road jerseys) separation on the cuffs and neckline so you can actually see that it's there. Put the Friar on the sleeves because it's such a sleeve logo it's ridiculous.

They need something to be theirs and they could own brown for the rest of time if they would just commit to it. There's no way brown is less marketable than a bland, personality-empty identity using the blandest color in baseball.

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I sort of liked the Padres uniforms when they first unveiled them because in addition to the regular sleeve and placket piping they also added piping around the neckline and sleeve cuffs. I thought it a unique take on what's become an overused motif in major league baseball. The problem is that their blue undershirts hide the neckline and sleeve cuffs so the uniforms just look like the overused motif in major league baseball. The only place their unique striping can be seen is the blue alternate, but that is so devoid of color or anything else of interest that it feels lifeless. It's almost like history repeating itself with them revisiting the end of their blue and orange days when they wore just blue and white at home. Why would you want to go back to that era again? The team wasn't any good and they had no identity.

The backs of the current uniforms are my biggest gripe. They look cheap and plain and like they weren't given any thought. What was wrong with the old number font?

I'm all for brown and yellow if it's done correctly. I'd like to see their current template adapted to brown, but with some white (or grey on the road jerseys) separation on the cuffs and neckline so you can actually see that it's there. Put the Friar on the sleeves because it's such a sleeve logo it's ridiculous.

They need something to be theirs and they could own brown for the rest of time if they would just commit to it. There's no way brown is less marketable than a bland, personality-empty identity using the blandest color in baseball.

The neckline was a direct rip off the Giants uniforms though who were the 1st to bring that style back into fashion. They are in the same division which makes me think that aspect of the jersey would and did not stand out.

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I'll just leave this here.

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Yes. This. It is the team's timeless signature look. That wordmark is perfect.

The uniform is almost perfect -- it would be better without the orange, with only brown and yellow.

The orange looks too red. What if the yellow and orange were swapped?

They look like flying V Canucks.

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I'll just leave this here.

mlb_g_gossage_576.jpg

Yes. This. It is the team's timeless signature look. That wordmark is perfect.

The uniform is almost perfect -- it would be better without the orange, with only brown and yellow.

If by "perfect" you meant perfectly awful then you'd be correct. That uniform was an abomination only surpassed by the mid 70's disaster the Pads also wore.

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I'll just leave this here.

mlb_g_gossage_576.jpg

Yes. This. It is the team's timeless signature look. That wordmark is perfect.

The uniform is almost perfect -- it would be better without the orange, with only brown and yellow.

If by "perfect" you meant perfectly awful then you'd be correct. That uniform was an abomination only surpassed by the mid 70's disaster the Pads also wore.

I'm waiting for somebody to say something about that fu manchu....

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Powder blue and a deep chocolate brown has always been a color scheme that intrigues me.

One of the nicest combinations, in my opinion.

It would work for the Padres, I think.

Brown as the primary color (caps, socks), and powder blue as the secondary (trim/outlines/cap logo).

Quick 'n' dirty examples:

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It's not 1979 anymore.

And we don't know just where their uniforms will rest -- to dust, I guess, forgotten and absorbed to the earth below.

I'd prefer brown and red for the Indians, as I've said before. The Padres should be navy/sky/sand or brown/yellow, but not as a recolor of the 2004 set, where the wavy marine feel of the script clashes with the earthiness of the brown.

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I sort of liked the Padres uniforms when they first unveiled them because in addition to the regular sleeve and placket piping they also added piping around the neckline and sleeve cuffs. I thought it a unique take on what's become an overused motif in major league baseball.

The neckline was a direct rip off the Giants uniforms though who were the 1st to bring that style back into fashion. They are in the same division which makes me think that aspect of the jersey would and did not stand out.

Nonsense - nobody looks at that second level of piping around the neck and thinks "that looks like the Giants, if you removed all the rest, changed the color and added two additional lines)".

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Besides, it's a direct lift of one of their PCL sets.

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You might have been able to say that about their previous jersey, which had neck piping but not placket piping, like the Giants' jerseys:

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But not this current set.

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