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Original Six Dress Up for the NFL - Final update - Detroit Lions

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Here’s a weird idea I had… I’m not sure I’ll be able to accurately describe what I was thinking, but let me try.

It started when I posted a Falcons’ concept in NFL Concepts thread. It was in response to someone jokingly suggesting that I was destroying my reputation as a grump traditionalist by designing so many modern looking uniforms. So I set about to make a uniform that fit all the obvious criteria of a uniform like the ones worn by Green Bay, Indy, Chicago, etc… a modern uniform that is a logical evolution of a look that was originally established in the 60’s. I gave myself these “rules”; only two colors, only one pair of pants, Braisher stripes on the pants, matching jersey and socks stripes, and no jersey wordmark. What I came up with looked like this;

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At the same time I started thinking about this idea we have in the NHL right now of the so-called “Original Six Dress Up”… in which a team without an old time Hockey tradition apes the design of a team that does. The most obvious example would be the Tampa Bay Lightning wearing the Redwings uniform in blue, but these are other examples. So my idea is this; can I design uniforms for the nine NFL teams that have started playing since the first Super Bowl in 66, giving them looks that might better fit a team from the pre-super bowl era. No throwbacks, or even “faux-backs” exactly… these would be uniforms that a more recent franchise might choose if they were trying to get the feel of a team from the 50’s or 60’s. I guess a better name for this thread would be “Pre-Super Bowl Era Dress Up” but that seemed a little unwieldy.

Anyway the rules again are as follows;

  1. Only two colors for each team (I broke this rule once, for the Titans)
  2. Braisher stripes on the pants in most cases
  3. Matching stripes on the jersey and socks
  4. No jersey wordmarks
  5. One pair of pants (rule broken for the Bengals)

Also, I generally leaned towards block numbers and single color numbers.

Anyway, here they are in chronological order as the debuted in the NFL (or AFL as the case may be).

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Does white count as a color because you used a lot of it in the Bengals set.

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(I know I left off the Dolphins as a team from the post Super Bowl era, but there really isn't anything I'd do for them other than put them back in their look from the 70's.)

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I really think just using two colors in weighing this project down a lot.

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I really think just using two colors in weighing this project down a lot.

Currently 17 of the 32 teams in the NFL have only two colors (not counting colors that appear on the logo only... and of course, not counting white), and 2 have only one color other than white, so those teams would probably disagree with you.

I think more often than not, the extra colors are not really doing anything except cluttering things up... look at the new Bucs uniform.

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I agree. The Titans logo has three colors so you should use all of them in that uniform.

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I agree. The Titans logo has three colors so you should use all of them in that uniform.

The funny thing is, is that I don't think they use red in their actual uniforms. Like he said about teams having colors in their logos but not using them for their uniform. I think the Titans look better with less red, maybe even no red.

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I really think just using two colors in weighing this project down a lot.

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I thought that was the point? This thread is a challenge rather than one with no limitations. It is much harder to craft one of these threads up so expect it to be fairly minimal.

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I like the Jaguars logo, the red tongue reminds me ofone I previously tweaked10300050_1417911731814048_20888109996366

, but i'm not really liking the shade of gold and teal of the Jaguars. I also really like the Panthers concept.

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I like the Jaguars logo, the red tongue reminds me ofone I previously tweaked10300050_1417911731814048_20888109996366

, but i'm not really liking the shade of gold and teal of the Jaguars. I also really like the Panthers concept.

I've always assumed the true reason for the logo's teal tongue is that without it there would be no teal anywhere on the helmet. So by making the helmet teal, I eliminated the need for a weird colored tongue.

As for the shade of the gold and teal... I color-picked right off the logo, so it should just be their standard color set. It does, however, look a little different... I think it's just the lack of black and the amount of gold that makes it look so different from the current uniform.

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You broke rule 4 on the falcons.

Actually, I had designed that particular uniform before there were any rules to begin with, but yeah... I broke a couple rules here in there. They're my rules anyway.

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Terrific. The pre super bowl era style is done well in these.

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So glad this isn't a reality

So glad this was constructive feedback. :rolleyes:

I really like all of these. Most (if not all) are an upgrade to what the respective teams are currently wearing.

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I like this. Even though they're all simple in nature, some of them would be tremendous upgrades.

^I should learn to read before reverberating previously mentioned comments lol

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I liked all of them other than the jags. the 2-color doesn't work for them.

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I liked all of them other than the jags. the 2-color doesn't work for them.

I agree the Jags look a little washed out without the black. I considered using teal and black as their two colors, but they'd already done that themselves with the set previous to their current, and I hated that one, so I went with teal and gold. Maybe I'll try to rework it.

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OK, that is an amazing Panthers concept (even though the pre-Superbowl era nature of the thread means that they can keep the UCLA stripes). The sock stripes, the blue helmets/pants, and the overall simplicity really make it work. Well done.

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I liked all of them other than the jags. the 2-color doesn't work for them.

I agree the Jags look a little washed out without the black. I considered using teal and black as their two colors, but they'd already done that themselves with the set previous to their current, and I hated that one, so I went with teal and gold. Maybe I'll try to rework it.

Ok, try this. Jags with just black and teal...

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