Adidas is terrible. Here is another example of why.
The Twins have finally unveiled their new home uniforms. As we all heard before, the look will feature no pinstripes and a new accent of gold. I didn’t like that idea at all but I was willing to see what the new set would look like before I make any judgment.
CAP – I think the cap looks OK. The gold complements it well. This is what a good balance of gold should be.
Livan Hernandez in the alternate home pinstripe vest jerseys during their final years at the Metrodome.
News has surfaced that the Minnesota Twins will have new home uniforms next year and they won’t feature pinstripes. Growing up as a young baseball fan, pinstripes has always been the identity for me when it came to the Twins. Their days back in the Twinkiedome and their pinstripes worn by guys like Kirk Puckett and Shannon Stewart has always been the look I remembered.
Even when they moved to Target Field and removed the pinstripes from the road set, I still like their home pinstripes. I was even glad their throwback alternate had it too.
But now the time has come for them to change. I don’t know why. From what the report is saying, it will feature gold. Granted, the gold look is just a small trim. I can see where they might want to go with it, but the pinstripe to me is too iconic. The team’s two best seasons, 1987 and 1991, were won with pinstripes.
What I actually missed the most was the vest look. It seemed to me that Livan Hernandez was the only one who liked wearing it. During their first year at Target Field, the vest look was still a jersey they sold in stores despite discontinuing it. I hope that one day the Twins will bring back the pinstripe. Just the idea of it gone makes me sad.
The Cavaliers are wearing new blue uniforms for opening night. Details here.
It actually goes really well with the new court they just unveiled. And the actual uniform isn’t bad. It’s vibrant and it features blue, which the other three uniforms don’t have.
But we all know why they did this. Because LeBron James is back and they want to boost merchandise sales. When James was first with Cleveland, or even in his time with Miami, the team would have a new alternate or a throwback every year. It was all for the money. And this one is no different
So let me get this straight. Either Nike or the NFL thinks this is a good idea. Good enough for a proposal?
Essentially, they’re going to treat Thursday Night Football like some extravagant gala that requires both teams to wear nice new uniforms for this one event only. They’re treating Thursday Night Football as something bigger than it is.
And of course, this will lead to discussion and boost up merchandise sales, right?
The league doesn’t need this. This doesn’t need to happen. There doesn’t need to be flashy new uniforms just for one game to boost merchandise sales.
New Warriors alternate uniforms.
I knew this was coming. I didn’t want it to happen. But here we are.
The NBA and Adidas, for the third straight season, have given the Warriors a new alternate uniform to wear. This one was expected as the team’s style guide revealed several of their logos recolored in slate gray. It was an indication that a new uniform would be on its way.
The initial reaction is “why?” The Warriors have vibrant colors of royal and gold. It’s a great identity and to murk it up with gray doesn’t work for me. It’s drab and doesn’t match their current identity.
I don’t know if they are trying to look like the Nets but calling these the #WarriorsSlate in an attempt to make it like some secret spy uniform is pretty silly. Slate gray is just not working for me. Check out more photos of the new set.
This is basically like the Kings jerseys. This is underwhelming and the balance of black and blue isn’t all that great. I actually don’t think this third set is strong at all. Even this fake one is better.
Here are more pictures from the team site.
Black and blue? Reminds me of this.