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Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby dmiles2186 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:12 pm

Are fracking atrocious. They even have fake tie ups in the front.

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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby STLADOGG » Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:19 pm

Are they going for a super hero look?
Only these could make Backes look friendly.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby cprice12 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:47 pm

It's not hard at all to make a good looking jersey. But people somehow manage to screw it up big time every year.

When the time comes for a new jersey design, if teams would just ask fans to submit jersey designs and then pick a half dozen finalists and ask the fans to vote on the one they like the best, they would get a kick ass design. Not some stupid attempt at being cutting edge/modern or trying to do something different. More times than not, it looks bad or at best, so-so. How many times do we see a new jersey design and say, "Eh, it's not terrible...but it could be a lot better." It annoys the piss out of me that very few teams get that.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby dmiles2186 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:49 pm

Not quite jersey related, but anyone think Backes will be the Captain in Socchi? I think he's got a shot and his Capt. America nickname will come to fruition.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby Oaklandblue » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:59 pm

What's so wrong about this jersey:

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Simple and to the point.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby STLADOGG » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Oaklandblue wrote:What's so wrong about this jersey:

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Simple and to the point.

Its Nike...they always ruin a good thing as best as they can with apparel.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby Oaklandblue » Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:01 pm

dmiles2186 wrote:Are fracking atrocious. They even have fake tie ups in the front.

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Shouldn't the stars on the shoulders be white? Oh that's right, this is a bad design idea so of course they're wrong! How Nouveau of the designer, probably not even an American...or even made in America. Pathetic all around.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby dmiles2186 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:51 am

I saw somewhere (may have been Puck Daddy) say that the stars look more like shiny dandruff. Now that's all I see. I don't mind the crest, but it's a bit awkward. Maybe it should be a bit bigger, I'm not sure.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby cardsfan04 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:46 am

I can't explain why, but they remind me of soccer jerseys.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby dmiles2186 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:59 am

cardsfan04 wrote:I can't explain why, but they remind me of soccer jerseys.


The crest reminds me of the centennial jerseys the USMNT wore recently.

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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby cardsfan04 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:18 am

That could be it.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby glen a richter » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:56 am

Well at least they'll be using it on some real athletes and not a bunch of pansy soccer players.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby ViPeRx007 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:45 pm

This country is going down the crapper, so why not their Olympic jerseys as well?...but I'm not getting political. That's a no-no around here.

How this design gets approved, I don't know. Was it just one guy who had the job of getting the jersey's designed and didn't need to bother getting input from anyone else? That's the only explanation I can come up with. Surely a whole board of people weren't involved...............right?
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby philco_3 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:14 pm

Its not about the jersey your wearing, but rather the team your playing for. Jesus Christ I thinking this board has more fashion police on here than hockey fans.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby ViPeRx007 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:30 am

philco_3 wrote:Its not about the jersey your wearing, but rather the team your playing for. Jesus Christ I thinking this board has more fashion police on here than hockey fans.


I have an excuse. I'm a graphic/web designer. I can't help but notice crappy looking stuff.

By the way, it's "you're"....grammar police. :wink:
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby cprice12 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:01 pm

Hopefully it's one of those deals that looks better in full uniform, pads, pants, gloves and when actually on the ice, etc.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby abc789987 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:08 am

Check out these specs!
TECHNOLOGY:
-Nike Flywire reinforces the neck area while providing a closer fit to prevent slipping. The aesthetic also provides a nod to the traditional lace neck design.
-Reduced seaming eliminates weight and creates a more traditional blocked look.
-Recycled polyester embraces sustainable innovation without compromising performance. Each jersey is made from about seventeen plastic bottles and the socks use approximately five plastic bottles.
-Lightweight premium letters and numbers shave off unnecessary weight.
-Zoned ventilation and articulated sleeves for ventilation and maximum range of motion.
-Stretch open hole mesh under arm for added ventilation.

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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby cprice12 » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:24 am

abc789987 wrote:Check out these specs!
TECHNOLOGY:
-Nike Flywire reinforces the neck area while providing a closer fit to prevent slipping. The aesthetic also provides a nod to the traditional lace neck design.
-Reduced seaming eliminates weight and creates a more traditional blocked look.
-Recycled polyester embraces sustainable innovation without compromising performance. Each jersey is made from about seventeen plastic bottles and the socks use approximately five plastic bottles.
-Lightweight premium letters and numbers shave off unnecessary weight.
-Zoned ventilation and articulated sleeves for ventilation and maximum range of motion.
-Stretch open hole mesh under arm for added ventilation.

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The tech in the jersey is fine. Good for them using recycled materials, making the jersey lighter, etc. But that doesn't explain the sub-par design.

The lace neck design is just stupid. If you want to provide a nod to the traditional lace neck design, then put actual laces on the damn thing. Don't draw them on. It just screams cheap Wal-mart mock jersey.
And the crest patch looks like it has put on a few pounds. Why it's flared out and has love handles at the bottom is anyone's guess. The traditional Team USA shield isn't near that pear shaped.

This is cool however:
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby kodos » Tue Sep 03, 2013 3:29 pm

That's why they lost in Vancouver. The lettering on their jerseys was slowing them down.
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Re: Team USA 2014 Olympic Jerseys

Postby dmiles2186 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:41 pm

Good gawd. Canada's are even worse.

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