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Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Vandy Uniforms

Before we get started with the new uniforms for the powerhouse that is Vandy football, let’s make a check list of new uniform trends and see how many the Commodores get.

The first thing is to add a black set and a gray set.  Also every team has to have a flat/matte black helmet and a white helmet, along with their traditional and their alternate colors.  This will apply along with the jerseys and pants.  Every team will have a home, alternate, white, black and gray shirt along with matching pants.  Also, there should be something either bold or subtle feature that is specific to their team/university/city/town/state/conference.   Obviously the newest technology will be involved as well.  Since Vandy’s main color is black, we hope they do have a black set that will be their home set.

Let’s take a look…





 


Here are two videos from the event last night:



Helmet:
Traditional? Check
Black/Alternate? Check
White? Check
Gray? No
Vandy special? No

Shirt:
Home/Black? Check
Road? Check
Alternate? Check
Gray? No
Vandy special? “Anchor Down” inside the neckline.  Anchor on the homeplate.

Pants:
Traditional? Check
Black/Alternate? Check
White? Check
Gray? No
Vandy special? V with a star on all pants

So they meet every point excluding a gray set, which is nice.  Overall, I am a fan of simple, sleeve numbers, and the black/gold/white look.  I wish they would’ve kept the gold helmet stripes with the gold pants (best oldschool look ever-light with dark outlining white (see: Browns, Packers, Cowboys, Gators, LSU)), but I am a fan of the new set.  I have also changed to the whole alternate-should-be-a-little-different-than-the-home/away-jerseys so I see they just left the shoulders dark like Navy and more recently Arkansas.  Not a good look but you do what you can I guess.  The trend of going to more simple designs seems to be picking up steam and once again, I am glad Ohio State and other true powerhouses keep their shit clean and only break out a new design once a year.

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