Posts tagged ‘Syracuse’

November 15, 2007

Clockwork Orange

Orange is NOT my favorite color! But the other night as I was watching college basketball, I was drawn to the new threads being worn by the Syracuse men’s basketball team, specifically the jerseys. They’re beautiful! The design is so plain and simple, but it just works. The colors aren’t overwhelming. The text isn’t too flashy. Everything is just bold and straightforward.

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See? Beautiful.

Nike has apparently developed a new System of Dress for Syracuse and three other respected collegiate basketball programs—Arizona, Ohio State and Florida. This getup offers an assortment of undershirts and leg wraps to go with the form-fitting jerseys and the baggy shorts. The whole look will be revealed during each team’s conference tournament.

I don’t think I could ever pull off this look, but I’m sure it’ll be a hit with a baller near you. Nevertheless, in the days of throwback jerseys and reinvented team logos and color schemes, this fresh look is a hit with design savvy and nit-picky spectators like me.