Tuesday 6 September 2011

New Winnipeg Jets jerseys

Hey there. Here is a quickie post to let you know that I'm still alive. Due to a recent career change the posting has been a little sparse lately, but I can't let something as important as the Jets uniforms to go uncommented.

Much like the logo, the jerseys are not bad but not quite right either. The colours are sharp in jersey format and the logo has found it's home right in the middle of the chest like a bullseye. I think where the uniforms go wrong is with the arms, and in particular the stripes on the sleeves.

The horizontal strips are low down on the sleeves and give the appearance of the uniform being bottom heavy because they create visual width below the mid-point of the uniform, while there is nothing up top to balance that. This is more pronounced on the white uniform, but the dark one also has that width down low.

If you are a pear-shaped Jets fan, this is bad news for you. Fortunately, other than the Dustin Byfuglien, none of the Jets are currently pear-shaped. Furthermore, the jerseys should appear more balanced when the players are all geared up with the shoulder pads. If I buy one -- and I probably will -- it will probably be blue.

For my analysis of the logo, click here.
For my original jersey concept, click here.


reedsolomon.matr1x at gmail.com said...

I liked the counterfeit design better.

What is with designers making everything too busy nowadays? Keep it simple, stupid.

That said, I'm not repulsed by these designs. They're satisfactory. I'm not going to buy one for $400+ though.

cherenkov said...

The "authentic" is $300 + tax. The "premier" is $130. I'll probably go for the premier.

Now that they've released the design, I'm sure the knockoffs will begin hitting the streets within a week.

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