The Series When the White Sox Wore White Socks (mostly)

There are certain uniform variations and peculiarities that have become standard knowledge among the uni-scenti over the years. By now we all know that the Cowboys wore red, white, and blue helmet striping in 1976. We all know the A’s managers and coaches wore white caps in the late 1960s and early ’70s. And . . . → Read More: The Series When the White Sox Wore White Socks (mostly)

A Look Back at the Lakers’ 2007 Throwback Short Shorts

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When it was announced that the Lakers would be wearing late-’80s throwbacks for last Friday night’s game against Golden State, several people felt obliged to quip, “Are they gonna wear the short shorts, too?” (As you can see above, the answer to that question turned out to . . . → Read More: A Look Back at the Lakers’ 2007 Throwback Short Shorts

Scenes from the Iowa State Baseball Tourney

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Each year reader Jesse Gavin covers the Iowa State Baseball Tournament, which is currently taking place in Des Moines, and spots all sorts of uni-notable items. “If this week is any indication, the future is bright for baseball players’ hosiery stylings,” he says. “Lots of striped stirrups.” . . . → Read More: Scenes from the Iowa State Baseball Tourney

A New Way to Show Your Stripes

If you’ve ever bought striped stirrups or striped athletic socks (as many of you did back when Comrade Robert Marshall ran his Uni Watch Stirrups Club), you know there’s a problem: You want to show your stripes, literally and figuratively, but the stripes are up around your calf, so nobody can see them unless you . . . → Read More: A New Way to Show Your Stripes