The one bit of significant uni-related news that emerged from last night’s NFL draft came when the 49ers selected defensive lineman Solomon Thomas with the third overall pick. As you can see above, Thomas was presented with a Niners jersey rendered in Nike’s new tailoring template (the one with the cringe-worthy name that I’ll . . . → Read More: Niners Change Their Jersey Stripe Pattern
The Riddell SpeedFlex helmet presents a challenge for NFL equipment managers, because its shell includes a cutout on the crown, right where striping tape would normally be passing through. Several readers have commented in recent weeks that the Cowboys run their striping tape across that cutout, while most other teams take the trouble to . . . → Read More: A Close Look at Striping on NFL SpeedFlex Helmets
As most of you know by now (and as is pretty obvious from the photo shown above, taken a little over a year ago), I like stripes. Always have. And I don’t like them just on uniforms and other apparel — I like stripes in all sorts of contexts. And we’re going to go . . . → Read More: Striped Beauty Lurking in an Unexpected Place
Interesting mix of sports design and music design yesterday, as the Rolling Stones announced a 15-city North American tour and promoted it by adapting their familiar lips-and-tongue logo to include stripe patterns and other imagery from the teams whose stadiums they’ll be playing in.
My favorite version by far is the one for the show . . . → Read More: Geezer British Oldies Act Pretends to Know Something About American Sports Uniforms