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I always thought the logo on the older helmets was a bit too dark, more brown than burnt orange on tv.

Having said that, take the old logo color, lighten it up slightly..perfect. jmo tho, and I agree with the jersey above...which will never happen due to the required pieces of flair these days.

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Just now, bschoolprof said:

They don't make burnt orange anymore.  

There's certainly not much of it inside the stadium on game days. That shit in our end zones is more like peach. I guess we just don't have the money to put the proper color on our field. 

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Old logo looked like shit brown and never matched the jerseys dating back to Rickys days. New color is better. Both better than that metallic color we used for a season.

 

 

Also insert the equipment manager of 3 generations of jerseys being the same color.

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There's certainly not much of it inside the stadium on game days. That shit in our end zones is more like peach. I guess we just don't have the money to put the proper color on our field. 

I recall reading something about the material the field is made of doesn’t look very good with the color.

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3 minutes ago, Bevo VIII said:

Old logo looked like shit brown and never matched the jerseys dating back to Rickys days. New color is better. Both better than that metallic color we used for a season.

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It was certainly a very dark burnt orange. It looked great on the white helmet, contrasted with the jersey color. 

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You can't really compare old photos to recent ones. The color balance is different, contrast is different. Look how blue the photo of Sam is compared to the photo of ced. 

 

Same photo, just brightened and color balance shifted. The burnt orange isn't much different. 

 

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I don't mind "TEXAS" across the jerseys but it's gotten obscenely large. Dial that back a bit go darker on the helmet logo and I'm happy.

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3 minutes ago, SlingeroGuitaro said:

You can't really compare old photos to recent ones. The white balance is different, the contrast is different. 

 

Same photo, just brightened. It isn't that different. 

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Still looks much better, even after artificially lightening it. 

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Probably not worth another thread, so I'll say it. I dont like the design of the "We Are One" patch. It looks like an advertisement. Maybe the real issue is how much bullshit we have on the front of the jersey to begin with. Look at Sterns who has a captain patch, too. It's starting to look like a goddamn NASCAR car. 

Optimally I would put the "We Are One" where the B12 logo is, because why the fuck do we need that on there, and ditch the Horns on the collar. 

And before anyone gets their briefs in a tizzy, I have NO issue with the message and think the players are well within their rights to ask for it on the jersey, it just seems like it was kind of rushed from a design standpoint and that we can do better. 

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51 minutes ago, ousux said:

I always thought the logo on the older helmets was a bit too dark, more brown than burnt orange on tv.

Having said that, take the old logo color, lighten it up slightly..perfect. jmo tho, and I agree with the jersey above...which will never happen due to the required pieces of flair these days.

I'll have to look around for an article or perhaps my father has enough recall left to remind me of the intent, but I believe the darker helmet logo was originally due to its appearance on TV.  Over time & technology advancements the darker shade became unnecessary yet we stayed with it until recent changes (metallic and now "Texas Orange").   I believe similar rationale applies to the Cowboys pants/helmets over the years. 

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2 minutes ago, DenverHorn said:

I'll have to look around for an article or perhaps my father has enough recall left to remind me of the intent, but I believe the darker helmet logo was originally due to its appearance on TV.  Over time & technology advancements the darker shade became unnecessary yet we stayed with it until recent changes (metallic and now "Texas Orange").   I believe similar rationale applies to the Cowboys pants/helmets over the years. 

Don't get me started on the Cowboys pants. It's my understanding that's all Jerruh's doing and, yes, it has to do with how they look on TV (or something).

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It looks like we increased the size of the longhorn decal from the picture of Ced to this season with that picture of Sterns.


Looks larger than last season as well.

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The helmet/jersey combo on Ced looks 1,000 times better than the one on Sam and It’s not even close....

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10 hours ago, Bevo VIII said:

It looks like we increased the size of the longhorn decal from the picture of Ced to this season with that picture of Sterns.


Looks larger than last season as well.

Logo is definitely bigger - it'd imagine that because helmets have more complex shapes with more holes, etc. they want to try and make it pop a bit more. Ced's helmet looks like a toy compared to Ehlinger and Sterns'.

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12 hours ago, Bevo VIII said:

Old logo looked like shit brown and never matched the jerseys dating back to Rickys days. New color is better. 

Oh, I dunno ...

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1 hour ago, Ignatius said:

The helmet/jersey combo on Ced looks 1,000 times better than the one on Sam and It’s not even close....

Agreed

RIP Cedric!

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12 hours ago, Red Five said:

Thanks for the example ztejas. That looks like shit. 

Yep. Both the shit on the jersey and the bigger Longhorn decal on the helmet.

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12 hours ago, ztejas said:

Probably not worth another thread, so I'll say it. I dont like the design of the "We Are One" patch. It looks like an advertisement. Maybe the real issue is how much bullshit we have on the front of the jersey to begin with. Look at Sterns who has a captain patch, too. It's starting to look like a goddamn NASCAR car. 

Optimally I would put the "We Are One" where the B12 logo is, because why the fuck do we need that on there, and ditch the Horns on the collar. 

And before anyone gets their briefs in a tizzy, I have NO issue with the message and think the players are well within their rights to ask for it on the jersey, it just seems like it was kind of rushed from a design standpoint and that we can do better. 

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The Big 12 logo is a non negotiable from the conference, that’s not going anywhere. If I was jersey god I’d go back to our late 90s/early 2000s look. Sorry but the throwback jerseys always reminded me of the generic ones middle school teams wear. No design or unique traits at all. 

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LOL at comparing to 90’s & 2000’s jerseys.


The old helmet decal color matches the color of my 1969 jersey.  That is the color that DKR teams wore.  Made it harder to tell who actually had the ball.  It never matched the official Pantone color orange. It was closer to brown than the variagated oranges used today.  It was definitely not the OSU orange on our turf today.

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1 minute ago, tantric superman said:

I don't really care for long black socks, to be perfectly frank. 

 

Yeah I don’t get that. White shoes & white socks with the white pants is a far better look. 

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7 minutes ago, Helobious said:

The Big 12 logo is a non negotiable from the conference, that’s not going anywhere. If I was jersey god I’d go back to our late 90s/early 2000s look. Sorry but the throwback jerseys always reminded me of the generic ones middle school teams wear. No design or unique traits at all. 

I think this is probably my all-time favorite home uni ... right down to the last detail.

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12 hours ago, ztejas said:

Probably not worth another thread, so I'll say it. I dont like the design of the "We Are One" patch. It looks like an advertisement. Maybe the real issue is how much bullshit we have on the front of the jersey to begin with. Look at Sterns who has a captain patch, too. It's starting to look like a goddamn NASCAR car. 

Optimally I would put the "We Are One" where the B12 logo is, because why the fuck do we need that on there, and ditch the Horns on the collar. 

And before anyone gets their briefs in a tizzy, I have NO issue with the message and think the players are well within their rights to ask for it on the jersey, it just seems like it was kind of rushed from a design standpoint and that we can do better. 

 

This is my issue as well. 6 (six) fucking different patches above the number. Logo AND Texas. Ok I get it. Nike swoosh, big 12 patch, statement patch, captions patch... Just find an excuse to go back to the "retro" throwback jersey every game from here on. Shit looked sweet.

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Our orange now keeps getting closer to Tennessee or at least Syracuse every year. (Vomit)

 

Nothing burnt about it anymore. It’s more like tangerine now.

 

I think black shoes with the home tangerine is the best look and white shoes with the stormtroopers are the best look and I know best

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IMO it’s for TV. I liked the dark, leathery color against the all whites. That was some cold ass looking shit. 
 

this shit looks like a Cheetos wrapper. 

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Imo the jerseys look better in person than on tv with the lightning and etc.

The orange on the end zones is off but I think it’s literally the best they can do given the material and how much it’s in the sun.

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All pics from the game/day before

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Jersey in a room with normal lightning

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Jersey from an unedited video of Josh Moore’s TD

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Jersey from a highly edited photo

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Here is what we should be wearing forever.....
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See this is another example of photos/lighting. All 3 look to be different shades of orange

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20 minutes ago, Bevo VIII said:

Look at these photos back to back

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This is a great argument for black shoes/socks with the home unis. The contrast is much better than the all white bottom half.

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1 hour ago, texifornia said:

This is a great argument for black shoes/socks with the home unis. The contrast is much better than the all white bottom half.

To me it's not so much the color as just the old school nature of things.  The top picture would be perfect if some of those guys had their socks drooping a bit.  The black socks looks like they were dressing for a soccer match and then changed their mind and forgot to change their socks.

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I'm sure it may just be my age.  I hate artificial turf, too.

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One thing about how our jerseys reflect light, is that they look much better at night under the lights (see above) than in daylight. 

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Isn't the "issue" with the helmets more with the new safety design features, vs. the "clean" profile?  The first design difference I recall was when they started having that "teardrop" hole behind the rear longhorn horn.

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On 9/13/2020 at 12:22 PM, ztejas said:

Probably not worth another thread, so I'll say it. I dont like the design of the "We Are One" patch. It looks like an advertisement. Maybe the real issue is how much bullshit we have on the front of the jersey to begin with. Look at Sterns who has a captain patch, too. It's starting to look like a goddamn NASCAR car. 

Optimally I would put the "We Are One" where the B12 logo is, because why the fuck do we need that on there, and ditch the Horns on the collar. 

And before anyone gets their briefs in a tizzy, I have NO issue with the message and think the players are well within their rights to ask for it on the jersey, it just seems like it was kind of rushed from a design standpoint and that we can do better. 

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Already have a Nike ad and a Big 12 ad.  We are one is relatively muted and relatively non-controversial.  Does kind of remind me of a bank logo.

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Like the simpler jersey design.  Its getting pretty cluttered.

And it should all be burnt orange, not brown and definitely not orange.

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