Since there's no contest this week, only one reminder for you.
COTW Aug 19-25 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
So let's start today off by looking at 2 jerseys set to be used in the upcoming Olympics. Firstly, let's look at the host, Team Russia. First thing that I notice is the obvious difference between the two jerseys. The red is a very traditional jersey with the Russian flag on the arms in between two thin gold lines. Now, the white jersey is way out there. It's very very "Nike". It uses the top part of the normal crest and blows it up and is used as a major component in the design of the jersey.
So a quick rating of the Russia uniforms would be 7/10
The red jersey is definitely the highlight of the set and is also definitely more than a 7/10, but that white jersey is bringin' it down.
Now let's get to the USA!
The crest is a huge improvement over the letters that have been on the chest of the US jerseys for awhile. These jerseys, including the crest, bring the Mens US Soccer team centennial jerseys to mind, which is good because, I might not be a soccer fan, but I am a huge fan of those uniforms. I'm considering buying a USA jersey with one of the Blackhawks' name and number.
So quick rating of the USA jerseys, 8/10
Very very classy, a good look for the Olympics, but if these were to be used more, I would want to see more interesting striping, or at the very least, hem stripes.
Now to the concepts of the day!
Toronto Maple Leafs Alternate Jersey Concept - (Frank C.)
Seattle Thunder Birds (WHL) Concept - (Matt M.)
New York Islanders De-Edge Series - (Steven G.)
Rating: 10/10 literally a perfect Islanders concept in my eyes. COTW nom as well. Please Edgeify these!
New England Whalers (WHA) Concept - (Ted N.)
Carolina Hurricanes Concept - (Jets96 - HJC)
Nike-esque yoke on these. I don't care for the white jersey's flag pattern being white. The alternate jersey could be better. Use white for the name and numbers and use the normal logo, not your recolored one.
Chicago Blackhawks Concept - (Jets96 - HJC)
That's the post for today, let's get some conversation going in the comments today everybody!