Hello there HJCers! We're entering the last stretch of the offseason before we start seeing hockey! Some rookie tournaments were over the weekend and the CHL Preseason has started. Soon we'll start having teams enter training camp and preseason and before we know it, the regular season will be upon us!
Quick reminder to vote for the COTW and to enter the Disney Competition!
COTW Sept 8-14 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern time)
Disney Competition entries (due Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern time)
With a new season comes a new set of merchandise that you actually need. More specifically with myself......hats... It's been awhile since I featured a hat but today's a perfect day to do it with only 5 concepts. Lately I've had my eye on this Heather 2-Tone New Era cap. I think it's got real potential as heather gray goes with everything! And New Era used some neat logos that we don't get to see too often including this Vancouver hat featuring Johnny Canuck!
Unfortunately, the bill is black. There's no black anywhere on the hat. Why isn't the bill blue? It'd look so much better and I'd even consider getting this hat despite my stance on the Canucks. Although, with Ryan Miller there I better get over it.
One hat that really teases me though is this Toronto hat. I love that alternate logo and as far as I know it doesn't show up on a lot of merchandise. I wish the blue was bill so bad. It bugs me with the black bill on every one of these hats. If any of you Leafs fans find a really cool fitted hat with this alternate logo definitely let me know.
Anyway, only 5 concepts today, so let's jump right into those!
Battle Of The Brands Concept - Twitter vs. Facebook - David P.
The two big social networks. Both have very clean and simple branding and that's reflected here on the jerseys. Facebook especially. I think that the white jersey could benefit from having a red Wings-esque white jersey that features blue arms. As for Twitter, the black is unnecessary as I'm fairly certain there's no black in their branding. Maybe the current stitching pattern didn't look good in just two colors but there's definitely some way to have made it work without adding an unneeded color.
2015 Stadium Series Concept - Pittsburgh vs. Boston - Mario A.
Toronto Raptors Hockey Jersey Concept - Nathan N.
Baltimore Crabs (NHL Rejects) - Taylor R.
Aston Villa FC (EPL) Hockey Jersey Concept - Patrik G.
Rating: 8.5/10 and my COTW vote!
And there it is folks and folkettes! See anything that tickles your fancy? Or maybe something you disagree with? Lets chat it out in the comments!