Before we jump into things I'll point out the ONE vote this week. This week's COTW vote is basically the Christian L. Show with a couple guest stars.
COTW Mar 22-28 vote (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
I have declared my love for headwear on this site before. And I'll do it again. I love hats. I have too many of them. It's a weakness. Especially hockey hats. A style of hat has recently come onto my radar and it appears to be either very new and only a few teams are currently available or a few months old and sold out everywhere. HJCers, say hello to Reebok's "Jersey Hook" line.
Unfortunately for me, I cannot track down a Blackhawks hat from that Jersey Hook line. Hopefully one turns up, and if any of you find one, you let me know ASAP!
Any of you readers own any hats/shirts/jackets/etc. that feature jersey stripes? Please do share.
Speaking of jersey stripes, they look good on jerseys too. Let's see some jersey concepts, stripes included!
Ottawa Senators Alternate Jersey Concept - Ben B.
Team Jamaica Concept - Luke B.
If the sublimated pattern was more subtle and not done throughout the entire jersey, but instead only on the back, or in the numbers, or wherever...just contained in one or two spots, it would look a lot better. The collar insert wouldn't be on a Nike jersey, but oh well, this is a concept. And the inside of the jersey where the Olympic Rings are should be green.
Wolfenstein: The New Order Concept - Mario A.
Overall, the jerseys are dark and lack contrast. The game's branding was BOLD Red/Black/White. High contrast. Try to work that into the jerseys.
Team Finland Concept - Ryley C.
Utica Comets Concept - Ryan C.
Ryan would like to see the Comets use a jersey template different from their parent team's. This new jersey set has Reebok-y, Pittsburgh-Ottawa sleeves with a classic striping pattern on the hem/pants/socks.. Not a good mix to me. If you absolutely had to keep the sleeve pattern, add a bold blue outline to the white/green section. Lately I've grown somewhat fond of the color on the inside of the sleeve so this isn't lookin' bad to me. Maybe tweak the sleeves to make them more unique to the team and find a new hem pattern that goes with the modernized sleeves better.
Edmonton Oilers Alternate Jersey Concept - Christian L.
Rating: 9/10 and a reluctant COTW nom.
And that's it. That last concept above is the last concept that will ever be posted on a Monday in March 2015 EVER..... Think about that. Now tell me how you feel about just witnessing history.