I've noticed a few things about replicas from pictures I've seen and now even more after getting this, but is it just me or do the logos seem abnormally large on replicas? They always seem to look really big, and I mainly notice it with this jersey too.
Anyways enough rambling about that here's today's pairs competition presentation. I've actually been really impressed so far. It seems like everyone has brought their best concept creating skills to the table on this one.
And the usual voting reminders...well, reminder.
COTW vote April 12-18 (ends Friday @ 11:59pm Eastern)
And now for the concepts. Hopefully this is just a slow week for the blog and not trend, maybe people were just working on the competition entries.
Jarrett T. - Oakland Seals
This concept from Jarrett supposedly modernizes the Seals. While I wouldn't say this is too much of a modernization aside from the edge template, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. Classic designs almost always look better, as proven by how popular a lot of these throwback jerseys are with fans. The striping patten looks good, but they look a bit thin. The yellow as an accent color in the way you used it looks great and it really pops out, especially on the green jersey. I would add some more green on the white jersey though, maybe on the cuffs or something.
Overall: Solid set (8/10)
Jarrett T. - Oakland Seals
Here we have the alternate jersey to go with the set above. This one appears to be based off of one their uniforms from when they were the California Golden Seals, and the throwback look is pulled off well. I think the shoulder patch should be the version of the logo you used on the white jersey in the previous set, because the white in that logo stands out to me in a bad way. I like the font used for the alternate captain patch, and the wordmark looks good too. The logos look very pixelated too, though.
Overall: Another solid jersey (8/10)
Ryan C. - San Jose Barracuda
I personally am not a fan of the logo for the new San Jose AHL team, nor am I a fan of their Sharks copies of jerseys. I like the logo you used for this set, I mean I still don't really like it but I think it's better than the one with the sponsor logo behind it. That isn't your fault though. I think they would look unique, yet still tied in with San Jose's branding by wearing an orange uniform. I also think teal pants might look better, but I also don't recall ever seeing them used so I don't know how good that would look on the ice. I would also change the sock stripes to match the jersey striping more. Execution is good except one thing: the vertical stitching should stop at the hem stripes.
Overall: Better than what they're actually going to be wearing and a good look for them (8.5/10)
Well that's all I have for today. I still really hope this is just an slow week for HJC and we'll have more concepts again to review next week. I'm going to nominate Ryan's Barracuda concept for COTW this week. Thanks for reading, and I'll see you guys again next week.