Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The New Mavs Jersey: Following A Fashion Trend Or An NBA Classic?

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I've always postured that sports is woven into the fabric of our community in Dallas/Fort Worth. Now the Mavericks are truly reflecting that. The team unveiled its 2015-2016 jersey on Tuesday which reps the Dallas skyline well.

It was a crowdsourced project designed by Dallas native Geoff Case. Mavericks owner Mark Cuban chose Case's skyline-themed look out of 1,000 entries. For his efforts, Case received $1,000 and season tickets for the 2015-2016 season.

Sounds kinda skimpy to me. I digress.

This alternate jersey will be worn at least eight times during the 2015-16 season.

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Image via City + Sky

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Image via Outline The Sky

From t-shirt company Outline the Sky's skyline-themed looks to City + Sky's chic Dallas pieces, the Dallas skyline is having a moment. Dallas recently earned "Best International Skyline" honors  from USA Today.

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Here's the thing: while this is a trend on the fashion front, skyline jerseys are nothing news. The dear, departed Seattle SuperSonics had a great skyline logo on their jersey from 1975 to the 94/95 season.

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The Golden State Warriors have sported various versions of the Golden Gate Bridge in their logo throughout the years. The Nuggets had an odd Tetris-looking logo for more than a decade.

What Do You Think? 
I like all things Dallas. Given that the Mavericks are truly the only team that plays in AND is headquartered in Dallas, it's smart to promote that.

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Maybe it looks better in action? Maybe....
As for the aesthetics, I don't quite care for the color patterns, particularly the blue uniform with the green piping. It just looks "off" to me.  I like the skyline logo, even if it does ignore the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and pegasus.

Do you like the new Mavs look? Hate it? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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