Monday, March 03, 2014

Fashion is Dumb: Tennis, Anyone?

Though you wouldn't know it by the sub-20 temperatures and five inches of snow outside my door (and counting), we're only four months away from the start of the 2014 World Cup. U.S. Soccer released the official home jersey for the U.S. Men's National Team this morning. It's this:


Nike has teams of designers who've done incredible things with fabrics, colors, and textures. Apparently, those people were busy on other projects, like LeBron's face mask. The team that designed this jersey appears to have spent about 15 minutes on it. My first reaction: "Jesus, that's boring as shit."

Could be worse, as a Deadspin commenter points out. We could've returned to the 1994 World Cup kit, an ungodly mishmash of denim, acid wash, and a child's imagination.


For what it's worth, there's a pretty cool history of USMNT jerseys from 1984 - 2010 here. We've put our boys in some dreadful shit over the years.

INSTANT UPDATE:

Here's a picture of the full kits. I like them a bit better in context, but I still don't love them. Of note, the guy with the flag over his shoulders is the founder of The American Outlaws, the leading U.S. Soccer supporter's organization. That's a pretty cool touch for U.S. Soccer.


24 comments:

T.J. said...

so, the "fashion is dumb" bit wasn't good enough for you? had to branch out?

rob said...

my bad. i'll fix.

rob said...

after deep contemplation, i conclude that these uniforms are lame. needs more shock and awe. thanks, obama.

zman said...

I guess Nike used up all their good ideas on Olympic hockey jerseys. The Slovakian jerseys were very cool.

Mark said...

These jerseys will sell well though due to the collared shirt look they have.

Danimal said...

Yup - they will sell tons of them.

Hazim Waqar said...

I like this shirts, star shirt look bit beautiful then white.
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Mark said...

Rob- you see Jimmer's on the Bulls. That's actually a nice fit for him.

rob said...

timely - been looking for some pakistani dresses. many thanks.

mark, i did see that. interesting that thibs thinks he can defend well enough to contribute.

Danimal said...

how's that winter coming up there? as you suffer, the bikinis are out here in jax beach not including mine.

Mark said...

I'm working from home this afternoon. My stepdaughter is here with me. Two women just got into a full on brawl on the front lawn across the street from my house. Three cop cars are now on the scene. Florida!!!

Mark said...

Rob- Nate Robinson's not exactly a defensive stopper and he got plenty of run in Chicago. At some point Thibs just has to deal with it because he needs some scoring.

rob said...

i never liked danimal all that much.

TR said...

Barry's got to nut up about these unis.

rob said...

i think we can all agree on that, tr

zman said...

Bill Clinton nutted up on his intern's unis.

zman said...

Who nutted up about these new Buccaneers jerseys? Hideous.

rob said...

lebron is 17/24 overall, 8/8 from three, has 49 points through three quarters. no big deal.

Mark said...

This is highly entertaining. http://gph.is/Npj4G2

rob said...

was just perusing some old gtb comments threads (looking for something specific, not browsing - that would be weird) and came across a comment in which i accurately predicted how 'the wire' would end. how the fuck didn't i recall that prediction at the time? 10 years from now, when you guys are lamenting rob's dementia, you can point to that moment as the first sign.

Mark said...

Gotta admit, I'm a little disappointed none of you seemed very interested in the lady fight that took place across the street from my house yesterday.

mr kq said...

Mark I thought it was awesome and am all over that shit. Although most of the time I just lurk silently here like a creep.

Mark said...

Nick Carter tweeted that he loves the new Bucs uniforms. And then the Bucs retweeted it. Unfortunately, this is my football team.

Mark said...

Glad you enjoyed, Mr. KQ. It was a real fight too. Punches, hair pulling, kicks and multiple take downs. My stepdaughter and I watched the while thing from our front window. A great bonding opportunity for us.