for home: all black. all the time.
on the road: mix, match the other two. i'm not picky.
but i do want all-black unis at ivor wynne. every game. no exceptions.
i understand we play a retro game this year; i got one of those jerseys; not the ones from the 60s but the style from the 80s, with the basic black, white outside-lower shoulders and then alternating stripes down the sleeves. they were bitchin'.
we always have had the best uniform in pro football — more often, these days, we look much, much better than we can actually play.
I love the 80s style home jerseys with the white sleaves and alternating stripes under the logo.
I don't mind the thick yellow stripe down the sides of the current jerseys, but I don't care for the way the yellow trim looks at the bottom of the sleeves currently. Also, I would be quite happy if the "gold" 3rd jerseys were never seen again.
as far as the unis go,take your issues up with reebok. they're the ones who spear-headed the campaign to make each team change their uniforms when they signed this deal 3-4 years ago. keeping in mind, each team did have enough say in the end result and it's unfortunate that the powers that were at the time(christopher dean,adam provost,no longer with the club) decided to mess with the tradition that is the hamilton tiger-cats,by re-creating the classic tiger-but that's a whole other can of worms for another day. i thought the majority of people wanted yellow pants a couple years ago? i realize this is just one person who is bored but...let's be honest, when people think of the hamilton tiger-cats, they think black jerseys, yellow freakin pants.as far as the jersey goes,you're being way too picky on the yellow collar-you're obviously minutes away from re-sorting your underwear drawer.the yellow stripe down the side can be either a pinstripe ala argos, all black-in which case the uniform would then not flow from jersey to pant,or it can flow-as it does now. back to the re-branding of the unis. look at the esks. from their uniform pre-reebok they made one simple change- a pinstripe across the shoulders and they were adamant about not going away from eskimo tradition. i guess that's the difference in being the flagship franchise and being...well being hamilton.
by the way, it's a two-year turnaround to change your uniform.
I love the new unis, and all the various combinations of pants and jerseys.
I just wish they could reduce the clutter effect created by having ads on both shoulders. Maybe tone them down a bit by having them in the team colours, but I understand that any advertisment is supposed to stand out.
Folks should keep in mind that there will be a retro uniform for all CFL teams in keeping with the Winnipeg-Toronto retro series of last year. I recall Mark Cohon during the pre-game build-up to the 2008 Retro Week indicating that there may be a league-wide retro week in the works in future years. Time will tell when these uniforms will be available throughout the league.
I would like to see more stripes on the uniform regardless of all the other muckety-muck Reebok et al put on the jersey. As for the Tony The Tiger logo now, it does look better on a black helmet IMHO than the old one did, but I still prefer the gold helmets over the North Pittsburgh Steelers ripoffs circa 1986.
Just finished sorting my sock drawer when I read this thread.
Drummer, I totally agree with you that from a design persepective the yellow collar is out of proportion with the rest of the jersey. I suspect that the collar is a standard size on all Reebok jerseys and the decision was to go black or contrast yellow. Bad move. The yellow piping is also an unnecessary distraction. I'd suggest losing the piping, make the collar black, and add one more yellow stripe to each arm.
Citylegend -- totally with you: "black jerseys, yellow freakin pants"!
As for the retro jersey, I'd buy a 1958-1962 home jersey in a heartbeat. That is, if a 1912 Alerts jersey isn't offered first.
As much as I dislike the new logo (I have the classic logo on my licence plate), it does look better on the helmets than the old logo.
As for the uniform my vote is for the 70's/80's uniform, though I love the old black/yellow stiped sweaters with the big yellow H on the front, probably not doable with the modern jerseys requiring numbers on the front as well as the back.