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  1. #1
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    New Uniform Alert!


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    Did you see the golden tab on the back of the collar? A Kentucky fan on reddit noted that UK has the same kind of tab on their jerseys this year, too. It seems to be a Nike thing.

    I love that little bit of gold on the jersey. Blue and white is a little too basic, if I am being honest. We've dabbled in black with mediocre results. I think a golden pinstripe on the side panel or embroidered around the Iron D would do a lot to make the jersey pop.


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    always liked those thick pipes down the side...of course, liked them better in the darker blue....
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    The slits on the front of the shorts look janky. Otherwise I like the overall look.

  5. #5
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    I (and likely many of us) have been waiting for 15 years for this, Duke's return to its traditional jerseys. The biggest changes from the traditional jerseys is that the waistband colors are flipped (which is really a mix of the opposite color 1980-93 waistbands and the 94-04 (05 for the white jerseys)) and there is additional trim around the legs which is not very noticeable and matches the armhole and waistband trim instead of just being an extension of the piping down the jersey. Again, these are BEAUTIFUL.

    As for the gold tab, it has the Iron Duke D (WITH THE BALL AND HOOP!!!) on it. Nike has redone it's Elite markings this year to put them in line with the tabs added to the NBA jerseys with teams who won championships 2 years ago. The gold tab is for the Platinum Elite teams (won title as Nike school), the silver tab is for Silver Elite teams (Final 4 as Nike school). This replaces the medallion that was on the neckline.
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  6. #6
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    Slits make it look like the junior high girls soccer team shorts.

    Gold trim is awful. Great that they acknowledge our natty(ies) but could they do so within the correct complimentary color scheme?
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  7. #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Diablo View Post
    The slits on the front of the shorts look janky. Otherwise I like the overall look.
    Agreed. It’s weird looking.
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  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by El_Diablo View Post
    The slits on the front of the shorts look janky. Otherwise I like the overall look.
    Duke (and virtually every other Nike team) has had these slits on all of their shorts since 2016 and the introduction of the Nike Vapor template.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HereBeforeCoachK View Post
    always liked those thick pipes down the side...of course, liked them better in the darker blue...
    I'm warming to the modern throw back feel. I'm with you on the coloring. The original dark blue would work well with these. The new blue is fine I suppose. Overall they do look... sporty. The gold tag kind of reminded me of the gold trim at Cameron. I went back and looked at those curious slits at angled at the front of the shorts -- and they do seem a little skirt-ish as some others have alluded -- but i'm sure some Nike marketing guru got the product designer to make up some athletic wangjangle test that they concluded the parts align with the predominant angle of the quad lifting forward when jumping, enabling the natural bio-kinetic movement of a basketball player blah blah... when we all know they moved those forward as not to mess with the logo on the side and (b) people like us will talk about it on social and...

    Argh... suckered again!

  10. #10
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    I'm a bit hesitant on the gold tab but otherwise I think they're swell.
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  12. #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by msdukie View Post
    Duke (and virtually every other Nike team) has had these slits on all of their shorts since 2016 and the introduction of the Nike Vapor template.
    I think the issue is that the notch in the shorts does not appear to be parallel to the striping of the side panel. Looking at the all white template from last year, the notch and side panel striping appear to be parallel, which gives a cleaner look, imo.

    EDIT: I’m having trouble being able to tell for sure looking at it further, because the new one does look parallel when it’s being modeled, the close up of the shorts does not look parallel, so clearly there’s a camera angle issue with one of them. I do think in any case that the additional contrast of a colored side panel causes it to to be more noticeable and the thicker striping on the side panel may contribute to it appear to be more stiff than last year’s template, which I also think contributes to it
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    Holy moly, not a stitch of black. I think I'm going to cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    Holy moly, not a stitch of black. I think I'm going to cry.
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  15. #15
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    The gold thing is so-so to me, but you have to remember that it's a reminder to us and to other teams that we have won the National Championship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rsvman View Post
    The gold thing is so-so to me, but you have to remember that it's a reminder to us and to other teams that we have won the National Championship.
    Is that what it is? Do teams who've won a natty only get the gold trim? Is that like Champions League/World Cup winners getting a star above the country/club logo?

    If so, that is fantastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingdutchdevil View Post
    Is that what it is? Do teams who've won a natty only get the gold trim? Is that like Champions League/World Cup winners getting a star above the country/club logo?

    If so, that is fantastic.
    My understanding is that teams that have won a National Title as a Nike school will receive a golden tab. Teams that have made it to the Final Four as a Nike school will receive a silver tab and then something else, like the team color, for everyone else.

  18. #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidBenAkiva View Post
    My understanding is that teams that have won a National Title as a Nike school will receive a golden tab. Teams that have made it to the Final Four as a Nike school will receive a silver tab and then something else, like the team color, for everyone else.
    Competing brands could just start putting gold tabs on all uniforms to devalue the prestige of that.

    Overall, I am generally happy with the uniforms. I am a traditionalist who became a Duke fan in the 80s so the closer we are to those uniforms, the better (though no need to revert to short shorts).

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    A little reminiscent of the '94-'95 unis.

    So, a tad worried.

  20. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilYouKnow View Post
    A little reminiscent of the '94-'95 unis.

    So, a tad worried.
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