Paul Lukas, of ESPN and Uni-Watch, recently interviewed Under Armour designer Adam Clement, the man behind this polarizing look. Clement basically has a hand in all uniform or on-field product, and, as someone who’s in the same field, I’m all ears when it comes to designers sharing their vision and design process. This quote from Clement is a personal reminder I’ve found myself repeating often over the years:
“When you do a project like this, you always want to go a little further than maybe you’re even comfortable with yourself, and then you can bring it back a little. I always have to remember that I am not the target audience.”
So much easier said than done. Take a few minutes and read for yourself: Part 1, Part 2, Bonus
Boston College wore these a kits a couple of weeks ago, but I thought it was appropriate to share today. Plus, the uniform’s for a good cause as they’re partnered up with the Wounded Warriors Project, which is always worth highlighting. The cleats are pretty dope in a Captain America way; almost as cool as my USA flag running shoes that my friend Caroline captured me in.
Shoes: K-Swiss K-Ona [no longer available]. Men’s version here.
Kind of obsessed with Nike Chain Maille Mesh fabric. New performance textile that adds textural interest? I’m down.
Fight On, btw.
Stella McCartney isn’t the only music progeny designing uniforms for the Olympics this year. Last week, Puma revealed Jamaica’s national kits designed by Cedella Marley, daughter of Bob.
After Nike introduced the 2012 NFL kits a few weeks ago, artist Dave Rappoccio took a stab at his own redesigns, which are pretty fantastic and come with a great sense of humor. Below are the Patriots and my dear Rams.
See all 32 teams here.
Check out the Astros’ throwback uni’s from last night’s game against the Braves. How great are these? Despite losing 4-6, the Astros celebrated the 50th anniversary of their first franchise game with retro Colt .45s uniforms. Just beautiful and so clean. Promo Colt .45s caps were also given to the first 10,000 fans.
Photo: MLB Twitter