Uconn Apparel is it just me?

Discussion in 'UConn Football' started by fortebleedsblue, May 24, 2012.

  1. Is it just me or is the apparel for UConn getting less diverse and tackier/uglier every year? I'll watch a football or bball game and see something I like that the coaching staff has and then look for it online and most of the stuff I find are giant pictures of our mascot plastered on the front of a jacket or sweatshirt or a graphic tshirt that has a bunch of random lines on it with giant words saying UConn. Then there is the nike jacket on footballfanatics that doesn't have sleeves... the Belichick look? The few things that are simple/classic only exist in size XL and XXL. Do companies like Nike, Adidas and Coliseum have something against plain and classic for the general public or is the approval for various UConn wear driven from the University itself?

    This is a great Uconn jacket IMO made by nike.

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  2. mattp

    mattp Popular Poster

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    are you running out of other things to complain about?
  3. Uconnalliance

    Uconnalliance press 1 for REBUILDING

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    Maybe the cardigan will make a come back
  4. ktuck911

    ktuck911 Popular Poster

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    The UCONN brand has been, and unfortunately will always be a bit traditional.. I like the traditional look; HOWEVER, this a new day in age of a youth movement of fashion with athletic apparel like never seen before... In this case, I believe ought to assimilate. Get on the gray train... We're missing the boat right now...
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  5. ZooCougar

    ZooCougar Popular Poster

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    I still have my fingers crossed on the possibility of some UConn themed Zubaz pants.
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  6. HuskyfanDan

    HuskyfanDan #BleedRed

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    forte is one of my favorite posters only becuase i know exactly when hes going to post things. this was a suprise that i really enjoyed. it tells me how things are going well if this was his spring beef with the program. :p

    my grandpa for like 20 years straight used to wear 2 sweatshirts all the time around the house and about. a navy 1 with his boat stitched on the back and a psu one. like all the oldtimers he was a navy guy and a joepa/psu fan as they were northeast fball for that generation. recently the past couple years he has a third sweatshirt in the mix. a old school gray one with "connecticut" across the front. i will ask him if you can borrow it for the summer.
  7. spsct

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    Jesus... Zubaz... I remember my hideous orange Buccaneer pair. Good god how did I think that looked cool?
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    ZooCougar Popular Poster

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    I used to rock Dolphin pants and hat. Aqua and Orange....wow!
  10. Santini35

    Santini35 Popular Poster

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    This actually exists.....
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    How long until this does.....


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  11. ZooCougar

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    Very well played. Two wolves, one husky, one moon. Has this been reviewed on Amazon yet?
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    I say Cuse/UConn call a truce....we might be guilty of doing T-shirts of the week for winning 20 games and such but that Dog shirt is hideous and so over the top in its' fanboy geekiness
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    Good lord those are hideous. Rivals the "great pick" commercials....
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  14. UCFBfan

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    Ok so I was reading Uni Watch and if you scroll down to the Uni Watch News Ticker and look half-way down theres a reference/link to this UConn article.

    That lovely shirt from above appears at #1
  15. CTMike

    CTMike Mullet Powered

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    You have quite a way with Photoshop, good sir...
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    mets1090 Popular Poster

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    No deal. It's not our fault no one would ever even think someone would want to wear a shirt with this guy on it...

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    yeah it was on tv the other day, not sure exactly when since it was on the GF's dvr. And man is there a striking resemblance between Otto and Gene Simmon's head or what
  20. Doggie Style

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    Dude, u just exemplified what has been wrong w/ our apparel for DECADES! Gene Simons is a god, and he's still rocking the blue chambray shirt which was most likely the best thing he could find to wear w/ Uconn's logo on it STILL. That shirt has been on our shelves in the Co op since the 80's, and was most prevalent @ our Lady Huskies Bball games actually still to this day. Bottom line, our apparel is awful!!!!!
  21. pepband99

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    All well said. It's quite clear that something has been wrong here, for a long time. I seem to remember a quote being attributed to someone in the AD (Tim Tolokan, maybe?), about being "selective" on what we put our logos on. F that. I want UConn everything!

    Seriously, why can't I buy these anywhere? Are you telling me KHAKIS wouldn't sell in CONNECTICUT? (I dropped a line for a minimum order from this place, if anyone wants in. It's 100)

    Look at UConn's hats, vs, say...

    Maryland's hats

    Comparing to pretty much any peer school, we always lack. It's beyond annoying.
  22. weyuo

    weyuo Popular Poster

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    I'd buy a t-shirt with that radical Husky(emblem) helmet on it that floated around here a few months ago. If anything spoke change for the better, that helmet did.
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    I think a t-shirt with a big UConn "C" on it would be great.
  24. Butch

    Butch Balto's keeper

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    That block C really is catching on!
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    I want them to expand into other things as well. My wife and I were looking for things to decorate our new baby girls room and I came across 20-30 wall decals of Universities. Same thing with pacifiers.....no UConn....granted we're having a girl but she's gonna learn real early about being a UConn fan! :D

    Just think it would be awesome to have more UConn things available to purchase!
  26. weyuo

    weyuo Popular Poster

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    The Block C is too generic. Walking anywhere outside of Husky territory and people are not going to automatically recognize it as UConn. The white dog face on the other hand, changed slightly to be more serious and less child-likeable, is unmistakeable UConn.

    For example: The white Husky face we all know and love but with an orange in it's mouth and a couple eagle feathers floating to the ground. Just joking folks but the block C just doesn't do it for me.
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  27. NHUConnfan

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    And I hate it. I mean, I don't hate it when on the right apparel and used correctly...but those hats someone pointed out are hideous. I've always been a bigger fan of the interlocking UC on the hats. It's my favorite UConn hat I own...solid navy blue hat with solid white interlocking UC. As far as the block C, I prefer it on the smaller side. For instance, in the corner of a polo. If I want something larger, I like going with the Husky dog (which by the way when I was graduating in 2010, they had quite a few cool shirts at the Coop that had the Husky dog on it.) The only large block C I like is on the sweatshirts...which are larger than life.

    Also, the baseball team really has to ditch that stylized C. I mean...really. I'm sorry, but I don't see many people actually going out and buying that apparel.
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    This should go on the helmets when we join the ACC.
  29. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    That's as close as I've got for you.
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    I kind of like that.
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