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A designer’s view of the Yankees uniform

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Mar 15, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s something completely random to wrap up this simulated off day here in Tampa.

Over at ESPN The Magazine, noted fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger was asked to re-imagine four classic uniforms: The Lakers, the Cowboys, the Canadiens and — of course — the Yankees.

This is what he came up with.

Of course, the appeal of the Yankees uniform is that it’s classic and timeless, and I can’t imagine the need to change it.

But, if a designer is asked to come up with something new, he’s going to have to come up with something new. It’s not as crazy as it might have been. Here’s Hilfiger’s explanation, via The Magazine.

“One of the main items in my first collection was a piqué polo shirt that was more relaxed and a bit oversize. Compared to the current Yankees’ uniform, the color blocking idea of the shirt speaks to the trend of mixing classical patterns in different colors. I added a collar on the shirt because it always makes everyone look good, and the full button placket taken from our woven oxford shirt allows for a more finished look for the player’s suit on game day.”

Photo sent by ESPN

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