A Close Look at the Penguins’ Helmets

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest post from Scott Lederer, who’s taking a deep dive on the Penguins’ helmets. — PL]

By Scott Lederer

I’ve been watching a lot of hockey lately — just about every game. When you watch this much hockey and you like uniforms as much as I do, you start to notice things. And I’ve noticed some things about the Penguins’ helmet decals.

The Penguins have an excellent equipment staff. They do lots of things right and have great attention to detail. They even have a bunch of excellent behind-the-scenes stuff posted regularly on Twitter by their equipment manager, Dana Heinze. So it doesn’t surprise me that there are a couple details about their helmet that caught my attention.

First, I’ve noticed that when the Penguins wear their black and yellow alternate jerseys (as they have then entire playoffs), they change the color of the helmet numbers and logos to a matching yellow and white [click to enlarge]: (Continue reading)

A Look at Jersey Designs That Lean to One Side

We all know that one of the problems with button-front jerseys is that sometimes a letter ends up being cut in half as it sits astride the placket, and sometimes those two halves don’t quite align. And we also know there’s the additional problem of “extra” letters suddenly appearing.

But today I want . . . → Read More: A Look at Jersey Designs That Lean to One Side

Peyton Manning Tributes Riddled With Uni-Related Errors

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As you’re no doubt aware, Peyton Manning will be announcing his retirement today. The graphic shown above, which was posted on the NFL’s Twitter feed, is one of several uni-related responses to the news. As you can see, they cut some corners on the graphic, most notably with the NOB font, which doesn’t match what the Colts or Broncos use. (Looks more like the Steelers’ NOB font.) I’d say that’s forgivable, since this is a stylized graphic that wasn’t meant to be photorealistic.

The same can’t be said, however, for this next graphic, which the NFL also posted yesterday: (Continue reading)

I Love a Man in a Uniform: Bill Henderson Interview

If you’re a regular Uni Watch reader, you’re probably familiar with (and, ideally, own a copy of) Bill Henderson’s seminal Game Worn Guide to MLB Jerseys, by far the most authoritative product of its type. It’s no exaggeration to say I refer to it on a near-daily basis — to confirm this, to . . . → Read More: I Love a Man in a Uniform: Bill Henderson Interview