Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Pro Combats

"Spartans, what is your profession?"
 The next round of Nike's Pro Combats have been released, and they're honestly pretty cool. At least most of them are. The Academies got a good treatment, especially Navy, and Michigan State has some really nice features. Sparty's feature a familiar base of dark green, but includes accents of black and bronze. Some say Michigan State did wear bronze as color in the 30's/40's, but I like to think it's a shoutout to the bronze age. Speaking of, check out the inside of the collar. It's Greek for "Come and take them!" A quote that Herodotus attributes to Leonidas at the battle of Thermopylae. Man, Nike went all 300 for this shit! Navy's helmt features the classy gold anchor logo and their undershirt features a Revolutionary flag motif taken straight from the banner flying on John Paul Jones' ship itself. Tradition, baby! LSU's are a bit plain, but have these sick 'eye of the Tiger' gloves. Ohio State's unis aren't that bad, but suffer from the UGA 'Why is this stripe so wide?' syndrome. Then there's Stanford. All I can say is, Cardinal, I feel your pain. Nike needs to tweak the recipe on their reds and then work on not using so much of it in their designs.The matte black helmet is kinda cool, though.

"Anchors Aweigh!"

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