Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit!
Wisconsin dropped some new threads!
And if Tim Gunn has taught me anything, it’s that fashion never sleeps! He also taught me not to drop by unannounced with a sixer of Spotted Cow and some cheese curds and some frozen custard, he is pretty mean to unexpected guests at three in the morning...
But I digress...once I saw the new threads, I knew I had to take to my laptop to get my feelings out.
Earlier today, the Wisconsin Badger Twitter account fired off a tweet, teasing the new design.
And to say I was tickled by the thought of a new thread drop would be an understatement. Wisconsin has not dipped their toes into the alternate uniform pool that much in recent years.
Obviously we all remember last season’s 20th anniversary threads, celebrating Wisconsin’s Final Four trip in 2000, which Wisconsin wore for the remainder of the season and went on a winning streak en route to a conference championship.
Also, who could forget Wisconsin’s red alternate uniforms, from the 2016 season.
Or the cummerbund uniforms from the 2015 Final Four run...on second thought, no. We will not talk about those. Thinking about all of the alternate uniforms, made me wonder what was in store for us and more importantly, WHEN WOULD THEY RELEASE THEM?!?!?!?!
Then, shortly after eight o’clock (God’s time zone), Badgers forward Micah Potter dropped the bomb...
Got the chance to help design our new unis! What do you guys think??? pic.twitter.com/kqPNYRPZNJ— Micah Potter (@BigJam_23) December 18, 2020
The forward also said he helped out with the design.
I see you, Micah.
Now, this wouldn’t be a fashion blog without a review of the new drop and as always, they will be graded on a scale of oh honey, no, to YAASS QUEEN.
Oh honey, no: Obviously, this is the worst rating. If I must explain this to you, you’re probably wearing socks with sandals right now, or a brown belt with black pants, either way, oh honey, no.
Ewww: Nice try, but no.
Werk it: You brought it.
YAASS QUEEN: Best of the best. Your proverbial milkshake brings all the proverbial boys to the yard.
School: University of Wisconsin
Color Scheme: Cardinal and White
Official Brand Sponsor: Under Armour
NEW Alternate Uniform
Wisconsin— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) December 18, 2020
└ Men's Basketball
└ Alternate Uniforms
└⚠️ New File Created pic.twitter.com/VA6Xzgyf2p
At first glance, I love the script font used and while I am not a big fan of the fact that it says ‘Wisconsin Badgers’ across the front, I think it works well together, especially with the decision to go with smaller text for ‘Wisconsin.’
The numbers on the uniform are great as well, and the fact that they are over-sized, adds to their appeal. The fonts all cascade down, getting larger, which makes for a highly aesthetically pleasing design.
The uniform features stripes down the right side, while the left side is empty, which is an interesting design choice, but when you factor in the design of the shorts, it works. There are also red stripes on the back of the shoulders on both sides of the uniform.
The new black ‘W’ crest appears above the Under Armour logo on the right side of the uniform and the same ‘W’ logo that appears on the shorts, is featured on the back of the uniform above the player’s name.
The stripes extend to the right leg of the shorts, while the left side of the shorts features a ‘W’ with a circle around it, a retro look, which matches the font used for the numbers on the uniform.
After a quick meeting of the brain trust in the B5Q Slack we’ve decided the jerseys are YAASS QUEEN but the shorts are Ewww.— Bucky’s 5th Quarter (@B5Q) December 18, 2020
*these are not the official @ThatsSoRyan85 rankings
My B5Q brethren aren’t fans of the shorts, and I can see where they are coming from, but in my opinion, they are an understated look that really completes the uniform and the fact that the same ‘W’ logo from the shorts is on the back of the jersey adds a subtle continuity to the look.
Lastly, I love that the uniforms are an off-white, cream color. I feel as though if the uniform were white, it wouldn’t have the same throwback feel. It’s hard to say how often Wisconsin will be wearing these threads, but I personally hope to be seeing a lot of them as we continue on this season.