Next in our series is the Fighting Juwan Howard’s aka the Michigan Wolverines, who hail from Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Ope...how did that get there? And they used the Michigan ‘M’ logo upside down as a ‘W.’ How creative. I would buy it, if I didn’t already own it. Anyway...I could sit here and talk about the majesty that is that shirt all day, but that’s not why we are here...
As a reminder, we will be rating the opposing threads 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 Michigan
Color Scheme: Maize and Blue
Official Brand Sponsor: Jordan
Michigan’s home uniform is white with ‘Michigan’ in block lettering across the chest in blue with a maize border. The player’s number is also in the same font in blue with a maize border.
The arm holes of the jersey, as well as the collar, feature a three-stripe border - blue, maize and blue. The shorts feature the same stripe at the bottom of the leg and it angles up and comes to a point right below the Michigan ‘M’ logo, which is featured on the side of both legs in blue with a maize border.
I like this look! I think the use of borders around the school name and number is a good look and I like that it stays consistent and keeps the same style. I also like the use of striped borders around the collar and arm holes, as well as the shorts. I am also a fan of the subtle point that the striping on the shorts comes to.
It’s a solid look that is also a classic one.
Home uniform score:
The Wolverines wear blue uniforms on the road which feature the same ‘Michigan’ and number block lettering across the chest, but in maize with a white border.
However one slight change in this uniform is with the stripe border around the collar and arm holes of their jersey. Instead of featuring three stripes as their home uniform does, the blue away threads feature five stripes - maize, white, blue, white, blue and maize.
The Michigan ‘M’ is in maize, outlined in white, just as the school name and numbers.
I think with this uniform that I am sort of underwhelmed with it, just due to the blue canvas that it is on. The blue and maize accents just work better on the white background, than the maize and white accents do on the blue background.
Away uniform score:
Michigan’s maize alternate uniforms also double as their home uniforms, as Michigan is known to wear these threads on their home court just as often, if not more than their white uniforms.
The maize uniforms feature ‘Michigan’ and the player’s number in the same block font as the other two uniforms, in blue with a white border. The striping on the uniform is a three-stripe border, just as the home uniform, but this striping is blue, white and blue.
The Michigan ‘M’ is still featured on the shorts and falls in line with the letters and numbers on the jersey - blue, with a white border.
I feel as though Michigan could have broken away from the steady design of their other two uniforms and instead had ‘Wolverines’ inscribed across the chest of this uniform, which would have separated it from the pack a bit more.
While I think the maize coloring of the uniform is a bit irresponsible due to bees being attracted to it, I will give them a pass, as basketball is played indoors and the possibility of a bee attack is minimal...but who knows with those murder hornets everyone is talking about...
Regardless, I do like the maize design and think it is a solid addition to their wardrobe, as it could easily be worn at home, or away.
Alternate uniform score: