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Oh Honey, No…a Bucky’s 5th Quarter Fashion Blog: Purdue University


NCAA Basketball: Northwestern at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Next up in our fashion reviews is the closet of Purdue.

The Boilermakers feature a full stable of uniforms, with three alternate uniforms to choose from, to go along with the standard home and away kits.

While not all of these looks are Purdo’s, some are Purdon’ts.

Let’s get after it!

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: Purdue University

Mascot: Boilermakers

Color Scheme: Black and Old Gold

Official Brand Sponsor: Nike

Home uniform:

NCAA Basketball: Notre Dame at Purdue Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue’s home uniforms are white, with ‘Purdue’ across the chest in black and a gold outline. The player’s name is featured with the same color scheme and is in a block font.

The school name is also printed in a block front, but the word comes to a point at the bottom, resembling a cow catcher, which appears on the front of trains.

A black collar appears on the uniform and it meets with a stripe that goes across the top of the uniform on the shoulders.

The shorts feature a black and a gold stripe down the side. The black begins at the top of the shorts and shifts into a gold stripe, which is more forward on the shorts, giving the stripe a broken design. The gold stripe goes the rest of the way down the shorts and is next to the Purdue ‘P,’ which appears on the right leg.

I am a fan of these uniforms, and while I dislike block lettering for obvious reasons (it’s so last year), I appreciate that the school name is done in a way on the uniform where it alludes to the school’s Boilermaker nickname.

I also like how, while it is subtle, the font on the uniform is outlined which makes for a good color contrast.

Home uniform score:

Werk it

Away uniform:

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Nebraska Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue’s away uniform is black with ‘Purdue’ across the chest in gold and a white outline. The player’s number follows the same style. The cow catcher design is also still used for the school name.

The away uniform features a gold collar that meets with a gold stripe across the top of the uniform at the shoulders. The shorts, unlike the home uniform, feature a single color of the broken stripes down the sides, with both stripes being gold and the ‘P’ logo on the right leg.

While I am a fan of Purdue’s home white uniform of the same design, I am not as big of a fan of this uniform, as the white outline that appears around ‘Purdue’ and the player’s number doesn’t do it for me. I feel like in this case, it would have been better off to have no outline.

I also feel like they could have stuck with the two color design for the striping on the shorts, maybe pair the gold stripe with a white one?

Away uniform score:


Alternate uniforms:

NCAA Basketball: Michigan State at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The first of Purdue’s alternate uniforms is a white uniform, which features ‘Purdue’ across the chest in a more traditional arching block font design. The letters are black, with a gold outline, with the player’s number, sharing that design.

There is a gold and black border around the collar of the uniform, as well as on the arm holes of the uniform.

A single black stripe travels down the left side of the jersey and then meets with black stripes that go both diagonally across the front of the shorts, but also the back, and meet at the bottom of the right leg of the shorts, with the Purdue ‘P’ appears between the stripes about half way down the right leg.

This design leans more toward the traditional basketball uniforms and is a true throwback. However, I am not a fan of the interesting choice for the stripes that appear on the shorts.

NCAA Basketball: Northwestern at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The second of the Boilermakers’ alternate uniform is a gold version of their home and away looks.

‘Purdue’ is across the chest in the cow catcher design, in black and outlined in while, while the player’s number follows suit with the same color scheme. A black collar is features on the uniform and is met by a black stripe at the shoulders. The broken stripes on the shorts are both black and the ‘P’ logo is featured on the right leg.

Just as with the white home uniform, I like use of an outline around the text on the jersey. The white outline works far better bordering black text, with a gold jersey, than it was on the black uniform outlining gold text.

This uniform is a solid addition to Purdue’s closet.

NCAA Basketball: Michigan at Purdue Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The last alternate uniform that Purdue wears is a grey version of it’s primary uniform. Just as with the home uniform and the gold alternate uniform, ‘Purdue’ appears in black, but is outlined in gold. The same black collar, with black stripe is used on this uniform as well.

The broken stripes on the shorts are the same as on the home white uniform, with a black stripe beginning at the top of the shorts, with a more forward positioned gold stripe beginning where the black stripe ends and continuing down to the bottom of the shorts.

I like the use of two colors on the broken stripes down the shorts, I feel like that was a missed opportunity on the gold and black versions of this uniform.

Alternate uniform score:

White: Ewww

Gold: Werk it

Grey: Werk it