Here is some of the new gear by adidas for the 2013 season.
Undershirt for a possible camo uniform? Looks awfully similar to the VICTORS VALIANT shirt worn in 2011.
I really like the white windbreaker/pullover.
White pullover is cool and the polos aren't horrible but the rest is bad. Particularly camo and the weird painted look/odd angle M stuff
Can't find a link to that blue zip up anywhere on MDen (I only see the ladies version). Do you have a link?
Has anyone seen this track jacket in the stores? I don't live in Michigan and I can't find it anywhere online or in the catalog.
Why can't it atleast be hunting camo?
Just a bit before his time, but we might need input from MGoShoe - as far as I'm concerned, that pattern is USN Camouflage Measure 12 (Modified).
But i admit the blue zipup with the stitched M has a very cool Archie varsity sweater vibe that I like.
I like the blue zipup and the grey jacket. Both look cool.
I would be ok with a camo jersey if it was for a wounded warriors game. South Carolina had some cool camo Under Armour jerseys for their wounded warrior game.
They've had all this for sale for a couple weeks now, doesn't make sense why they are just now "releasing" them. And yea the blue polo looks nice but the rest just seems like its meant for one type of person and not a larger group on people. IMO
That whole tilted M thing.... WTF IS THAT. Looks like it came from TJ Maxx
Yep, pretty cheap looking. No matter how much people bitch, Adidas just doesn't seem to care.
They simply don't have any taste. What are they to do about it? This whole thing is our fault, not theirs.
Doesn't even look like camoflauge - looks like the front of a Trapper Keeper.
.......now thats funny right there!!
Yup, more adidas crap!
Camo would be sweet with those matte helmets. I think it would be hard to pull off in Maize and Blue though. I hope we decide to use camo, I'd definitely get a jersey and recruits would love the novelty. I'm thinking it could be Blue camo like the bad guys from GI Joe.
Did you forget to put /s at the end of your post?
I hope so, but unfortunately I am not optimistic.
over his comment.
Are you wearing Silvertab jeans in front of an Aston Martin Vantage? Bc that would be awesome bro
Adidas is just the worst. The flower logo looks way better on the Michigan gear, it's just classy, different, and has some tradition, history and vintage-ness to it.
Those UTL jerseys are the best things they've done, and the more I see the more I feel it's going to be all downhill from there.
What pisses me off about Adidas is that it seems like they are more concerned about their own brand and how to use the M logo to enhance and sell it instead of thinking about the best way to represent the university with its apparel. Nike used to make some cool and classy stuff and then just throw the swoosh on it and it worked pretty well.
What's it gonna take to get them to make a freaking polo shirt I can wear to the office?
makes one they sell at MDen. I where it to every Michigan event (except football).
Have to admit, I like the stuff on mgostore much better. The Adidas gear is slightly bland.
I hate Nike, but I am hoping they come back soon or that we go to Under Armour. DB should end the Adidas contract for incompetence on their part. This has to be crippling merchandise sales.
Under armor would have a forever boner if they landed a contract with Michigan.
But they are already huge in the states. At least in the DC area, Under Armour has far more selection in stores than Adidas and a bit more than Nike. They do also have some big colleges too, not as big as Michigan but I am not sure it would be "forever boner" for them at this point. It would be good, but I don't see it having some sort of dramatic impact on the company.
...it better all come as a hoody.
This Adidas contract has probably saved me close to one thousand dollars since its inception. Thank you Dave Brandon.
Does anyone know where to get old Nike Michigan apparel? /s
But seriously, does anyone know?
Lol if Michigan were to go back to Nike (never gonna happen. It will be Under Armour next if there is a change), they would still do uniformz and people would still piss and moan.
Here is a recent Michigan Nike shirt. Nike has the license to BCS games even though the schools in the games might be with another outfitter. This is everyone's idea of ideal Michigan apparel?
And those lame Sugar Bowl locker room shirts. Pour Some Sugar On Me? Why? And the Fiesta Bowl shirt from that year was "Nacho Victory". What is this, third grade?
How about a nice "SUGAR BOWL CHAMPIONS" t-shirt and not some lame manufactured catchphrase. Like this-
I agree. Nike is terrible.
Every year someone posts the new Adidas gear. Every year people bitch about how ugly it is. Every year people cry for Nike to fix the problem. Every year I post MSU gear made by Nike that sucks just as much. Nothing ever changes.
If the colors and logos were swapped, would anyone be able to tell any difference between these and the new Adidas gear? But we'd still have a ton of bitching about the ones with the Adidas logos.
I admit to not necessarily knowing current trends or styles with/for Staee (e.g. your research supporting Staee hilarity). Being from Ohio, emphasis for me is and has been on ND and the greatest toilet the Olentangy has ever feared. So I may be taking a slight risk here, but (yolo) I honestly think most of this attire looks better than the Adidas line-up for us...
There stuff is worse and that's a pretty low standard
As a Temple University alumni and purchaser of related Under Armour products I must tell you that it is a slippery path with them as well. While they sometimes put out the awesomely understated (last year's cherry coaches shirts) they also sometimes put out the awesome tire fire (this year's basketball coaches shirt)...
Then again, give me this simple design with maize/blue and a subtle block M and we're talking.
It was Bill Martin that got us into the Adidas contract. No way Dave Brandon would have made this type of advertising/branding mistake.
Thanks for the clarification. Bill Martin apparently botched things up on multiple levels.
Nike may have some bad stuff, but their good stuff more than makes up for it. Quality of materials and overall finish was/is just better. Those embroidered zip-up hoodies and sweatshirts, warm-ups, and such were better designed and reflected the tradition/sophistication I associate with UofM. This press-on, graphic-T, high-lite bull shit Adidas throws out on crappy cotton feels more appropriate for Sparty and the likes.
Adidas gave us the richest endorsement deal in the history of college sports. The previous best was Notre Dame (10 years $60 million) and Michigan got the $60 million for 8 years. On top of that, there is a "most favored nations" clause in the deal which keeps Michigan as Adidas' highest paid college team for the length of the deal.
Bill Martin signed a contract with the highest bidder. When that contract expires, Dave Brandon will sign a contract with the highest bidder.
No way would either of those individuals make the mistake of leaving money on the table.
Here's an old post about the switch to adidas http://mgoblog.blogspot.com/2007/07/unverified-voracity-bids-nike-adieu.html
Really like most of it, really hate some of it.
Where can i find the blue Michigan outerwear old school Addias zipup with the throwback M? i don't see it on the mden website.
None of the new gear is on the MDen website. Wait a couple weeks and they'll have them up.
Everybody seems so picky when it comes to stuff like this. I think it's sick IMO. Living in Texas you have to take whatever you can get.
My vote is for Under Armour, too bad it doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things. I've just been so disappointed with Adidas selection over the last few years.
I always hold out hope that if people stop buying this crap, Adidas will stop making this crap.
Then I realize large segments of our fanbase will gobble this stuff up.
There's a reason Adidas won't let us have nice things.
Those designs are so bad that I want to blind myself. I wish we were sponsored by LA Gear. Adidas sucks.
Nutmeg Mills was better back in the early 90's
Hay Adidas! Fire your design team. Truly horrible design.
they try to hard, you don't mess with a few teams in sports designs. imagine if they did this to the much hated yankees.
No. (Why the skinny M?)
Because it's supposed to be a Vintage/Homecoming track jacket.
hasn't that fad been dead for years? Love the blue jacket with the stitched M, though, and think it's striking how the stitches manage to evoke a whole glorious history with the simplest gesture. Think they stumbled on something there. . . .
UVa is a Nike-exclusive school, and I like more of what they put out for UVa than what Her Dassler and them put out for Michigan. Besides lacrosse stuff (some of which has been mega-flashy lately), the stuff they put in the UVa Athletics store is pretty subdued. There are exceptions, of course, but generally it's all pretty well-executed. That may be the happy result of being a low-priority for their designers.
They get the [participial] colors right.
I see the "Cylon Helmet" graphic came back. Of course, every other Adidas school uses it too.
At best the polos are meh. Everything else is horrid.
/leaves to chase kids off lawn
There's certainly some questionable stuff, but I maintain that the zip up pindot hoodie from the last several years is one of my favorite M garments ever.