Via Michigan Basketball's twitter account:
For comparison, a shot of 1968-71 PG Dan Fife:
Damn, those look great. Better than our current uniforms.
Agreed. I'd say wear those things every game! Finally, Domino Dave and the athletic department get it right.
Might be a dumb question, but do the players get to keep, all the different shoes they wear?
I Love it. Sneakers and socks look pretty fresh too.
Like they said it would be. Shoes aren't the same. Dammit Brandon /shakes fist, ends rant
No belts on the new ones.
Classic, simple, and powerful. I like.
Wow, those are like nice and classy and what not. I mean, if we wore for real maize unis (or late 90s hockey maize) that would be ideal, but these are fine to good.
They look really good, but if I hadn't been told they were "throwbacks" I'd have no idea.
I wouldn't mind if those were adopted as the regular design.
Best elements of the old design with the best elements of new fashion uniform stuff
I want it. I want it now.
I want cake now!
I agree with all who like these better than our current uniforms. Can we just keep these?
This, I will purchase. The first and only gimmick jersey Adidas has produced that has made me go "I want one of those."
Those short shorts just make me . . . uncomfortable. The change in basketball shorts for men is the single one most positive uniform change in any sport in the last 50 years. If you made current players wear 1968 era shorts, I think you'd kill recruiting. Or, conversely, being made of adidas material, the retro shorts would be too tight and rip. Also not a pretty sight.
Completely agree with you. How the old-school guys could play effectively while wearing those skimpy briefs is beyond me. They're just about as cringeworthy as those goddamn hospital gowns that don't come close to covering your backside.
Having worn both styles during the "transition years" as the shorts got progressively longer and baggier, I thought the older ones were much more comfortable and looked better (neater). Definately less suceptible to being held/grabbed/yanked, too. But I also realize that this is a minority opinion, as it was in the 80s as well.
I was at the end of the transition when the Fab 5 made it popular but it hadnt yet made it mainstream and I agree. Aside from that from an athletic point of view the short shorts are much more functional and user friendly....plus the ladies like it
are of the long style and not the whitey-tighties of old.
That's a perfect uniform. Keep it.
For those who say these are a lot better than our current uniforms- how did you connect your typewriter to the internet?
Have you seen this year's shorts? I think had shorts with that design in 1989. I think they may have said "Surf Dog" or some such thing on them.
1989 was a pretty good year though
away from the uniforms
Hahaha perfectly said Incredible Hoke. I was thinking the same thing.
Why aren't these our actual uniforms? Sometimes the past just had it right, and we weren't smart enough to just keep it that way.
These look great. I'd prefer the adidas trefoil (flower looking) logo. It would just give the uniforms a more classic look - kind of like the UTL jerseys. I hope these look alright with the arm/leg sleeves or maybe they aren't planning on wearing the extra protection because we are playing Penn State. I SEE WHAT YOU DID THERE MICHIGAN BASKETBALL - GOOD CALL!
Like.... very much. So crisp but with some of the modern style tweaks to make it wearable by 20 year olds.
NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Now we'll be keeping adidas!!!11!1!!
Why can't these be our permanent unis?
Finally a uniform well done
I like them a lot. I wish we didn't have to put the Big Ten logo on there, though.
Also, shouldn't they use the old-school Adidas flower logo (like they did on the UTL jerseys) instead of the triangle one?
I'd like us to have uniform jerseys with the big block M a la the 1989 team's uniforms, but with shorts a la the Fab Five era that also have the big block M on the sides. It pays tribute to two different eras of the team's history and it doubly emphasizes the block M.
(Think about it, Dave B. The Brand! The Brand! The Brand!)
In other news even a blind squirrel eventually finds a nut.
Unacceptable. They need the dark socks and the butt-hugging shorts.
For the throwback shorts.
Me too. The style toward knee-length "shorts"was changing (in many sports) while I was a college athlete, and I absolutely hated it. We'd never be able to go back to the shorts of the 70's and early 80's (e.g. see Mr. Kass above), but there has got to be something between the '68 version and a midi.
I was being kinda wise. Those things are a bit short and tight, and, well...I'm a busy mom, and gotta get my thrills somewhere.
Amazing. Love the piping and long socks.
Those are sick. They should wear these a couple times a year.
I really like these !
Why can we not just wear this...simple...elegant...and most importantly...UNIFORM
....on the uniform piping. Outstanding!! Not one bit of eye-blinding adidas Sun highlighter to be found. However, the Sun-like color striping on the socks doesn't seem to match the Maize-ish trim on the uniform.
No belt, longer shorts, and nice shoes. I really like them. The jersey and shorts are throwbacks, but still look up to date somehow. Really great.
Love this jersey! I purchased mine from the MDen the other day when this was initially discussed on here for $125. Can't wait to get it. Looks like they're going fast. Definitely a cool jersey!
This oozes class. I love it.
So if these sell better than the uniformz we've rolled out recently will Bottom-Line Brandon be more inclined to make future alternates more "classic" in nature and less "oh god my eyes"?
If so, please put me down for two.
YES YES YES YES....I freaking love those.
They could go with canvas Chuck Taylor's as well. Oops, those are Converse and would violate the Adidas contract.
When are they going to be wearing these?
Those trappings pair well with a Michigan Man cager.
Uniform for Michigan Basketball by far. I wonder how the Team ranks these in comparison to the highlighters.
filthy, sick, rad, awesome, money, cool, dope
Actually, I will agree with others here - there's something amiss about these being the throwback uniforms. These would look really great as the uniform. Very, very nice.
Is this Dave Brandon's way of saying, OK I HEARD YOU? These are what uniforms should look like. Simple, Elegant, Classy and easy to read. I am however left wondering, who did Adidas out source these to. Also wondering can they be hired to fix the damage that Adidas has done to the Football jerseys.
looks dignified like you are representing a world class academic institution. Love all but the stripe width on the socks.
Maybe Adidas can fix the hockey uniforms next to the cool ones Nike had about 10 years ago?
Brandon doesn't read MGoBlog. Best way to keep classy jerseys like this coming is to buy them.
Dave Brandon is an evil genius. Make the "get off my lawn crowd" shut up and fork over some cash. Well played, Dave. Well played.
Who wears short shorts...
That's how you make a throwback! Love it
These are so nice. I just wish Adidas could put something like this together for our regular unis.
And of course the MDen doesn't have the shorts.
Thank goodness for the FAB 5 and them bringing the long shorts.
These are awesome! eleventy billion times better than the highlighterz
What is that color between the blue borders on the trim?.
It seems strangely familiar.
I'm still legally blind from the neon highlighter glow in the darkest of dark uni's from the Ohio game
Now that's a nice uniform.
By far, this is the best uniform we've had in a long time. I actually like our current uniform and bought one for my son - looks great. But it is still uniformz-esque. THIS uniform, however, is perfect! It is classy, uses maize not neon, great sock length/stripe, block M on the shorts (I'd like to see it slightly bigger). The trim is well designed, and even the "belt" is contrasting color.
MOST OF ALL, IT'S UNIQUE! I want Michigan to have its own uniform. We are Michigan, fergodsakes.
Brandon is not dumb. I hope he understands how great these are, and the clear advantage to branding it would be to give us a unique/traditional standard uniform, and then throw in whatever crazy neon mess for a game here or there.
also, has there ever (evah?) been this much consensus about a uniform on MGoBlog? No.
Oooo nice! I like these uniforms.
These are flat out awesome. I bitch about the uniformz when I hate them, so giving credit where credit is due when they're actually awesome, which these are.
As an added marketing ploy, I would suggest getting the Maize Rage coeds to wear the Dan Fife era shorts.
But if shorts with that striping style were on a non-throwback the bitching would be intense.
Finally nice to see them get it right.