People bitch about wanting Nike even though they make about the same ratio of good to ugly shit.
New Michigan 2012 adidas gear
Clown uniforms! Haha I win!
That's not shrinkage, that's just age and us getting fatter.
We should definitely go back to Nike so we can choose among these fine styles, from the cookie cutter:
to the hideous:
to the deliciously ironic:
Yep, Nike forever!!!
Is that last one supposed to be a power ranger?
Nike has the PowerRanger market locked up
The one polo looks all right, but everything else is trash. Really wish Mitchell & Ness did more college stuff.
If I was a NASCAR fan, I'd be really excited right now. Instead, I'm neither...
And I'm not excited
I like the design of the first one.
I actually don,t mind the helmet design either.
I like those as well. It's a generic style they use for all their schools.
2 of the Hoodies I would wear. Everything else is awful! I want Nike!
Nike is wonderful.......This is Michigan's future if they get Nike.
I love Adidas but some of this stuff is really bad. That RichRod hat is terrible. The helmet on that shirt is pathetic and lazy. Our helmet is iconic and they spent no time trying to make it work.
I will say, regarding the helmet shirt, that I really don't want to look at Michigan gear if my first thought is going to be "Cylon" when I see it - the helmet is iconic, yes, and they could have done something rather interesting here. I could go for the polo and probably the blue hoodie, but everything else I think I would give a pass in the store.
I didn't like it until you gave me the Cylon angle. Now I kind of want it.
They've used that "helmet" design. They used it last year.... possibly earlier.
I have seen Shane Morris wearing a similar one for De La Salle in some camp picture in a gallery. I think it's a cookie cutter design... I am sure there will be one for Wisconsin, Notre Dame, UCLA, etc.
Yes, they've used it before. I bought the ND one for my dad a year or two ago and there is a GVSU one as well.
Maybe I am the minority but I really like the Maize hoodie. I actually like the piping work and the overall simplicity of it.
everyone's taste is different. I'd totally rock that hoodie if it didnt have the piping, but I think the piping makes it too busy. In the interest of full disclosure, I must admit I aready have a maize full zip hoodie in my closet.
On the other hand, I like the hat with the old school "wolverine" (although, it'd be better with no text). Ever since my sister found me a circa 1970's Michigan Basketball clock with that furry little bastard on there, I've always been kinda partial to him, I don't know why.
I'm about to pick this beauty up at CampusDen. I've been waiting YEARS for a Maize hoodie with just Michigan on it.
First time I saw the accessory stripes on the hats and shirts I hated them. They still look dumb. I still hate them. Classic is classic. Plz leave well enough alone.
People don't seem to realize that these are just the newer items. The old standard items are still available.
LOL Fail. Adidas sucks so much ass.
The only things I like out of all those are the first polo and the blue hoodie - which is so simple I could've designed it myself - so out of everything in there that actually required some design, only 1 item is good.
That's pretty bad. The Leaders and Best are embarrassing themselves by associating with such a shitty company, Michigan can do better. Please Mr. Brandon, please bring back NIke. They make way better stuff and are a sexier company than Adidas in the eyes of recruits.
Inevitably some 30-something hipster that has a hard-on for Adidas will say something about "Pro-Combat Unis OMG!!!" or sweatshops. Re. the first, that will never happen here. Re. the second, we're talking about corporations, you think Adidas doesn't do the same things?
So let's dispense with the straw man arguments and focus on the FACT in front of us that Adidas is absolutely shit.
(BTW, I would've liked the very first shirt too..... but why the italic font? WHY? They took something that could've looked decent and retarded it up. Typical Adidas.)
Yes your hard on for a particular athletic company is clearly FACT.
Adidas wants us bad enough to pay the bills. Nike doesn't. That's good enough for me.
I would rock the hoodies as well. The yellow and the mesh backed caps look like something from the Walmart $5-$10 section...and I have bought some of them before...you can never have enough Michigan gear...but I will not pay what I suspect they may charge for these!
else. That helmet shirt is just horrendous. I'd fire the design team on the spot if they showed that to me.
I'm I'n my early 20"s and wouldn't wear this stuff even if it was giving to me.
DB will make it right and switch back to Nike.
The designs are better then last year's. I'm not a huge buyer of apparel so my opinion matters little to these companies. It's a step in the right direction.
This makes me miss the basic Steve and Barry's plain MICHIGAN gear even more. Nike, Adidas, whoever, I wouldn't buy any of this garbage, much less wear it. No way to look like an adult wearing this stuff.
I like the long sleeve tee and a couple the hoodies. The hats for the most part suck but overall not bad stuff. Quit yer bitchin
Makes me wish I had more stuff from when they didn't put all the advertising on it...or the stripes.
Any idea where I can buy Retro gear? I miss Champion.
I see they still have the Retro stuff.
Bring back Nike! I want this man in charge of the athletic apparel my university wears and sells!
Please DB bring back Nike when our deal expires with the soccer apparel
That top one is choice
That rat-looking creature must disappear from one of those hats. It's hideous. At last check, we didn't have a mascot (or did I check too long ago?).
Must not have been checking all the thousands of times that logo has been used over the last 60+ years...
Some good some bad... but that's the point, right, to appeal to different tastes.
What I can't get past is the the Adidas symbol is as big as the Block M on a lot of those tops. That's the primary reason that I would not buy them.
This stuff is okay, some of it I would not wear but someone else will. My problem is that it looks exactly like every other year. There is nothing unique. Nike would always have a couple of unique shirts that were cool. Like The Victors t-shirts and other things. I would have to believe tha if we had Nike we would sell much more gear and easily make up any money that Adidas might pay over Nike.
Maize looks better though!
for solid moral--not political--reasons). But every one of those designs is crap, as are all those Nike designs for OSU. Keeping design simple--and keeping the good thing that is M's traditional gear simple--should be the hallmark of the brand.
This stuff looks like it will be going cheap at Target a half year from now, so if you really like it you might want to wait.
There are only so many ways you can slap "MICHIGAN" on a maize and blue t-shirt, and that's the problem. Nike and Adidas need to crank out a new set of designs every year to keep people buying, and eventually you run out of ideas. Plus these days most of these designs need to be easily modifiable for every school. Not a situation conducive to good design.
The good news is you can still buy pretty simple designs if you want 'em.
A Scene Somewhere in Portland...
Adidas Designer A: So, dude, what do you think of my new designs for Michigan fans? I hear the school is full of some smart kids. They might go for this sophisticated design I came up with!
Adidas Designer B: Dude, look, everyone under 90 with a semi-functioning brain is leaving Michigan. The smart ones are all moving to Chicago. Just give the losers who are left some junk they can wear at Truck Pulls, and while they're cleaning out their hog pens, and forget about it.
Adidas Designer A: Yeah, wtf was I thinking. Haha. You're right. Thanks!
Chicago is becoming the murder captial of the country. Anybody with a brain knows that Michigan is far superior as a state in every way to Illinoise.
There is nothing in Illinois besides corn fields and Chicago.
The first hat I would sport the rest of the hats not a chance.
maize sweaters are awesome!
I like either hoody, but particularly the maize; and also think that the white polo is nice.
Bottom line is that Michigan's colors and logos are so cool that it is very hard not to find something if you want to buy it. I think this is true regardless of the apparel designer.
Where did you find the Maize hoodie with the blue striping on it? The MDen website doesn't have the striping.
Some of you people need to quit hating on Adidas. They have a lot of cool designs and other designs that aren't as good. But the bottom line is if you like it that's great, if you don't then don't buy it. They have to have different designs to satisfy different tastes. And if we do switch to Nike, I swear to god they better keep the bright maize color that Adidas introduced because back when we had Nike it looked all faded out and ugly.