How’s that for a headline?
Last week I was fortunate enough to get a look at the new Toronto Raptors uniform set. They’re not exciting. Sorry.
Also our mockups, which we shared back in February were not dead-on… which we said at the time, but based on the way the news is reporting it today nobody actually read through the article. Those original mockups were close, however.
So here’s what I can share with you:
Apologies for the silly watermark, they’re apparently still very necessary (this is why we can’t have nice things). Also, little tiny details like jersey build, collar style, those weren’t represented in this mockup. Focus on the general design of the wordmark, the numbers, the colours, the stripes.
Four different uniforms, they all say “RAPTORS”. There is no “TORONTO” uniform. “We the North”, not “We the Toronto”, right?
Each uniform follows the exact same template, a mere swapping of colours between them.
Home uniform is white with RAPTORS arched across in black with silver trim. Red trim up either side of the jersey with two horizontal white stripes in each. Shorts are white with red sides, the “basketballclaw” logo on the side of the shorts.
Road uniform is red with RAPTORS arched across in white with silver trim. Black trim up either side of the jersey, two horizontal stripes on each. Shorts are red with black sides, “basketballclaw” logo on the side.
Alternate uniform is black with RAPTORS arched across in white and red. Red trim up either side, two horizontal stripes, shorts black with red sides, “basketballclaw” logo on side.
Alternate uniform #2 is black with RAPTORS arched across in white and gold. Gold trim up either side, two horizontal stripes, shorts are black with gold sides, “basketballclaw” logo on side. We’re calling this the “Drake” alternate.
Those two little notches on either side? A neat throwback to the team uniform designs in use as far back as 1999!
The wordmarks are in a standard jersey/block font, the arch is fairly extreme.
Player numbers are also in a standard jersey-blockish font for the most part, there does appear to be some customization on some of the numbers, the number “4” specifically jumped out at me as being a style you don’t usually see on a sports jersey.
In February we talked about a small “basketballclaw” logo being placed below the number, this was not present on the version I saw. Make of that what you will.