The jerseys GT wears are not the cheap Russell jerseys that HS teams wear. More than likely they are made at the same factory as Nike and UA , just sew on a diff logo...I think one of the main differences between Russell and the bigger companies is how well the jerseys actually fit. My high school wore Russell for my first 3 years but switched to UA my senior year, and I can tell you first hand that UA is 100 times better not just in terms of look and style but fit. Russell jerseys are always baggy (Just look at GT's compared to any non-Russell school) but UA is slim and just feels better, an you know what they say, if you look good you feel good and if you feel good you play good. I would like to see GT with UA because I think they could be very creative, Yellow Jackets is a unique mascot and I would like to see UA create a unique brand to go along with that, so far Russell has not been very creative.
I wouldn't mind a mix of some old school uniforms and some new school.A potential problem with creativity, with any provider, is our curmudgeony fan base. Many old guard fans are too conservative to embrace a "non traditional" look. Many younger fans are tired of old school looks and want something different and "fresh" to keep up with the Joneses. Good luck pleasing this bunch.
I probably qualify as an "old guard fan," but, in spite of my insistence on gold, I am actually very open to non-traditional looks, as long as they are not butt-ugly, like some of those Oregon uniforms. That probably stuns some of you. LOLA potential problem with creativity, with any provider, is our curmudgeony fan base. Many old guard fans are too conservative to embrace a "non traditional" look. Many younger fans are tired of old school looks and want something different and "fresh" to keep up with the Joneses. Good luck pleasing this bunch.
I want the most money for our school even if it means Russell Athletic... However I will admit it is crazy that RA items are sold at Walmart and no GT items by RA are....Crazy... Russell competes against Champion ( you can find Champion products at Target) both focus or target a certain type of customer...RA does nothing to sell GT gear (I do not think they want to try and sell GT items)...they are focused on out selling or converting target Champion customers.
If Nike/UA/Adidas ever offer the same amount of $$ or more GTAA needs to switch ASAP.. As it will help with GT branding..
Well you're going to be even MORE pissed that WalMart sells RA apparell with...UGA. Seriously, given that we're RA's "major" college partner, and Walmart does not carry any RA GT gear, but does carry our most hated in-state rival's gear.