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School Colors and Uniforms

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Posted: May 11, 2017 8:56 PM
 

One of the hotly debated topics on the board over the past few years is that of uniforms. Some believe we should stick with the Good ole orange jersey's and white pants 'til actual championship time (ACC Champ game and National Championship game) and limit purple to military appreciation games only. Others believe we should break out the purple and white combo every now.

What would you want Clemson to do with the color purple? Would you banish the purple and stick to the colors of Orange and White since that seems to be our stick lately?

I witness a lot of people harass/dismiss other posters because their opinion differs from the current uniform trend of Orange and white with championship pants and all purple for military appreciation.

While there is nothing wrong with it (personally I like it too), but anytime someone mentions something different (like incoporating purple and white combos - I'm also a fan) they are told that it messes with tradition, might cause the players bad diarrhea/voodoo on game day, etc. And if we are discussing the "tradition" ...why does it matter or get someones goat when they mention another school color for a possibility of uniform combos?

Blind arrogance? Mistaking the orange 'bama scheme uniforms for school colors? Other players being too tall???

So what does the board think?

#Yes
#No
#Tradition


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Posted: May 11, 2017 9:11 PM
 

Personally I favor using purple as an accent color such a middle stripe in the pants with orange stripes on either side. Use only a purple jersey and orange pants on military day because all purple is overkill! Purple is an official school color so I would not do away with it entirely. Just my thoughts.

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Posted: May 12, 2017 12:11 AM
 

Gah yes!

Would love to see the purple fill the stripe! Been wondering why that hasn't happened yet


Purple at Clemson has a lot more tradition

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Posted: May 11, 2017 9:20 PM
 

Than other colors. I personally would like to see it used more. It's my go to good luck color on game days


Here are my thoughts

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Posted: May 11, 2017 9:22 PM
 

Oddly enough, I think the best looking uniform is the all white. I have, however, grown to appreciate the white jersey/orange pants uniform as an equal to the all white. I think that is due to the performance we had the first time we ever wore that combo (45-0 win in Columbia in 1989) and the fact that it is the combo that was worn while winning our second national championship.

As far as home uniforms, the best is the orange jersey/white pants. I love the all orange and appreciate them for what they mean, but I have never been a fan of the look. Again, I have great appreciation and understand their role in Clemson lore. I was a 17 year old kid sitting on the north corner of the hill when they were first introduced. I was in attendance when Clemson warmed up in white pants and arrived at the top of the hill in orange and then defeated South Carolina in an upset 27-6. I was also a freshman in attendance when they were worn again in a 13-3 defeat of Georgia. I was also in the Orange Bowl on January 1, 1982 when they were worn while winning the first national championship (How awesome it is to have to refer to national championships as the first or second). And though I do appreciate them, I think they should be worn rarely on special occasions.

AS for purple, I like it as trim. I can also remember a purple jersey/white pants combo that I thought looked sharp. I don't like the all purple at all and never have. The purple jersey and pants looked better when the uniform material was the old style and not the stretchy material that is used now. The purple jersey in 1991 looked much better because of the material. The stretch material does something bad to the visual of that color.


Road preference:
1. All white and white jersey/orange pants are a tie. I like them both equally
2. White jersey/purple pants

Home preference:
1. Orange Jersey/white pants
2. Purple jersey/white pants
3. All Orange
4. All Purple (should never be worn, use purple jersey /white pants to honor military)


Re: Here are my thoughts

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Posted: May 11, 2017 9:27 PM
 

I too love the all white away jersey. I'm not a big fan of the purple. Wish we would go back to navy.


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Posted: May 11, 2017 9:36 PM
 

Navy came well after the purple, then back to purple after the navy

Just sayin


My sentiment exactly on the last part of your comment. I


Posted: May 11, 2017 9:52 PM
 

just didn't mention it because it stirs up a real hornet's nest.


Navy isn't even an official school color


Posted: May 12, 2017 9:17 AM
 

I always hated it because it made us look like UVA and Auburn.

https://www.clemson.edu/brand/guide/color.html

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Re: Here are my thoughts


Posted: May 12, 2017 9:20 AM
 

MAYBE YOU COULD WORK ON GETTING THE SCHOOL COLOR CHANGED TO NAVY.

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Posted: May 12, 2017 9:28 AM
 



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Posted: May 12, 2017 11:42 AM
 



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Posted: May 11, 2017 9:23 PM
 

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Personally, I like our white tops/white pants......

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Posted: May 11, 2017 9:24 PM
 

the best because the orange number stand out the best IMO.

I believe in traditional, not gaudy, uniforms. I think the purple uniforms are gaudy.


my diploma has a purple seal on it

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Posted: May 11, 2017 9:25 PM
 

not a whiff of orange.


Purple is as much a part of Clemson as orange is.

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Posted: May 11, 2017 9:36 PM
 

Leave well enough alone!!!!!! Our present color schemes are winners!

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Posted: May 11, 2017 10:05 PM
 

What a waste of time - geez give it a rest!

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Haha, says the guy who

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Posted: May 12, 2017 10:05 AM
 

Took time to post in this thread.

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haha, says the guy who...

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Posted: May 12, 2017 10:05 AM
 

> What a waste of time - geez give it a rest!

Took time to post in this thread.

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I would have liked to have won title in all orange like in


Posted: May 11, 2017 10:22 PM
 

1981 and almost in 2016 for the 2015 year.


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Posted: May 12, 2017 6:46 AM
 

I love the purple jerseys and all-purple uniforms...very once in a while. I think all purple for the military appreciation day is overdoing it if we do it every year. I would love to see purple jerseys and white pants; that's a combo we haven't used in a long time.


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Posted: May 12, 2017 8:28 AM
 

Purple needs to be used more.

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Posted: May 12, 2017 12:30 PM
 

I agree. Purple should be used more, but I think purple only looks good when its all purple (just my opinion).

i'd even love to see a purple helmet. the only floating around the interwebs with the huge orange Tiger paw was beyond sick


First of all, it's not purple. It's actually regalia.


Posted: May 12, 2017 9:00 AM
 

In my opinion, it's fine to use as an accent color to accentuate the schools primary colors of Clemson Orange and White.

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That brings up another point. I don't know if the shades


Posted: May 12, 2017 2:11 PM
 

changed,or if they just changed the name, but why in the world did they go from calling it Northwest Purple and Burnt Orange to Regalia and Clemson Orange. That, to me is just strange.


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Posted: May 12, 2017 9:02 AM
 



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Posted: May 12, 2017 9:23 AM
 

Especially purple ones.

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Posted: May 12, 2017 9:06 AM
 

Purple jersey with orange pants is by far our best combo


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Posted: May 12, 2017 9:12 AM
 

He look everyone a troll.

There is no way in #### anyone thinks our Purple Jersey with Orange pants or vice versa is a good look....





Either go all purple or purple and white. Purple and White in one of my favorite combos we have. Sucks we never wear it.







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I like purple jersey orange pant...but not vice versa.

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Posted: May 12, 2017 9:24 AM
 

I've heard a lot of compliments about purple on orange but the opposite makes us look top heavy.

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Posted: May 12, 2017 9:52 AM
 

This. Purple on top is the best way to encompass both school colors.


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Posted: May 12, 2017 11:59 AM
 

I like the purple on white look. It's sharp and really highlights team colors. I do not like the reverse though. Orange on purple is easily the worst.

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Uhmm..sounds like you did too much "purple haze"!

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Posted: May 12, 2017 9:14 AM
 

N/M


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Posted: May 12, 2017 10:31 AM
 

Since Georgia Tech always wears white at home, I would love to see us break out the Purple tops/white bottoms look for road games in Atlanta. Orange tops/white bottoms for all home games, except biggest game (Solid Orange Day), whenever South Carolina plays at Death Valley and championship games we break out the all orange. All purple for Military Appreciation Day is a nice relief.

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Agreed.


Posted: May 12, 2017 11:57 AM
 

Purple on white @GT would be a cool new tradition. Now, just have them put the purple stripes back on the pants to align better with the helmet.



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Posted: May 12, 2017 11:19 AM
 

I think we should keep it simple and stick with what we have been doing. It's frustrating to me when I see teams where five different versions of uniforms; there is no continuity.

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Posted: May 12, 2017 11:26 AM
 

Sometimes those who understand the not-so-obvious long-term benefits of leveraging your traditions have to be condescending to all the "neat-idea" fad people.

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Posted: May 12, 2017 11:41 AM
 

Lol

Condescending

I think there is a fair line between adding a little color here and there vs Marylanding/Oregoning uniforms.

Neat fad to me has nothing to do with purple/regalia jersey's or pants and more to do with those teams association with uniforms above. The purple combo is not a radical change of appearance (like say if we decided to wear Neon Green, Pink, and Black), so it kind of puzzles me when I hear some Clemson faithful raise cane over wearing purple every now and again.


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Posted: May 12, 2017 11:43 AM
 

I think we should bring back the Navy uniforms against the Coors. ;)


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Posted: May 12, 2017 11:44 AM
 

Coots*


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Posted: May 12, 2017 11:45 AM
 

Bahaha

How many fans will rage reading this?

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Purple on white and all white look better when...

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Posted: May 12, 2017 11:51 AM
 

There are purple stripes on the pants to match the helmet.



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Re: Purple on white and all white look better when...


Posted: May 12, 2017 12:00 PM
 

Yasssss!!!


Looks sharp with orange on white too...


Posted: May 12, 2017 12:04 PM
 

Woody!



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This boggles my mind

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Posted: May 12, 2017 2:11 PM
 

Clemson is the only orange and purple D1 school in the nation. Evansville says they are also but they are not relevant. Why in the world so many fans want to wear Navy like a hundred other orange and blue schools or orange and white drabness is totally beyond me. Use purple as a strong trim color, put purple stripe on white britches between orange, wear purple on Mil. Appreciation Day,
and shove the loud purple jerseys/orange pants down throats when you want to get salty from time to time. Never touch helmets except put purple facemask on it. Celebrate the uniqueness of the combo, wear all orange in championships and at Chicken slaughter annually and enjoy the loud, obnoxious, orange and purple that is yet ANOTHER thing unique about the Tigers. This aint about what you wear to the cookout, this is about unique, loud, intense school colors. Screw what it looks like in fashion. Let the other teams fans get nauseated in DV with the O and P bath they cannot wash off as they drive away licking their wounds with ears ringing.

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Posted: May 12, 2017 9:05 PM
 

This x10000000


real tigers wear purple


Posted: May 13, 2017 3:55 PM
 

It's not for the jersey wearing upper deckers while eating their melted dippin dots ??


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Posted: May 13, 2017 2:46 PM
 

What frapping difference does it make what color uniform we wear. Clothes do not make the man ... on or off the field. However ... if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

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Re: School Colors and Uniforms

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Posted: May 13, 2017 3:37 PM
 

I'd like to see some throw-back uni's from time to time myself, like the '51 Orange Bowl team. Tribute to a great team.


Never liked the purple pants period. No problem with


Posted: May 13, 2017 6:36 PM
 

purple jersey with white or orange pant(Bowden era-purple jersey/ orange pant right? nice combo reminded me of LSU with the purple/gold pant combo)

Purple/White pant Military Appreciation
Purple/Orange pant Homecoming Games
Orange/Orange MajorRivals(FSU,GT SCar)
All White All Away games


I think purple should be emphasized more


Posted: May 13, 2017 6:47 PM
 

for general school usage and fan gear. It's a classy color and less in your face than orange. But for athletics, we are known for orange and I think it makes sense to continue using it most of the time. Exception would be for all purple uniforms for military appreciation day, which I like.

I hate combining orange and purple (such as with purple jerseys and orange pants). It looks awful. We need to decide if we want to wear orange and white, or purple and white, but not orange and purple.

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I hated that purple jersey/orange pant combo when I


Posted: May 13, 2017 6:58 PM
 

first saw it in the Bowden era but it grew on me even after being reminded LSU does it (Purple jersey/Gold pant). Would not mind see them doing it for maybe Homecoming Games only but that's enough.

I agree Orange or Purple jerseys with white pants look the best and all white on the road. The purple pants need to hit the road.


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