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Apr 8, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) and defenseman Brenden Dillon (4) and left wing Jamie Benn (14) and right wing Valeri Nichushkin (43) celebrate a goal against the Nashville Predators during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Stars defeated the Predators 3-2 in the overtime shootout. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Stars' Best Fashion Choice

Now that I’ve spent the last two weeks bringing everyone down while discussing the most disappointing things that have happened in Dallas Stars history, I’m going to attempt to cheer you all up. Starting today, I will be on the other end of the spectrum as we forget the sad parts and focus on the best things in Stars history. Today’s topic: the Dallas Stars’ best fashion choice.

This was a 1a and 1b situation for me. On one hand we had the uniform Dallas wore during their run to the 1999 Stanley Cup. For those unfamiliar with the jersey, click right here to see it. I loved the Star that made up the base of the jersey, the Texas patches on the shoulders are a great nod to the state and the overall look was pretty excellent.

However, as much as I like those jerseys, the best fashion choice the Dallas Stars have ever made are represented by their new uniform. It took me a minute to warm up to the new logo, but after a while I have really come to love the logo. The organization wanted to get as close to an original six look as possible with the design and I think they nailed it. The Dallas Stars are perfectly represented with the “D” on top of a star in the center of the jersey. The shoulder patches are a circle that has the logo in the middle surrounded by the words “Dallas Stars.”

Regardless of whether the home green or road white uniform is being worn, the jerseys really pop out both in person and on television. I’m partial myself to the home green, as many fans of the franchise are adamant that should be Dallas’ primary color. The name plate and number are either solid white or green, depending on home or away, a perfect tie in to the rest of the look. The socks are simple, with the color to match the jersey, and either black and green stripes on the visiting white uniforms, or black and white for the home greens. The pants have a green stripe down the side sandwiched between a white stripe on both sides. I’m a huge fan of the state outline as a part of the uniform and Dallas moved it to the pant leg, a nice touch to complete the look.

There is a principal in design that is referred to as “KISS” (keep it simple, stupid). When looking at the all time classic jerseys in NHL history, there is a common thread of simplicity. That is why Detroit’s winged wheel, the Bruins’ spoked B, and Chicago’s Blackhawk have been so successful over these long timelines. The new uniform for Dallas is simple, elegant and has a timeless appeal that works well for the new age of the NHL but could fit in perfectly with the original six franchises, making it an easy choice for the best fashion choice in Stars’ history.

As always, I welcome your comments. Thanks for reading and go Stars!

 

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