Colorado Rockies Style – Day 2!

See. My. VEST!

The Rockies are one of several teams to bring back the vest-style jersey from yesteryear, possibly in response to the World Series success of their vest-clad expansion cohorts, the Marlins. The baseball vest has a long, detailed history, that I won’t delve into here, but the resurgence seems to have been spurred by MLB teams adapting an alternate jersey look once a week for games. These alternate jerseys are great testing grounds to see how fans react to new ideas in color or design, but occasionally, they yield some groan-worthy results.

photo credit to Uniform Watch

Which brings us to today’s Colorado Rockies outfit – the black vest and purple under shirt. This look was created around the 2005 season, but was only worn a handful of times due to the backlash from fans and players alike. Shortly after introducing this jersey combo, the Rockies dropped the purple shirt altogether, and instead opted for a black one, to tone down the somewhat outlandish color-blocking. Although Uniform Watch, the ultimate site for sports uniform history and discussion, lists the purple sleeve/black vest combo as one of their worst looks in history, I decided to try and modernize it, and give it a new lease (however briefly) on life.

As I already hopped into the pinstripes with yesterday’s look, I started with a nice, neutral, nearly grey jean before adding in the color. Now, I feel like a fitted henley, regardless of color, is a great staple for guys, and when you throw a black Burberry vest on top, it instantly adds a layer of polish, while maintaining an outdoorsy edge. In keeping with that Colorado, moutaineering feel, I found some stylish hiking boots to pair in into the look, as well as some locally made sunglasses and handcrafted wallet. All in all, I think it’s quite the improvement to the much-maligned Rockies look that’s fallen by the wayside, don’t you? As Montgomery Burns once said “I really like the vest!”

 

shirt

vest

jeans

Rockies hat

sunglasses by Zeal Optics

wallet by Winter Session

watch

boots

 

 

 

 

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