Your ideal One-off / Pro Combat uniform Thread

Attention TKP PhotoShoppers!

Out of my own boredom and desire to learn how to use PhotoShop, I decided to create my vision of what I would like to see as a Hokies "Pro Combat" uniform. I figured we've got plenty of people on here with their own ideas and the editing skills to bring their ideas to life, so why not make a thread about it? Post yours here and maybe we can get Frank/Lester/Nike to take notice as to what we want to see on the field!

As for mine, I wanted to see a classic look with a modern "Nike" flair:

Helmet -

Jersey -

Pants -

#ALLMAROONEVERYTHING

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maybe a more narrow stripe on the helmet. i like the jersey it looks cool but could be tweaked. it could definitely work though. i like the idea a lot

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Yeah, I was trying to follow the contour of the helmet, kinda like what UCF has on their new lids (pictured). But now that I look at it, a truncated stripe would probably work better.
UCF Lids

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

Maybe a hokiestone stripe down the side of the pants, bounded by a thin orange stripe?

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

Here's my attempt at it, unfortunately the site I used (team.nike.com) only had the pants with the short stripe available.
vt

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

that's actually pretty cool in my opinion

@VTimHokie85

This looks really really cool

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As far as the helmets go, I'd go for the solid maroon, make the VT larger, with hokiestone inside the VT, bounded by orange. I like the uni concept, though.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

I'm pretty good at photoshop. I'll clean the uni up later once I'm done with my final. I like the concept, though.

I don't really like the helmet as is, but the jersey looks great. Hokie Stone would be a really cool addition to the uniforms.

Put the hokie stone inside VT logo with all maroon helmet. That would be a badass uni, bro.

So here is the helmet. I added hokie stone to the VT logo too. And I put in on the matte because those helmets look badass.

VT Helmet

Maybe just an orange outline around the VT instead of with the white? I feel like the Hokie Stone has the white covered.
All that aside, that looks amazing. Matte maroon is the best. And, 1000X better than a hokie foot car magnet on white...

Hokies.

I liked the sound of what you said, but when I took out the white, it didn't look nearly as crisp. I think the white makes the logo "pop" more because of the contrast.

the matte is awesome. of all the effed up uniform combinations and helmet crap last year i loved the bowl helmet, i wish we had them earlier in the year instead of the bumper sticker feet helmet

tyrod did it mikey! tyrod did it!

I like it, I hereby renounce my helmet design!

I'm here for the memes, I just stay for the football.

Of all the uniform shenanigans I've seen over the past few years, I'm stunned that no one else (including myself) ever thought of adding hokie stone to the uniform accents. Brilliant.

yes! i have been screaming for Hokiestone on the uniforms since we started being uniform whores! All hokie stone uniforms! #Limestoneeffect2014!!!

@VTimHokie85

#LimestoneEffect2014 really rolls off of the tongue, love it

#38-0 #BrewerBall

I could see a hokiestone pattern jersey with maroon numbers and an orange sleeve, with maroon tv numbers as our away uni. This would have to be paired with maroon pants, of course.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

can the hokiestone have some efflorescence on it like on some of the buildings around campus (white powdery stuff caused by water seeping thru the building cladding)

@VTimHokie85

Add some little lunch pail decals on the helmet for good performance.

I'll leave this here since it is mostly a uniform thread. This is inside the players lounge that is above the locker room.

This may get some hate, but I really like the #ALLORANGEEVERYTHINGEXCEPTTHEHELMET. I also like the white helmet with the maroon VT.

If they would swap the helmets for the orange and the white uni's I'd be ok with it.

gimmee the all blacks baby

a lot of people didnt like 'em but i think they ruled. . .too bad about the game tho

"I'm just rocking the Fuller"-Kendall Fuller
"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I think the only reason people don't care for them is because of the loss. I wish I got one when I had the chance

I loved them too, even bought one. I think sometimes people get too caught up in uniforms being simple. But let's be honest, having nice Oregon-esque uniforms helps recruiting a lot. I hate a lot of the uniforms we wear, but if we let someone other than whoever designs stuff now everyone would like the idea now.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

@VT_Warthog

I've got to be honest here, as much as I love this thread and think there are some bad ass unis on here, get me back to the #allmarooneverything. Maybe the change will bring back our identity of being underdogs and fighting for everything. Maybe it will bring back the Corey Moore crazy eyes, highlight reel special teams, and teams knowing that no matter the outcome of the game they were leaving the game physically beat and broken. I hope this D can carry on from last year and I hope AJ doesn't remember he's dating Katherine Webb when they get done with him.

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” - David Wilson

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

"That move was slicker than a peeled onion in a bowl of snot." -Mike Burnop

Lets get vtfly some fresh under-garments now...

"We've got a lot of great memories here."
-Frank Beamer, speaking of TKP (probably)

seriously...and a cigarette...

“When life knocks you down plan to land on your back, because if you can look up, you can get up, if you fall flat on your face it can kill your spirit” - David Wilson

"We are better than we think, but not quite what we want to be" - Nikki Giovanni

I graduated from Tech in 2000. I'm 36 years old and I just want these damn kids to get off my lawn. My ideal Nike ProCombat Special Edition Uniform is none. I want us in maroon. Dark maroon, maroon that's the color of the bruises that we deal out because we hit you so damned hard that you piss #allmaroon for a week after the game. The best looking unis we had were in the late 90s. Go back to that. We can stand out by not trying to stand out. We can stand out by scaring the piss out of punters on 4th down. We can stand out by mauling an opposing quarterback on 3rd and long and converting a fumble for a touchdown.

The one exception I would make is for the helmets. We can get cutesy with the helmets. Provided they are either all white or all maroon with either the Square Root of One or Inset VT logos on them. The matte helmets were awesome. I'll allow that. But I can't reiterate enough how much I want these god damned kids to get off my lawn.

Don't get me wrong, I would just as soon never see us wear an orange uniform ever again. I love the #allmaroon. I love your idea of standing out by not trying to stand out. That's what Bama does, that's what LSU does. Those two defenses scare the piss out of their opponents week in and week out. As much as I hate to say it our brand of football just doesn't carry the same weight with recruits that theirs does. If it takes us letting Nike come up with some bad to the bone ProCombat unis to help convince top players that VT is the place to be, so be it. Honestly, I don't care what we wear if we can win championships.

That being said, I will throw up if I see this crap again:
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