2017 Uniform Of The Year Bracket: Short Shorts/Pinstripes Regionals, Round of 32

Welcome to the Short Shorts and Pinstripes Regionals of the 2017 Uniform Of The Year Bracket, Round of 32. This round of voting will remain open through midnight Wednesday, March 22. Click here for the full bracket, here for the original introductory post explaining the bracket poll and here for a recap of the Round of 64.

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Short Shorts Regional, Round of 32

(1) Webb City Football vs. (8) Kickapoo Boys Basketball

     

If more people used powder blue, the world would be a better place. Webb City has put a claim on it in the area and it shines best in the white-top football uniforms. They’re clean, classic and unmistakably Webb. Oh that cursive “Kickapoo.” It looks too good on each jersey so we made you decide between the whites and yellows in Round 1, and the white unis advanced.

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(1) Webb City Football vs. (8) Kickapoo Boys Basketball

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(5) Willow Springs Softball vs. (4) Nixa Football

     

Willow Springs softball looks great with these maroon unis and white helmets. The bear mascot takes center stage on both and we loved the choice to go with an oversized logo on the uniform itself. Plus, white pants and a dark-colored high sock pairing is always good. The all-grey Nixa football uniforms were an automatic bid. Something about grey-on-grey always looks good and when you add the red-chrome-outlined eagle to the (also grey) helmet with its red facemask, and you’re in good shape.

(11) Monett Boys Soccer vs. (14) Salem Softball

     

Monett boys soccer is here for its great use of the purple/yellow fading gradient. Just another example of Monett doing uniform design right. Salem softball has found some middle ground between the North Carolina Tarheels and Carolina Panthers with this color combo. We love the navy blue and powder blue and the powder-blue brim on the helmet is a nice touch.

(10) Camdenton Boys Basketball vs. (2) Monett Softball

     

Camdenton has done a nice job taking advantage of its NBA namesake, using “LAKERS” across the front of these whites and the Lakers “L” over the yellow basketball on the back-center of the uniform. Plus, the purpe/yellow blocks down the shorts are a good touch. Monett took the 1970s/80s-style MLB multi-colored horizontal stripe uniforms and made them AWESOME. The multi-colored purple stripes that make up the gradient separating the full-white top-half of the tops from the full-purple pants and lower torso is beautiful. The “MONETT” block lettering is great. The yellow, left-offset numbers inside the gradient are perfect and the tri-striped white knee socks just add to everything else. This is Monett’s best uniform, and that’s saying a lot.

 

Pinstripes Regional, Round of 32

(1) Glendale Baseball vs. (9) West Plains Track & Field

     

Glendale baseball did EVERYTHING right with these uniforms. Start with the stirrups. Red, each with three horizontal stripes, and within those horizontal stripes are a white/powder blue/white combo. Thin red stripe runs up the white pants. Then there’s the sleeves. A thick red stripe runs down from the shoulders, but not all the way to the collar, and that red is paired with thinner white and blue stripes. The lettering across the front is great and they choose a perfect font. Then the hat: red-brimmed, blue focus with a very cool “G” on the center. Well done. West Plains track and field is on here for those glorious candy-cane striped shorts. No analysis needed. Just enjoy the view.

(12) Republic Softball vs. (13) Mountain Grove Baseball

     

This is Republic’s best softball uniform. Orange top and black bottoms looks good, but what gets these in the dance in the unique lettering/font with capital letters on the front and back-end of the cursive “RepubliC.” Mountain Grove baseball is here in many ways because of those hats. The olde-time offset “MG” is very cool and unique for the region. The straight block lettering across the uniform is also a bit of a rarity, and it looks good in silver.

(11) Glendale Boys Basketball vs. (3) Monett Football

     

For Glendale boys basketball, it starts at those shorts. The royal blue/red/white stripe combo that run up the shorts and onto the jersey is a staple that never gets old. Monett football is a classic football uniform design. The yellow block “M” on the helmet goes well with the thick yellow stripe down the middle flanked by a pair of white stripes. The purple uniform itself wouldn’t be too original but the yellow/white gradient horizontal gradient stripes on the sleeves change that. The two purple stripes on the legs are pretty odd, but that’s what makes them cool and different.

(7) Glendale Boys Soccer vs. (2) Plato Baseball

     

A lot going on here for Glendale boys soccer, but it works. The alternating red/powder blue on the front are a cool feature and are what you want in a soccer uniform. Then, the long sleeves with the three full-length red stripes add something they didn’t need to add, but were smart to do so. Good work. One of our favorites is Plato baseball. A great traditional uniform good enough for college ball, Plato’s old-school enlarged “P” above the heart shares the front of this uniform only with the uniform number on the bottom-right (an odd but cool spot for a number). Then there’s the hats. Again, the “P” looks great, but what makes these A+ are the colored seams surrounding the cap. There’s nothing like it around, and that’s a shame because it’s so so good.

 

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