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Question about the USPS "retro" jersey(that grey one..)(6 posts)

Question about the USPS "retro" jersey(that grey one..)Qubeley
Aug 30, 2003 5:59 PM
OK, this has been confusing me since they first came out on the final stage of TDF.
Can someone tell me why is this grey jersey called "retro" jersey? It certainly doesn't look anyway retro at all!
Is this the jersey of USPS team from several years ago? I just don't remember seeing it.
Here's several USPS "retro" design I just scrambled. Feel free to copy, Mr.NIKE!
Here's a pic of actual thing.Qubeley
Aug 30, 2003 6:05 PM
For people who haven't seen it. Worn by USPS team on the last day of TDF. What a bunch of "posuer"!
because they say US Mail....not US Postal (nm)stephenb
Aug 30, 2003 6:23 PM
I actually like the ones you whipped up.Fez
Aug 30, 2003 8:21 PM
They are actually pretty nice designs. I would seriously wear them if they were available. I'm tired of wearing my solid blue jerseys, which I have like 8 different ones, yet they all look the same.

I can only hope Mr. Nike will tell his sweatshops in the Far East to start producing them.

As far as why they are retro, I think the U.S. Mail/Postal logo is one from a few decades ago. The grey color was actually pretty cool and an unexpected, but refreshing change on the last day of the tour.
i think it's the jersey from their first seasonrufus
Aug 31, 2003 7:54 AM
before they signed lance.
Uh, no.53T
Aug 31, 2003 5:49 PM
It's a brand new design. The grey is from the letter carrier's uniform of the 1970's, the logo was the official mail logo for about 30 years, until the current eagle was introduced.

Any other sponsor would be upset by the use of their old, unoffical name. I guess Postal could care less, as they are jumping ship.