The evolution of basketball team uniforms will make you laugh, cringe, and thank the sports fashion gods that you are no longer expected to run, jump, and dunk while sweating profusely into a heavy wool jersey. Basketball Team Uniforms Through the Ages. Basketball began to develop as a sport in 1891, but men just played in their street clothes. There was not yet a designated style of athletic or team apparel.
Over the decades, men’s basketball uniforms have evolved into different styles and iconic looks that reflect their respective time periods and the status of the team. Through NCAA tournaments, conference games and Black and Gold scrimmages, the basketball team have suited up to represent VCU with their vibrant colors of black and gold. 1960s
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The evolution of basketball jerseys mostly involves fit and fabric. In the game's modest beginnings, men wore short-sleeved shirts with baggy trousers, and women clad long-sleeved blouses and long skirts. But the impractical apparel didn't seem to deter the spirit of the sport. But imagine a fast-paced game of buckets in clothes like that today?
The History of NBA Jerseys Originally, people played basketball in any kind of athletic attire such as track suits and football uniforms. Players began wearing official uniforms in at the start of the 20th century. The attire featured knee-length padded pants, knee-length tights, and shorter pants. The basketball uniform has evolved over time.
Over time the long pants evolved into medium-length shorts and by the 1930’s the material used for jerseys changed from wool to polyester and nylon. This new lighter fabric allowed players to be more active with less body heat being produced and more sweat evaporated. Fit of the original uniforms was big and baggy.
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St. Louis Bombers, 1947. Today we take it for granted that a basketball uniform will have a jersey and shorts in matching colors. But contrasting shorts used to be a fairly common sight throughout ...
History of Basketball UniformsShare: Since the sport was founded in 1892 by James Naismith at Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, basketball uniforms have changed more than any other sport in history. In fact, a review of the history of basketball uniforms shows that players have worn everything from trousers to turtlenecks to the satin shorts that are familiar today.
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