There's been a few developments since yesterday's news about the new Padres uniforms. The hat that our very own SD Hat Guy purchased from Lids is undoubtedly real. It's the blue cap, with "sunshine yellow" squatcho and "D". He removed all of his pictures from his Twitter timeline and left this tweet in their place.
Well everyone, I've been told the fun's over. Pending action is causing me to take down the goods.— Tim Arzaga (@SDHatGuy) November 28, 2015
Our friend Jonny Dub talked to another employee at Lids yesterday about the cap and he was told that they are no longer being sold. The guy told him that New Era screwed up and sent the shipment of Padres caps out early and they were mistakenly being sold. Lids has now put their stock into storage where they'll stay until December 8th, the day after the big Padres uniform reveal, which is supposedly to take place on December 7th.
@gaslampball @UTPadres @HardballTalk Here's the new Padre hats....only have to wait until December 8th! pic.twitter.com/iY0mSV12RG— Ryan Beck (@ryancbeck777) November 28, 2015
Chris Creamer also updated his revealing blog post about the new uniforms. He says that the Padres will have a new "bow tie" wordmark on both the brown alternate uniform and the blue Navy style camo jersey. As suggested in yesterday's comments they'll likely mimic the All-Star Game logo.font, like so PaDreS.
We're hearing there will be a new "bow-tie" style "Padres" mark on the new brown alt & new blue camo alt #Padres https://t.co/KUbbPduDNJ— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) November 29, 2015
Also the home jersey will have an SD logo on the chest rather than San Diego being spelt out.
Correction to our #Padres new uniform report. New home jersey will feat. "SD" logo on chest NOT "Padres" wordmark. https://t.co/KUbbPduDNJ— Chris Creamer (@sportslogosnet) November 29, 2015
Prior to tonight's changes the uniforms would have looked something like this mock-up from the SportsLogos forum or this:
Glaze mock-up of new unis. Based on @sportslogosnet post, brown alt & camo are probably accurate. Home is different. pic.twitter.com/ypcby1B7Kk— David, VM (@VocalMinoritySD) November 29, 2015
These two, while not perfect, at least give a graphical representation for us to critique.