There are a lot of questions you should ask yourself before choosing a jersey style. Just a few of those questions are:
Is your team’s style pretty traditional or a little more edgy?
Do you want a solid color through the front and back panel, or do you want it broken up?
Are you all about symmetry, or could a little asymmetrical fun find its way into your uniforms?
Do you want vertical stripes? Horizontal stripes? Curved lines?
The main thing is to find something that feels right. We’ve put together a few things that you should consider when choosing your team’s jerseys. There are many different styles of mens’ basketball uniforms and womens’ basketball uniforms available, so find something that fits your team’s unique personality.
Let’s start with the obvious: your basketball jerseys need to match your team colors. In today’s world, however, that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with a style because it’s the only one that comes in your teams colors. The best companies can create different uniform designs in your choice of colors. You can even customize which color gets used where to create a slick look for both home and away games.
Basketball is a high-intensity game, and comfort means a lot. The modern style of sleeveless jerseys and knee-length shorts combine comfort with mobility. The fabrics used for basketball uniforms tend to be breathable, light-weight materials that are designed to help wick moisture away from your skin without absorbing so much that they become heavy and cumbersome.
The cut of your jerseys can drastically change their look. While the basic shape of the jersey’s tend to be pretty similar, there are different lengths of sleeves and different necklines to consider when choosing your uniforms. Most jerseys have the option of v-neck or u-neck tops, and in recent years, “Laker Style” necklines have also started to be offered. This style is similar to a traditional v-neck, but the trim comes down to a straight edge at the point of the v rather than creating a second v shape.
Choosing the right fonts can really show off your team’s personality. Many teams choose to match all of the fonts on their jerseys, but it can add a dynamic dimension to your jersey style if you mix the fonts. Matching the fonts of the team name and the player name while choosing a contrasting font for the numbers can really create a unique look that helps set you apart from the rest of the teams on the court.
Speaking of numbers, we’ve got a list of common numbering rules below. However, you’ll want to make sure your numbers adhere to your league’s rules. General numbering rules:
NBA – No restrictions on numbers
WNBA – 00, 0-55
NCAA – 00, 0, 1-5, 10-15, 20-25, 30-35, 40-45, 50-55
NFHS – 00, 0, 1-5, 10-15, 20-25, 30-35, 40-45, 50-55
FIBA – 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
In the end, it all comes down to what you and your team like. Find a look that works for you. If you’re ready to start shopping, we’d love to help you out. Check out our wide selection of basketball uniforms, shooter shirts, warmups, accessories and coach polos. Just remember: a uniform helps you make a first impression, but the way you play makes a lasting impression.