With reports circulating that the Vancouver Canucks will have an “exciting announcement” regarding the return of the flying skate jersey in the near future, fans have started to ask the age-old question again:
What’s the best jersey the Vancouver Canucks have ever worn?
We posted a poll on Twitter to gauge fan reaction and, as expected, the flying skate jersey won.
What is the most beautiful #Canucks jersey of all time?
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When the team recreated the shirt for its 50th anniversary season, fans and players were, for lack of a better word, huge fans of the shirts.
Captain Bo Horvat has previously been quoted as saying “I think we look big and mean and scary in black” when discussing the shirts.
Some fans even love the black ruffle skating jersey so much that they can’t wait to see it return as a regular full-time Canucks jersey.
While most fans aren’t at this Extreme of a level of jersey passion, the point remains, the flying skate is a fan favorite and seems to be the consensus favorite among fans.
For what it’s worth, the flying skate is this author’s favorite jersey.
But is there a correct responnse?
The short answer is: no, there isn’t.
But did that prevent us from contacting a fashion expert to get their opinion on this?
No, this is not the case.
Giovanni Amenta is an image consultant, stylist and international speaker on the subject of fashion psychology, so naturally we had to get his take on the never-ending debate.
First up, here’s what he had to say about the flying skate jersey.
“It’s a classic and the logo design is my favorite. On the jersey itself, the red and yellow they used are like ketchup and mustard. It is also the version of those colors used to represent business or cheap things, which is why they are used in the McDonald’s logo, for example.
We then asked him to break the stick of the rink jersey, which was the second most popular jersey in our poll.
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According to Amenta, this is the pinnacle of Canucks jerseys from an aesthetic standpoint.
“This one is the most flattering design based on the V-neck that gives the appearance of a longer neck; the placement of the logo makes the breast bigger and stronger; the patches on the sleeves make the arms larger; the position of the lower band will make the size smaller according to the focal points above and below the waist. It’s also very modern and the colors go well together.
What do you think is the best-looking Canucks jersey of all time? Let us know in the comments section below!