The reason the return of the layered side panels that are most often associated with the green and white “Irish Rainbow” was so popular, is likely because that style of panelling was a key feature of a number of the team’s jerseys from the mid 70’s through to the early 90’s.
In a period when that was certainly the bedrock feature of Bucks’ jersey design, the team did very little wrong when it came to their uniform.
Jerseys from that timeframe likely look even better in hindsight as they have become something of a reflection of the most consistently successful stretch since the foundation of the franchise in 1969.
This particular entry was technically short-lived, as although the color scheme and core of the design stayed the same in the next entry that lasted for seven years, the font changed to a smaller, more rounded lettering.
Perhaps, it’s just a matter of taste, but for me the bolder, slightly harsher type face used on this entry feels more in keeping with the vibrancy provided by the multi-toned green hues under the arms.
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