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Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 6:08 pm
by ProvoAggie
USU may be expanding with marketing to hopefully create some new merchandise options for fans. I know that things have gotten better lately but there are still often times comments about how USU is lacking in merchandise availability. Now is your chance to speak your opinion. Let USU know (either on Twitter or in this thread) what you'd like to see. Tell them what you like and what you don't and maybe your ideas will become a reality.


Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 6:20 pm
by USU78
Hoodie: gotta get ~uSu~!

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 6:22 pm
by 2004AG
More Nike branded material.


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 7:08 pm
by bpd
That hoodie is... awful. :puke:

Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 7:19 pm
by Full
Honestly, between the USU bookstore and Locker 42 there is enough stuff. My problem is walking into a store in Davis county, where things would sell if anyone knew where to find it, there is Ute, Cougar, and random college teams. I do think part of the problem is I almost expect very limited options for USU merchandise outside of Cache Valley. The last time I saw something I was surprised to see it.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 7:21 pm
by Jjoey53
Full wrote:Honestly, between the USU bookstore and Locker 42 there is enough stuff. My problem is walking into a store in Davis county, where things would sell if anyone knew where to find it, there is Ute, Cougar, and random college teams. I do think part of the problem is I almost expect very limited options for USU merchandise outside of Cache Valley. The last time I saw something I was surprised to see it.
I have seen USU gear at the Roy CVS, but overall you are right, USU gear stops at Sardine Canyon.


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 7:41 pm
by Cheecho6
2004AG wrote:More Nike branded material.


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I tweeted him the same thing!


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 7:46 pm
by AgMan21
How about some replica basketball shorts? I’ve been after those for years!!!


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 8:15 pm
by 2004AG
Full wrote:Honestly, between the USU bookstore and Locker 42 there is enough stuff. My problem is walking into a store in Davis county, where things would sell if anyone knew where to find it, there is Ute, Cougar, and random college teams. I do think part of the problem is I almost expect very limited options for USU merchandise outside of Cache Valley. The last time I saw something I was surprised to see it.
Not enough cool stuff that I would want to wear though.


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 10:56 pm
by calaggie
Zippered hoody, with classic, simple USU graphics.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 11:35 pm
by Aglicious
My biggest issue is that outside of the block A ( now used for alumni association only), USU branding has always struggled with identity through simplicity. We have had some gawdawful logos and "artwork" used over the years, much of it doing nothing more than adding to the confusion of identity. Pumba the pig bull, the brief use of the bull jumping through the U, the smoke blowing dairy head, all of these were straight awful with either far too much line work or not even being an official athletics logo.

Nike finally comes along and gives us the current branding and it was great for a few years. It seemed like we finally had a direction and identity with primary and secondary brands/marks that could grow to be nationally recognized without having "Utah State" or "Aggies" added. A few years removed from that and it seems like there is a push for a use of all these retro logos that weren't that great the first time around. Perhaps there's a small local market for those wanting to feel nostalgic but I hope we don't see a large number of this stuff put into circulation, it only adds to the notion that we either don't have a clear current identity or we do and it's not worth promoting.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 23rd, 2019, 11:50 pm
by bpd
Aglicious wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 11:35 pm
My biggest issue is that outside of the block A ( now used for alumni association only), USU branding has always struggled with identity through simplicity. We have had some gawdawful logos and "artwork" used over the years, much of it doing nothing more than adding to the confusion of identity. Pumba the pig bull, the brief use of the bull jumping through the U, the smoke blowing dairy head, all of these were straight awful with either far too much line work or not even being an official athletics logo.

Nike finally comes along and gives us the current branding and it was great for a few years. It seemed like we finally had a direction and identity with primary and secondary brands/marks that could grow to be nationally recognized without having "Utah State" or "Aggies" added. A few years removed from that and it seems like there is a push for a use of all these retro logos that weren't that great the first time around. Perhaps there's a small local market for those wanting to feel nostalgic but I hope we don't see a large number of this stuff put into circulation, it only adds to the notion that we either don't have a clear current identity or we do and it's not worth promoting.
Completely agree 100%. Just keep it simple with our two logos. Design some new clothes or hats around those.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 25th, 2019, 2:57 pm
by aceofspadeskb
2004AG wrote:More Nike branded material.


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Nike contract is ending soon. Unlikely we'll see more until a new contract is figured out.

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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 25th, 2019, 9:42 pm
by Imakeitrain
More polos, more light jackets/pullovers, more car accessories, more home & office accessories, toys for kids, clothes for kids, yoga apparel/ mats, tailgate accessories

We are lacking a lot. As far as t-shirts go i was looking in the bookstore website for what’s new to wear to Wake.

Everything was either something that barely even represented USU, or something extremely generic. I had to go to Amazon to buy a car flag because I refuse to fly the flag that looks to close to the US/Greek flag because I see it as somewhat sacrilegious-

There is usually more offered on campus, but the selection is not good on the website.

Instead of asking for new ideas, why don’t we just try to do what every other school does to just catch up.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 25th, 2019, 10:03 pm
by BigBlueDart
Imakeitrain wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 9:42 pm
More polos, more light jackets/pullovers, more car accessories, more home & office accessories, toys for kids, clothes for kids, yoga apparel/ mats, tailgate accessories
I'm working on this one for you guys:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=50074

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 25th, 2019, 10:23 pm
by brownjeans
2004AG wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 6:22 pm
More Nike branded material.
You prefer their symbol to our country's symbol eh?

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 25th, 2019, 10:24 pm
by brownjeans
aceofspadeskb wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 2:57 pm
2004AG wrote:More Nike branded material.
Nike contract is ending soon. Unlikely we'll see more until a new contract is figured out.
:cheers: Here's to hoping we go with someone else.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 6:54 am
by 2004AG
brownjeans wrote:
2004AG wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 6:22 pm
More Nike branded material.
You prefer their symbol to our country's symbol eh?
I certainly prefer their stuff vs no name Gildan apparel with our logo slapped on.

But I don’t really care who it is out of Under Armour, Nike or adidas.


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 8:46 am
by AgMan21
2004AG wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 6:54 am
brownjeans wrote:
2004AG wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 6:22 pm
More Nike branded material.
You prefer their symbol to our country's symbol eh?
I certainly prefer their stuff vs no name Gildan apparel with our logo slapped on.

But I don’t really care who it is out of Under Armour, Nike or adidas.


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As long as it looks good, I'm happy, but Nike generally has the best designs, in my opinion.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 9:43 am
by 2004AG
AgMan21 wrote:
2004AG wrote:
August 26th, 2019, 6:54 am
brownjeans wrote:
2004AG wrote:
August 23rd, 2019, 6:22 pm
More Nike branded material.
You prefer their symbol to our country's symbol eh?
I certainly prefer their stuff vs no name Gildan apparel with our logo slapped on.

But I don’t really care who it is out of Under Armour, Nike or adidas.


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As long as it looks good, I'm happy, but Nike generally has the best designs, in my opinion.
And much better quality


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 10:27 am
by NVAggie
I don't think it is the availability. I think it is the reach. I need to be able to order this stuff, so I don't have to make the trek to Logan. Currently, I drop $500 each time I go to the bookstore or Locker 42.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 11:34 am
by Cheecho6
Nike is head and shoulders above everyone else with the design of their apparel. When does the contract end? Hope it gets renewed.


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 2:12 pm
by 918AGG
My biggest issue with USU apparel is the USU hat selection. I have a gigantic head, and it is IMPOSSIBLE to find an Aggie hat in my size (8 1/8, fitted). Also, all hats look like they were made by some second rate designer, designing for a 12 year old idiot (logo askew, stupid lettering, background bull, huge logo on the brim, etc).

This is why I always just go with the Aggie jersey and stros hat. Don't @ me.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 2:26 pm
by Aggie_CEE
I agree with the simplicity comments above. This is as much branding as I want on a shirt:

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Hard pass on this:


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 4:17 pm
by 2004AG
Oh,

And make available to the public what the team wears. I’ve seen all sorts of cool team gear during interviews Iike shirts, shorts etc but nothing at locker 42 but generic grey t shirts with a cheap logo painted on.


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 4:53 pm
by Jjoey53
Would like to see the “Y don’t U kiss my A” shirt.


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 26th, 2019, 8:31 pm
by Cheecho6
2004AG wrote:Oh,

And make available to the public what the team wears. I’ve seen all sorts of cool team gear during interviews Iike shirts, shorts etc but nothing at locker 42 but generic grey t shirts with a cheap logo painted on.


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 27th, 2019, 5:10 am
by crazywookie
I want my diabetic sized mug to come back. Those are impossible to find and great for water at the desk.

Other than that quality shirts and hoodies. Zipper hoodies too.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 27th, 2019, 4:58 pm
by WAaggieFan
brownjeans wrote:
aceofspadeskb wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 2:57 pm
2004AG wrote:More Nike branded material.
Nike contract is ending soon. Unlikely we'll see more until a new contract is figured out.
:cheers: Here's to hoping we go with someone else.
What’s the rights relationship for the U state logo? I thought Nike designed it for USU but does USU keep the rights to it if Nike goes bye bye. If Nike walks away with that logo and USU can no longer use it then I say stick with Nike. That’s the best logo USU has had in my memory.


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Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 27th, 2019, 6:10 pm
by ProvoAggie
WAaggieFan wrote:
August 27th, 2019, 4:58 pm
brownjeans wrote:
aceofspadeskb wrote:
August 25th, 2019, 2:57 pm
2004AG wrote:More Nike branded material.
Nike contract is ending soon. Unlikely we'll see more until a new contract is figured out.
:cheers: Here's to hoping we go with someone else.
What’s the rights relationship for the U state logo? I thought Nike designed it for USU but does USU keep the rights to it if Nike goes bye bye. If Nike walks away with that logo and USU can no longer use it then I say stick with Nike. That’s the best logo USU has had in my memory.


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Nike had restrictions on it for a year or 2 but after that USU gained full rights of it. Arizona State had a new brand designed by Nike a few years back and then switched to Adidas. They didn't lose anything...although their uniforms are a lot uglier now than they were before.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 27th, 2019, 11:48 pm
by brownjeans
Our uniforms the first couple years with Nike were nice, not so much lately. The best soccer uniform designs I've seen recently are New Balance. I wonder if they'd like to get into football uniforms.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 28th, 2019, 9:42 pm
by donlarson8
When the Nike contract is up (2021 maybe?) I expect us to switch. It seems Nike is focusing more and more on the bigger programs and is less interested in the smaller programs. IMO Nike has the best uniforms but if they are going to give us second rate stuff anyways, might as well get a better deal with another brand who is going to make us more of a priority.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 30th, 2019, 8:08 am
by swordsman1989
I would love to see a good rugby style USU shirt.

Agree on the logo, don't change it yet again. Since I went to USU in 1989, we have had at least five different primary helmet logos. Stick with one, and have one or two variations for special events.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 30th, 2019, 10:42 am
by thegreendalegelf
I wish USU sold a good looking baseball jersey. Pretty open for their design but could look awesome.

Re: Aggie Merchandise Feedback Request

Posted: August 30th, 2019, 12:08 pm
by BigBlueDart
thegreendalegelf wrote:
August 30th, 2019, 10:42 am
I wish USU sold a good looking baseball jersey. Pretty open for their design but could look awesome.
An open baseball jersey? Sounds sexy.