In Phoenix, black is the new black.
At an event Tuesday night, the Suns unveiled a new, alternate black uniform the team will wear at times this season.
I’m no fashion expert, but I like it. The other colors seem kind of muted against the black. The Suns have worn black uniforms before, as recently as 2013, but the look got a redesign and a new name — “Civic Pride.” From the teams website:
The new alternate “Civic Pride” uniform brings that great tradition to the newest generation of Suns by using a similar PHX in white across the chest of the jersey.
The color of the uniform hearkens back to another group of the Valley’s favorite Suns, too. The black jersey and shorts pay homage to the alternate set that debuted during Sir Charles’ reign during the 1994-95 season. The purple and orange piping along the neckline is also a call back to that beloved uniform.