The Phoenix Suns will be rocking some dope new uniforms next season—the team unveiled black alternates Tuesday night.
— #WeArePHX (@Suns) September 9, 2015
— Kip Helt (@PhxSunsGameOps) September 9, 2015
The Suns are selling the re-designed threads as having something to do with civic pride.
From the press release:
We Are PHX. It isn’t just a marketing campaign. It’s ingrained in the fabric of the Phoenix Suns organization literally and figuratively. It’s about the city that has defined all of us in the past, present and into the future.
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.
The numbers and font along with the shorts tie in the current iteration of the Suns uniforms, creating a look that honors the past and present of the franchise.