5. Something Totally Different
Brandon asked us about old favorites, re-imagined ideas, or something totally new. This one falls under something totally new category of third jerseys.
The crest isn’t the classic Islanders crest, it isn’t the “NY” of the current thirds, it’s not even the Fisherman logo. It’s a lighthouse. And no, it’s not the lighthouse you’re thinking about either. It’s something totally different.
This one is simply the lightroom with light beams coming out of both sides. Noticeably, in both light beams is the four customary stripes for any Islanders jersey acknowledging the four Stanley Cups from the ’80s.
The jersey also features “Islanders” just underneath the logo. I don’t know about you, but I think the lettering completes the logo. Maybe it’s because the logo is a little narrow.
The navy blue and shade of orange bring us back to the jerseys that the Islanders brought out in 1998. The last piece is a “NY” with the same light beams from the full crest.
This jersey from Matt McElroy is something that doesn’t come across often. We’re used to seeing different takes on the original crest or takes on the “NY”. But different takes on the lighthouse is refreshing.
I love the creativity behind this idea and would love to see the Islanders show the same kind of creativity with their third jerseys. But we all know it won’t happen.