Originally Posted by abc123
Looks great! For the Georgetown tie, I would suggest alternating blue and grey/silver stripes of the same width (whatever standard rep stripe width is, 1/2 inch perhaps?). I think this is a great idea you're onto, and I hope that is comes to fruition!
Abc123, I have updated the webpage to show 1/2" stripes. When you say gray/silver, do you mean gray with a touch of silver or do you mean both gray and silver work for you? My goal is to finalize the colleges by Monday, then I will take all the pattern and color suggestions and add in a dash of research to come up with the final designs. At that point everything becomes fairly easy, as we make new silks every month. Ongoing progress will be posted here: http://samhober.com/collegeties/collegeties.htm
Here is some info on Georgetown's colors: "Georgetown's colors are blue and gray. The colors were selected in 1876 by the Georgetown College Boat Club (the original crew team) in honor of Georgetown students and alumni who wore the Union blue and Confederate gray in the Civil War. As recounted in a history of the crew by Lawrence H. Cooke, distinctive colors were important in watching crew races, since fans on shore wanted to know their team's location in the race. Harvard's crimson and Penn's red and blue were already well known, but Georgetown had no such colors to call its own. A student committee declared Blue and Gray "as appropriate colors for the [Boat] Club and expressive of the feeling of unity between the Northern and Southern boys of the College" and recommended its adoption for the team. Soon thereafter, a banner was presented to the College by the Boat Club, sewn by the girls of the nearby Georgetown Visitation school. Half blue and half gray, it bore the inscription Ocior Auro
("Swifter Than The Wind"). The banner and its colors quickly became a part of college life. Student gatherings and formal University occasions both prominently featured the colors. By the time intercollegiate teams were involved in varsity play, the Blue and Gray were already a Georgetown's tradition"