Four iterations of the checkerboard color scheme. A few things to note:
** I can alter the size of the chex, too. I picked this size because it's the size of the chest OK logo. I don't want to go too small, because then, from a distance, the pattern will just look like a washed out color.
** Anything other than white in the checkerboard does not look sharp at all.
** I'm working on some options for the back of the checkerboard jersey. One would be the current. The second would be the current, but without the Orienteer Kansas strip. The third would be text from the Jim Ryun throwback, but placed on top of (not tiled with) the chex.
** I think that black pants are the way to go. However, I don't think we necessarily need to have a lot of black in the top to make it work. A lot of the cleaner WOC '06 jersey designs had black pants without much black on top. As long as we don't have a lot of dark colors on the top, it'll still look good. This is why I never once considered a darker blue (navy) for an option.
The pink here is supposed to be neon pink, not hot pink (I believe there's a difference, and KU used the neon pink). I think the pink/white chex gives a good contrast to the OK logo.
I really like this one, too. The lighter blue gives a less in-your-face chex pattern, plus contrast with the OK logo, plus another reference to Kansas (I'll see if you can figure it out). I think this color combo lends itself very well to the to the third design option (mentioned above) for the back of the jersey.
There's not a lot of black, though, but I suppose we could make the side panels black.
Obvious checkerboard here. Um, yeah... I think too much association with car racing on this one.
I don't like this one at all. No contrast for the OK logo, so it gets lost. Plus, there's too much unbroken black on this one. If I were to remove some black, I think it either gets too busy or too much blue. Plus, the pink here is pretty much only bordered by black, which is something I don't like. The pink and blue should go together. Black should be a contrast/trim color.