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The USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks have ‘Beach Night’ coming up, and the jerseys for the evening are hilarious. Who knew that sleeveless shirts, bathing suits and socks and sandals were a great jersey combination?
Spring is right around the corner, but the USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks want to skip the season altogether and get right to shorts, sandals and sleeveless shirt weather. Or at least that’s what one would assume by looking at their hilarious jerseys for their upcoming theme night. Saturday night when Muskegon hosts the Sioux City Musketeers, the Lumberjacks will be welcoming their fans to the first ever ‘Beach Night.’ And while fans will likely be pleased with the leis, $3 drink specials, hula hoop contest and Tiki Bar beer garden, the star of the show — beyond the hockey, of course — will be the Lumberjacks’ jerseys. The ‘Beach Night’ threads are hilarious and one of the more ridiculous jerseys we’ve ever seen. Made to look like a sleeveless shirt, the jerseys are paired with a pants shell that looks like a pair of swim trunks and custom socks that show off some “skin” and a socks and sandals look at the bottom. Seriously, these jerseys are great:
The original idea for the jerseys, according to Muskegon sales and marketing coordinator Cara Mendelson, was to have them mimic the fake abs t-shirts that can be found at beachfront gift shops. But in speaking with a coworker, the idea came up to make the jerseys look more like the players were actually set for the beach. “We thought, ‘How cool would it be if we had a bathing suit shell?’” Mendelson said. “Then from there we thought we could add socks, hairy legs — those looked pretty weird — so we went with the socks and left the hair on the arms. We narrowed it down to three designs, and landed on this one.” The Lumberjacks’ ‘Beach Night’ jerseys will be auctioned off Monday following the game, so if you’re looking to get your hands on one of these amazing jerseys, you’ll have your chance.