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Audio: Meet Iconic Designer Alexander Julian
Alexander Julian is credited with the iconic revamp of Tar Heel sports uniforms. But his journey to creating the legendary Carolina blue argyle was a...

The Man Responsible for the Iconic Tar Heels' Uniforms
Alexander Julian is the man responsible for the Tar Heels’ iconic basketball jerseys. In the late 1980s Julian, a designer on a business trip in...

How Roy Williams ‘epitomizes Carolina-ness’ with his distinctive fashion sense
The jacket is five or six years old now, and it’s the one piece Roy Williams wears that elicits the strongest reactions. Some people love...

Alexander Julian remembers redesigning UNC's basketball uniforms
As a famous clothing designer, a Chapel Hill native, the son of clothing store owners and a UNC alumnus, it’s not hard to see why...

2019 guard Markese Jacobs commits to Kansas
From Sherron Collins and Julian Wright to Cliff Alexander and Jamari Traylor, Kansas has had success recruiting the Chicago area. That continued on Sunday, when...

At UNC Chapel Hill, The Clothes Make the Fan
Eventually we all end up in an oxford and khakis at Kenan Stadium. I don’t wear jerseys or cheap crew-neck T-shirts anymore. At my last...

UNC basketball uniforms over the years -- the best combinations
The Tar Heel basketball program is rooted in tradition, which explains why so many Tar Heel fans enjoy UNC's Blue Argyle uniforms the best, even...

Alexander Julian: former 5-year-old in a custom made suit
Alexander Julian is no stranger to fashion — he was born into it, he was raised in it and eventually he would change it. Tuesday...

North Carolina's Roy Williams again will be the Final Four's best-dressed coach
The suit had a pattern of tiny Carolina blue checks, a white pocket square and specially crafted necktie, and when he was done designing it,...

Meet Alexander Julian, Designer of UNC’s Basketball Uniforms
Dipsea, his Yorkshire terrier, nestles into a cashmere sweater. A regular customer walks into Julian’s, and the owner, Alexander Julian, slips away to greet her...

Tar Heels Football Adopts a Winning Pattern (It Has Diamonds)
The North Carolina football team won 11 of 12 regular-season games and made it to the ACC championship game this year, all while wearing uniforms...

Chansky’s notebook: Well-Played Argyle
If the Tar Heels score say 50 points, like they did against North Carolina A&T, that’s a lot of argyle in the end zones! Whoever...

Video: The History Of Argyle At Carolina
Dean Smith asked clothing designer Alexander Julian to design new uniforms for the UNC men's basketball team. The linking diamonds that have been featured down...

From new idea to iconic design
Alexander Julian’s jersey design and iconic argyle have become synonymous with UNC and the Tar Heels’ men’s basketball team. The linking diamonds that have been...

Video: Argyle for UNC football?
It seems the rumors may be true. The iconic argyle design that has graced the North Carolina's basketball uniforms for many moons will make the...

Alexander Julian delivers hall-of-fame style for Roy Williams
From suits, to sport coats, to ties, Roy Williams makes a statement every time his Tar Heels take the court; and the man behind the...

NCAA Names North Carolina as Most Iconic College Basketball Uniform
The NCAA.com this week released its list of the most iconic uniforms in college basketball history and listed North Carolina atop its rankings. In naming...

How An Upscale Fashion Designer And Jim Henson’s Daughter Made Charlotte Hornets Gear Legendary
By 1988, Carolina native Alexander Julian had established himself in New York as a fashion designer known for incorporating bright colors into upscale men’s clothing...

Alexander Julian: I’d like to design the new Hornets uniforms
Alexander Julian told me that story by phone Tuesday, and if anyone knows about the teal and purple, it’s him. He came up with the...

How argyle became part of North Carolina’s basketball jerseys
The brainchild behind the argyle look is fashion designer Alexander Julian. Prior to the 1991–1992 season, former North Carolina coach Dean Smith asked Julian —...

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