Originally Posted by RANDY IN CHAR NC
Navy blue was indeed the secondary color of the '61-'66 uniforms, used as an outline color in the "oval C" on the home uniforms, cap and numbers, and as an outline for "CINCINNATI," the cap's "oval C", and the uniform numbers on the road grey's, but the vest sleeves were adorned with black. The black band was originally used as a memorial to the death of Powell Crosley, on one sleeve. The second black band was added later. Later on, names were added to the backs of those uniforms, under the number, and black was also used for the names.
If they must have a secondary color, I much prefer the use of navy blue. I would much prefer that they stick to red and white with the only black belonging to the shoes.
Of course, you are correct. I had forgotten about that! Anyway, I like the navy blue and would vote for that uniform again with the addition of the wishbone C on the cap and the vest. The white/red cap (sometimes called "ice cream caps" by Kevin Mitchell) is a trademark of those uniforms.