Sunday afternoon often only means one thing â€“ Football! But, donâ€™t worry though; I wonâ€™t unleash my inner NFL nerd (just kidding!). Instead, in keeping with last weeks post on fashion trends I have decided to dedicate this weekâ€™s post to the evolution of the NFL jersey. As a die-hard fan of the New England Patriots (who better get their stuff together in Cleveland), I am partial to their red, white, silver, and blue jersey. Not only is it patriotic, but also it is also way more sophisticated than any other teamsâ€™ jerseys (Iâ€™m looking at you Minnesota). However, it wasnâ€™t always so classy. To demonstrate, letâ€™s flashback through the various incarnations of the Patriots jersey.
Â Though I couldnâ€™t find what the actual uniform looked like during the Patriotâ€™s first year, each of the helmets had an image of a three-point hat with the playerâ€™s number under it. This then gave way to the throwback uniforms that we have seen a lot of recently. From 1961-1996, the Patriots wore a primarily red jersey for home games and a white helmet with the mascot (â€œPat Patriotâ€) hiking a football. Helmet is awkward and the blood red is blinding.
Â In 1996, the clumsy helmet logo and obnoxious jersey color were changed to a more streamlined logo and visually pleasing blue color. Logo is great, but the blue is still a little too bright.
In 2002, the bright blue jersey color was replaced by a darker navy color. Perfection.
How do you guys feel about the recent trend in wearing throwback jerseys? Do you have a favorite team jersey, football or otherwise? Let me know in the comments section below. Have a great weekendÂ 🙂 (Information gathered from http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/fall05/brownlee/patriots.html).