Thursday morning Northwestern revealed the Wildcat’s new home and away jerseys by Under Armor. Northwestern is the first B1G team to collaborate with Under Armor. Under Armor is creating uniforms for all of Northwestern’s sports with themes that will carry over form sport to sport.
According to Northwestern,
The new Northwestern uniforms reflect a fusion of innovation and tradition, providing players with state-of-the-art technology while celebrating the University’s football heritage. The focal point of the jersey is a prominent stripe, a symbol of the University’s football legacy that recognizes the school as the originator of this design element. Known throughout the football community as the “Northwestern Stripe,” this feature will be integrated throughout the entire athletic program, ensuring that each of the 19 sports teams has a unique look but is united by a common thread.
The uniforms incorporate a unique design aesthetic, taking inspiration from the different elements of the Northwestern campus, including the gothic-style architecture and intricate stonework. These details are strategically woven into the uniform through the font style and numeral design, adding intricate details to the prominent Northwestern stipe across the jersey. The uniforms will be complete with baselayer, gloves and footwear that all coordinate with the home and away uniforms.
How would you rate Northwestern’s Under Armor jerseys? I like the subtle stonework in the numbers. The stripe was a bold choice and although my initial reaction was to dislike the the brazen design, it is growing on me. I prefer the home jersey’s color scheme. I wonder how these jerseys will play on television. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, these jerseys are you unique within the B1G. What do you think?