Northwestern unveiled its new uniforms for the 2012 season, and let's just say they're quite stripe-y, if that's a word.
The uniforms are designed by Under Armour, which entered into a partnership with the Wildcats last winter. They are the first Big Ten team to be outfitted by Under Armour.
According to the Northwestern release (which includes a picture):
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.
I have to say I'm not crazy about the road uniform, which features a big purple stripe across a white jersey. Looks too much like a European soccer team or something. The home uniforms are far more subtle.
What do you guys think?