Written By: JR Francis•
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Washington Redskins spent all game last Sunday blinded by the Steelers throwbacks. Now, it is their turn to go retro, but they chose to do so with class.
The Redskins will wear their previously announced throwbacks in their game this Sunday against the Carolina Panthers, honoring their 1937 team, calling Washington their home after departing Boston.
The uniforms still feature the Redskins colors, or at least a close approximation, that you are used to, with maroon as the primary color. The pants and number go with a richer metallic gold, rather than their current bright yellow.
But the star of Sunday’s show will be, as has become the current convention, the geniuses at HGI who created the leather-esque look helmet the Redskins will wear.
Just look at that texture! Beautiful! The sport has struggled with how to throw back to leather-helmet-era uniforms and this is by far the best solution yet. Until concussions become such a problem in the game that they ban helmets altogether, I can’t think of a better way to show the history on a current-technology model.
As was detailed in our first article about the throwbacks, the logo isn’t exactly fully retro, rather a more modern, clean interpretation thereof, with a bigger, bolder gold circle and no white accents. The feathers also change to maroon in this edition.
The 1937 team would be proud of this honor, as the uniforms look pretty similar.
The entire Redskins organization hopes the team is inspired by the successes of the 1937 World Champions, and brings that type of results to the field this Sunday.
Other than “WAY better than the Steelers last week” what do you think of the look? We will love seeing the team without those stupid dress-shirt-under-a-jersey collars. How do you think the leather look will hold up on TV? Is a writer allowed to go a whole Redskins article without calling RGIII’s name?