San Jose Sharks to Get New Uniform; Release Teasers

Written By:  •  Monday, August 19, 2013

The San Jose Sharks have posted a teaser video (update, now a second video (update again, now a third)) to their official team Instagram feed suggesting a new uniform is on the way.

The video is approximately two seconds in length and only shows a brief flash of the new uniform, a screengrab at that brief instant reveals that we’re getting a look at the new striping pattern – likely on the sleeves.  The team is using “#TheNextWave” to promote the event on social media sites.

The new uniform striping, as captured from the SJ Sharks Instagram teaser video

What’s different between this new look and what the team has been using?  Well, not a whole lot, at least from what we’ve seen so far. The new striping is practically identical to what they used in 2012-13, all that’s different is there’s now a single orange stripe between the white and black.  Last year the team had two orange stripes:

The sleeve striping on the Sharks jerseys in 2012-13 featured two orange stripes

Surely there will be more changes to the uniform, removing a single stripe has never been cause for any sort of drumming up like this to a new unveiling.  Teams have made extremely minor changes to uniforms and logos in the past but generally with no announcement at all and most people never even noticing it ever happened.

This would be the 4th different uniform the Sharks have used in their 23-year history.

UPDATE (11:45a ET – Aug 19/13): The San Jose Sharks have posted a second teaser video, this time giving us a look at the numbers they will be wearing:

New teaser video shows the new uniform numbers

Like the sleeve stripes, it’s an elimination in the amount of orange used… in this case, 100%.  The old look was white on orange and black.  We’ll keep updating as we get new information.

UPDATE (Aug 19/13 – 3:45pm ET): According to a source (who told me the Sharks were getting new home and road uniforms back in April, so I guess we can trust him, eh?) the Sharks will be retaining their black alternate uniform

UPDATE THE THIRD (Aug 20/13, 11:09am ET): The Sharks posted a third mini teaser video last night (watch it here) which showed the back of the jerseys near the collar/shoulders, as well as a look at the player name font and colours.  Here’s a screengrab:

Latest teaser image shows back of jersey – player name and collar. No more black shoulder yoke!

Yes, like the numbers it’s white on black, but the big reveal here (and likely welcome by most fans) is the elimination of the black shoulder yoke.  So, aside from waist/arm striping it looks like it’s solid teal throughout the jersey, nice.

Also mentioned in that video is that the new uniforms are coming “Tomorrow…”, and since the video was posted last night (and if my math is any good) that means it’s coming sometime today.  We’ll keep ya posted.

UPDATE IV (Aug 20/13 11:30am ET): And while I was working on that last update, the Sharks actually unveiled the new uniforms.  Separate new post on the way…

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  • Nick

    As a Sharks fan, I’m cool with a bit less of the orange. I still like it better than the grey we used to have, but I always thought there was too much of it. The one orange stripe should look nice.

  • Carl

    I miss the shark fin on the shoulders again, just doesn”t look right without it!

  • Delayed Penalty

    I hope they lose the shoulder yoke and the front numbers.

  • Max

    Glad they are back to teal and away from black- not their color

  • ScottieA

    I hope they’ll replace the full body version of their primary logo, currently in the yoke, with their fin logo (current or reimagined version of the original secondary).

  • Aaron

    Nice minor change if it does happen. Put the shark fins back on the shoulders.

  • Aaron

    Th Sharks could retain the silver with their teal and black and the Marlins could revert to their teal amd black and just gain this orange. Nice tradeoff. I think so.

    • Dave

      Because two teams can’t/don’t have the same color scheme? Or are you saying that the two are almost trading color schemes?

      • Aaron

        Possibly the two teams trading colour schemes. Marlins using teal, black teal and the current Sharks orange. The Sharks with teal, black and silver. The orange on the Sharks has grown on me a bit, but I’m glad it’s reduced to one piping line. Luckily they wear teal or they might be looking looking too much like the Ducks.

  • alex

    all those stupid “teaser” pics……..does not help jack, look at the phoenix suns new unis…..everybody think they suck, and they had the whole teaser-leak stuff going on for weeks………….just show the new jerseys allready, we are not little kids waiting for x-mas eve

  • Rob S

    If they take out one orange stripe from the sleeve, I wonder if they are going to do the same to the hemline stripes? They should just get rid of Orange all together. That color was added as a nod to the SF Giants. time to let go

    • Aaron

      What next, adding a splash of green and gold to the A’s if they ever move to San Jose? I think regardless of the situation, they should wear the Oakland Seals jersey as an occasional throwback uniform.

  • I still think that silver would be better than orange.

  • 54321

    What, they’re mad that all 3 California teams wear black at home, all look the same esp the playoffs?

    • Aaron

      Maybe if the Kings reverted back to purple jerseys, the Sharks only wear their teal at home, one less California team to wear black at home. Or if the Ducks kept purple as their main colour with their current orangy sand metallic and the Kings get to keep their Gretzky/LA Raider era black and silver, problem solved.

  • ingmar66

    The arm and hemline striping should be smaller for the new season, in my opinion. It makes it look a bit sleeker. Just reduce the amount of white by a third top and bottom of the striping and it looks much better. Also the fins should be returned on the shoulders and the shoulder yoke should go, the shirt looks too busy right now. Eliminating most of the orange is not bad, but I do miss the silver. Silver numbers with black outline on the teal shirts? Teal and silver on the white shirts?

  • Ben

    I think the one line of orange looks silly. I personally am much happier with the uniforms they had before the Edge changes, and I really think orange should have never come into play. It is the color of the stick the shark is breaking and has no place in any Sharks jersey. SHARKS AREN”T ORANGE!!!!!!

  • steven

    Hopefully for their 25th they’ll wear the original teal jerseys

  • agege

    1. Bring back the shark fin on the shoulders
    2. Get rid of the black uniforms

    • Nick

      The black sweaters are already being brought back, I don’t know what you’re smoking if you don’t like those…I agree about the fin logo on the shoulder though.

      • agege

        It’s just that the teal is more interesting than the black. Why did so many teams adopt black uniforms when it’s clear that black wasn’t their primary color?

    • Aaron

      They don’t have to get rid of the black uniforms. They’re nice, but they do wear them a little too much especially in the postseason. If they’re going to stick with the shoulder yoke on their jerseys, giving the black jerseys teal yokes would give them some pizzaz. Teal jerseys should remain as their main jerseys though and black only worn occassionally. And yes, please bring back the shark fins.

  • matt

    They’ve added a third teaser video

    with the bottom text reading “tomorrow” instead of “Coming soon”

    Looks like this is the Home Teal with the name plate on the sweater.

    • alex

      can´t see shiit

  • matt

    I got a screen grab from the third video I can send, FTF has one too. Looks like the shoulder yolk might be gone.

    • alex

      show it !

  • alex

    just show the damm jerseys………..all this builing up suspense crap, allways end up backfiring

  • Jhan

    Slowly teams are finally making needed adjustments. I just wish that the Avalanche would hurry up and get a new one.