This years’ edition is another departure, though this time not as severe as last. The Irish will be wearing a gold helmet with a deep flake texture and a smooth, shiny gold shamrock outlined in green. Seriously deep flake. It almost looks like it should be rough to the touch. It is paired with a green metallic facemask.
The all-white uniform has an interesting shoulder and body gradient texture, shifting below the shoulder seam. The smooth metallic shamrock appears again on the shoulder.
The gold lamé look continues to the numbers, front and back. The white pants and white jerseys lack any striping, piping, or alternate coloring. The helmet is symmetrical.
It seems as if the “base layer” has become part of the uniform release, especially consistent among Adidas-outfitted teams. The Irish will wear a green shirt, with a large darker green shamrock, the “Fightin’ Irish” wordmark across the chest, and the ND insignia on each bicep.
As we have noticed in the past, many players chose not to wear the “base-layer” during the game.
There was a pretty firmly negative reaction to last year’s Shamrock Series uniforms. What do you think of the 2013 edition?