Throwback Thursday: Illinois’ New Uniforms Give Fresh Perspective to Old School Style

Throwback Thursday: Illinois’ New Uniforms Give Fresh Perspective to Old School Style

Throwback Thursday: Illinois’ New Uniforms Give Fresh Perspective to Old School Style

Old School, fresh perspective. Here’s how the Fighting Illini are honoring their roots in style.

On this Uniform Spotlight, we’re highlighting changes to the NCAA’s Illinois Fighting Illini. The team revealed new jerseys, pants, and helmets in April, so let’s take a closer look at what they’ll be donning on the field this season.

IMAGES FROM: fightingillini.com

 


 

 

Helmets 

The Fighting Illini nixed the metallic matte finish of their old helmets in favor of a fresh coat of orange that more accurately complements the orange accents on their new threads.

The team revealed three new sets of jerseys and pants in orange, navy blue, and white. Exemplifying the power of simplicity, the two-column pattern featured on the jerseys and numbers is symbolic of the historic columns at the Fighting Illini’s home field, Memorial Stadium.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gray Ghost

 

An ode to Illinois Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Red Grange, aka the “Galloping Ghost,” the team updated the Gray Ghost uniform to match the new designs. The Gray Ghost uniform has been worn for every Homecoming game since 2014, a tradition that’ll live on in style with the Fighting Illini’s new threads.

 

As a nod to another Chicago legend, Dick Butkus of the Chicago bears, the new threads feature bold, block lettering on both the helmets and jerseys reminiscent of the 1960’s style uniforms. The Fighting Illini’s new look is intentionally traditional, but clean and cohesive.

IMAGES FROM: fightingillini.com

 

 

 

Illinois’ team is proving that old school can still be cool. What statement do you want your team’s uniforms to make when they step out on the field? Celebrate your team’s hard work with uniforms they’ll be proud to play in. Check out our customizable football jerseys to get the perfect look for your players.

 

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