Nike takes control of the uniform contract starting with the upcoming season and a large media event is planned for the unveiling tomorrow but don’t expect drastic changes to how the Lions’ uniforms. For starters, the Lions are still within the five-year window that prohibits changes following their last change prior to the 2009 season. That makes for a convenient explanation for a franchise that isn’t typically on the cutting edge.
There will be some changes, though. Most will be of the fabric technology variety but there will be some minor changes in appearance. DetroitLions.com lets us in on small detail:
One difference that could be noticeable for Lions fans right away is a duller grey for their pants. It’s not shiny silver the team has had in previous years.
The pants will also be constructed differently than they have in the past:
It’s an integrated uniform, which means the stripes along the Lions pants aren’t separate material any longer. They’re built into the stretch woven pants with hydrophobic yarns.
The FanSided network will have people at tomorrow’s event in New York City so we will keep you up to date on all the uniform news and provide quick reactions.