NIKE UNVEILS NEW UNIFORM DESIGNS FOR ARMY AND NAVY GAME
As Army and Navy prepare for their 114th gridiron matchup, Nike has unveiled the 2013 uniforms. Each year, the rivalry game is marked by great tradition and a new set of on-field fashions. Both squads will once again debut special designs during this year’s showdown. They’ll be styled in gear that pays homage to their heritage, and is inspired by key historical figures within each respective military branch.
Army will don white and gray threads, meant to pay tribute to General Winfield Scott. As the brand explains:
During the summer of 1814, in the heat of the War of 1812, General Scott led a company of soldiers to victory against the British—the first U.S. victory on open ground. All West Point cadets still wear the same color grey as worn by General Scott on that day, which carries over to Army’s new football uniform pants and baselayer. The sleeves of the baselayer are decorated with elements of the West Point crest—olive branches (representing peace) on one sleeve, and oak leaves (representing strength) on the other. The Army helmet carries a deep gold hue with a black stripe down the center.
Navy will be dressed in navy and white hues, with uniforms that honor the dying command of Captain James Lawrence: “Don’t Give Up the Ship.” Nike explained:
Mimicking the burlap fabric of the “Don’t Give Up the Ship” flag on display at the Naval Academy, Navy’s baselayer serves as poignant reminder of action-based tradition. The baselayer top also acts as the root for the uniform, which matches a navy jersey to white pants—in step with the Navy’s dress uniform. A Naval officer’s cover serves as inspiration for the helmet design with a thick gold stripe representing the traditional gold braid.
The Army and Navy matchup will take place on December 14th, at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. For additional apparel photos, visit here. Check out the updated uniforms: