Coastal Elite

July 26th, 2012 at 9:50 AM ^

The purple is distinctive. I like that Northwestern is embracing it instead of trying to diminish it. NU is trying to establish more of a brand, at least in the Chicago area, and this is almost as eye-catching and unique as Smurf Turf. Thumbs up.

oriental andrew

July 26th, 2012 at 11:24 AM ^

As I was driving home from the airport last night, I noticed the NW football billboard on the side of I-294 which stated, "Northwestern - Chicago's Big Ten Football Team."  Yeah, take that notre dame and Illinois!!!

(and I'm pretty sure the sign has been up for a while and that I've probably seen it at least 5 times in the last month driving back from the airport). 


July 26th, 2012 at 9:50 AM ^

I like them...I wish though that the top was solid black on jersey 2.

But then again, I have always had a soft spot for northwestern


July 26th, 2012 at 9:58 AM ^

i agree with you, but they will look better once Wildcats is off the back of the jerseys.

love the stipe behind the numbers and onto the sleeves, great treatment. it's unique and something they could really own.

+10pts for under armor


July 26th, 2012 at 10:06 AM ^

I found 10.  It's like one of those silly tests where you find the hidden ones, but miss the obvious because you're looking so hard.  Or perhaps I'm overthinking a new Northwestern uniform?

Blue since 82

July 26th, 2012 at 10:49 AM ^

Thanks for pointing out the lights...with that I have 14.

I found 7 in the first pic and 7 in the second pic, but don't see any in the third.

1st pic: lights, left shoulder, arm band, right glove, right hip, left inside ankle, right toe

2nd pic: lights, both gloves, both socks, both inside ankles

Hardware Sushi

July 26th, 2012 at 10:03 AM ^

I like them. Pretty unique without looking disgusting. Remind me of hockey sock striping.

I also like that they stressed purple and white rather than purple and black. Looks good.


July 26th, 2012 at 10:13 AM ^

As a casual Uni Watch follower, I immediately liked the striping because because it has a basis in Northwestern history. Uni Watch refers to those types of stripes (three stripes, thick stripe in the middle with two thin stripes on the outside) as Northwester stripes:

Northwestern stripes: A stripe pattern consisting of one wide stripe bordered by two thinner stripes. It can appear on socks, sleeves, pants, and anywhere else stripes can be applied. Pioneered by the Northwestern University football team in 1928 (further details here).

So it's not just a random stripe drawn across the jersey, it's an homage to Northwestern's biggest contribution to uniform design.


July 26th, 2012 at 10:05 AM ^

Overall I dig it.  I mean let's face it, it's friggin Northwestern folks.  They're never gonna be an intimidating brand.  And they're stuck with purple as the featured color.

That being said -- I actually like the "away" unis better for some reason.  College football should allow home teams to play whatever uniform they want (a la NFL).  If that was the case, I think those away unis should be their full-time colors.


July 26th, 2012 at 10:05 AM ^

Am I the only one that see's a sideways "Z" instead of the Northwestern "N"? It always takes me half a second to realize it's an N. Like on of those things that you can't unsee once you notice it.