The Arizona Wildcats will have quite the wardrobe this 2013 season. If you have been paying attention to Arizona over the past year, you will recognize all of the new looks, for better or worse. The all-red look returns in 2013 with a red jersey-pants-helmet combo and the copper-colored helmet also makes a return for the upcoming season.
If you remember, I loved the addition of the copper helmet, a tribute to the copper tradition in the state. While the history and tradition angle was nice, they looked sharp. I think the same when I see it now, paired with the blue home uniform.
I was not as keen on the all-red look from the start, but I have grown on the red helmet slightly. It’s Arizona’s fourth best helmet (white, copper, blue, red) in my opinion, so hopefully we do not see it all too often in the fall. I still prefer the white helmet for regular use but the bue helmet looks great with Arizona’s red jersey and blue pants combo.
One new feature of the uniforms is the coloring of the numbers and sleeves, which fade from blue to red, Arizona’s colors.
“The updated jerseys feature ombre jersey numbers in the school’s traditional Cardinal, Navy and White. Nike has produced jerseys and pants in all three of those colors to suit various uniform combinations, complemented by Cardinal, Navy, White and Copper helmets,” an Arizona release says.
Honestly, I kind of like it and I think it works on all three jerseys. Have a look and see what you think.
Images and video via Arizona Athletics.