Sleek Uniforms Take the Field at This Weekend's Army-Navy Game

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The storied Army-Navy college football game occurs this weekend. To raise the level of excitement, Nike released images of the uniforms that will be worn on the field.

The look for both teams is strong and sleek. And even better, the designs tell a story:

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"Army’s striking black and gold uniforms pay tribute to a year when the Black Knights were unstoppable on all fields of battle: 1944, the year the Army troops won a key strategic victory in WWII’s Battle of the Bulge. The football team at home was on its way to a perfect season and the first of three consecutive national championships. In tribute to Army’s historic victory on the battlefield, a historical re-interpreted West Point battle atlas map of the region where the offensive took place can be seen throughout multiple elements of the uniform, from the jersey to base layer to gloves, all the way down to the inside the cleats.

The helmet also takes on the same 1944 look with the deep gold hue and black stripe along with a small black spade on the side in honor of the 101st Airborne division.

Navy’s uniform pays tribute to the traditional dress white uniform – a powerful symbol of professionalism, achievement and authority throughout the organization’s history. The uniform’s clean, white look with black details and gold trim, as well as a new number / letter font, draws inspiration directly from the angular precision and speed of U.S. Navy aircraft. The First Navy Jack, featuring the iconic rattlesnake and “Don't tread on me” phrase, is designed into the base layer.
The helmet design is inspired by a Naval Officer’s cover with a thick gold stripe representing the gold braid, and angled with a downward slope in much the same way the cover is worn."

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Nice as Navy’s uniform is, the Air Force black and gold combination is the true stunner, in terms of both the look and story. But both teams will take the field knowing that they look good. Now we just have to find out who wins on the field.

You can check out more of the looks here and here.

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