I knew that the Buffalo Bills were getting new uniforms for 2011, I just wasn’t aware that it was last week. I knew that they were going somewhat back to uniforms of the 1960s and 1970s and with a white helmet because of Madden 12 leaking it before the Bills released them, but I wanted to wait until they were unveiled to do a review.
With the popularity of throwback uniforms, Bills fans have long been hoping that the team would return to a more traditional look.
“We listened to our fans,” said Bills CEO Russ Brandon. “We have done a lot of research on this is a long process to go through. We just wanted to get back to our storied tradition while we still highlight our brand.”
I have to say, I was not a big fan of the uniforms the Bills had been using since 2002, they were very busy uniforms, the home set had too much piping on the jersey and the away set had a CFL feel to them. I think it was time for a change for the Bills considering that their throwbacks that they’ve been wearing the last few seasons looked great.
I do like the helmets even though I like the old standing buffalo that was used in the 1960s and on their throwbacks better (it’s so simple,it’s perfect), but if the Bills insist on using the charging buffalo, then I think it looks better on the white helmet shell. Yeah,there are more than plenty of teams wearing white helmets these days, but these ones are worth changing back to.
The jerseys look good even though I wish they had more stripes on the sleeves like the throwbacks carried. On these ones, the sleeves look like they’re missing a little something.
The pants look nice. Sure, they look pretty standard, but I do like them and can’t wait to see them on the field. Overall, I think this is a big upgrade to what the Bills were wearing previously. If something as simple as new uniforms can reverse the Bills’ fortunes then it was worth it to change them. I give these new threads a…