The Flyers this morning unveiled their new uniform set. As expected, it features a return tothe “burnt orange” shade that the team wore from 1982 through 2007; in a depressing twist, it also features a jersey advertisement.
Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
The Home Uniform
Lots of small changes here: The shade of orange is darker, the collar has changed from white to black, the sleeve numbers have changed from orange to black; the white shoulder/sleeve yoke has been widened. At first glance, it looks like the white belly stripe has been eliminated, but it’s actually been changed to black and moved to the hem of the jersey, so now it merges with the black pants. The cumulative effect is that the entire design feels darker. Personally, I prefer the old version, but it’s not a huge change either way.
The Road Uniform
Again, we see a darker shade of orange, the collar changing to black, the widening of the yoke, and the belly stripe being changed to black and lowered to the hemline. Although not visible in the comparison shot above, the sleeve numbers are remaining white but no longer have a black outline, as you can see in this rear-view comparison (which also shows how the yoke is now extended across the shoulders):
The Black Home Alternate Uniform
Unchanged except for the annoying ad for an insurance company, which is appearing on the home primary and the home alternate but not on the road uni.
And there you have it. Here are a few additional photos: