The Boston Bruins’ new Winter Classic jersey is an homage to the team’s beginnings.
Look at the above shot of the jersey the team released Saturday, which combines the Bruins old logo with the team’s current color scheme.
From the Bruins website:
To celebrate this historic rivalry matchup, Reebok designers looked to the early days of the Bruins franchise. The inspiration for the design of the full uniform and the crest generally came from the first uniform ever worn by the Bruins during their inaugural season in 1924, under legendary coach Art Ross. The striping pattern recalls this original uniform, but has been updated in the Bruins current identity colors of Black & Gold, connecting the past and current Bruins color identity.
It’s certainly a bit different than Boston’s 2010 Winter Classic jersey, which had quite a bit more yellow and the team’s classic ‘B’ crest.
The arm numbers are quite large, which has become typical for Stadium Series jerseys in recent year, so fans can more easily pick out the players. They also are made to mimic old arm numbers "in a retro off white coloration, with traditional stitching techniques."
The logo itself is made with "felt and chenille materials, similar to the original crest."
Sports Logos pointed out maybe the most unique part of the jersey. It's the collar, which is designed to look like a traditional hockey sweater.
Here is another shot of the jersey:
The Bruins will play the Montreal Canadiens in the 2016 Winter Classic at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 1.
So what do you think?
PASS OR FAIL: Boston Bruins 2016 Winter Classic jerseys.
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