See the all-new Detroit Lions uniforms unveiled ahead of 2017-18 NFL season

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Detroit Lions unveiled four new Nike uniforms on Thursday night at Ford Field.

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The uniforms come after the team announced a new logo earlier in the year.

The uniforms include a throwback jersey featuring an all-blue jersey and all-silver helmet, as well as a "Dark Steel Grey" color rush set. It's the first time they've worn throwback uniforms since 2010.

Detroit will also continue to honor late owner William Clay Ford with a "WCF" patch on the sleeve.

“Our uniforms are an important part of our identity,” Detroit Lions Team President Rod Wood said in a release. “In partnership with Nike and the NFL, we have modernized their appearance and will be outfitting our players with the latest and best uniform technology. In retooling our brand for this new era of Detroit Lions football, our priorities were to embrace the team's legacy colors, Honolulu blue and silver, while utilizing the highest performance product available."

Tight end Eric Ebron said he believes the Detroit Lions have the best uniforms in the NFL, with the exception of the Seattle Seahawks. 

According to the team, the new Nike Vapor Untouchable uniforms including fewer panels. They weight only 20.4 ounces and repeal water to maintain lightweight conditions.

The new uniform elements include:

Home Jersey

  • The Lions new home jerseys remain Honolulu Blue, a color first established in 1934.
  • The numerals were developed and customized specifically for the Lions uniform based on the team’s new logotype. They are now silver, trimmed in anthracite – the newest color to the Lions visual system, officially ‘dark steel grey.’
  • The sleeves feature a silk-screened wide horizontal silver stripe, inside two smaller silver stripes. The wide stripe is stenciled with  ‘LIONS’ on the right sleeve and ‘WCF’ is featured in front of blue and silver vertical bars on the left sleeve in honor of the team’s previous owner, William Clay Ford, Sr.
  • Numerals (also silver) remain on the shoulders just above a silver Nike brand ‘swoosh.’
  • Players’ nameplates on the back of the uniform are also silver (no trim) like each set of numerals.

Away Jersey

  • The road jerseys are the traditional “road whites,” with blue numerals trimmed in dark steel grey.
  • Sleeves are similar in style to the home uniforms except the striping is Honolulu blue.
  • The right sleeve features ‘LIONS’ screen-printed in white and the left sleeve again features the initials WCF with two vertical  bars (Honolulu blue and silver).
  • Players’ nameplates on the back of the uniform are also Honolulu blue (no trim) like each set of numerals.

Color Rush Jersey

  • The new color rush jerseys are dark steel grey (anthracite) colored with white numerals trimmed in Honolulu blue.
  • Sleeves are similar in style to the away uniforms with the Honolulu blue striping.
  • The right sleeve features ‘LIONS’ screen-printed in white and the left sleeve again features the initials WCF with two vertical  bars (Honolulu blue and silver).
  • Players’ nameplates on the back of the uniform are also white (no trim) like each set of numerals.

Throwback Jersey

  • The throwback jersey replicates what the team wore in their inaugural season in Detroit (1934) which was the inception of ‘Honolulu blue.’ The jersey is solid Honolulu blue with silver traditional block numbers; there is no striping on the sleeves or numbers on the shoulders.
  • Players’ nameplates on the back of the uniform are also silver (no trim) like the numerals.

Helmet

  • With the introduction of the new Lions logo, the helmet now features a slightly altered version of the new logo on each side. Instead of being outlined in silver, the outer border is Honolulu blue.
  • The facemasks will now be silver.
  • ‘LIONS’ will be on the front bumper of the helmet and ‘DETROIT’ will be on the back bumper of the helmet in the new Lions logotype.
  • At the top middle of the helmet, the striping pattern has been modified to be the same striping pattern as the team’s game pants except on a smaller scale.

Pants and Game Socks

  • Detroit’s home game pants will remain in the team’s traditional silver. Like the striping pattern on the helmet, the pants vertical trim on the side of the legs are a thick Honolulu blue stripe inside smaller blue stripes.
  • Game pants for the away uniforms will be Honolulu blue with sliver striping patterned the same as the home game pants.
  • For the team’s color rush uniform, the pants will be dark steel grey (identical to jersey) with no striping.
  • The throwback uniforms will feature silver pants with no striping.
  • The game socks, which are the same for the home, road and throwback uniforms, are now solid Honolulu blue. The socks will be dark steel grey for the color rush uniforms to match jersey and pants. 
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