Texas A&M and adidas Unveil 1939 Throwback Uniforms
The vintage-style uniform, helmet and cleats pay homage to the Aggies' look during the 1939 National Championship season. Texas A&M's helmet, produced in concert with Hydro Graphics Inc. and Riddell, is dark maroon with a hydro film leather-like texture featuring wing and cross graphics created using high-resolution photographs of an actual helmet worn by the 1939 team. The helmet also features simulated stitching, wear-and-tear and raised ear protection painted by hand via HGI artists on each shell to further enhance the appearance of a vintage helmet.
Each helmet shell carries a stenciled AMC brand, referencing the "Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas" as Texas A&M was known in 1939, on the rear portion of the helmet just as the original version did 75 years ago. This brand signifies each helmet was custom-made for Texas A&M. More than six staff hours went in to create the unique appearance of each individual helmet.
The maroon TECHFIT jersey features a commemorative patch and that were inspired by those on the original 1939 Aggies' uniform. To complete the head-to-toe look, the Aggies will wear adidas cleats designed in a dark brown throwback style with a premium tumbled leather upper and metal eyelets.
Texas A&M's new uniform incorporates TECHFIT Shockweb technology. The adidas TECHFIT Shockweb uniform is the only true compression uniform system in the industry. Shockweb fits tighter to the body, making players more difficult to tackle. TECHFIT Shockweb is lighter, helping to make the player fast and increasing his range of motion to support the athlete's performance at the highest levels.
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