On Monday, we received a photo that gave us a potential leak of the designs for the new Caps Stadium Series jersey. Wednesday morning that leak was confirmed to be real, when the Capitals unveiled the uniforms that they’ll be wearing come March in Annapolis.
The team will be sporting a predominantly navy jersey with a shortened Caps logo as the crest. The sweaters also feature red and white stripes. According to the team, “the overall design aesthetic pays homage to the U.S. Navy and highlights key elements of the Capitals’ identity.”
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) January 17, 2018
Here’s a closer look at the uniform:
And a few close-up details, from the Caps’ Instagram story:
The bold block colors are also meant to be practical, helping increase visibility of the players in the stadium.
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The Capitals’ special edition crest design centers around the team’s informal nickname, CAPS™, and is stylistically aligned to the team’s current wordmark. Additionally, the crest incorporates the three stars from the team’s primary moniker, which also honors the Washington, D.C. city flag. The pants feature a new contemporary “W” with three stars of the city flag, which also serves as a subtle nod to the Washington monument.
Additional design details include a bolder one-color version of the Capitals’ numbers for better visibility in the outdoor stadium setting. As a historic tribute to team’s hometown, the numbers are accentuated with a perforated pattern based on Pierre L’Enfant’s original grid plan for the city of Washington, D.C. A strong white shoulder yoke serves as a nod to the classic stars & stripes from the clubs’ past uniforms and the thick red stripes and hem stripes evoke thoughts of the city flag of Washington D.C. To complete the look, the jerseys are donned with a special edition 2018 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™ patch on the right shoulder of the jersey.
What do you think? Is the new Stadium Series jersey one to add to your sweater collection, or will you pass?
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