The new cheap 49ers jerseys made a slight alteration for 2017 that offers a significant upgrade.
San Francisco’s football jerseys, when done correctly, are among the best in the NFL. Their simplicity is classic while the red and gold combination has an iconic pop. No other team in sports can pull off those colors like the 49ers.
But the sleeve stripes on the old jerseys were horrendous (nitpicking, I know). The stripes would get stretched out in pads leaving this effect:
You can see detail of the stripe on the cheap new jerseys, which debuted in the preseason opener Friday night.
Now the stripes on the sleeves match the pants and the helmet, offering up a symmetrical, clean look that was lacking when the stripes were cut off on the previous jerseys.
If only the club would go back to striped socks and white cleats. We’ll buy and keep our fingers crossed.