Browns unveil special commemorative uniform to celebrate their 75th anniversary

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The Browns will celebrate their 75th anniversary this season, and one way the team will pay homage to its history is with a special commemorative uniform.

The Browns unveiled the special uniforms on their mobile app at midnight Saturday with only the team’s registered mobile app users getting an exclusive first look, Daryl Ruiter of 92.3 The Fan reports.

Baker Mayfield, Joel Bitonio and Nick Chubb modeled the uniforms in a photo image released by the team.

The Browns will wear a white replica jersey from their 1946 inaugural season. It includes brown numbers shadowboxed with an orange outline and the team’s 1946 patch.

The helmet design incoporates several eras of the franchise. It features the usual orange base shell with a single white stripe (1952-59), the player’s number in brown on the sides (1957-60 and mid-2000s) and a gray facemask (1961-74, 2006-14).

“The Browns are one of those iconic franchises in all of sports, not just the NFL,” said J.W. Johnson, Haslam Sports Group president and Browns partner. “We really wanted to give a nice nod to the past and the players that have paved the way for the team we have here today. It’s just a nice thank you to them for everything they’ve done for this league and for this team and for this city. We wouldn’t be here without the likes of Jim Brown, Otto Graham, Lou Groza and Joe Thomas. We want to honor them. We want to respect them.”

The Browns will wear their current white pants and white socks featuring three brown stripes and two orange stripes.

“We spent a lot of time going back and looking at old photos and the history of the team and working with our friends at Nike and the NFL to put this all together,” Johnson said. “At the end of the day, like we said when we went back to the uniforms we are currently wearing, we wanted something clean, iconic, traditional and something that would honor the team and represent it appropriately.”

The team has not announced yet when it will wear the special commemorative uniforms.

9 responses to “Browns unveil special commemorative uniform to celebrate their 75th anniversary

  1. I think the Indians should have changed their name to the Oranges. They could wear brown hats kind of like how the Browns wear orange helmets.

    It would totally freak out the squares, man.

  2. Is this for the whole season? I sure hope not.Of course it’s all about the merch but they should have let things be and worn a 1946 patch.It took them years to finally fix the unis and go back to more traditional.Instead now they’ve got this convoluted amalgamation of eras that look hokey and busy which was the problem in the first place. They also mentioned Joe Thomas amongst some greats which is the icing on the cake of a crappy uniform rollout.

  3. Simply the ugliest colors in pro sports. No matter how you put them together, it’s just ugly.
    But, they are Cleveland colors, and it’s nice to see another throwback.

  4. Actually look nice. Only change I would make is go white face masks and not the gray

  5. Not easy to make their color combo work, but these unis are nice. Don’t know about the helmets, though – should keep logos minimal.

  6. The Browns have messed around with their uniforms more than practically any team in sports.
    If they’d have left well enough alone decades ago, they’d be among the most iconic in sports. Now it seems they’re searching for a “look”. They already had a “look”.

  7. To mackcarrington above

    I didn’t know one dramatic change in 75 years that happened 6 years ago can be translated to “messing around with their uniforms more than practically any team” that they should have left alone “decades ago”.

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