In ancient times, the only way to get purple dye was by extracting the mucus of harvested sea snails. The scarcity of purple dye and its non-fading abilities made it the color of Roman ceremonial and Imperial robes. Yesterday, Northwestern football released its uniforms for Week 1 against Nevada, and Under Armour is clearly angling for the regal all-purple look to start 2017.
From browsing through the amazing fansite Hail to Purple, Northwestern hasn’t worn all-purple uniforms since the 2011 homecoming game against Penn State. The all-purple combination should be a completely new look to most new fans (including me). The purple pants are a welcome addition to the usual black/white pants rotation.
The helmet is a classic white with a large Purple “N”. It’s a classic look, but still fits in well with the all-purple uniform.