My sources have confirmed that Christmas is technically still scheduled for Dec. 25, but Aggie Uniform Christmas just got announced for Oct. 6. On Monday, Texas A&M announced that they will wear 1998 throwback uniforms when they take on the Kentucky Wildcats at Kyle Field. Man o’ man these are fantastic. Let’s take a look at these beauties (swipe left on mobile to view the gallery).
Features of the uniform include:
- A gloss maroon helmet with a white facemask and oversized block TAM logo
- Unbeveled numbers with a faux mesh pattern to mimic jersey textures of the ‘90s
- Ridiculously crazy collar pattern
- Throwback SEC patch
- No shoulder stripes
- Solid white pants
- Black cleats
As a kid who grew up in the 1990s, I am over the moon about these. Our current look is great, and it is iconic in its own right, but THIS is the look that, to me, has always embodied Texas A&M football. On it’s surface it is nothing remarkable, but in that simplicity lies its greatness. This is a uniform from a time when the uniform wasn’t all that important. Your logo on the helmet and your school name across the chest was all you needed.
The uniform honors the 20-year anniversary of the 1998 Big 12 champion Texas A&M Aggies, who mounted a comeback overtime win against Kansas State that gave us the most iconic call of Dave South’s career.
While the Aggies have been hit or miss with alternate uniforms in recent years, their throwback uniforms continue to be among the very best. The 1939 throwback uniform from 2014 gave us one of the coolest helmets every worn on a football field (featuring a faux leather finish and hand-painted stitching), and the 1956 throwback uniforms worn in 2016 lived up to that standard as well. I, for one, can’t wait until Oct. 6.
What is your favorite Texas A&M throwback uniform?
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1939 throwback (2014)
1956 throwback (2016)
1998 throwback (2018)