Patriots uniform reveal had one crucial mistake: They used the wrong pants

The Patriots revealed their new uniforms on Monday, which were practically identical to the Color Rush uniforms the team had been using.

“What was previously known as the Patriots alternate uniform has been promoted to the team’s home primary, and an entirely new version has been unveiled for away games,” a Patriots.com story explains. “The blue-on-blue home uniforms made their debut in 2016 under the NFL’s Color Rush campaign, and while the league discontinued Color Rush before the 2018 season, the uniforms lived on as the team’s alternate uniform through 2019.”

The statement also reads, “The blue pants will remain the same for both uniforms.” This was true in the team’s release of the uniforms. In photos released through Instagram, we can tell the pant legs look the same as the pants worn by players this past season.



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The pant features a thick white stripe bordered by a red outline.

But then something interesting happened. Patriots running back James White shared a photo of himself wearing the new uniform, and there was a clear difference in the pants. White’s pants featured a much thinner white stripe, and a thicker red stripe than what New England released in its promotional photos.

My dogs and I testing out these new 2020 uniforms 👌🏾#patsnation

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Paul Lukas at Uni Watch was able to confirm the pants White are wearing are the correct version, and the ones released in the promotional photos were incorrect. And the Patriots’ photo gallery has now removed any direct photo of the stripe on the pants. 

A fairly minor difference, sure, but it is interesting that New England failed to put on the wrong pants in its official unveiling.

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