- Tank top sleeves? Check.
- Itty bitty
sleeveshoulder stripes? Check.
- Peekaboo shoulder pads? Check.
- Matte finish? Check.
- Super-stretchy numbers? Check.
There aren't any right angles left on that number "5". Matthews' nameplate also appears to bend upwards across his pads.
This also happens with the front numbers, no more so than on Aaron Kampman's jersey, with the kerning between his "7" and "4" exaggerated by the tight stretch.
This gives him a certain 1970s retro look:
Even Brockington's gap-toothed jersey is preferable to my eye. The beauty of the Packers' uniform is its timelessness. Strong athletic block numbers give it weight and gravity. Wavy, fluid numbers do not.
I don't have a position of knowledge to debate the performance merits of the new uniforms, but from an æsthetic perspective, it's just more chipping away at a once-perfect uniform.