Notre Dame football released its alternate jerseys Thursday for its 2018 Shamrock Series game, which will be Nov. 17 at 2:30 p.m. against Syracuse at Yankee Stadium in New York.
With the game at Yankee Stadium, the Irish will wear jerseys with pinstripes on the sleeves and "Notre Dame" written in cursive font that is similar to what the Yankees use on their jerseys. The helmets will be matte navy blue, with the traditional interlocking "ND" logo surrounded by pinstripes.
The Shamrock Series is a set of games that are "home-away-from-home" contests for Notre Dame. The series began in 2009 with a game in San Antonio against Washington State and continued annually through 2016. The Irish did not play a Shamrock Series game in 2017.
There has been some panning of these uniforms since they were released this morning. Some fans seem to believe that the team went too far in trying to push the Yankees/pinstripe influence in the design, which I can understand. In my opinion – apparently I'm in the minority – the design is actually really cool. The matte navy helmets aren't the traditional gold, but they still fit the overall design and the traditional "ND" logo inside the pinstripes makes the logo pop even more. I especially like that they made the uniform relate in some way to the venue, instead of creating a new uniform for the sake of creating a new uniform. This has been sartorial commentary from your football blogger.