Pittsburgh Steelers unveil horizontal striped throwback jerseys for 2012 [photo]

The Pittsburgh Steelers are celebrating their 80th season when the 2012 NFL season gets underway. The team unveiled their 1934 striped throwback uniforms this week.

“We wanted to go back … and recall some of the early days of the franchise,” Steelers’ President Art Rooney II said. “Back in the early 1990′s we wore the 1933 jersey for our throwback game, so we thought the 1934 jersey would be something different and would help us recall the early days of pro football.”

Considering what uniforms REALLY looked like in the 1930’s, I guess this is ok. If it makes you feel any better, they’re only wearing them for two games.

1930's University of Michigan football uniform


Plus, as far as athletics go, horizontal stripes are making a comeback this summer anyway. Case in point, Nike released images for the men’s and women’s Olympic soccer jerseys and they feature stripes as well. Who would’ve thought Pittsburgh would lead a fashion trend.