Shred on Threads #5 - Kansas City Chiefs

By Chad Miller Jr.
On February 5, 2021

Graphic courtesy of The Gridiorn Football Database 

The Introduction

I am almost certain that the people who read last week's edition have been more or less ‘foaming at the mouth’ when they read what was coming in this week's edition. It just seems people here can’t get enough of the Chiefs and their golden boy, Patrick Mahomes, who went to school at Texas Tech. With Angelo State being a sister school to Texas Tech, I am not surprised by how many Kansas City Chiefs “fans” there are here. I’d call it bandwagoning if it wasn’t for the evolution of someone’s fanship to be more on players rather than an actual team nowadays, but I stand by what I say. I guarantee there were very little, if any, Chiefs fans in West Texas before 2017, the year Mahomie was drafted. Not taking away the fact that he is an amazing quarterback. But, if my last statement offended you at all and/or if you’re trying to come up with an argument in your head as you read it, you’re one of the people I am talking about. Without further ado, let the shredding begin!

The Shredding of the Threads

The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the few teams in NFL history to not only keep the same colors, but also keep the same general concept of their uniform set since the team’s inception as the Dallas Texans in 1960. The shades of red and gold used have stayed consistent and still look good to this day. You don’t hear anyone complaining about the team's colors being bad unless it's a rival fan looking for the most childish comebacks because they cannot argue about the Chiefs being a good team in the last few years.

 

Kansas City has rocked this current set since they made little changes to the set prior to the 2012 season. The uniform set is very simple with only two choices for the jerseys, pants and socks all to come together with one simple and kind of boring helmet, which one of only two negatives about the set in my opinion. Don’t get me wrong, the red domes with white facemasks and the logo on the left and right sides are fine, but it leaves too much to be desired. If they brought on the same striping that is on their red pants, then I’d see it as perfect.

 

The jerseys are the second thing I have somewhat of a gripe with on this uniform and it’s kinda nitpicking but hear me out. On the home red jerseys, they have sleeve striping that is a triple stripe concept with white on the outside and gold on the inside. My problem with this is that it’s two bright colors competing on the sleeve and all they do is get in each other's way and flush out. The numbers on the jersey have the same problem with the white number and gold outline, but the numbers are not as bad as the sleeves as the red helps keep the gold itself and not flush. The white pants are solid as the triple stripes are red outlined with a gold inside and all it does is simply pop on the pants and looks fantastic. The socks are the same color as the jersey and have the same striping as the jersey sleeves. But the sock striping is better than the sleeves because the gold middle is thicker than the white so it stands out more and the white acts as a true outline.

 

The go-to away uniform is the flipped version of the home set with minor changes. The white tops are pretty solid overall as the sleeve stripes pop really well and so do the socks as they have the same color and striping as the jersey. The red pants almost had the same problem as the red top, but they did not because the pants have red spacing between the triple stripes which gives each aspect of the stripe their own ability to pop and they do just that. Kansas City also occasionally runs out an all-red alternate which is OK, but they don’t wear it a lot on purpose as it sometimes comes off as having too much red

The Conclusion

Overall, I love the colors of the Chiefs and it works well in concept. I just think some of the executions could’ve been better. But, I applaud the consistency as those who read this column know I love consistency with striping, colors and all other bits of detailing within uniforms. That being said, I give this uniform a…

 

7/10

 

...as mentioned plenty times before, I love the colors, I just wish the sleeve striping on the red jerseys didn’t flush each other out and were more like the striping on the red pants. I also really think the look would be complete if they incorporated the same striping on the helmet as well.

 

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