Pittsburgh Steelers Uniform History

The Pittsburgh Steelers uniform has ironically seen some wacky changes despite recent stability in the look since the early 1970s. Today, we go back to 1960 where the modern NFL era kicked off to dissect one of the most stable uniforms in recent NFL history.

1960

The Steelers sported yellow helmets, a solid black stripe, gray facemasks, black numbers on the shells, black jerseys, yellow numbering, yellow Northwestern stripes, black and yellow trim, and black socks with yellow Northwestern stripes.

The road uniforms consisted of white jerseys, black numbering, along with black and yellow Northwestern stripes.

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Black shoes were worn with the look.

1962

The helmets now included the ‘Steelmark‘ logo on just a single side. In January during the Playoff Bowl, the Steelers switched to black helmets and never looked back.

A yellow sleeve panel was added to the road jerseys. Also, the roadies sported yellow outlines on the numbering.

1966

The team switched to their now-infamous Batman jerseys. The pants were now yellow with a thick, black stripe, and solid black socks.

The road Batman jerseys.

1968

The Steelers adopted their now familiar jerseys featuring white numbering on the black jerseys, yellow Northwestern stripes with white trim, and the TV numbers migrated to the shoulders.

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The road jerseys now consisted of the same striping pattern with black numbering.

1969

The team wore white pants with black striping with their road uniforms.

1972

The Steelers switched to wearing gold pants full time.

1973

The team switched to white shoes.

1977

The team switched to black facemasks.

1982

The Steelers wore a 50th anniversary chest patch.

1988

The team adopted another chest patch.

1992

60th anniversary chest patch.

1994

The team introduced 1930s throwbacks for select weekends.

1997

The Steelmark chest patch now appeared on the jerseys. Also, the numbering now became sleeker and less block-like. Numbers now migrated to the very top of the shoulder.

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2000

The team adopted a chest patch for their final game at Three Rivers Stadium.

2007

75th-anniversary chest patch plus revival of the 1962 threads as a third jersey.

2012

The Steelers unveiled their infamous “bumblebee” throwbacks along with an 80th-anniversary chest patch on the throwback only.

2014

The team wore a 40th-anniversary Super Bowl champion chest patch.

2016

The team unveiled their Color Rush uniform, consisting of classic 1960s-era jerseys, the Steelmark chest patch, yellow numbering, black pants, gold striping, and black shoes.

2018

The Steelers brought back their 1970s throwback uniforms to be worn as an alternate in addition to the color rush.

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