Calgary Stampeders unveil new jerseys ahead of Labour Day Classic
CALGARY – The Calgary Stampeders unveiled their brand new jerseys on Friday.
Dubbed “The Outlaw,” the garments will be worn for the first time at Monday’s annual Labour Day Classic.
Officials say the new jersey keeps in line with the spirit of the alternate jersey unveiled 20 years ago at the 1994 Labour Day Classic – but with a modern twist.
The jersey maintains the Stamps tradition of wearing black on Labour Day and sports the now-familiar crossed pistols on the shoulder.
New additions include a Western-inspired font and the Latin slogan ‘Quidquid Requiritur’ –which means ‘whatever it takes’ — on the inside of the collar.
The iconic white horse appears on the back of the jersey above the namebar.
Fans lined up as early as 7 a.m. outside the Stamps Store to be among the first to buy a jersey.
“The response has been overwhelming,” says Stampeders president Gordon Norrie. “You could see it on the faces of the fans as they were coming in and getting their first look at the jerseys.”
The jersey will be matched with the two-tone helmet which was unveiled last week, as well as black pants, black socks and gloves with crossed six-guns in the palm.
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