After a summer of rumors and a week of hype, the Detroit Pistons officially went public with their new set of alternate jerseys Saturday afternoon.
The primarily grey uniforms, dubbed “Detroit Chrome”, were created with the intent of paying homage to the city’s long and extensive history as being known as the auto capitol of the world. The matte chrome base stems from a muscle car inspiration while the navy trim stands as a representation of the city’s blue collar work ethic.
“The inspiration for the Detroit Chrome jerseys came about as a way to honor our coolest cars from the past and the cars of the future. Detroit is universally known as the auto capitol of the world, where chrome leaves an indelible mark on the cars we create. The uniforms feature a matte chrome base color with clean simple lines inspired by the classic muscle cars that have roared up and down Woodward Avenue for decades. The navy trim and Detroit emblazoned across the chest represent the blue collar work ethic that the auto industry and region was built on.”
The official Detroit Chrome reveal also included this not-to-overlooked tidbit: the navy Motor City jerseys will remain a Sunday gameday staple for the 2015-16 season. Quickly emerging as a fan favorite (sleeves notwithstanding), the Motor City uniform will join forces with the Chrome alts to provide the Pistons with four possible jersey options for the upcoming season.
Here’s a look at all Chrome jersey dates:
|Fri, 10/30||vs. Chicago||7:30||Tickets|
|Sat, 11/21||vs. Washington||7:30||Tickets|
|Wed, 12/16||vs. Boston||7:30||Tickets|
|Thu, 12/31||vs. Minnesota||6:00||Tickets|
|Mon, 1/18||vs. Chicago||3:30||Tickets|
|Thu, 2/4||vs. New York||7:30||Tickets|
|Sat, 3/26||vs. Atlanta||7:30||Tickets|
Detroit Chrome pre-orders can be found HERE.