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LSU Officially Releases Alternate Uniforms

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Tigers to honor 1918 this weekend against Mississippi State

The worst kept secret in Baton Rouge was confirmed Thursday when LSU (finally) released the uniforms that had been teased a week ago and had been floating around the internet since Monday.

And as always, they are fresh.

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The uniforms for the most part serve as a tribute to the “Silent Season” in 1918 when the school suspended football program to fight in World War I. There are no nameplates on the back to honor the Unknown Soldiers lost in combat.

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Additionally, the purple infills bear an oak leaf pattern, a nod to the Memorial Grove behind the Union planted in memory of those lost in the war.

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And as a final touch, the flag on the helmet only bears 48 stars, as Alaska and Hawaii were not part of the United States at the time.

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Speaking of the helmets...

The uniform also pays equal homage to Louisiana’s culture. Most notable in the uniform are the helmets, which are a pearlescent purple and gold. When indirect light hits the helmet, it will reflect gold.

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The numbers are in a widened and cut-off font, which was apparently popular in the style at the time of the war.

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So now that we have seen them properly unveiled and explained, what are your thoughts? Did your mind change any from the leaks?

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