MINNEAPOLIS, Minn -- The Vikings first preseason game gave fans a first look at the team, and it also gave them their first look at the new uniforms.
The reaction has been mixed somewhere between the good, the bad and the ugly.
We wanted to look a little deeper than the fans' first glance. We went to KFAN to talk to a cargo-shorts-and-backwards-beret-wearing common man, well-known as Dan "The Common Man" Cole.
"I'd put them between Van Heusen and Perry Ellis as far as fashion statement. They're OK. They're really not that different," he told us when asked about the new shirts.
Across the river at the University of Minnesota's Apparel Design Program, we put up the old style jerseys right next to the brand spanking new ones. We brought in the program's director, Missy Bye, for analysis.
"That mesh fabric was probably much more popular then. I think we're moving away from it. Color blocking is really popular right now in fashion and to me, this is a really good example of color blocking," Bye said of the new game day shirts.
Bye explained that solid and simple is striking a chord in the fashion world these days, and she says the new purple and white shirts make the statement that designers were intending.
"To look clean and sleek, which I think these uniforms are. And they look fast. I like them. They're very clean," she concluded.
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