Chargers Uniform Design by Jesse Alkire

Among all the talk of the new Bucs uniforms and Browns uniforms to be debuted in 2015 that Browns’ President, Alec Sheiner, claims will be “cutting edge,” artist Jesse Alkire created a very unique, yet simple and classic jersey designs for all 32 teams in the NFL. This is how Akire described the San Diego Chargers version:

San Diego Chargers

Superfluous outlines are removed for a clean, modern look. And following the lead of teams in warmer climates, the road whites become the home set.

Classic looks return as the bolts are moved back on to the shoulders and gold pants become an option at home or on the road.

A white matte helmet is combined with a glossy, reflective lightning bolt which changes shade when activated by light and movement. Flashy golden shoes also add to the electric aesthetic created when players are in motion.

He does add back in the gold pants to the Chargers uniform design, which I go back and forth on. They do look cool and are very unique, but always had that clunky 80s feel to them. His design is definitely better than the Fouts-era pants, but I am still not sure how on board I would be.

The designs do not go as far overboard as many other uniform concepts. They do not shake up the color schemes or the basic feel of the jersey. They don’t feel gimmicky or look like an MS Paint catastrophe. He went classic with some and new-age with others, but each one looks like an improved and modern piece of art that look every bit the part of a professional, NFL uniform.

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What are your thoughts on the jersey concept?

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  • Marcel West-Bailey

    They’ve got a retro feel

    • Conor Cahill

      So do the Rams ones. I like theirs better tho

      • Marcel West-Bailey

        True. I think there’s a lot you can do with the Charger’s colors. I really think if Nike does to them what they did with Oregon and add that lighter grey and black and work with an electric blue and yellow they could have a really nice jersesy.

  • surge619

    Ugly AF no no no no no keep the way it is

    • Conor Cahill

      could def get on board with the home whites

  • Cgoodness13

    Nope, powder blue or GTFO

    • Conor Cahill


    • Julien Bélair

      all navy blue !

  • serg21

    I like them except I’d put a navy blue line around the bolt on the helmet

  • TheReturnOfMrBlanks

    I love some teams new uni’s not feeling these so much. Might be the colors, need to use the powder color more and maybe do a Matte Dark Blue version might look sick.

  • BlueBoltFan

    I love ‘em! That said, switch the navy blue to powder blue ( on at least one of the versions) and I’m 100% on board.

  • tubbs45

    Why mess with the best NFL Uni???

    • CALiFORNiAkiD

      I want this uniforms, forget about everything else.
      Bring these back permanently.

    • shane

      does nobody realize that we NEVER wear these anymore?? the “powder blues” they wear now are not even close to this uni

      • tubbs45

        For the love of #*%

  • joey

    I say the chargers bring back powder blue and try gray

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      YEESSSS!!! Grey jerseys!

    • Julien Bélair

      wow I never thought about grey but very good idea

  • Peter Thompson

    These are too happy.. I want black unis.

    • Marcel West-Bailey

      I agree Peter. I think what Oregon did with their jerseys adding that grey and black is something we could do with electric or powder blue and yellow

      • Peter Thompson

        I agree.

      • davacho

        as a designer, HELL yes.

        • Marcel West-Bailey

          Me too! Well I’m in school but I call myself a designer anyway. I’m actually working on a grey uni now.

          • davacho

            nice man- what do you want to do?

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Automotive design

          • davacho

            linkedin me

            david ewing

          • Marcel West-Bailey

            Hey David, it didn’t dawn on me that there are a lot of “David Ewing”s. I think it would be a little easier if you add me. Same name for me on here.

          • davacho

            lol- done. : )

  • Julien Bélair

    bring me back all navy blue unis with navy blue helmet….that was bad ass

    • tubbs45

      Loved these…

      • Julien Bélair

        they are nice also

  • Gunnar Martin

    He did a much better job with most of the other teams than on ours. I didn’t like his Chargers design nearly as much as the ones he did on the Falcons, Bucs, and the Redskins. Personally, I hate the idea of going back to any form of yellow pants, although I would be on board with incorporating more powder blue. I think my favorite part about his designs were the numbers. His version of them were sick.

    • Peter Thompson

      I thought it was cute how he got rid of the Indian on the Redskins helmet.. how PC of him. Coincidence? I think not.. lol.

      • Gunnar Martin

        Hahaha yeah really.

    • Conor Cahill

      I like the numbers and the helmet

  • Chargers

    Terrible, they look great already. Don’t change anything

  • Chargers

    Yellow pants look awful

  • Branden

    Powder blues need to be added, like the all whites, yellow pants are terrible.

  • lilHurricane

    This Is socal we keep it original. Powder blue should be our home jerseys pertmintally

  • ltmariod

    Looks too much like LSU’s uniform. We already have a modern look, no need to change it.

  • Why O Why

    Them yellow shoes have got to go! The jerseys look… meh. The only thing I like about this design is the bolt on the leg.

  • Why O Why

    We need something to give our boys some swag. I posted the other day about adding some “pop” color (the florescent you mentioned) to the uniform. I am also a fan of fading the colors into one another. So powder blue jersey would be powder blue and the shoulder and about under the chest would start to fade into the pearl by the time it hit the waist.

  • RZ

    Wonder why they dont do this….

    • Conor Cahill

      Thats a madden favorite of mine

    • Julien Bélair

      with blue helmet is better !!

      • RZ

        Totally agree with the Blue helmet,but just saying that there is nothing stoping them from using this combo during the season presently.

  • Capt23

    Horrible!!! Those are ugly as hell. Where are the powder blues???!!! Our uniforms are perfect right now. Leave them be!!!!

  • Nick in PB

    I like our inis the way they are. I do like some of the things this artist did but don’t like the yellow pants at all.

  • Diegoblue

    Why can’t we just go with the original powder blues.. Our throw backs

  • Drew

    Pretty un-inspiring and boring…the bolts aren’t even facing the right direction

  • Matthew Bringhurst

    No gold pants, more navy blue, no gold pants..

  • 1961 Fan

    Looks good but go back to the powder blue.

  • Nick Mansoor

    I’m feeling the all white away look. But where’s the powder blue jersey!



  • FiniteSD

    I’m not liking the solid gold bolt on the helmet. The helmets looks best the way they are now. That powder blue outline is awesome. Since we changed unis in 06 I’ve been calling that powder blue outline on the bolt (and numbers) the “gleam.” We can’t lose that gleam! We’re gonna eventually win a Championship with the gleam! Gotta keep the gleam!