Written by: Chris Creamer • Friday April 17, 2020
The Cleveland Browns’ “new” look, unveiled last Wednesday, has received almost universal praise from the uniform world.
You may notice that I said “almost universal praise”, it lacked an aspect that fans had made it clear that they wanted to be part of the new set. Orange pants.
Cleveland had originally worn orange pants from 1975 to 1983, they returned briefly in the early 2000s before returning as a regular wardrobe option with the redesign in 2015. The new look for 2020 did not allow than white or brown pants.
Browns Executive Vice President and Owner J.W. Johnson heard of this slight discontent with the new uniform and spoke to him during an appearance Cleveland Browns Daily radio broadcast shortly after the unveiling.
“I know the orange pants are part of the ‘Kardiac Kids’ and a lot of tradition, but I don’t know, we’ll just have to stay tuned and see what’s going on,” said Johnson to WKNR 850 “If we can find a way to convince Nike to buy orange pants, we’ll work on it, we’ll see what we can do.” “
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If Johnson is serious about his desire to add orange pants to his ensemble, it should not be too difficult to obtain approval, while the team could not change their jersey for another five years, adding a new set of pants could probably be done as early as 2021 (and maybe even in time for this season).
Hat tip to Cleveland.com to be the first with this story