A Timeline of the Jets' Uniforms Through the Seasons

Take a Look Through Jets Uniform Variations Since 1960

The Jets opened their wardrobe closet up and revealed their new ensemble at Thursday's uniform unveiling event in New York.

The new look, which the team will roll out for its 60th season of play beginning in the 2019 preseason games, provides the chance to reflect on how the franchise's uniforms have changed over the years:

Titans of New York, 1960-62
The Jets begin life as the Titans of New York for the inaugural 1960 American Football League season. The first uniforms in franchise history, modeled after Notre Dame's uniforms, are navy and gold. These colors make a comeback when the Jets wear Titans throwback home unis for six games (and Titans white road unis for two games) from 2007-11.

Jerseys: Durene nylon for home games, white for away games, with twill name and numbers.
Pants: Gold with a navy stripe outlined in white.
Helmets: Navy with a single gold stripe, gray facemask and no helmet logo.
Socks: Navy tops with gold stripe outlined in white.
Cleats: Black.

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Jets Rollout, Dueling Logos, 1963-64
From the demise of the Titans arise new ownership, new colors and a new name — it's the Jet Age and the team's new Shea Stadium home resides between LaGuardia and Idlewild (soon to become JFK) airports. The first two seasons present two different one-year helmet logos.

Jerseys: Durene nylon, in kelly green for home games and white for away games, with twill name and numbers.
Pants: White with a double green stripe mirroring the helmet.
Helmets: White with a single green stripe, gray facemask and the airplane logo in '63, then with double green stripes and the predominantly white NYJETS football logo in '64.
Socks: Green tops with two white stripes.
Cleats: Black.

Jets wide receiver David Knight, 1973-77.KnightDactionIII

Namath/Super Bowl Era, 1965-77
Joe Namath arrives in 1965 and the Jets win Super Bowl III after the '68 season under a reworked logo, a saturated color version of the 1964 NYJETS logo.

Jerseys: Durene nylon with twill name and numbers until 1971, when the jersey becomes a lighter-weight mesh and the letters and numbers go from twill to screen print.
Pants: White with a double green stripe mirroring the helmet.
Helmets: White with double green stripes and gray facemask.
Socks: Green tops with two white stripes until 1971, when the tops became solid green.
Cleats: Black, although Namath in '65 wears white cleats and Don Maynard and other players follow suit.

New York Jets running back Matt Snell (41) runs behind a block by running back Bill Mathis against the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Jan. 12, 1969. The Jets defeated the Colts 16-7. (AP Photo/Vernon Biever)

Sack Exchange Era, 1978-89
The Jets get a streamlined logo designed by Jim Pons, the team's video director and bassist for the Leaves, the Turtles, the Mothers of Invention and the Plastic Ono Band.

Jerseys: Mesh with screen printed name and numbers and V-neck. Sleeves go from one shoulder stripe to double sleeve stripes, white on green home jerseys, green on white road jerseys. The smaller sleeve "TV numerals" morph into larger shoulder-pad numbers.
Pants: White with a single green stripe.
Helmets: Kelly green with white facemask and the supersonic Jets logo.
Socks: Green tops with two white stripes.
Cleats: White.

MEADOWLANDS - SEPTEMBER 18:  Defensive end Mark Gastineau #99 of the New York Jets runs on the field during a game against the Houston Oilers on September 18, 1988 at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands, East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Nineties Trimmed in Black, 1990-97
Bruce Coslet becomes head coach in 1990 and is the driving force behind introducing black elements to the uniform, from top to toe.

Jerseys: Mesh with twill name and numbers, now with black outlines.. Thicker white sleeve stripes on green jerseys and thicker green sleeve stripes on white jerseys.
Pants: White pants have a green stripe with black outlines. Green pants — for the first time in team history — have a white stripe with black outlines
Helmets: Kelly green with black facemask and supersonic Jets logo outlined in black.
Socks: White with green stripes outlined in black (worn with the green pants) and green with white stripes outlined in black (worn with either pants)
Cleats: White.

Running back Adrian Murrell finds open field during the Jets' 16-6 win over the Indianapolis Colts on October 9, 1994.MurrellAactionI

The Parcells Redesign, 1998-2018
Bill Parcells becomes head coach in 1997 and wants to return to a Super Bowl III-inspired look. The NFL delays changes until '98. Hunter green is in — but kelly returns for a limited primetime engagement on TNF (see below).

Jerseys: Mesh with twill name and numbers. Shoulder numbering and striping returns to a pre-Sack Exchange look.
Pants: White pants have a white stripe outlined in green, green pants return in 2002 and have a green stripe with white outlines.
Helmets: White with two green stripes, green facemask and the updated, more oval versions of the 1965-77 logo.
Socks: White with green stripes (generally worn with green pants) and white with green top (worn with white pants).
Cleats: Black until 2016, when the league allows black/white/green as chosen by the players.

MIAMI - DECEMBER 28:  Curtis Martin #28 of the New York Jets carries the ball against the Miami Dolphins December 28, 2003 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Nike Color Rush, 2015-18
Nike introduces its "Color Rush" uniforms to Thursday Night Football, which in the Jets' case means kelly green is back for home TNF games in 2015, '17 and '18.

Jerseys: Kelly green with white shoulder stripes.
Pants: Kelly green with green stripe outlined in white.
Helmets: White with chrome green decals and stripes and chrome green facemask.
Socks: Kelly green.
Cleats: Either kelly green/white or black.

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