The evolution of San Francisco uniform, 1946 - present.
The 49ers currently use two different uniforms: Home uniforms - red and gold, and Road uniforms - red, white and gold. San Francisco has been changing their uniform design and the color combinations throughout the history of the team. Since 1946, the team wore cardinal or dark red, which they switched with scarlet red jerseys and the gold pants during 1948 season. They also wore gold helmet that had one red stripe, pants without stripes and solid red socks.
At the beginning of 1949 season, their first time in NFL, the Niners introduced three stripes into their red jerseys, also wearing pants and red helmets without stripes and red socks that had three stripes. Between 1953 and 1955, the team wore red helmets that had a gold stripe at the middle and silver pants. Later their socks were added three stripes which were quite similar to their jerseys. However 1955 was a unique for the Niners since they wore white pants that had a black stripe that bounded by 2 red stripes.
The 49ers used the red and gold jerseys in 1958 with their white uniform having a shoulder loop stripe including TV numbers into their sleeves for both home and away uniforms. Their away socks were purely solid red in contrast to home socks that had three red stripes. It was in 1960 when the team decided to add "Northwestern" red stripes into their helmets, but that changed again in 1962 after the addition of the team's helmet design, which they have worn since then. It has white stripe that is bounded by the two red, a red oval and iconic "SF" logo on both sides. The teams colors changed again in 1964. They removed all the silver elements and replaced with "49er Gold", and helmets were gold.
The new basic design in their jerseys were worn for almost 30 seasons with a few minor changes. In 1994 season, most of the NFL teams had "throwback uniforms" that were worn occasional games just to celebrate the 75th NFL anniversary. But 49ers decided to wear their 1955 version jerseys as their throwbacks. In 1996, it was 49th anniversary for the 49ers and the team decided to design a commemorative design for this occasion. The team decided to use their earlier shield-crest logo but in 1998 they went back to their gold pants this time with more metallic gold.
Their 1996 helmet together with jersey design and 1998 gold pants become the regular uniform for this team until 2008 season. San Francisco again changed their jerseys in 2009 to classic design with several major changes. Their sleeve stripes were designed at an angle to give room for shorter sleeves of their modern jerseys. However, these stripes usually appear straight and parallel when they're worn by players. A new updated 49ers jersey has improved fit, moisture-resistant and breathable fabric was debuted by Nike on 2012.
It was on April 30th, 2015 when 49ers during their NFL draft unveiled their very first alternate uniform to replace the throwback design. This uniform made up black jerseys, pants with striping and red numerals. The Nike logos are designed in gold, while their sock are solid red. These uniforms is supposed to be worn for two games per year, which is according to league rules.
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49ers Helmets: 1946 - 1947
49ers Helmets: 1948 - 1949
49ers Helmets: 1950 - 1953
49ers Helmets: 1953 - 1955
49ers Helmets: 1956 - 1957
49ers Helmets: 1957 - 1958
49ers Helmets: 1960 - 1962
49ers Helmets: 1962 - 1963
49ers Helmets: 1964 - 1988
49ers Helmets: 1989 - 1995
49ers Helmets: 1996 - 2008
49ers Helmets: 2009 - Pres