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Oh Honey, No…a Bucky’s 5th Quarter Fashion Blog: University of Notre Dame


Welcome back to a special, emergency edition of your favorite fashion blog. With Wisconsin’s Shamrock Series matchup with Notre Dame upon us, we thought it was best to dive into what the Fighting Irish will be wearing at Soldier Field.

Notre Dame released its Shamrock Series threads back in August and I was honestly so underwhelmed, I thought I would just leave it for closer to the game...

You may remember when Wisconsin dropped it’s uniform in June, we obviously rated it a YAASS QUEEN, as if there was any doubt, it’s so damn icy.

So let’s take a look at what Notre Dame will be wearing to the ball…game and see if it’s what Jesus would have done, or not done.

As a reminder, here is how we rate things:

Oh honey, no: Obviously, this is the worst rating. If I must explain this to you, you’re probably wearing socks with sandals right now, or a brown belt with black pants, either way, oh honey, no.

Ewww: Nice try, but no.

Werk it: You brought it.

YAASS QUEEN: Best of the best. Your proverbial milkshake brings all the proverbial boys to the yard.

School: University of Notre Dame

Mascot: Fighting Irish

Color Scheme: Blue and Gold

Official Brand Sponsor: Under Armour


As always, Notre Dame will be wearing its usual gold helmet, with a grey face mask. However, there is one small change, as the helmet will feature four stars on the back of the helmet, which honors the Chicago flag.

I would have liked to see Notre Dame take a bit more of a leap with its helmet for the Shamrock Series, maybe wear the gold helmet with a blue face mask? Something out of the ordinary…hell, Wisconsin threw the ‘Forward’ symbol from the Wisconsin state flag onto the motion-W on its helmet and is going with a white face mask.

In the past Notre Dame has included it’s logo, or even a shamrock on the helmet during the Shamrock Series games.

Helmet score:

Ewww, simply for a lack of creativity.


Notre Dame’s uniform will be blue, per the usual, with some small adjustments.

The sleeve will feature two gold stripes, which resemble the rivers and waterways represented on Chicago’s flag. The numbers on the uniform will be white as usual, but will not feature the normal gold trim.

For reference, here is former Badger quarterback, Jack Coan wearing Notre Dame’s standard uniform
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The all-white numbers are considered block slab-serif, which represent the “City of Broad Shoulders.” The back collar of the uniform displays Notre Dame’s mission statement, which is to “Graduate Champions.”

The pants that the Fighting Irish will wear are a nod to the Notre Dame team that played the first football game at Soldier Field in 1924, the same year the school won its first championship. The pants are gold, with two blue lines with a white line in the middle, running down the side of the leg.

Lastly the gloves mirror the pants stripe, while being blue, with gold and white stripes, which is another nod to Chicago’s flag. Just like with the helmet, I am a little underwhelmed by these uniforms, just as I am with Notre Dame’s standard look.

In the past, Notre Dame as taken some chances with its uniform during this series. Going with a blue uniform, with a gothic-style design on the shoulders, with solid gold accents (shown above). Or the multiple times that they have worn various shades of green for the game.

Uniform Score:

Ewww, again, because of a lack of creativity. Take some risks. I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.