Ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs annual ‘Next Gen’ game, the team unveiled their brand new alternate jerseys on Tuesday.
Through a collaboration with Adidas, the NHL, drew house and Justin Bieber, the team have created the first reversible sweater ever in North American professional sports.
“The opportunity to collaborate with Justin and drew house to create such a unique alternate sweater will make it even more special for our fans and the team,” Toronto Maple Leafs President and Alternate Governor. Brendan Shanahan said.
“We are excited to be able to take Next Gen to another level with this special uniform designed with our next generation in mind.”
The jersey flips the traditional blue and white of past Maple Leafs jerseys into a black and blue combination. The classic Maple Leaf remains on the front with a shibori-inspired print and the Toronto skyline features on the arms of the sweater.
When you flip the sweater, it features a gold trim underneath and other elements, including the logo of drew house placed in the centre.
“My love for the Maple Leafs has always been a big part of who I am, and my passion for the team, and the passion of millions of fans, is stitched into this Next Gen sweater,” Justin Bieber said.
“I’m grateful to the Leafs for the chance to team up again to create something so authentic for the team and its fans.”
The Next Gen uniform will become the 15th alternate uniform worn by the Maple Leafs in club history.
The team will dawn these jerseys at the ‘Next Gen’ game on March 23 against the New Jersey Devils.