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The silver and black.
Iconic since the 1960s, Oakland’s intimidating scheme has rarely changed its look since legendary owner Al Davis became the franchise’s head coach and general manager in 1963. Davis dropped gold as a secondary color in favor of silver an incorporated the team’s first logo, a shield with crossed swords, a recognizable “Raiders” wordmarks and Pirate face.
Oakland’s current silver shell, black jersey and silver pants look at home has remained unchanged for 50 years. Since 1964, the Raiders’ silver helmet with a gray and black graphic has been the gameday choice after Oakland previously donned black shells with gray facemasks from 1960-1962.
The Raiders have worn silver pants with black stripes since 1963, but have made minor modifications to uniforms including gray numerals on white tops on occasion instead of the usual black. Oakland donned gray numeral away jerseys in 1964 and 1970, then in 1994, brought them back as part of the NFL’s 75th Anniversary celebration.
The throwback look appeared again in 2009, but hasn’t been seen since. In 2008 under Lane Kiffin, Oakland surprised all by wearing its white road jerseys at home for the first time in franchise history against the Chargers. Needless to say the awkward look hasn’t returned. The Raiders’ best look is the black jerseys with silver numerals, lettering and black socks at home.
Davis, a pro football Hall of Famer, died in October 2011 and to honor his legacy, the Raiders have worn black cleats in every game since.