The San Francisco 49ers currently have a uniform contract with Nike. We have 10 football uniforms in our database for the San Francisco 49ers and are working to add more to Uniform Critics. Feel free to contact us with any uniform designs for this team that we may be missing.
Since 1962, San Francisco’s iconic “SF” inside of a red oval has been the 49ers’ primary logo, but the recognizable graphic wasn’t the franchise’s first trademark.
Nicknamed for the California Gold Rush in the mid 1800s, the 49ers’ initial logo was a pistol-wielding gold miner with a thick mustache jumping in mid-air. San Francisco’s familiar scarlet red and gold look debuted in 1946 with a gold helmet which was altered to silver in 1948. The 49ers were established in 1946, a few years shy of the California Gold Rush’s 100-year anniversary.
Through the years, the 49ers have gone away from their original silver color in favor of metallic gold. During the NFL’s 75th anniversary season in 1994, San Francisco brought white pants back into the mix for the first time since the 1950s. They lasted until 1999 when the team switched back to gold as their primary.
In 2009, the 49ers did away with their drop-shadowed numbers for a more classic look and also repainted red facemasks back to gray — as worn from 1964-95. Sleeve stripes were angled to accommodate the team’s move to a more sleek-fitting Nike uniform three years later.
Current uniforms have a streamlined fit and are very basic with red tops and white numerals at home and white jerseys with red numerals on the road. Metallic gold featuring white and red stripes is the only pants choice.