I'm in no way a fashionista, but when it comes to football uniforms....get me to a runway.
I love new uniforms, concepts, retooling and the such. After suspending the throwback concept in 2017, Art Rooney II announced that the Steelers will be returning to their throwback uniforms in 2018. In fact, they could possibly have four different jersey selections next year, if they get a Thursday Night home game. In that case, they will wear the all-black uniforms known as Color Rush.
The Steelers have a unique history of throwback uniform choices. In 1994 for a Week 3 contest vs. the Colts, the Steelers donned a very unique jersey from the 1933 season that featured a ‘V’, vertical stripes and the city coat of arms. It's probably one if the most unique jerseys in team history. They were known as the Pirates back then and donned this daring look in the 1933 season only for the NFL 75th Anniversary season. The Steelers beat Marshall Faulk and the Colts that day 31-21 and looked spectacular in the uniforms that made old school yinzers choke on their perogies.
In 2007, the Steelers returned to throwbacks for their 75th season celebration and wore them twice a year for five seasons. These were a homage to the 1960 jerseys, a stylish black jersey with gold letters, numerals and stripes. The helmets were opposite of what they always wear, gold with a black stripe. The pants were white with black and gold trim. The Steelers went 3-0 (4-0 overall) until losing to the Giants in 2008 for their first time in this particular style. Pittsburgh wore the throwback the maximum two times a year and went 7-3 in this garb.
In 2012, Steeler Nation was mixed when the Steelers adopted the 1934 convict/bee hybrid that fans called "the bumblebee jerseys". I loved the jerseys and the gaudy socks, but the beige pants were offensive to the eyes. The Steelers did all right in this look too, going 4-2 before being phased out after the 2016 season.
Although it wasn't a throwback, the Steelers adhered to the NFL's aforementioned Color Rush mandate for Thursday nights. They wore all-black on Christmas Day in 2016 against Baltimore and on TNF against Tennessee, moving their all-time record in alternative jerseys to 14-5.
No one is certain what throwback will be used in 2018, but my vote is for the "Batman" style that the team wore in 1967. I actually have the Antonio Brown version of this jersey. It is black and long-sleeved with white numbers and a triangular gold yoke that looks like a cape. The Steelers were horrendous wearing these jerseys in 67, and Dan Rooney joked they were never coming back because of that. But you never know.
Art Rooney II mentioned that the new throwbacks would be unveiled later on. With no actual football to watch, I will eagerly await the decision.