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We all get a little bored this holiday season, but CFL fan Nelson Hackewich has found some to be entertained.

The graphic designer and digital media specialist took the time to reinvent the nine CFL team uniforms – while taking it upon himself to design one for the proposed Atlantic schooners – in what he called the CFL City series.

The Regina native has revealed one set of uniforms a day on Twitter over the Christmas season to receive rave reviews and 3DownNation has gathered them here for you to enjoy in their entirety. Make sure to follow Nelson and show him some love for the great job!

Let’s look at them from west to east.

British Columbia Lions

The current BC jersey is all orange, but Nelson flips the script to bring back a black base. The old school lettering on the helmet adds a nice touch.

Calgary Stampeders

This Stampeders look is crisp and clean, with a design that accentuates the barbed wire on the helmets and really makes the silver band stand out.

Edmonton Elks

The Elks just redesigned their entire look in the name change process, but it’s never too early to start from scratch. Nelson’s take will keep the fan base happy, bringing back their iconic gold numbers.

Saskatchewan Roughriders

Based on a 1948 prototype, this Riders jersey kind of makes us nostalgic for something that never existed. This raises an interesting question: Are Green Riders just too green?

Winnipeg Blue Bombers

It may be based on looking back, but that doesn’t stop us from getting some Color Rush vibes from that Bombers look. Look great, feel great, complete the triple turn, right?

Hamilton Tiger Cats

Nelson hands “the steel” back to Steeltown with that silver look, complemented by “The Hammer” engraved on the helmets. A perfect ode to the city.

Toronto Argonauts

A team so old that they needed two new looks. Nelson opts for the controversial Oxford Blue for the more traditional of the two uniforms, before breaking the mold with matte black and gold to honor “The Six”.

Ottawa Red-Black

More red, less black was the golden rule for Ottawa. The plaid is cheesy, so Nelson is keeping it to a minimum for his version of the Redblacks.

Montreal Alouettes

This jersey looks like a nod to all eras of Montreal football at the same time, completely encapsulating the history of the franchise right down to the hidden logos of the past.

Atlantic schooners

Well here is CFL, the schooners of the Atlantic must see the light of day. It would be a crime to have such a pretty uniform design and no one wearing it!


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