The National Football League has issues because their product is their look and so then they want to make their product appealing to their fans. But do NFL uniforms make players look fat: do the lineman get respect from the fans and do the NFL fat boys get a look which flatters them to the fullest extent possible?
Vertical stripes it has been postulated (and scientifically established) makes for a sleeker look from a distance; women know about stripes and also about the slimming look of the color black. It minimizes the perceived depth of the visual image. Many teams don't employ vertical lines on their jerseys...vertical stripes are usually only seen on the pants with that stripe down the side.
Some teams like perennial losers the Cleveland Browns are time-warped to at least 1950s in their uniforms as are the perennial winners the Green Bay Packers. The Chicago Bears have a uniform that's simple and doesn't employ those slimming stripes as do the Denver Broncos who were born to pro football in the 1960s. The Chicago Bears uniform, however, does employ the slimming force of a very dark shade of blue.
Those horrible images are heavy on my mind. Oh the humanity, the gross bulk of humanity.
Check out these photos of the National Football League and their Jenny Craig future commercial stars: here are the NFL lineman, in all their abundant glory.