Back when football players had mannish names like Jim “Blood” McNally, Otto Graham, and the still-ticking Eddie “Ironballs” Budzinski.
From the look of these vintage helmets, I’m guessing face-masking wasn’t in the rule book yet.
Fashion side note: I believe the bottom orange helmet was made by Hermes. You can tell by the reverse stitching and refined craftsmanship.
Credit: Antique Athlete
"Rubbersole" OG Sneaker :: Bedwin
Ice Hockey :: Directed by Larry Cohen
Man-Powered Flying Machine By Sir George Cayley
ADIGRAND PRIX DB :: Design by J. Bond
Star Wars Campus 80s Wampa Shoes :: Adidas
Sperry Top-Sider :: CVO Sneakers :: J.Crew
Jerry West & Oscar Robertson. The Bird and Magic Of Their Day
L'Hydravion A La Bouée :: Geo Ham