Kits

PSG x Jordan Launch 2019/20 Away Kit and Lifestyle Range

PSG and the Nike Jordan Brand have been one of the pioneers in terms of the lifestyle and jersey sub-culture that is emerging in football nowadays and their partnership is now in its second season with the launch of the new PSG lifestyle range and 2019/20 away shirt.

The new away kit for the Parisians is the next chapter of this immensely influential collaboration which has taken the PSG brand to new levels and has really set the benchmark for how successful collaborations can work.

The Jordan Brand influence is throughout the new 2019/20 away kit and is adorned in the iconic infrared shade first introduced on the Air Jordan VI back in 1991.

Last season saw the introduction of the first ever Jordan branded football kit when Nike opted with the iconic Jumpman logo and brandin on Paris-Saint Germain’s third shirts, which were worn predominantly in the Champions League. Given the resounding success of that (the shirts, not PSG’s Champions League campaign) this season sees the collaboration take on a greater importance to the club as they will now officially wear the Jordan shirts in the league and in Europe, now being the Parisian side’s official away shirt.

The lifestyle range includes the Air Jordans as well as a full clothing range with the Jumpman logo replacing the ‘A’ in PARIS on some of the branded tees and vests. The full range is available now on the Nike website.

Nike Release Stunning Venezia FC 2019/20 Home and Away Shirt

Venezia FC will play in Serie B again next season thanks to their re-admission to the league following Palermos relegation to Serie C as a result of administrative irregularities [More on Palermo HERE].

To celebrate the Venetians are going to be wearing this stunning Nike kit with both the home and away shirt being fully customised to the Venetian club and highlight the prominence of the club colours. The Home kit has three large vertical bands of equal size, one orange, one black and one green.

On the chest, is the clubs name ‘Venezia FC’ , which adds a real touch of class to the shirt. Far too often do we see sponsors splashed across the front of shirts, ruining what would otherwise be nice kits. The Venezia typeface was specially created by Nike designers, adopting a modern restyling compared with previous seasons to make the shirt even more attractive.

For the first time, the acronym VFC (Venezia Football Club) appears on the shorts for the first time as well as on the inside of the V collar.

Now for the Away kit, which is arguably even nicer than the home shirt. The kit is all but identical to the home kit in terms of styling and detailing but is set on a white background as the images below show.

The official launch of the new Home Kit was accompanied by a video shot in the picturesque setting, among the containers of the port of Marghera, because we all love a good shipping container in a kit launch…

The shirts are available to buy now at the Venezia FC Online Store

Kit and Bone Launch ‘Unofficial Replica’ Range

Kit and Bone have created their ‘Unofficial Replica’ series, putting their unmistakable style onto these Umbro football shirts.

In case you don’t know much about Kit and Bone, they are a football art and fashion brand that takes an offbeat look at football shirt culture, replaying classic kits in their unmistakable style. 

Aptly named ‘Unofficial Replica’ the series salutes the random counterfeit shirts that we would all see our mates come home from their holidays with back when we were kids. You know the one, like the kid that turns up with the 2005 David Beckham Real Madrid top with “Semens” splashed across the front rather than “Siemens”.

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Shirts which even though you knew they weren’t quite right (and reminding them for weeks about it), somehow made them more intriguing. Creating something different from something so familiar.

Kit and Bone typically take football shirts and turn them into cartoons, but this time they have reversed their process, taking shirts from cartoon to a reality. Their cartoons too are well worth checking out.

You can see more of the shirts on their Instagram (@kitandbone) or on their website kitandbone.com.

Barcelona Ditch the Stripes as 2019/20 Home Kit is Released

Barcelona have gone against the grain by changing from their traditional striped home jerseys for just the second time ever to a new checker-board design which has a real Croatia vibe to it, meaning despite it being controversial, it should at least keep Ivan Rakitic happy.

The only other time Barca hav deviated from their traditional stripes was in the 2015/16 season when the club adopted a hooped pattern instead. That season they won La Liga, the Copa del Rey, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup, so it didn’t affect the team too much!

That being said, the check-board design is just the second shift from the club’s norm and provides a new interpretation of Barca’s world famous colours. The jersey’s V-neck collar is decorated by the stripes of the Catalan flag (what else?!).

“Barça’s DNA goes beyond football. We are proud to represent these colors and spread the city’s name around the world” says Sergi Roberto. “This design reflects our link with the city of Barcelona and identifies us with where we come from, the place where we grew and learnt until getting to the top level.”

The new patterning is inspired by the gridded street layout of the city’s Eixample District. The creativity of the district is channelled in the new jersey and the club have featured local artists and creatives in the shirt’s advertising campaign. Ditching the traditional stripes is a controversial move by Nike and Barcelona but in other ways it is good to see the club change it up a bit and take their design down a different path.

adidas x Parley Unveil New Juventus Warm Up Jersey

Juventus are the latest team to enjoy the fruits of the collaboration between adidas and ‘Parley For the Oceans’ as the Serie A champions unveil a striking new pink and black tie dye pre-match jersey for the 2019/20 campaign. I mean, just look at it. It’s loud, it’s bold, it’s bonkers!

adidas have worked closely with ‘Parley For The Oceans’ over the past few years to produce a number of statement footwear and clothing pieces, and in the 2019/20 season they are going to strengthen their collaborative relationship by producing a set of unique designs for some of the most iconic adidas football clubs.

The warm up jersey is made completely from plastic retrieved and recycled from our oceans, so not only does it look good, it also does good too. Parley are a force for change and adidas have really got behind them and with that they are working together in a project that helps to saves our seas while demanding change from governments and corporations to create a greener future when it comes to the treatment of plastic waste.

This warm up jersey will be worn by Juventus in pre-match warm-ups throughout their pre-season schedule and 19/20 season fixtures and will be available at Pro Direct Soccer.

Hearts and Umbro Launch New 2019/20 Home Kit

Umbro are really at the top of their game at the minute and have produced yet another beautifully bespoke effort as they unveil the Hearts of Midlothian home shirt for the 2019/20 season.

The 2019/20 Hearts home shirt is a modern twist on home kits from yesteryear with their customary maroon shirt. The shirt is complimented with a jacquard fabric in a shattered diamond design to the front body and sleeve panels with a white v-neck which really ties the shirt together.

This kit is a lovely retro effort and Umbro are really being known again as one of the top kit manufacturers with each of their manufactured shirts, proudly showcasing the individual DNA of the respective clubs. This seems to be a stark contrast to some of the generic shirt templates that are featuring across the game now.

The shirt features white sleeve inserts, a V neckline and woven club crest. Continuing the theme from recent seasons, the shirt also features a bespoke back neck sign off that reads: Heart and Soul.

The white shorts feature the shattered diamond jacquard fabric inserted into the side panel. Finally, the maroon socks come complete with a white side panel. The shirt is available to preorder now from the Hearts Club Store and will be released on 14 June

West Ham and Umbro Unveil New 1980 Inspired Home and Away Kit

West Ham United have unveiled their 2019/20 Umbro Home and Away kits.

The kit is inspired by the Hammers’ historic 1980 FA Cup-winning team, with Umbro delivering a modern twist on the iconic colours worn by Billy Bonds, Trevor Brooking and co on the road to Wembley, climaxing in an unforgettable win over Arsenal, 40 years ago.

The kit and marketing campaign has a distinctly retro feel, with the home shirt featuring a V-neck collar and sky blue chest, including a tonal stripe design, sky blue sleeves and claret cuffs and the iconic Umbro diamond motif design on each shoulder. 

The West Ham United crest is embroidered into the heart of the shirt with a further nod to the 1980 FA Cup winning team with a 1980 crest graphic on the back of the neck.

The all-white away kit is inspired by the 1980 FA Cup Final where West Ham defeated Arsenal 1-0 at Wembley courtesy of a Trevor Brooking goal. The shirt is white with a claret and blue striped V-neck and cuffs, with the 1980 crest graphic on the back of the neck, completed with white shorts and socks.

West Ham captain Mark Noble said: “To wear this shirt, especially with the West Ham badge on it – it takes an honest player, hard-working, a player that leaves everything on the pitch and plays for the crest on the shirt.

“When you play for this Club, you join a family and players do realise that this is not just an ordinary Football Club, this is a great Football Club, with a great history, and the shirt represents just that.”

The kit is expected to go on sale in stores on Thursday 13 June.

Ajax Announce Stunning New Home Shirt for 2019/20 Season

After their heart-wrenching last-second Champions League defeat at the hands of Tottenham in mid-week, the Amsterdam club posted a video of defiance in response to their semi-final defeat while also officially unveiling their home kit for the 2019/2020 season.

‘Here’s to the future,’ read the post accompanying pictures of the new kit on adidas Football’s Instagram.

The shirt sticks to the design we are accustomed to seeing from Ajax – white, with a thick red stripe running vertically through its middle.

The adidas stripes run under the armpit of the shirt with the black sleeve detailing and inside collar which is inspired by the coat of arms of The city of Amsterdam.

Whether the starlets of this Champions League run stays with the Dutch Giants remains to be seen but as we have seen time and time again, with Ajax, new stars will emerge. The shirt is available to buy now at all good retailers.

Hummel Launched Limited Edition Ibiza Third Kit

Going way under the radar, last summer Hummel released this striking third kit for SCR Peña Deportiva in Santa Eulária des Riu, Ibiza.

This is a rare football shirt with Ibiza vibes featuring a peaceful disco Buddha on the front. This colourful and unique kit has an undeniable summer vibe that’s perfect for fun in the sun.

The kit also shows off Ibiza’s skyline on the back and Ibiza detailing to the neck of the shirt.

This shirt has the Hummel branding on the front and their iconic chevrons on the sleeves. They still have limited numbers available so click HERE to buy. Perfect for raving, or behaving.

Nike and Torquay United Launch Anniversary Shirt

Torquay celebrate winning National League South and 120 years since the club formed with this stunning special edition anniversary shirt

Following last month’s National League South title triumph, Torquay United celebratory promotion with the trailblazing release of this special edition 120th anniversary shirt manufactured by Nike.

The new limited edition kit is a really stylish, minimalist number when it comes to style, with the shirt taking its cues from the club’s black and white kits of the 1930s. Featuring a predominantly black design, the gold accent colour adds a real touch of class to the club crest (the famous Gull), Nike Swoosh, and the commemorative “1899” numbering on front.

A closer look at the new minimalist version of the Gull badge shows the anniversary years on either side – with 1899 on the left, 2019 on the right. The larger numbering of “1899” at the centre of the shirt in what would traditionally be the sponsor’s spot is styled to resemble the traditional font as seen on their classic 67-68 shirt.

The shirt is exclusively available now from prodirectsoccer.com

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