UMBRO UNVEIL THE BOURNEMOUTH 2017/18 HOME KIT

Umbro and AFC Bournemouth have announced their partnership with a bold and beautiful new home strip for the “Cherries” upcoming 2017/18 season. The no-nonsense strip features red/black stripes on with a crew-neck collar, an iconic almost retro Umbro branding flanks the sleeves in monochrome aesthetic while a more traditional white double-diamond parallels the Bournemouth team crest on the chest. A sleeker more modern look from its predecessor, the new Bournemouth 2017/18 home kit feels like a proper Premier League jersey for a proper Premier League club.

The Umbro 2017/18 Home Kit is available now at Umbro.com

SAN FRANCISCO CITY UNVEILS SF PRIDE INSPIRED KIT

The supporter owned, Bay Area soccer club, San Francisco City FC have officially unveiled a limited San Francisco Pride inspired kit. The players will wear the shirts during their next match on Sunday June 25th. The match-worn kits will then be auctioned  off directly from the team’s website with all proceeds benefiting San Francisco’s AIDS Legal Referral Panel. The auction will  start the 25th shortly after the game and run until Saturday, July 1 at midnight.

On June 24th which is the Saturday before the match, the Jersey will be celebrated at the San Francisco City FC Club House & Team Store at The Yard at Mission Rock across from AT&T Park. Players and coaches will be on had rocking the kits, signing autographs and taking photos with fans as well.

The San Francisco Pride kit is available in limited numbers directly from SFCityFC.com with proceeds also benefiting the AIDS Referral Panel. 

#TBT CLASSIC KITS RUSSIAN NATIONAL TEAM 2008

The Kit: Russia National Football Team 2008

Brand: Nike

Worn By: Andrey Arshavin, Yuri Zhirkov, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Igor Semshov, and Denis Kolodin

The Story: The final round of group D saw the rise of the darkhorse. To the surprise of many, this Russian team managed to beat a strong Sweedish side that was considered a shoe-in for the knockout round and would repeat in with a wild extra time victory over a powerful Dutch team.

Where to cop: As always the good people at Classicfootballshirts.co.uk have a solid selection of these kits home and away.

 

UMBRO UNVEIL THE PSV 2017/18 HOME KIT

Umbro have jumped on the retro fever that has taken hold of next seasons kit designs. Like many others the 2017/18 PSV kit takes inspiration from a glorious time in the teams past. The year was 1994, a certain young Brazilian by the name of Ronaldo was destroying defenses while making a name for himself on his way to becoming one of the best ever and all in that iconic red an white. The latest design sees Umbro return to the familiar four red and three white stripes. The order of the stripes slightly deviates from the shirts worn in the previous seasons however. The designers have opted to insert a white strip in the middle of the shirt and put a red and white stripe on the sleeves. The back of the shirt contains a red square with the player’s name and number with stripes on the bottom part of the shirt.

The Umbro PSV 2017/18 Home Kit will be available starting June 19th at Umbro.com

NEW BALANCE UNVEIL PORTO 2017/18 THIRD KIT

New Balance keep firing with more kits for this upcoming season. Today they unveil the Porto 2017/18 Third kit which launches as part of the ‘Joga Sem Fronteiras’ or ‘Play Without Boundaries’ campaign.

The design for the brand new third kit features an Air blue colorway with navy accents on the embossed trimming around the sleeve cuffs, v-neck collar and hem of the shirt. Classy details come by way of the line ‘Futebol Clube do Porto” which sits to the nape of the neck, along with emboss patterns  which draw influence from the Latin American flair which has always been a staple of the team. The jersey is finished with a rib collar, full color club crest, along with navy New Balance and sponsorship branding. 

The New Balance Porto 2017/18 Third Kit is available now at new balance.com

 

NEW BALANCE UNVEILS THE CELTIC FC 2017/18 AWAY KIT

 

New Balance has officially unveiled the Celtic FC 2017/18 away kit. As with other releases this shirt was created with the ‘Live the Legend’ paradigm in mind as it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic Lisbon Lions victory.  

The new Away kit keeps in Lisbon Lions theme by incorporating verdant and Eden Green horizontal stripes with gold accents featuring on the crest, New Balance branding and Sponsorship blast. A woven two-button collar and gold trimmed shoulder seam really round off the kit nicely. As we mentioned the Jersey pays homage to European Cup victory from 50 years ago with a specialized gold crest. The two teams who competed in the 1967 final have been commemorated in the inner back neck of the jersey, where the green and white hoops of Celtic and the black and blue stripes of Inter Milan are featured.

The New Balance Celtic FC 2017/18 Away Kit is available now at newbalance.com

 

NEW BALANCE UNVEILS THE LIVERPOOL 2017/18 AWAY KIT

Today New Balance has unveiled Liverpool FC’s 2017/18 away kit. Just like their home strips, this years away shirt is part of the ‘Pure Liverpool FC’ campaign which draws from the club’s 125 year anniversary. Continuing to honor historic period’s within the club’s illustrious existence, the 2017/18 kit is inspired by Liverpool’s  first ever jersey worn in 1892, which featured a blue and white quartered pattern. Naturally a modern era requires a more modern design and fit. As such, the kit features contemporary and subtle green pinstripes in place of the sold slate it draws from. Black accents come by way of the collar, New Balance Branding and Liverpool crest.

The New Balance Liverpool FC 2017/18 away kit is available now at newbalance.com  

 

 

NIKE UNVEIL THE BARCELONA 2017/18 HOME KIT

Nike keeps it moving with reworks of classic strips from around the globe. Next up, the FC Barcelona 2017/18 home kit.  The Blaugrana’s latest is an updated take on their classic bold stripes graced with a contemporary touch. The red bands attenuate across a deep blue backdrop offering an entirely unique take on stripe composition. As with most of Barca’s kits, Catalunya receives an homage on the back of the collar which subtly displays the yellow and red stripes of their beloved region’s flag. The words “Força” are engrained on the inner right sleeve, while “Barça” features on the right, an ode to club pride.

Neymar sums up the new kits perfectly… “Pulling on the new Barça kit for the first time creates a mixture of pride and optimism for the season ahead. It looks and feels like a modern uniform of sport.” 

The Nike FC Barcelona 2017/18 home kit will be available June 1st at Nike.com/FCB and select retailers. 

 

SHEFFIELD FC LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP WITH CLASSIC FOOTBALL SHIRTS & JOMA

The worlds first football club, Sheffield FC have announced a partnership with sportswear stalwart Joma Sports in honor the clubs 160th birthday and upcoming 2017/18 season. The announcement comes after a fruitful sponsorship which Classic Football Shirts and will see the three brands work in unison to maintain the heritage of football. 

Sheffield’s home and away kits are set to drop June 2017 while a special heritage shirt will release on October 24th to celebrate 16o years of existence of #theworldsfirst. Sponsored by Classic Football Shirts, the kit takes inspiration from the earliest known designs worn by Sheffield FC, taking fans back to 1857. 

“We’re delighted to work with Joma to take our unique history and brand identity out to the world. Our sponsorship with Classic Football Shirts was labelled “one of the coolest shirt sponsoring partnerships in recent history” so adding Joma to the shirt will be special. Our 160th birthday is just five months away and we’re currently involved in a number of international projects making it a great time for fans to get involved & support football’s first club”. -Sheffield FC Chairman, Richard Tims

For more an the Sheffield FC, Joma and Classic Football Shirt partnerships and new kits keep it locked to sheffieldfc.com, classicfootballshirts.co.uk and Joma-sport.com

Also make sure to cop the latest Sheffield F.C. gear at Classicfootballshirts.co.uk

NIKE UNVEIL THE INTER MILAN 2017/18 HOME KIT

Sometimes tweaking an iconic strip can be a dodgy undertaking. How do you fix what isn’t broken? Thankfully for Inter Milan, Nike have reworked the blue and black stripes with a modern tinge while paying homage to a timeless look. The kit employs a round neck line with stripes that vary in width and take from Milan’s architecture. The inside of the shirt features the club’s nickname “Nerazurri” it subtly serves as a reminder of tradition and pride. As with seemingly all of Nike’s latest kits, the new Inter strip is made of recycled polyester fabric from plastic bottles which has bee melted down into a fine yarn.

The Nike Inter Milan 2017/18 Home Kit will be available starting today May 25th via nike.com and it will be worn for the final game of the season on May 28th.