Kit News | UMBRO SPECIAL
The Double Diamond company have recently released some tidy new stripes ahead of each team respective leagues! We’ve taken liberty on some of the freshest and arguably some of the nicest released of all the major brands!
With UMBRO, they treat each kit as a separate design; they avoid the stock design look we’re now custom to with the other larger brands. Stock design, changed with the team crest and colouring. No specific detailing, no emotion, no thought process…
First up; and arguably our favourite…
Eredivisie Champions PSV Eindhoven’s home and away kits for the upcoming 2016/17 season
The iconic red and white stripes are forever a main stay for the Dutch club and the home strip for 2016/17 edition is no different.
It’s the first strip that without the club’s founding company Philips; making way for Energiedirect.nl and it works quite well! No bold look or silly logos. Just a nice standard text, keeping the look slick and tidy. This is what UMBRO do very well. Classic looks that seem timeless.
Our focus though was quickly turned to the away strip. A classy navy on blue work great and keep the look a solid no messing around design. Again; the Energiedirect.nl logo works very well and the change over again is seamless and looks as if the club have had the Dutch company on board for many a season.
Nice job PSV!
Let’s see if they can retain their Eredivisie title, however maybe not so last minute, like last season!
WEST HAM FC
A massive move to the London Olympic Stadium may put pressure on some players/staff but the design process is the same for UMBRO. Tailored class with a touch of claret and blue throughout. Fans have waited excitedly over the new club badge and it’s a beaut. Simple, elegant with keeping with their past history of being one of England’s established clubs.
Club captain Phil Jagielka says it all really. A great traditional kit with no silly looks or efforts to be something it’s not. Classic club kit.
“I love the detail of having the co-ordinates on the neck of the shirt. There’s nothing like playing at Goodison Park in front of our passionate fans and knowing you are following in the footsteps of some of the greatest footballers in the world. The nod to the stadium and its history in the kit is a great touch.”
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Who doesn’t love an UMBRO kit?! They’re fashion pieces, not just something you throw on every Saturday to cheers your boys on. It’s forever…