The 10 best new Premier League shirts…and how to get them for less
Pretty much the only time you catch the average man in the pub chatting about fashion is when his beloved football club have released a monstrous new replica kit. There’s usually panic and disgust in the air, followed by pouting resignation and then a trip to the club shop to buy it anyway…
This year, aside from a couple of horrific efforts, Premier League fans should be pleased with the new crop of shirts for the upcoming season. Adidas, Nike and Umbro have all come up with fresh designs while the arrival on the scene of Under Armour, Macron and Warrior sees less well-known brands also come to the fore.
Quidblog runs through ten of the best new Premier League kits and reveals how you can earn up to 6% cashback on them in-store at JJB Sports.
Manchester City | Away
City’s Umbro kits have been very smart affairs over the course of the last few years and there’s no change now that they’re champions. In the last season the Sky Blues wear the English sportswear brand before taking up a new deal with Nike they pay homage to the one-off maroon shirts that City heroes wore for their 1956 FA Cup final victory.
Arsenal | Home
Arsenal fans were angered by Nike’s decision to colour the collar of their new home shirt blue, but that was swiftly forgotten once the awful purple and black away kit was revealed. Indeed the red and white home shirt looks set to be as popular as ever with the hooped sleeve motif serving as a hat tip to the influence of legendary manager Herbert Chapman.
Liverpool | Home
Ending their long-standing relationship with Adidas (for a second time) in favour of a very lucrative contract with Warrior, Liverpool fans will no doubt be pleased with the retro feel of their new home kit. The streamlined Liver bird crest harks back to the glory days of the 70s and 80s in its traditional yellow, while the deep red body of the shirt, unspoiled by any flashy motifs, has been inspired by the Bill Shankly teams of the 1960s.
Tottenham Hotspur | Away
Brand: Under Armour
Spurs are the first club in Premier League history to sign a kit deal with American brand Under Armour and while the white home shirt is nothing to write home about, the navy blue offering (replete with white trim) for away days looks very smart indeed.
Manchester United | Away
United’s new home shirt has rightly been dismissed as an unimaginative tea-towel but their new white away shirt is a classy affair. Sporting a retro Henley Crew collar (apparently popular with the youths of Manchester…who knew?) it also sports a monochromatic crest to complement the design.
Everton | Home
Blue shirts, white shorts; it sounds simple enough to produce a popular Everton kit, but so often the Goodison Park faithful have been let down by fiddly kit designers. Thankfully, Nike, who’ve only just signed a deal with the Toffees, have got it right on this occasion. The white trim on the shirt sleeves is a little bolder than usual, but all in all the v-neck offering is a stylish affair.
Fulham | Home
It’s all about pinstripes down at Craven Cottage. Martin Jol’s men still have to make do with giant Kappa logos being plastered all over the kit, although thankfully their positioning on the side of the kit makes them less distracting.
Southampton | Home
Southampton been synonymous with red and white stripes since the 19th century so it comes as something of a surprise to see the South Coast side mark their return to the Premier League with an all-red number. Perhaps, like Cardiff City, they hope the colour will bring them luck. Granted white stripes are apparent in the form of pinstripes, but it remains to be seen whether Umbro’s effort will prove popular with the fans.
Swansea | Home
Last season Swansea’s free-flowing football was compared with Barcelona, but it’s newly crowned La Liga champions Real Madrid that they’ll resemble in their new Adidas kit. Set for the second season of Premier League football, the Welsh side will sport a very glamorous gold trim on their shirts as well as a new crest which celebrates their centenary.
West Ham United | Home
Macron have been quietly making a name for themselves on the Continent designing simple kits with a timeless appeal. Now for the first time their designs will be sported by two sides in the Premier League with both West Ham and Aston Villa signing deals with the Italian company (incidentally they play each other on the first day of the season). The Hammers’ claret and blue home kit is very clean, but it’s the away shirt branded “Moore than just a football kit” which aims to appeal to the leisurewear market.
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