As the new season creeps ever closer, a lot of attention is directed at the transfer market and which new players will be lining up in various clubs’ shirts for the new season.
But when the pictures of your teams new goalscoring prodigy or defensive rock are taken we soon remember that it will be a fresh strip that they will be taking to the field in.
Gone are the days when clubs wore the same kit for season upon season, with the ever-increasing football merchandise market meaning that new shirts, shorts and even socks will be hoovered up by fans, despite the sky-rocketing prices.
There are, obviously, plenty of new designs and colours on show, so here the ten that we at FFC towers think are the best of the bunch…
A new era at Old Trafford really does need a completely fresh start, and that may have contributed to the club’s 2013/14 home kit. The Red Devils’ effort is emblazoned with new sponsor, Chevrolet, and comes complete with nice detailing on the sleeve and smart button-up collar. Slick stuff, even Wayne Rooney may look dapper in this!
There are similarities between West Ham’s 1986 home shirt and this season’s instalment, which is fine by us. The Irons have gone for the simple claret broken up with horizontal pinstripes – which are a little more pronounced than the retro edition – coupled with sky blue piping on the ends of the sleeves. Very nice, lads.
With this kit anyone would think Pep Guardiola was going to real lengths to bring his Barcelona success to Munich! All joking aside, the blue and red stripes with white details take some inspiration from the Bavarian flag and make a nice change from last season’s relatively plain effort.
Hooped kits aren’t commonplace in English football nowadays, so QPR’s strip makes a nice change from the norm. The R’s are now a member of the Nike family, ensuring that their kit looks a little more ‘big time’ than some previous incarnations.
Italians know style, and that is especially clear with Roma’s latest away kit. The off white of the body of the shirt is broken up by a diagonal gold and red stripe that incorporates a retro badge. Words don’t do this one justice, so just take it in for yourself.
The glamorous backdrop of Monte Carlo needs a slick kit for the area’s football club, and Monaco have really delivered. The principality outfit always have a unique shirt due to their diagonal half and half tradition, but this year’s effort may just be the best ever. Simple and elegant, players may not just be after the wages at the Stade Louis II anymore!
Liverpool’s new away kit may not be the nicest around, but in the spirit of upgrades it’s a million miles better than last year’s effort. Instead of looking like a jumper your Nan may knit you for Christmas, this season’s instalment is a bright and imposing yellow with red detailing. Suarez may not be around, but at least the colours may distract fans. After all, yellow is a cheery shade.
X marks the spot. That seems to be some sort of inspiration for Wolfsburg’s away kit for the coming camping, and it’s fair to say it looks pretty snappy. The bright green is broken up by two white diagonal stripes that meet between the Volkswagen logo on the Kappa shirt. Good stuff!
Beautiful. Further proof that Italy really is the hub of style comes courtesy of Inter Milan’s new home shirt. A simple black with blue pinstripe really is a smart set-up, and one that could be used to usher in a whole new era for the Nerazzurri.
Chelsea’s away kit last term was a little uninspiring, but this edition really is an attention grabber! Bright yellow with blue detailing is a little… erm… Brazil. Maybe Jose will employ the samba style rather than his pragmatic approach next season…