Meaningful & Monochrome | #SickKitFriday
These are the sickest kits that dropped this week.
In Olympique Lyon’s tradition — well, three-year-old tradition — they’ve released their third kit halfway through the season. But it’s a shame they made us wait so long to get our hands on such a sleek sick kit.
Although made on a template, the kit still invokes a clean sense of originality — thin grey lines across a black base, nicely complementing the thicker red stripes on the away kit. And while fans will love wearing it, we know the players will too; the handwritten-looking quote in French on the bottom left reads “created by us, worn for us,” as the kit was reportedly made by Adidas with insights from the first team.
Guerilla FC — a now-global “creative collective, fashion brand and football squad” founded in Washington D.C. with the “underlying belief in revolution on and off the pitch” — teamed up with Umbro USA to release their 2018 home kit.
Not only is it beautiful in and of itself, with tri-colored leaves in white, chrome, and holographic vinyl climbing the front of the shirt, note the care given to the meaningful added details: the hashmarks on the left sleeve — an “homage to the Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci, who spent years in prison and wrote about changing the world through culture” — and the Cryllic font on the back that phonetically spells out “Guerilla” and is a tribute to next year’s Russian World Cup.
And this is only the first thing to come out of this sick collaboration. Keep your eyes peeled for more in the new year...
While Uruguay’s home kits are always a sick, beautiful blue, what makes their 2018 World Cup kit are the lesser-seen details. While it looks plain blue from afar, the kit actually features a subtle graphic inspired by their "Sol de Atlántida" monument.
Boca Juniors’ new kit, like Uruguay’s, is also based off something important to the city: for their “Esto es Boca” (“This is Boca”) kit, that is Buenos Aires’ Caminito Street. The two different sets of stripes, vertical and horizontal, mimic the lines of the street museum and alley of La Boca. Beautiful and meaningful makes a sick kit even sicker.
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