Top Flight, Top Kits | Sick Kit Friday
The European top flights are going to be looking pretty great next year, partially thanks to the sickest kits that dropped this week.
New league and new kit, who dis?For Newcastle’s big return to the Premier League next year, they’ll be sporting a fresh new kit. Gone are the highlighter yellow applications around the collar and sleeves as they return to a much more traditional interpretation of the black-and-white stripes, including a traditional buttoned collar. The club crest is also replaced with a special one for their 125th anniversary. And what’s best, the club finally got rid of that horrible Wonga sponsorship. Fun88 is certainly no Newcastle Brown Ale, but it’s a step back in a good direction.
“Living in the past” is usually a phrase reserved for clubs who were historically successful but no longer are. However, Germany’s most successful club will be living in the past — at least in a past kit, sort of — for the next Bundesliga season.Inspired by the 1974 kit in which the club won the European Cup, the kit is red with thin white stripes and a white, rounded collar.
Will next year’s Bayern team channel the ’74 team’s magic and win another European trophy in the kit?
Like Newcastle, Brazilian side EC Bahia are returning to the top flight in style.
Their home kit is unique in that it uses one of the club’s colors, blue and maroon, on each of the sleeves. The rest of the kit remains white, save a small blue application on the middle of the collar and a thin ring around the bottom. It’s nice to see a kit that doesn’t look like it’s just been cut out of a template.
Girondins Bordeaux’s new kit for next year is an innovative twist on the usual. The deep V-neck stripe is not a solid color but rather a perforated-looking white, and it’s topped off by a classy one-button collar.
Which new kit is your favorite? Have you ordered any of the new ones already? And don't forget to check out Footyheadlines for news as soon as its breaks.