Black is the new black | Sick Kit Friday

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Black is the new black | Sick Kit Friday

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Gaby Kirschner
Gaby Kirschner

These are the sickest kits that dropped this week.

CLUB 1984

Club 1984 – the London-based team of creatives who celebrate the game through one-off clothing items that often sell out in minutes — have teamed with Betsafe and Star Sixes to release a kit for the tournament. The 120 former international footballing legends, from Roberto Carlos to Steven Gerrard, from the 12 participating countries will get to wear these beautiful black-and-gold tops when they take the pitch at the O2 from the 13th-16th of July.

Unfortunately, a limited-edition kit made for legends stays with legends; they are not available for general purchase, but a few were given away.

DIJON

As far as third kits go, Ligue 1’s Dijon is one of the most unique that’s been released this year.

While the home and away kits keep it simple in red and white with subtle wavy stripes, the away kit goes above and beyond in both color and pattern. The kit fades from burgundy on the top to dark blue on the bottom, with the sleeves and ring around the one-button collar staying solid burgundy. A herringbone pattern underneath adds another layer of visual appeal that is simple enough as to not overpower alongside the two-tone color scheme, with gold applications popping against the deep purple and blue.

CLUB AMÉRICA

What’s the best way to make fans forget about a disappointing 9th-place finish in the Clausura? Re-release one of the most iconic home kits ever.

For the 2017 Liga MX Apertura and 2018 Clausura, Club América will wear a home kit that gives a modern twist to the one worn in 1995. It features a more dramatic diagonally patterned V across the chest and an updated color palette.

PUMA’S “STEP OUT” COLLECTION

In a massive event, Puma has released all of the away and third kits that are part of their Step Out collection. They all start with a black base, and some stick to keeping it simple and classy while others pile on small yet eye-catching color and design applications.

Arsenal, Leicester, Newcastle, and hot-pink-crested Cerezo Osaka are among the 23 clubs who will be wearing a strip from this stunning collection. (The full list is: Jubilo Iwata, Shimizu S-Pulse, Kawasaki Frontale, Cerezo Osaka, Borussia Dortmund, Stuttgart, Malmo FF, SD Eibar, Santos Laguna, Rayados de Monterrey, Chivas de Guadalajara, Querétaro, Arsenal FC, Leicester City, Newcastle United, Independiente, Sidney FC, FC Krasnodar, Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Apollon Limassol, Girondins de Bordeaux, Stade Rennais, Mamelodi Sundowns.)

By far the best of the collection will be worn by J-League’s Shimizu S-Pulse. The club often has a globe graphic on their orange home kits, but it is one that looks even more striking transformed into all black. But the club’s primary color still comes into play, with orange dotted Puma stripes on the shoulder matching the club’s bright crest and the orange Puma logo.

Which new kit is your favorite? Let us know!

And don’t forget to check out FootyHeadlines to keep up to date as every new kit drops.

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