5 new football kits we love / by Justin Salhani

The relaxing offseason is over and now we look forward to the suffering inflected upon us by our respective clubs. Speaking of these clubs, they’ve all released their new kits for 2017/2018 in recent months. Here at Guerrilla headquarters, we joined in the fun and dropped the Muumba Kit. We hope it’ll keep us in your hearts as the season gears up.

But the Muumba aside, we at Guerrilla are always on the lookout for stylish or revolutionary kits. The five we’ve listed here get the ‘Harambe cool’ stamp of approval.

1. SC Freigburg 3rd kit

We tend to stay away from polo shirts, but the black collar with a V neck gives it a ‘Cantona feel’. Their main sponsor logo is centred and the SC Freiburg Logo is embroidered on the top of the right chest.

The only qualm we can find with this kit is it will be limited to away games.This here is a black and grey camouflage kit made by Hummel. The lilac accents that spice the jersey’s outline blend well with the black and grey camouflage colours.

2. Chapecoense Special Edition

Chapecoense de Futbol debuted a special edition kit by Umbro in the Joan Gamper trophy at the Camp Nou this past week. A traditional Chape away kit — white with the green Umbro logo accompanied with a green collar trim.

The kit is adorned with seventy-one stars printed on the front and the back of the shirt symbolizing the 71 victims of the plane crash that took the lives of most of their first team and staff last November. Somos todo Chape!

3. SC Braga 3rd Kit

Lacatoni, the Portuguese sporting brand, came up with a great concept for SC Braga’s third kit. It’s a black base, with a red polo collar and sleeve cuffs and a series of red horizontal stripes on the front that depict a gradient effect toward the top and bottom. This is another polo that breaks our ‘no collar’ rule. Much like Freiburg, we’re gutted this kit will only be used as an alternate to the away shirt.

4. Yokohama F Marinos FC Home Kit

The three time J1 league champions home kit got a revamp and added a bit of flair. The new kit uses a concept called Speed of Tri-colour based-on the speed of play in modern football.

This concept is the source for the seed inspired graphic on the front, sleeves, and shoulders of this crewneck jersey. The badge colours are red, blue, and white as a representation of the city of Yokohama’s flag.

5. Bayern Munchen Alternate Away Kit

The German giants will use this fan created Adidas masterpiece as their away kit during the Champions League season. We hope they’ll go far in the competition, enabling us to see beautiful football in cool kits. This is a modern inversion of classic elements.

The white jersey features thin red stripes down the front of the shirt, fading out as they reach the bottom. Adidas would do well to consider getting more fans to design shirts for clubs they sponsor.

Words Adrian Kidaman
Edits Justin Salhani