Throwback kits seem to be all the rage at the moment, and Manchester United are the newest club to release a kit that is adorned with themes from the past.
Their new Adidas-produced away kit for the upcoming season is also one that nods at their successful past, as the kit is based on the iconic ‘snowflake’ kit from the early 90s. While the theme is similar, the kits are different in their own way – as the club website suggests, “the away kit looks forward.”
The club website describes the jersey as a “once-in-a-generation” shirt and one that will stand the test of time for years in the future.
It might as well be a safe wager to suggest so, as United seem to have hit the jackpot with what looks like one of the best away kits we’ve seen all summer.
The kit interpolates white with blue in a washed-out pattern that is repeated all over the shirt, with the club’s traditional colour of red being used as a highlight for the crest, the Adidas logo, the traditional Three Stripes on the shoulders as well as the sponsor’s logo.
The patterns of blue and white are spread all over the shirt diagonally, but even though the kit might be reminiscent of the ‘snowflake’ away kit worn from 1990 to 1992 when it comes to the colour scheme – the new kit is different as it only features contoured lines making up the interior of the shirt.
The club website describes the shirt as one that is inspired by ‘the power of youth, and the incredible achievements that can be reached through the willingness to stand up for what you believe in, have faith in yourself, and above all, to dare.’
It is what some fans would call the Mancunian way, and the new kit is one that upholds all of the values that it takes to be Manchester United – the Stretford End faithful will hope that the club’s performance in the coming season will ensure a lot of unforgettable memories in an unforgettable kit.