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Trending: Fish & Chips Kit, Magpie-Themed NUFC Top and Japan Yamamoto Shirt

Trending: Fish & Chips Kit, Magpie-Themed NUFC Top and Japan Yamamoto Shirt

With the 2024/25 season now a few months away, the shirt designers of the European clubs are hard at work in finalizing their respective teams’ attires for the campaign. Nowadays, most football shirt designs are quite banal and generic, either a single block colour or some patterns shaped all over the shirt.

However, it appears that Adidas and a lesser known manufacturer have succeeded in creating some really unconventional kits. These unique attires can not only attract interest from the respective clubs for whom they’re designing it for, but also the normal football fan because of how eye-catching they are. One of these not-so-ordinary kits have been created for Newcastle United.

Newcastle United

The Magpies had a bit of a gutting end to the 2023/24 season when they were robbed off a place in Europe next season after Manchester United won the FA Cup title. The Magpies will not be able to play in any continental competitions in the 2024/25 campaign, but can instead focus on excelling in domestic competitions and pushing for a top-4 finish in the Premier League.

The Magpies also seem to be poised to wear a brilliant little pre-match shirt before their matches next season. A recent leak has shown a sneak peek to a picture of their new pre-match shirt, which is designed to be worn by players in their pre-match warm-up training sessions. This shirt has been designed in the club’s popular black and white colors but with a really slick design.

The pre-match shirt is a white kit with a ‘falling feathers’ design all over it. Basically, the design is made in a way that makes it seem like black feathers of a bird has fallen all over it, giving it a really unique look as compared to the pre-match training shirts that most Premier League teams opt to wear.

In fact, there is a lot of history on this shirt. That is because Newcastle have earned the ‘Magpies’ name because of the Magpie bird and their club colours are heavily inspired to those from the bird too. Going by how stark this design it, it’s likely that Newcastle will see this pre-match shirt sell like hot cakes among the Geordie faithful before the next campaign begins.

But Newcastle United aren’t the only team who can boast for having an out-of-the-box kit design for the near future. That is because a local team competing in the Southern Regional Football League in Wales called Llantwit Major FC has really embodied their love for something in the goalkeeper’s kit for the upcoming campaign.

Llantwit Major FC

Llantwit Major FC’s kits are designed by Team Tor and they have come up with a tongue-in-cheek reference to a popular Welsh (or British) dish in the goalkeeper kit. The shirt, which is again basically a white shirt features yellow ‘chips’ (or French Fries) patterned all over the below portion of the shirt. There is also a fish placed on top of the rack of chips, which is basically a cheeky nod to the popular ‘Fish and Chips’ dish that is such a delicacy in Britain.

Not just that, but the shorts that goes with this goalkeeper kits are fully designed with these ‘chips’ shapes to cause a hilarious illusion of chips all over the bottom part of the goalkeeper. But when it comes to the kits of national teams, it appears that Japan is just a step ahead of all their other national football teams at this point.


That is because both the Japanese football federation and their shirt manufacturers are ready to tinker with their designs and also work with other designers if need be. It appears that Adidas has partnered up with popular Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto for designing the 2024 Japan home kit that the Blue Samurai will be wearing for the majority of their games in this year.

Yamamoto is considered one of the best fashion designers of his generation, and his Y3 clothing label has even partnered up with the likes of Real Madrid and Crystal Palace for helping design their kits. Yamamoto’s design sees him paying homage to the ‘Samurai Blue’ name by having the kit boast an ultra-dark navy base.

But what really stands out are the intricate designs all over the kit. Yamamoto has created a unique pattern where it almost seems like a blue flame is rising from the bottom of the kit. It appears that the Japanese designer might be paying homage to the TV show ‘Trailer Park Boys’ where he also worked with designing attire for the characters on the show to wear.

In a period when many teams are being criticized for unoriginal, bland kits – these three unique attires definitely stand out in quirky fashion. Going by the overwhelmingly positive response for the kits on social media, it’s quite clear that they’ll sell really well among fans and allow the manufacturers to bag a decent profit too.