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World Cup kits through the ages – interactive guide

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So you had a look at this years World Cup kits (with France being the best in my eyes) now you can look at a lnfographic of the history of all 32 teams kits. Since the competition began in 1930, the 32 teams that make up this year’s World Cup field have donned a variety of kits to showcase regional colors, pride, and emblems pertaining to their respective countries. The Guardian recently put together a comprehensive and interactive showcase to illustrate just that. While the large graphic appears above, head here to see the more interactive and in-depth coverage pertaining to each team and their respective kits through the years – from Croatia’s signature checks to Holland’s orange colourway.

Arsenal and Nike Celebrate 20 Years of Partnership

arsenal-and-nike-celebrate-20-years-of-partnership-1I’m not an Arsenal fan or particularly like them but I suppose they sold us RVP and this is kinda cool, so will give em a post. To celebrate Arsenal‘s FA Cup win and its 20-year partnership with the London club, Nike has created this special commemorative jersey. Starting with the current season’s jersey as a base, Nike has created a design that incorporates several jerseys from key moments in the club’s last two decades including the 03-04 “Invincibles” (I was at the game where that run ended…great day!)  jersey and the red currant jersey from the club’s farewell to its former home at Highbury. Created in a limited run, the individually numbered jerseys will be available at London’s Nike Phenomenal House at the Sorting Office from May 26 to 30.

Nike Debuts Englands New Home & Away Kits

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Every  summer when we are waiting for the new football season to start enjoyment is to be had in the releases of all teams new kits…(apart from the year my own team brought a shitty red checked one out!) and the World Cup kits are the same. Nike has just unveiled England‘s new home and away kits ahead of the team’s campaign at this year’s World Cup in Brazil. The new kits pack the latest in technical innovations from Nike while sticking to an aesthetic inspired by classic England kits of the past and St. George’s cross. The all-white home kits are a direct reference to the ones worn by England in the 1970 World Cup in Mexico and feature an engineered pinstripe in the fabric, white satin tape on the shoulders and a subtle metallic weave on the Three Lions crest. The away kit plays up the national symbols of England and features a subtle, tonal pinstripe design with a graphic interpretation of St. George’s cross on the front that can only be seen when viewing the jersey from a distance. The away kit also features a unique treatment that makes it come to life under UV light. Look for the new kits on the backs of the England players when the team takes to pitch in Brazil.

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Nike Magista Football Boot

nike-football-unveils-magista-boot-002-960x640Remember when you first seen a footbal boot that was any colour other than Black or when you first seen a Preditor boot? Weird at first but then it becomes the norm very quickly…well I reckon this is another one of them moments, as Nike officially unveiled an innovative football boot today in Barcelona. The Magista comes equipped with the sportswear giant’s Flyknit technology along the upper with a specially designed collar and new features through the outsole.  The boot was designed to offer a sock-like fit throughout while allowing for increased awareness of the body’s movements and interaction with the ground and the ball. The Magista will be available for pre-order at Nike.com on April 29 and to purchase from May 22. Be warned though, the first lads on a sunday morning to don white boots got more than their fair share of two footed tackles!nike-football-unveils-magista-boot-001-960x640 nike-football-unveils-magista-boot-003-960x640

“Football Invisibles” by Mark Yesilevskiy

6975563_15910089_bGraphic designer Mark Yesilevskiy has always been passionate about the beautiful game of football and to celebrate that passion, he’s produced this “Football Invisibles” project. Celebrating some of the more iconic football kits from around the world, Yesilevskiy has created pieces that not only celebrate these uniforms, but also keep the focus solely on them, rather than the sometimes oversized personalities that wear them. To do so, the graphic designer decided to completely omit the players and instead used a “ghost” technique which gives the uniforms a sense of life and motion. With kits like the ’94 Manchester United home, ’98 World Cup winning France  home, and the ’94 United States men’s national team included in the project, it’s worth checking out if you have love for the beautiful game. The prints can also be purchased here

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Nike Sportswear ‘England’ Air Max 1 & Destroyer Jacket

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I still havent accepted that my national teams kit is made by americans, nothing against them obviously but Englands kit should be english. Any how this little pack has moved me towards welcoming them…they have worked up these special “England” Air Max 1s and Destroyer jacket. The Air Max 1 keeps things relatively subdued with a black-on-black colorway, a gold star representing England’s 1966 World Cup victory and red eyelets representing St. George’s cross. Meanwhile, the Destroyer jacket borrows cues from classic English design with details including British Millerain waxed cotton arms, four gold pins, and embroidery celebrating 150 years of the FA. Both pieces will be releasing at Niketown London and Harrods on May 28.

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