Umbro team up with 2014 Japanese treble winners, Gamba Osaka

I don’t know why but most recently I’ve found myself increasingly fond of a kit that is loud. Big sponsors, plenty of colour and the re-emergence of various geometric shapes.

Umbro have just launched the home and away kits of Gamba Osaka – the 2014 Japanese treble winners. Unique kits, these are pretty big numbers.

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Homage to the 90s, we’re seeing the bold, engineered ever-present whilst the vintage, classy style of recent time remains. A good time to admire football kits, with an array of garments on show.

Here’s the home kit.

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Here’s the away. Notice the crest embedded into the bottom right

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Can’t beat a big sponsors logo.

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Where kits of the 80s / 90s would fade in and out of colours, the smart pin stripe effect here adds a contemporary touch.

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Another great addition to the historic collection of Umbro kits.

See more, here.

3 comments
  1. Is Umbro a brand in resergence? My understanding was Nike had bought it and was slowly closing it down having taken on plum contracts – England for example? Has brand been sold?

    • Very much a resergence – Nike sold them to Iconix a short while back http://www.iconixbrand.com/ and like you say, back on the rise. Ever champions of creativity, I guess they have a bit more of their creative resource back again now.

      • I suppose I always identified them as well tailored (barring David Seaman’s “tube of refreshers” kit amongst others) and traditional. Is that still the case?

        Also, weird to start seeing a 1990s revival, what next? Lace up collars?

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