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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.

There’s little time for the dust to settle in the football world – much to our delight. We’ve already seen heaps of beautiful things come to fruition in the shape of print media, illustration, kit launches and boots.

Shed loads for us to lust over.

Umbro, has added some serious colour to the Speciali and the UX-1 as part of their Spring 2015 range. A treat on the eyes, these playful colours work incredibly well on two boots that are champions of product design.

First up, “Blue Atoll/Pink Glo/Black” Umbro UX-1 Concept:

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Secondly, Pink/White/Blue Umbro Speciali 4

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Smart aren’t they? You can get them now, from here.

Grêmio FBPA and Umbro have combined forces with the brand becoming kit supplier for the Brazilian side.

The kit itself is an utter beaut. Rich in colour, it’s a sharp cut providing a classy finish.

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It’s all about heart and soul. I’m ever the fan of the umbro ethos – they are football through and through.

Launching the new kits to much fan fare, the club held quite the soiree to kick things off.

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New facourite Brazilian team, well and truly followed! You can find out more about these giants of South America here.

Damn nice work.

NBA, NFL and a few other big names have enjoyed a mash up into the Football world of late. It’s always awesome to see these ideas come to life.

Nerea Palacios, one of the heroes behind the fantastic ‘Let’s make a jersey’ project and also known as I WANT TO WORK FOR NIKE has taken what will arguably be the biggest movie release of 2015 and brought it to the world of football.

Featuring Nike, Adidas, Umbro, New Balance and Under Armour this is utterly awesome. I don’t need to say much more than this. It’s a smasher! The work does the talking.

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You can see more from the collection and additional fine work from Nerea here.

Superb. We share your passion.

2014 was one hell of a year for football – boots, kit, creatively we have been spoilt rotten with an emergence in a whole new level of talent off the pitch.

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Soccerbible released their first issue of their own magazine a little while back and with 2015 here, fresh as a daisy, as is issue 2 of this utterly beautiful, must have coffee table for designers and football players alike.

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Looking like another tremendous addition to the cultured side of the game, the magazine has started shipping worldwide.

Featuring exclusives with two World Cup winners, a look back at all things Predator, a complete list of their top 20 boots from 2014 – the photography is a masterstroke and the execution of the magazine looks like another must have.

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A perfect way to start 2015 would be an understatement. Get yours here.

Surely a day like today just means us football obsessed folks should celebrate the beautiful world of blackout boots.

That’s why we’re kindly shunning the traditional ‘Black Friday’ and replacing it with Blackout Friday.

The game has been blessed with stunning offerings from so many brands and styles on the table.

These are just a snippet…

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