Revealed: New Man City Kit 2015/2016
Take a look at the new Man City kit 2015/2016 season below (and white shorts are back!)
This is the new Man City Home Kit for the 2015/2016 season. Together with a few other Man City website owners, I got a sneek peek of the kit on earlier this week. Here are my thoughts and a more detailed look at the design process:
The shirt is sky blue with white collar and sleeve trim, this will be the same for both the short and long sleeved versions. There are also white stripes down the sides of the shirt.
The shirt is slim fit (not so good if you’ve had a few chicken balti pies). It is designed to be a mix of casual wear and for player performance. There are small perforations in the majority of the front and back to allow the material to breath.
However the rear shoulder shoulder section is a full curved panel to allow for long name signings (Pogba’s not very long is it?).
Click here to pre-order the MCFC 2015/16 Home Kit
The club badge is on a shield. Now I’m not overly keen on shields behind the badge, however Nike have said that due to the design of the badge it is technically impossible to embroid the badge directly onto the material used to make the shirt. The eagle/phoenix and stars would make the shirt crunch up if it was embroided.
The shirt has hidden buttons down from the collar, which, if undone, will allow the neck line to be opened up.
Previous Nike Man City shirts have had a tendency to snag easily. The feel of the material did seem more resilient to this and when questioned the Nike representatives noted that improvements have been made. Time will tell.
White shorts are back!
In a popular move the kit is sky blue shirt, white shorts and sky blue sock, although the shorts do have blue stripes down the side.
Sky blue socks with white trim have the word “City” in navy 3/4 of the way up under a Nike swoosh.
The shirt is available to pre-order now for release on the 11th July. Click the button below to see more details.
Nike have designed this seasons kits around 4 key themes covering our history, future, fans and the Manchester culture of fashion, music and being a hotbed of football.
The Manchester Club
Being the only club with a Manchester postcode (their words not mine) and having a strong sense of community, they wanted the kits to represent the history of Manchester City. The thin collar and white trim on the sleeves make it look like the traditional City shirt of the 60’s a la Colin Bell.
New Working Class Values
You have to be a certain type of person to be a City fan. We have a set of values; togetherness, family feel, enjoyment.
These values combined with our honesty, hard work and legendary humour make us City.
The True Blues
A key focal point of the home shirt. A sense of local pride and history harking back to the 60’s kits, whilst the addition of the collar gives it a modern Manchester swagger.
The New Blues
As much as we want the club to stay the same to be the very top we need new fans. These fans may not be Manchester based or even UK based and this New Blues theme is designed for them. The away kit (not yet released) has been designed to appeal to these new Blues.
There will be three kits – Home, Away and Champions League/Cup away. The away shirt is a darker colour – I know this as the Nike reps said that City will have to wear the 3rd kit in the Premier League against the likes of Everton (who wear dark Blue).