These are the 19 best kits for the 2016/17 season (say us)
9. Bologna, home
See, Macron, you can do red and blue stripes! Bologna’s kit is lush in its simplicity. You won’t find many striped kits with a better collar and sleeve design.
— Bologna Fc 1909 (@BfcOfficialPage) July 14, 2016
8. Hoffenheim, home
Diving collar, well-matched tones, mildly amusing sponsor – we like this effort a Lotto (oh, hush).
— footballkitnews (@footballkitnews) May 15, 2016
7. Juventus, home
This is a beauty. For a black-and-white shirt there’s a lot going on, but it avoids resembling a barcode. While Juve aren’t alone in featuring Adidas’ trademark three stripes down the sides, not the shoulders, it works particularly well here.
6. Arsenal, goalkeeper
Gone forever – or at least temporarily – are garish keeper jerseys. Printing nerds such as FFT will call the colour scheme CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black), but all that really matters is that it’s niiiiice.
— Genesis Sports (@GenesisSportsUK) June 28, 2016
5. Bayer Leverkusen, home
This season Bayer Leverkusen – backed by a pharmaceutical giant, don’t forget – swapped big boys Adidas for local lads Jako, and the result is a swish switch to black.
It’s a mighty fine shirt, weird shoulder pattern aside.
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) July 7, 2016
4. Aberdeen, away
Aberdeen’s bid to match or even improve on second place, despite Rangers’ arrival, will look especially sexy on the road.
— Aberdeen FC (@AberdeenFC) June 14, 2016
3. Galatasaray, home
There’s a lot to like here, be it the colour contrasts, the thin horizontal lines, or the continuing shirt-to-shorts stripe. Lovely.
Galatasaray'ımızın 2016/17 sezonu formaları. (via Footy Headlines) pic.twitter.com/CpicRv1Dgm
— Galatasaray (@tribunGS) July 12, 2016
2. Spurs, away
Tottenham’s third kit for 2016/17 is a gold monstrosity, but their primary two uniforms more than make up for it.
We especially like what Under Armour have done with the change strip: clean and understated, in just the right shades.
1. Pumas, home
Crikey. Where to start? No, really: ‘where do we start?’ must have been the first thing Nike said when beginning this conceptual design.
The shirt incorporates everything from zodiac signs and the popular Central Library’s circular patterns (representing the contrasting heliocentric and geocentric theories of Copernicus and Ptolemaeus, obviously) to traditional Mexican imagery and a 16th-century city map, creating an astounding tribute to astronomy and astrology that, most importantly, looks incredible. It’s impressive Nike even managed to find space for their swoosh.
— PUMAS (@PumasMX) July 13, 2016
Buy this. Buy this now.