Ranked! The 20 best kits of the 2018/19 season
6. Wolves, home
Wolves are back in the big time and aren’t exactly keeping quiet about it, having spent the last few weeks snapping up half of the professional footballers in Portugal. Yet the most pleasing thing about their summer has nothing to do with transfers and everything to do with the welcome return of a classic English kit. The West Midlanders moved back to a lighter, more traditional shade of gold to mark their return to the top flight, although if we’re being picky, the notes of grey in the sponsor’s logo are a little off-putting.
5. Boca Juniors, home
You’d have to seriously screw up to produce a poor Boca Juniors kit. Mercifully, Nike haven’t done that. There’s nothing revolutionary about the 2018/19 edition, but that’s undoubtedly a positive. Why would you mess with such a classic?
4. Aston Villa, home
We might be seeing a bit more of a lifestyle/football crossover with future kits after this. Aston Villa have joined forces with British clothing brand Luke 1977 for this year’s effort – and the results are suitably delightful. The two gradients of claret coexist in beautiful harmony, while both sleeves and collar are elegantly classic. It’s no wonder that Villa reported an 180%+ uplift in pre-order sales compared to last season.
3. Fulham, home
Fulham have marked their promotion in style, releasing the best kit of the 2018/19 Premier League season. Inspired by outfits worn in the late 1990s, this shirt possesses the optimum balance between black and white, and the central horizontal strip is a sight to behold.
2. Sampdoria, home
Sampdoria’s success in the shirt stakes is well established by now, but this iconic design never gets old. A predominantly blue jersey with a white, red and black band running across the centre, the Blucerchiati’s kit also stands out for its badge: a centrally placed shield with no words or other overt reference to the fact it’s symbolising a football club.
1. Kaizer Chiefs, home and away
Oh yes. Kaizer Chiefs have produced two delightful kits for the current season: first, a gold home jersey with black strips which represent “traditional spears rising together to create a sense of motion and unity on the field”. The second is a stunning purple-bodied, black-sleeved change strip with some fetching splashes of gold on the collar, crest and Nike swoosh. Now, where can we buy one… or 10?