By Chris Wright
Man City have just officially rolled out their new change strip for 2013/14 in Hong Kong and it is a beauty…
The black(“charcoal” if we’re being specific)-on-black design takes its queue from City’s origins as a football club – specifically the year City were founded as St Mark’s in 1880 before becoming Gorton AFC in 1884, and then Ardwick AFC between 1887 and 1894.
The shirt’s subtle half-and-half design is a graphic tip of the hat to Ardwick’s kit design for the 1890/91 season, while the svelte black colourway is a nod to Gorton’s colours, with the club playing in black in 1884/85.
Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. We like. Black and gold? What’s not to love?