cool hit counter

Who ate all the pies

Dip in to scour the latest Deadline Day titbits...

Who Ate All The Pies Logo

New Nike Brazil Home Kit Features Totally Redundant Green Strip!

By Ollie Irish

Here’s a leaked pic of Brazil’s new Nike home shirt (Via Football Shirt Culture), which the South Americans will wear against France in a Nike-approved friendly on 9th February 2011 (as we told you a couple of weeks ago, that’s also when the French will debut their ridonkulously expensive new Nike uniform).

First impression? Well it’s lovely and yellow and ‘Brazily’, plus the crewneck collar is retro-smart, but the designers have fallen headfirst into the classic ‘this just needs one more flourish’ trap, by adding a gratuitous green strip on the chest, at nipple height (unless you’re Ronaldo, in which case the strip is way above nipple height). This shirt doesn’t need it, but then I guess these days when you bring out new kits all the time, you need to be able to distinguish the latest model from its predecessors. Shame, as there is a nice kit lurking beneath that green bar.

Rate the kit:

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
By Ollie Irish on January 27th, 2011 in International football, Kits & fashion, South America. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

13 Responses to “New Nike Brazil Home Kit Features Totally Redundant Green Strip!”

  1. Joe says:

    I hate it when kits have those stripes that don’t go anywhere, just like those Adidas kits where the three stripes end halfway up the sleeve.

  2. mark bosnich says:

    it’s like the player’s energy bar in pro evo or fifa………..

  3. says:

    It looks like a minus sign. Why don’t they ever use that cool diamond from their flag?

  4. Mr Vertical says:

    If you’re gonna have horizontal strips on the kit, as least make it look nice like the France ’84 kit.

    Now that’s a kit!

  5. Mauro says:

    I fucking hate Brazil, so no matter what they wear on the pitch, it’s shit!

  6. Montesquieu says:

    That’s absolute shite, along with the France kit. Tragic.

  7. bigdutch says:

    nike makes shit kits, end of story.

  8. The Yank says:

    Ugh… that’s abysmal. Brazil kits always have to have a splash of green, and if you remove the loading bar its just yellow. So, green is must but definitely not like this. The ones worn in South Africa were magnificent. Retro (and green!) collar with a single classic thin green stripe going down the sleeves. Clean, simple, and nostalgic. I could see Garrincha, Zico, and Pele wearing a kit that beautiful. Luckily, they won’t be seen wearing this gaudy thing. Nike has been a bit hit or miss lately.

  9. Montesquieu says:

    Lately? They have been mostly a miss (except for a few kits in the last few years) for at least the last decade. Their only upside is that since 2006 their material is superior to that of Adidas and until 2009 to Umbro.

  10. theirishembassy says:

    the only way i see this kit working is to have the player numbers splashed atop the green bar. possibly outlined in the same colour.

  11. Anonymous says:

    yello yello dirty fello

  12. aamir says:

    yellow yellow dirty fello

  13. […] you can see, Nike have played the retro card; opting for a very unfussy design, free of redundant green blocks and the like – and, yes; before you start worrying, the shorts do have an inner mesh gusset […]

Leave a Reply