New Man Utd 2013/14 Home Kit Unveiled – Still Contains Worrying Traces Of Gingham (Photos)

By Chris Wright


Nike and Manchester United have just pulled the trigger on their new home kit for next season, which is thankfully a load less “tablecloth-y” than last year’s dismal effort – though gingham elements do remain for 2013/14.

You’ll be glad to know that it’s been released with the usual hot blast of design department guff – have a read:

“Next season…United will play in a new home kit inspired by elements of the club’s successful history and the city’s industrial heritage.

“The United home shirt features the return of the black collar, worn upturned with such brilliance by Eric Cantona during the club’s champion run of the 1990s.

“Underneath the collar is a subtle tonal grey-and black-gingham check, first used on last season’s home shirt. The check represents Manchester’s industrial past, referencing the city’s cotton mills of the 18th century, which once produced the classic check fabric.

“The tailored collar, with three buttons at the front and one at the back, represents the city’s sense of style. Two side vents at the hem of the shirt feature the same tonal black-and-grey gingham check that is found under the collar.

Got it? Buttons and gingham = ultra Mancunian.

For what it’s worth we like it, even if it is just slightly edging onto the boring side of smart. To be honest, they could have covered potato sacks in dog vomit and cut armholes in them and we’d still like it more than 2012/13’s abomination.

What’s the verdict peeps? Yay or nay?

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  1. Joe says:

    What’s with all the buttons Nike are doing on their kits? Makes them look like a chav’s knock-off polo shirt.

  2. Ed says:

    I do like it, but it would look a whole lot better without that fucking huge aon logo.

  3. Rory says:

    Hideous, agree with Joe’s sentiments.

  4. Tony says:

    Nice, prefer it plain then last yrs dirt

  5. cw88 says:

    A bit naff but anything is better than last years arse clenching kit

  6. Bruno says:

    Agree with you, anything would be better than that 2012/13′s abomination. It’s not bad but is not nice either. To me, the last cool Man Utd home kit was that of 2006/07 season, when Larsson played.

  7. Saladinho says:

    I quite like it, very simple. Collar’s always a win

  8. Rob says:

    Nike must be laughing their heads off, it’s the new england away just with a different colour collar and badges.

  9. Matchew says:

    Horrific photoshopping on the players there

  10. Mr Sensible says:

    It’s so horribly chavy, it wouldn’t look at all out of place on an idiot from The Only Way is Essex.

  11. biglad says:

    as my name suggests getting a shirt to fit me is a problem. However, as a Man united fan, i find it difficult to take that City are making a 3xl while ours only go up to 2xl. Do nike think we’re all the same size as the kids that make their shirts?

  12. Mr Mark says:

    ““The tailored collar, with three buttons at the front and one at the back, represents the city’s sense of style.”

    Lol – so pretty bad then? Buttons were last in ‘style’ in the 18th century.

    Buttons (and collars too really) have no place on a football kit. They just make it look old fashioned and/or chavvy.

    Buttons and a collar actually can look ok, like on a normal dress shirt – if it’s made right.

    But on this kit, they look lazy, a weak collar and badly placed buttons, polo-shirt style.

    And by ‘lazy’ I mean like the designers saying ‘lets just throw a collar on and buttons on, and it’ll look smart and stylish’…it’s not like someone with a brain has looked at it and said ‘this looks great’, it’s more like they’ve looked at it and said ‘there’s a collar and buttons there….that means it’s smart, right?’

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