English Championship side Stoke City FC along with Macron, the international leader in Teamwear for the sportswear sector as well as the long standing technical sponsor of the ‘Potters’, have presented the new ‘Home’ and ‘Away’ kits that will be worn by the team during the up and coming 2020/21 season.
The “Home” kit is a club’s classic and traditional shirt with a modern twist for England’s second oldest professional football club. Both on the front and rear of the jersey there is the clubs iconic vertical red and white stripes but this time flanked by thinner pinstripe lines on both sides. The collar is V-necked both on the neck line as well as the cuffs the trim is edged with the same pinstripe as on the stripes. The shoulder design is that of raglan sleeves with a finish in rib-knit. The backneck is personalized with the name of the club and in the inner half-moon there is a sublimated print with extracts of Stoke City FC anthem that echoes around the stadium on match day. In the rear of the neckline the word “EST 1863” can be found which is the year in which the team was founded.
The “Away” version is a round neck and the dominant colour is navy blue but the characteristic that distinguishes this shirt is the optical zigzag graphic design in yellow sublimation print across the raglan sleeves. The exact same design texture is repeated on the front of the shirt but this time it is embossed resulting in a clean finish that changes as the light is reflected off its fabric. The Macron Hero on the chest remains prominent on the right in yellow silicone print and the clubs crest is also finished with a silicone high definition patch application.
Both shirts are in Slim Fit and the presence of micromesh inserts allows the garment maximum breathability and transpiration of the athletes.