Tuesday, March 08, 2011

New France Nike road kit...prison or in the navy?

So Nike unveiled the away strip for the French National team yesterday...and it seemed to be a combination of sailor, prisoner or just eye sore. Good post about the kit read here. I am not really sure what to make of it.

If I stare long enough what will I see???
I guess you cannot fault Nike for taking a chance with this design. It does pull from the traditional French beach ware that comes from what French sailors used to wear. It also looks like something Jean Paul Gautier would wear, how about that - including fashion designers with football!

For all the plainness the home strip gave us, this one goes the other direction. Of course I will have to acquire one of the kits and will wear it proudly...



I do agree with what Blanc said: In this strip you will be noticed so you better be good.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

definitely an interesting shirt...and very noticeable.

Might have to pick one up, assuming my wallet can take another hit. Already bought the home kit.

GFC said...

Ha! I also purchased then home kit...as well as a jacket, training shirt and sweatshirt....

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting on this. At first I thought, great we're going to look like the Dalton brothers from the Lucky Luke series. But now the more I see it the more it grows on me.
Looking forward to seeing it in action in on the 25th against Luxembourg.

Anonymous said...

ha GFC, you went all out. As soon as that online store opened, I could easily have bankrupted myself. Really want one of those track jackets though.

(also must say, well done to FFF, nike, and whoever else...I had my shirt, as promised, before kickoff vs brazil, despite living on the East coast in the US.)

GFC said...

Ah yes, Les Daltons, good reference I completely agree. I will say this about Nike, they understand how to merchandise and market their product. They have 3 track jackets - blue, red and white - same for the sweat shirts. There is a few training shirts, different colors.

From a production standpoint all that is really different is color so the cost is minimal but provides crazy customers...like me...too many outlets to spend money!

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