The new home kit for Premier League Champions Manchester City with the help of club captain Vincent Kompany and one of the club’s biggest fans, rock legend Noel Gallagher.
The two MCFC icons met at the Rock Werchter festival in Brussels at the weekend, where Vincent introduced Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds to his hometown crowd.
Speaking about the new home and away kits, lifelong City fan Noel Gallagher said: “The new home kit is pure class. It might be the best one we’ve had in a decade. As modern and radical as it is though, it’s nice to see Umbro keeping our heritage alive in the new away kit. The best dressed defending champions of all time? No doubt.”
The new maroon away shirt will be worn by Manchester City ’s players and supporters as they look to defend their title throughout the 2012/13 season. Celebrating the club’s supporters around the world, Umbro and Manchester City recently asked them to ‘Show Your City’ and come up ideas for how to launch the club’s stylish new kits and will be unveiling of the winning ideas very soon!
Manchester City Away shirt is inspired by the one-off shirts that City heroes wore for their 1956 FA Cup final victory and celebrates The Blues historic triumph in the final of last year’s competition. Embroidered with the Umbro diamond and with an applique club crest on the chest, this short sleeved version of the sharp new Manchester City away shirt 2012 is a stylish way to show your support as the club enters a potentially illustrious new era. This striped zinfandel coloured shirt is expertly tailored for an improved fit with stretch sleeves, front darts on the body and a classic mitred V neck, so it looks smart in the stands or out on the pitch.
Manchester City had a decent campaign in last season’s UEFA Champions League and will look to go even further this season wearing their new European Away kit tailored by Umbro. Set to be worn in all the club’s European away games and some select Premier League fixtures, the stylish black and carbon shirt is sure to be a favourite with City’s fans in Manchester and around the world.
The new European Away shirt features smart black and carbon grey stripes on the body and arms of the kit, with subtle vista blue trim on the inner stretch cuffs referencing the team’s home colours as they travel abroad. The same vista blue colour also features on the embroidered Umbro diamond and MCFC crest on the chest, and the sponsors logo.
Comfort and fit is a key factor in the new Manchester City away shirt, with displaced shoulder seams and a curved hem allowing players and fans to concentrate on playing the game, or cheering on the team! The collar, a classic ribbed crew neck with a v-insert, also helps with fit and movement in a vital area.