France release stunning limited edition 100th anniversary jersey
If kits this nice keep on getting released, we'll all be bankrupt before the summer
We all love football kits, don't we? Even if you don't wear them, as fans of the sport you can't help but admire a well-designed shirt. A good collar can make an otherwise plain shirt lovely. Fine details like a pin stripe can lift a jersey from a 5/10 to a 10/10. A sash can make pretty much any colour scheme work, such is the magic of a diagonal line.
And sometimes, simple is best. Minimalist designs offer a nice contrast to the super-modern florescent garbage that you see sometimes. And Nike have hit the nail on the head with their special edition France jersey to mark the French Football Federation's 100th anniversary, which harks back to the shirt they worse back in 1919.
Obviously, it's blue, but more of a royal blue than the navy jersey they donned during the last World Cup. It's got the iconic cockerel on the chest, this time with two gold stars above after their victorious campaign last summer and '100 ans' stitched in. And it's got buttons and a collar. It's retro, it's smart, it's going straight in my basket.
Shirt Alert: Nike have released the new France 2019 centenary shirt celebrating 100 years of the FFF
The shirt will be worn today against Iceland.
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The rest of the kit features the classic white shorts and red socks combination, with similarly minimalist designs. It's the perfect mix of old and new. Modern retro did right.
This is the special vintage shirt France will wear on Monday in their Euro 2020 qualifier against Iceland. The shirt celebrates 100 years of the French Football Federation. A very limited number will be available for general purchase. pic.twitter.com/sgk9yImJ4t
— Rich Allen 🔴⚫ (@rich_allen85) March 24, 2019
Les Bleus will wear the shirt on Monday night in their match against Iceland, giving you the chance to see the likes of Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann wear it in action.