For a mostly white jersey, Dynamo Kiev's new home kit has a lot going on
Dynamo Kiev have taken a bit of a risk with their new home kit, and we're not entirely convinced it has paid off.
When it comes to pristine white jerseys, the key really is subtlety.
Say what you want about the standard of football in the MLS, but those Americans know a good shirt design when they see one. If you need an example of this, look no further than the Vancouver Whitecaps' home kit for the 2016 campaign.
If you were forced to describe it in one-word, you'd probably say "white", but the navy trim along with the blue diamond "ice-cap" patterns on the chest make it just different enough to be interesting.
A problem that teams with traditional plain-white home colours tend to encounter is that there is often little room to innovate with their kit. In this era where jersey sales provide a substantial amount of a revenue, clubs try to knock out a new strip every season or two, but need to alter the design just enough to justify calling it a new kit.
That's exactly what Dynamo Kiev have done with their home kit for the 2016/17 season.
This season, they've opted to go for a light blue Ukrainian embroidery design around the neck which does make it eye-catching and unique, but we're not sure whether it's for the right reasons or not.
dynamo kiev: yo give us that milkmaid look
adidas: say no more fam pic.twitter.com/COznnUs4Od
— Luke Plunkett (@LukePlunkett) August 4, 2016
Here's a closer look courtesy of Footy Headlines.
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