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Chelsea 2024-25 home kit leaked, mocked up with squirls and swirls and red accents

Hmmm

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I’m a simple man of simple tastes, especially when it comes to my football shirts. Blue is the color (of the home shirt). No need to get fancy.

But of course that doesn’t work in today’s (or even yesterday’s) football economy. We need a new shirt every new season, featuring something new and interesting to differentiate them year-on-year and get us to open up our wallets (ever wider). It’s a tough task for any design house, to be sure, to come up with something palatable every twelve months. And it’s an impossible task for Nike, clearly.

(I may not ever buy the shirts, but it’s the same for the training gear and “fashion” items, which, in fairness, have had several winners among them in recent years.)

Nike’s latest, which got leaked and mocked-up recently, seems to be an attempt to come up with something fairly unique. But for me, it’s not really coming across as anything more than just another sad attempt. Didn’t even bother to design a collar. Again.

The one interesting part is the red accents (sorry, “reddish orange”) in the trim and, especially, around the badge. That’s something we haven’t seen in about 30 years, since the early-to-mid ‘90s, when the badge on the home shirt featured not only a red border, but even a red lion! Gasp.

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