With the new football season beginning in less than a month, we take a look at the best kit designs.
The launch of the new club jersey is an iconic day for many a football fan across the UK, mostly as it signals the approach of the new season.
The annual event also feeds the patriotic thoughts of all supporters, with each and every one hoping, envisioning success in the new strip. Could this be the kit that we land silverware in?
Now, all 20 home kits have been released for sale by top-flight clubs, as we pick the best of a solid bunch for the upcoming season.
Arsenal – The Gunner’s rarely produce a bad home strip. New, lucrative Puma deal has not affected solid white sleeve, red core. A strong effort. 8/10.
Aston Villa – An improvement on last year, and now rid of their awkward looking collar. Thin blue stripes used to good effect. 7/10.
Burnley –Sponsor stands out too much on the front of the shirt, otherwise a standard claret and blue design. 6/10.
Chelsea – Dark blue stripes upon a lighter shade of blue makes for decent viewing. Traditional, yet sharp. 8/10.
Crystal Palace – Have reverted back to blue and red stripes as opposed to their half-and half design of last season. More traditional, but no greater in quality. 6/10.
Everton – Have ditched Nike for a classical Umbro design. Black collar and darker shade of blue is an improvement on last year. 7/10.
Hull – Have also ditched a leading brand for Umbro, with a darker shade of orange certainly making them look more tiger-like. 6/10.
Leicester City – A good effort on their return to the top-flight. Simple and stylish with golden colour scheme. 7.10
Liverpool – No hefty alterations to last year, but white stripes and lettering make it a little neater. 8/10.
Manchester City – Return to the shades of black from two seasons ago, but still a very classic looking City design. 8/10.
Manchester United – The last of the Nike designs, but a jaded attempt by their usual standards. Tidy collar design, but too much going on around the rims of the sleeves. Chevrolet logo a bit overpowering too. 6/10.
Newcastle United – Difficult to experiment with stripes, but the Magpies have opted for a larger presence of black. Take it or leave it. 6/10.
QPR – Have ditched their retro designer Lotto for Nike, and have reaped the benefits. Lighter shade of blue compliments the white well. 7/10.
Southampton – Back to stripes, and better off for it. Have lost plenty of talent this summer, but returned with a tidy looking strip for the new season. 7/10.
Stoke – New Warrior contract not done a lot for them. Will have no extra presence on those cold Wednesday nights in Stoke. 5/10.
Sunderland – Similar, as always, to last season but with a little more black on the rims and under the sleeves. Nothing special coming out of the North East this year. 5/10.
Swansea – Have ditched the atrocious black sleeve stripes. Hits the heights of their League Cup winning centenary kit, until that sponsor ruins it all. 6/10.
Tottenham- Have added black stripes and yellow rims, and drops significantly below their quality design of last season. 5/10.
West Brom – Caused a stir with the fan-base due to its ditching of the stripes. Not a bad looking kit, but understandably difficult to accept the change of tradition. 6/10.
West Ham – One of their best in years. Smart looking blue stripes that overlap the claret to very good effect. 8/10.