Fashion

Classic Cut

Unfussy designs and a few bold colour choices provided the Champions League style ethos in 2013/14 – a season that had a back-to-basics feel in more ways than one as Real Madrid snared their tenth European title

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower-Davis

Real Madrid

Debuted in Madrid’s Champions League opener against Galatasaray, this electric-blue away strip added a dash of verve at the start of the side’s journey to La Décima. The epitome of less is more, the shirt’s classic adidas template featured iconic brand stripes along either sleeve, while orange piping down the sides tied everything together. Led by Carlo Ancelotti, the Spanish giants defeated city rivals Atlético after extra time in the final to once again reign victorious.

Schalke

A real treat for the eyes, this one. It’s not often a kit is doused in shades that sway from the norm – especially in 2013/14 – but Schalke’s teal-coloured third strip really bucked the trend. A classic black crew collar matched the adidas stripes down either sleeve, while the logo, sponsor and club crest were given a monochromatic makeover. After finishing second in a group containing Chelsea, Basel and Steaua București, Jens Keller’s side shipped nine goals across two legs against Madrid in a humbling last-16 defeat.

Real Madrid

Debuted in Madrid’s Champions League opener against Galatasaray, this electric-blue away strip added a dash of verve at the start of the side’s journey to La Décima. The epitome of less is more, the shirt’s classic adidas template featured iconic brand stripes along either sleeve, while orange piping down the sides tied everything together. Led by Carlo Ancelotti, the Spanish giants defeated city rivals Atlético after extra time in the final to once again reign victorious.

Schalke

A real treat for the eyes, this one. It’s not often a kit is doused in shades that sway from the norm – especially in 2013/14 – but Schalke’s teal-coloured third strip really bucked the trend. A classic black crew collar matched the adidas stripes down either sleeve, while the logo, sponsor and club crest were given a monochromatic makeover. After finishing second in a group containing Chelsea, Basel and Steaua București, Jens Keller’s side shipped nine goals across two legs against Madrid in a humbling last-16 defeat.

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AC Milan 

Sat atop a crisp white canvas, AC Milan’s archetypal red-and-black striping made a subtle appearance on their 2013/14 away shirt, decorating the collar and cuffs as well as the piping that cut in at the midriff and around the neck. The final touch came dressed in the shiny gold of the adidas stripes, which matched the star above Milan’s crest, but this polished look was in for a swift exit. After coming through a group containing Barcelona, Ajax and Celtic, Clarence Seedorf’s Rossoneri were left stunned by that season’s runners-up, Atlético.

Bayern München

Inverting the club’s traditional red and blue, Bayern’s third kit for the 2013/14 season was something of unheralded beauty. Grey, blue and black striping was elegantly brought together with fluorescent adidas stripes, while a minimalist sponsor logo and the quintessential club badge on the left breast rounded out a sleek design. Pep Guardiola’s men were hoping to make history by becoming the first team to retain the title in the Champions League era, but after seeing off Manchester United in the quarter- finals, Philipp Lahm and Co fell to eventual winners Real Madrid.

Real Madrid

Debuted in Madrid’s Champions League opener against Galatasaray, this electric-blue away strip added a dash of verve at the start of the side’s journey to La Décima. The epitome of less is more, the shirt’s classic adidas template featured iconic brand stripes along either sleeve, while orange piping down the sides tied everything together. Led by Carlo Ancelotti, the Spanish giants defeated city rivals Atlético after extra time in the final to once again reign victorious.

Schalke

A real treat for the eyes, this one. It’s not often a kit is doused in shades that sway from the norm – especially in 2013/14 – but Schalke’s teal-coloured third strip really bucked the trend. A classic black crew collar matched the adidas stripes down either sleeve, while the logo, sponsor and club crest were given a monochromatic makeover. After finishing second in a group containing Chelsea, Basel and Steaua București, Jens Keller’s side shipped nine goals across two legs against Madrid in a humbling last-16 defeat.

Classic Cut
Fashion

Classic Cut

Unfussy designs and a few bold colour choices provided the Champions League style ethos in 2013/14 – a season that had a back-to-basics feel in more ways than one as Real Madrid snared their tenth European title

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower-Davis

Real Madrid

Debuted in Madrid’s Champions League opener against Galatasaray, this electric-blue away strip added a dash of verve at the start of the side’s journey to La Décima. The epitome of less is more, the shirt’s classic adidas template featured iconic brand stripes along either sleeve, while orange piping down the sides tied everything together. Led by Carlo Ancelotti, the Spanish giants defeated city rivals Atlético after extra time in the final to once again reign victorious.

Schalke

A real treat for the eyes, this one. It’s not often a kit is doused in shades that sway from the norm – especially in 2013/14 – but Schalke’s teal-coloured third strip really bucked the trend. A classic black crew collar matched the adidas stripes down either sleeve, while the logo, sponsor and club crest were given a monochromatic makeover. After finishing second in a group containing Chelsea, Basel and Steaua București, Jens Keller’s side shipped nine goals across two legs against Madrid in a humbling last-16 defeat.

Penalty Pedigree

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Real Madrid

Debuted in Madrid’s Champions League opener against Galatasaray, this electric-blue away strip added a dash of verve at the start of the side’s journey to La Décima. The epitome of less is more, the shirt’s classic adidas template featured iconic brand stripes along either sleeve, while orange piping down the sides tied everything together. Led by Carlo Ancelotti, the Spanish giants defeated city rivals Atlético after extra time in the final to once again reign victorious.

Schalke

A real treat for the eyes, this one. It’s not often a kit is doused in shades that sway from the norm – especially in 2013/14 – but Schalke’s teal-coloured third strip really bucked the trend. A classic black crew collar matched the adidas stripes down either sleeve, while the logo, sponsor and club crest were given a monochromatic makeover. After finishing second in a group containing Chelsea, Basel and Steaua București, Jens Keller’s side shipped nine goals across two legs against Madrid in a humbling last-16 defeat.

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AC Milan 

Sat atop a crisp white canvas, AC Milan’s archetypal red-and-black striping made a subtle appearance on their 2013/14 away shirt, decorating the collar and cuffs as well as the piping that cut in at the midriff and around the neck. The final touch came dressed in the shiny gold of the adidas stripes, which matched the star above Milan’s crest, but this polished look was in for a swift exit. After coming through a group containing Barcelona, Ajax and Celtic, Clarence Seedorf’s Rossoneri were left stunned by that season’s runners-up, Atlético.

Bayern München

Inverting the club’s traditional red and blue, Bayern’s third kit for the 2013/14 season was something of unheralded beauty. Grey, blue and black striping was elegantly brought together with fluorescent adidas stripes, while a minimalist sponsor logo and the quintessential club badge on the left breast rounded out a sleek design. Pep Guardiola’s men were hoping to make history by becoming the first team to retain the title in the Champions League era, but after seeing off Manchester United in the quarter- finals, Philipp Lahm and Co fell to eventual winners Real Madrid.

Real Madrid

Debuted in Madrid’s Champions League opener against Galatasaray, this electric-blue away strip added a dash of verve at the start of the side’s journey to La Décima. The epitome of less is more, the shirt’s classic adidas template featured iconic brand stripes along either sleeve, while orange piping down the sides tied everything together. Led by Carlo Ancelotti, the Spanish giants defeated city rivals Atlético after extra time in the final to once again reign victorious.

Schalke

A real treat for the eyes, this one. It’s not often a kit is doused in shades that sway from the norm – especially in 2013/14 – but Schalke’s teal-coloured third strip really bucked the trend. A classic black crew collar matched the adidas stripes down either sleeve, while the logo, sponsor and club crest were given a monochromatic makeover. After finishing second in a group containing Chelsea, Basel and Steaua București, Jens Keller’s side shipped nine goals across two legs against Madrid in a humbling last-16 defeat.

Penalty Pedigree

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