Fashion

Classic Cut

We’re on the road this issue, with four choice away kits from the 2008/09 season

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower-Davis

Manchester United

Paying homage to the side that won the European Cup final 40 years previously, Manchester United’s third strip was a thing of beauty. It may now be synonymous with a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final, but the all-over electric blue colourway with a contrasting-yet-minimalist white chest logo – beneath a reworked club crest that nods to those 1968 champions – retains its charm.

Marseille

Not one for the kit purists – in fact, it might hold some appeal for golf fans. A contrasting all-over diamond pattern that wouldn’t look out of place on the putting green is complemented by a navy shoulder and collar combination; there are pops of gold on a neat chest logo and that winner’s star above the crest. No echoes of 1993 in 2008/09 though: Eric Gerets’ side fell short in the group stages and went on to get knocked out in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup by Shakhtar.

Manchester United

Paying homage to the side that won the European Cup final 40 years previously, Manchester United’s third strip was a thing of beauty. It may now be synonymous with a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final, but the all-over electric blue colourway with a contrasting-yet-minimalist white chest logo – beneath a reworked club crest that nods to those 1968 champions – retains its charm.

Marseille

Not one for the kit purists – in fact, it might hold some appeal for golf fans. A contrasting all-over diamond pattern that wouldn’t look out of place on the putting green is complemented by a navy shoulder and collar combination; there are pops of gold on a neat chest logo and that winner’s star above the crest. No echoes of 1993 in 2008/09 though: Eric Gerets’ side fell short in the group stages and went on to get knocked out in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup by Shakhtar.

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Shakhtar Donetsk

The Ukrainian side’s away strip underlines the fact that less is more. But while the kit may have been understated – a classic silhouette with a neat button-up collar, dressed in a crisp white colourway – the team’s European campaign certainly wasn’t. After coming third in a group containing eventual winners Barcelona, Donetsk (featuring a young Fernandinho) stepped into the UEFA Cup and were crowned champions after a 2-1 extra-time win over Werder Bremen.

Bayern München

A highlight of an ultimately disappointing campaign for Bayern was their navy away strip. An alternative adidas template saw the brand’s sponsor centralised, sat just above the iconic club crest and the sponsor’s chest logo. Upon closer inspection, the shirt features faint upward trajectory lines, a reference to the club’s desire for continuous improvement. Yet despite boasting a team with the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luca Toni, Franck Ribéry and Lúcio, Jürgen Klinsmann’s side were humbled 5-1 on aggregate by Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

Manchester United

Paying homage to the side that won the European Cup final 40 years previously, Manchester United’s third strip was a thing of beauty. It may now be synonymous with a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final, but the all-over electric blue colourway with a contrasting-yet-minimalist white chest logo – beneath a reworked club crest that nods to those 1968 champions – retains its charm.

Marseille

Not one for the kit purists – in fact, it might hold some appeal for golf fans. A contrasting all-over diamond pattern that wouldn’t look out of place on the putting green is complemented by a navy shoulder and collar combination; there are pops of gold on a neat chest logo and that winner’s star above the crest. No echoes of 1993 in 2008/09 though: Eric Gerets’ side fell short in the group stages and went on to get knocked out in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup by Shakhtar.

Classic Cut
Fashion

Classic Cut

We’re on the road this issue, with four choice away kits from the 2008/09 season

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower-Davis

Manchester United

Paying homage to the side that won the European Cup final 40 years previously, Manchester United’s third strip was a thing of beauty. It may now be synonymous with a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final, but the all-over electric blue colourway with a contrasting-yet-minimalist white chest logo – beneath a reworked club crest that nods to those 1968 champions – retains its charm.

Marseille

Not one for the kit purists – in fact, it might hold some appeal for golf fans. A contrasting all-over diamond pattern that wouldn’t look out of place on the putting green is complemented by a navy shoulder and collar combination; there are pops of gold on a neat chest logo and that winner’s star above the crest. No echoes of 1993 in 2008/09 though: Eric Gerets’ side fell short in the group stages and went on to get knocked out in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup by Shakhtar.

Penalty Pedigree

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Manchester United

Paying homage to the side that won the European Cup final 40 years previously, Manchester United’s third strip was a thing of beauty. It may now be synonymous with a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final, but the all-over electric blue colourway with a contrasting-yet-minimalist white chest logo – beneath a reworked club crest that nods to those 1968 champions – retains its charm.

Marseille

Not one for the kit purists – in fact, it might hold some appeal for golf fans. A contrasting all-over diamond pattern that wouldn’t look out of place on the putting green is complemented by a navy shoulder and collar combination; there are pops of gold on a neat chest logo and that winner’s star above the crest. No echoes of 1993 in 2008/09 though: Eric Gerets’ side fell short in the group stages and went on to get knocked out in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup by Shakhtar.

Read the full story
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Shakhtar Donetsk

The Ukrainian side’s away strip underlines the fact that less is more. But while the kit may have been understated – a classic silhouette with a neat button-up collar, dressed in a crisp white colourway – the team’s European campaign certainly wasn’t. After coming third in a group containing eventual winners Barcelona, Donetsk (featuring a young Fernandinho) stepped into the UEFA Cup and were crowned champions after a 2-1 extra-time win over Werder Bremen.

Bayern München

A highlight of an ultimately disappointing campaign for Bayern was their navy away strip. An alternative adidas template saw the brand’s sponsor centralised, sat just above the iconic club crest and the sponsor’s chest logo. Upon closer inspection, the shirt features faint upward trajectory lines, a reference to the club’s desire for continuous improvement. Yet despite boasting a team with the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Luca Toni, Franck Ribéry and Lúcio, Jürgen Klinsmann’s side were humbled 5-1 on aggregate by Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

Manchester United

Paying homage to the side that won the European Cup final 40 years previously, Manchester United’s third strip was a thing of beauty. It may now be synonymous with a 2-0 loss to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final, but the all-over electric blue colourway with a contrasting-yet-minimalist white chest logo – beneath a reworked club crest that nods to those 1968 champions – retains its charm.

Marseille

Not one for the kit purists – in fact, it might hold some appeal for golf fans. A contrasting all-over diamond pattern that wouldn’t look out of place on the putting green is complemented by a navy shoulder and collar combination; there are pops of gold on a neat chest logo and that winner’s star above the crest. No echoes of 1993 in 2008/09 though: Eric Gerets’ side fell short in the group stages and went on to get knocked out in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Cup by Shakhtar.

Penalty Pedigree

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