Fashion

Classic cut

Simplicity was the hallmark of the adidas kits of 2011/12 – unless Marseille were playing away

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower-Davis | Shirts courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

MARSEILLE

In a season striking for some minimalist shirt design, Marseille’s away strip broke the mould. If you focus on the sleeves and shorts you’ll be lulled into a false sense of security, with a sky blue base and gold stripes offering no hint of what’s to come. It’s when you get to the torso that all bets are off, thanks to an explosion of street art in shades of blue and black that is an homage to the city of Marseille. And as if that wasn’t enough, consider this: said strip was sometimes worn by the keeper when the rest of the team were in the home kit. Mind blown.

BAYERN MÜNCHEN

They fell agonisingly short in the final ‘at home’ to Chelsea, but Bayern’s jersey that night deserved a better outcome. The kit features gold stripes down each arm and the shorts, as well as gold piping around a pleasing V-neck. There’s also a very delicate zig-zag stripe running down the shirt, which is repeated either side of the words “Mia san Mia” (We are who we are) on the inside of
the collar.

MARSEILLE

In a season striking for some minimalist shirt design, Marseille’s away strip broke the mould. If you focus on the sleeves and shorts you’ll be lulled into a false sense of security, with a sky blue base and gold stripes offering no hint of what’s to come. It’s when you get to the torso that all bets are off, thanks to an explosion of street art in shades of blue and black that is an homage to the city of Marseille. And as if that wasn’t enough, consider this: said strip was sometimes worn by the keeper when the rest of the team were in the home kit. Mind blown.

BAYERN MÜNCHEN

They fell agonisingly short in the final ‘at home’ to Chelsea, but Bayern’s jersey that night deserved a better outcome. The kit features gold stripes down each arm and the shorts, as well as gold piping around a pleasing V-neck. There’s also a very delicate zig-zag stripe running down the shirt, which is repeated either side of the words “Mia san Mia” (We are who we are) on the inside of
the collar.

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CHELSEA

There are subtleties at play on the shirt that adorned the 2011/12 Champions League winners. From a distance it looks like a uniformly deep royal blue sea, when in fact there are nuanced two-tone hoops at play. These are complemented by blue stripes on white strips on the shoulders and down the shorts, adding up to a classic adidas kit – and one that will forever be associated with one Didier Drogba.

BENFICA

Benfica’s 2011/12 home strip evoked memories of the heavy sweat-wicking collars of the early 1990s, with a white-washed V-neck atop the Portuguese side’s signature orangey-red ensemble. Equipped with the archetypal adidas stripes down either arm, which carry on down to the shorts, the shirt’s simplicity was something of a USP for adidas that season. Jorge Jesus’s side reached the quarter-finals in it, where they bowed out to eventual champions Chelsea.

MARSEILLE

In a season striking for some minimalist shirt design, Marseille’s away strip broke the mould. If you focus on the sleeves and shorts you’ll be lulled into a false sense of security, with a sky blue base and gold stripes offering no hint of what’s to come. It’s when you get to the torso that all bets are off, thanks to an explosion of street art in shades of blue and black that is an homage to the city of Marseille. And as if that wasn’t enough, consider this: said strip was sometimes worn by the keeper when the rest of the team were in the home kit. Mind blown.

BAYERN MÜNCHEN

They fell agonisingly short in the final ‘at home’ to Chelsea, but Bayern’s jersey that night deserved a better outcome. The kit features gold stripes down each arm and the shorts, as well as gold piping around a pleasing V-neck. There’s also a very delicate zig-zag stripe running down the shirt, which is repeated either side of the words “Mia san Mia” (We are who we are) on the inside of
the collar.

Classic cut
Fashion

Classic cut

Simplicity was the hallmark of the adidas kits of 2011/12 – unless Marseille were playing away

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower-Davis | Shirts courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

MARSEILLE

In a season striking for some minimalist shirt design, Marseille’s away strip broke the mould. If you focus on the sleeves and shorts you’ll be lulled into a false sense of security, with a sky blue base and gold stripes offering no hint of what’s to come. It’s when you get to the torso that all bets are off, thanks to an explosion of street art in shades of blue and black that is an homage to the city of Marseille. And as if that wasn’t enough, consider this: said strip was sometimes worn by the keeper when the rest of the team were in the home kit. Mind blown.

BAYERN MÜNCHEN

They fell agonisingly short in the final ‘at home’ to Chelsea, but Bayern’s jersey that night deserved a better outcome. The kit features gold stripes down each arm and the shorts, as well as gold piping around a pleasing V-neck. There’s also a very delicate zig-zag stripe running down the shirt, which is repeated either side of the words “Mia san Mia” (We are who we are) on the inside of
the collar.

Penalty Pedigree

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MARSEILLE

In a season striking for some minimalist shirt design, Marseille’s away strip broke the mould. If you focus on the sleeves and shorts you’ll be lulled into a false sense of security, with a sky blue base and gold stripes offering no hint of what’s to come. It’s when you get to the torso that all bets are off, thanks to an explosion of street art in shades of blue and black that is an homage to the city of Marseille. And as if that wasn’t enough, consider this: said strip was sometimes worn by the keeper when the rest of the team were in the home kit. Mind blown.

BAYERN MÜNCHEN

They fell agonisingly short in the final ‘at home’ to Chelsea, but Bayern’s jersey that night deserved a better outcome. The kit features gold stripes down each arm and the shorts, as well as gold piping around a pleasing V-neck. There’s also a very delicate zig-zag stripe running down the shirt, which is repeated either side of the words “Mia san Mia” (We are who we are) on the inside of
the collar.

Read the full story
Sign up now to get access to this and every premium feature on Champions Journal. You will also get access to member-only competitions and offers. And you get all of that completely free!

CHELSEA

There are subtleties at play on the shirt that adorned the 2011/12 Champions League winners. From a distance it looks like a uniformly deep royal blue sea, when in fact there are nuanced two-tone hoops at play. These are complemented by blue stripes on white strips on the shoulders and down the shorts, adding up to a classic adidas kit – and one that will forever be associated with one Didier Drogba.

BENFICA

Benfica’s 2011/12 home strip evoked memories of the heavy sweat-wicking collars of the early 1990s, with a white-washed V-neck atop the Portuguese side’s signature orangey-red ensemble. Equipped with the archetypal adidas stripes down either arm, which carry on down to the shorts, the shirt’s simplicity was something of a USP for adidas that season. Jorge Jesus’s side reached the quarter-finals in it, where they bowed out to eventual champions Chelsea.

MARSEILLE

In a season striking for some minimalist shirt design, Marseille’s away strip broke the mould. If you focus on the sleeves and shorts you’ll be lulled into a false sense of security, with a sky blue base and gold stripes offering no hint of what’s to come. It’s when you get to the torso that all bets are off, thanks to an explosion of street art in shades of blue and black that is an homage to the city of Marseille. And as if that wasn’t enough, consider this: said strip was sometimes worn by the keeper when the rest of the team were in the home kit. Mind blown.

BAYERN MÜNCHEN

They fell agonisingly short in the final ‘at home’ to Chelsea, but Bayern’s jersey that night deserved a better outcome. The kit features gold stripes down each arm and the shorts, as well as gold piping around a pleasing V-neck. There’s also a very delicate zig-zag stripe running down the shirt, which is repeated either side of the words “Mia san Mia” (We are who we are) on the inside of
the collar.

Penalty Pedigree

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