Is it just me, or are soccer jerseys getting brighter and louder these days? Well, maybe not fashionable in the traditional seen-on-the-runway Dolce & Gabana fashion sense, but certainly eye-catching and different. And the more I look at them, the more I like them.
For example, check out this Adidas Chelsea away jersey:
First and foremost, it’s a far cry from the traditional Chelsea jersey. While solid blue is a classic, the new away jersey is different and refreshing. I was initially not a fan of the stripes (self conscious fatness?), but they have since grown on me. The neon accents are what make this kit though. It gives it the right amount of personality, but not too much to the point where it’s as obnoxious as some goalkeeper garb.
Chelsea FC aren’t the only club to try and make a fashionable splash with their soccer jerseys. Behold the away kit of Everton FC:
Borderline metrosexual until you realize that you are in fact wearing a soccer jersey (but hopefully not sporting a Euro mullet with it). Yes, pink is prevalent. But fear not, no one would dare make fun of you while you were supporting your favorite club.
Bottom line: the bright, neon colors in both the Chelsea and Everton kits are awesome. If you’re like me and aren’t hip or slim enough (early morning match day pints are detrimental to one’s waistline) to fit into any of the ridiculous neon offerings at American Apparel, then you too should get behind this movement so us common sports fans can pretend to be fashionable.