Crystal Palace 2017/18 Home Kit Launched
Crystal Palace have launched their new home kit for the 2017/18 season made by Macron. This is the last kit being manufactured under the current four year deal.
The home kit is back to basics for the club who have experimented with their home kit’s stripe proportions in recent seasons. Red and blue stripes with a dash of yellow, a common accent since Steve Parish has been the chairman. Shows you can do things with stripes. Contained within these stripes are selected sublimated borough names that are south of the Thames (shown below):
An evolution of the 2014/15 kit, which was Macron’s first, it features much the same detailing and number of stripes, just with a different template. It is being launched as a sponsor-less kit because of the ending of the Mansion contract. The new sponsor is yet to be finalised, so keep an eye on official club sources for details of that.
The template on which the kit is based shows a striking similarity to Nike’s current Vapor template as used by teams like Manchester City and England, judging by the collar. A V-neck which has been cut and sewn, completed with a yellow trim. If I were Macron, I’d tread very carefully around the issue.
The home kit will be completed with blue shorts and blue socks, both with red and yellow highlights. This will be subject to change if Palace do wear the kit in away matches.
In my view, it’s the best kit Macron have made for our club. However, a good looking kit has been let down by the yellow trim once again. It just makes our kit have a certain factor of tackiness and garishness. Something which I dislike, but I am a bit of a traditionalist. At least it’s better than this season’s Ajax styled abomination.
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