Retailers can expect high demand from fans for the latest supporter’s wear from popular soccer clubs Orlando Pirates and Arsenal. Pirates’ home kit is in the traditional black with white trim, while their white away kit features black trim. Both kits have the adidas three stripes on their shoulders for a retro look. PUMA also gave heritage a nod with the blue two-tone treatment of the new Arsenal away kit.
“Going into this new season with a slick and new jersey that invokes memories of the past, we hope that this combination of the old school meeting the new will be part of the re-awakening of the Buccanneers,” says Orlando Pirates Brand Activation Manager, Tokoloho Moeketsi
Modern technologies include Climacool, which provides heat and moisture management, and Climalite in the shorts, which removes the need for an inner mesh. The club crest is heat applied while a debossed skull and cross bones on the back of the jersey reinforces the club name.
Arsenal introduced blue into their kit in 1892 and it has subsequently been a feature of many away kits. The 2017/18 kit features a modern and stylish graphic fade made up of repeat silhouettes of the club’s crest – the same design is on the sleeves of all the new Arsenal shirts.