With an unmistakable nod to the golden age of terrace wear, the recently unveiled Man Utd x Originals Collection takes center stage in the world of football and fashion. This collaboration between adidas and Manchester United is a time capsule, a love letter to the cherished 1988 – 1990 seasons. It harks back to the passion-filled “away days”, encapsulating the unyielding dedication of the fans who trailed their beloved team, no matter the distance or obstacles.
The collection is a modern reinterpretation of adidas’ iconic pieces, reviving the vibrancy of football culture. It captures a unique moment in time, the late 80s and early 90s, and transports it into today’s contemporary football style. The Man Utd x Originals Collection is a nine-piece ensemble that successfully blends the old with the new, recreating history while introducing innovative design elements.
The star of the collection is undeniably the Man Utd x Originals Third jersey. Taking inspiration from the legendary kit of that era, it is a homage to the past, rich in detail and crafted with precision. From the engineered “MUFC” jacquard material to the expertly designed ribbed collar with its distinctive red and black trim, this jersey is not just a clothing item, but a piece of history. Faithfully reflecting the original, all key elements, including the adidas Trefoil, the club’s crest, and the era’s sponsor iconography are raised through a delicate textured material applied to the core fabric.
Accompanying the jersey, the matching shorts, embellished with ‘MUFC’ script, are crafted from a woven fabric, closely mimicking the aesthetics of the ones sported decades ago. Together, they complete a kit that both reminisces and revolutionizes.
Adding to the allure of the collection is an animated depiction of Manchester United’s defender, Lisandro Martinez, proudly donning the new third jersey on the upcoming United We Stand fanzine cover.
The collection’s breadth doesn’t stop at the players’ apparel. It also extends its homage to the touchlines, where the manager stood as the team’s tactical fulcrum. The Man Utd x Bench Jacket, modeled after the original worn by the manager, is reinvented as a modern shell jacket. Moreover, a reimagined version of the off-pitch hoodie, a staple in the players’ wardrobe, bursts onto the scene in a bold red, white, and black colorway, a tribute to the original pieces.
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Available at adidas.com or other retail partners, the Man Utd x Originals Collection is a testament to the indomitable spirit of football, the passion of the fans, and the enduring legacy of Manchester United. It is a collection that revisits the past, embraces the present, and looks forward to the future of football fashion.
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