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International Kits 2017/18 (France, Man City update posted 3/21)

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While I finish up my 2018 MLS series, I figured I'd start up a new thread for international kit concepts for 2017/2018. I'll most likely just be doing Nike and Adidas teams (possibly some Puma and New Balance) but you can expect to see a wide array of concepts for the biggest national and club teams around the world. First up is my favorite global club, FC Barcelona. The primary kit, while not all that different from their current, features wide stripes on the front and back with a unique gradient design merging the red and blue together. The shirt has more of an emphasis on red, while the sleeves are a slightly darker blue and the trim on the sides and under the arms is dark navy blue. The secondary kit is based on the classic 1974/75 away kit, with a diagonal sash made up of the classic Blaugrana colors. In addition, the sash has the same gradient design as the home kit. Finally, in an attempt to replicate Nike's 2017/18 kit aesthetics as close as possible, I used the camo pattern that Nike will be using as their global third kit template for next season. In addition, I decided to go for a bright blue base with yellow and navy accents and slightly darker blue sleeves. Let me know what you think!

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Really really nice concept. Very clean. One small idea would be to include a Catlan flag inspired collar like they've done in the past. Completely up to you if you want to go that route. 

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2 minutes ago, AndesMts27 said:

Really really nice concept. Very clean. One small idea would be to include a Catlan flag inspired collar like they've done in the past. Completely up to you if you want to go that route. 

Thanks man, I appreciate it. I thought about the Catalan flag inspired collar but I decided against it because it doesn't seem realistic with Nike's Vapor Aeroswift template. I did include the Catalan flag detail on the back neck, however.

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Next up is Manchester City. Their home and away kits for this upcoming season are set to use maroon as an accent color, and I liked how that sounded so I decided to keep it. The primary kit has a sublimated diagonal stripe pattern taken directly from the crest, and maroon and navy are used as accent colors. The secondary kit has a maroon base with light blue accents, and a sublimated double pinstripe pattern adorns the front and back of the shirt. The third kit utilizes Nike's global third kit design, but the colors are dark grey with bright green accents. In addition, I chose to come up with my own Premier League font for next season, and I used Real Madrid's 2009 font as a base and adjusted it to fit the look that I wanted. Any C&C is greatly appreciated.

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Nice work. I see that you're pulling a Nike and giving City and Barca the same template for the 3rd kits. What's the pattern sublimated on the numerals on the back of the City jerseys?

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11 minutes ago, GeauxColonels said:

Nice work. I see that you're pulling a Nike and giving City and Barca the same template for the 3rd kits. What's the pattern sublimated on the numerals on the back of the City jerseys?

That's actually the pattern Nike is using for next year's third kits, so he probably just wanted it to be realistic

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9 minutes ago, GeauxColonels said:

Nice work. I see that you're pulling a Nike and giving City and Barca the same template for the 3rd kits. What's the pattern sublimated on the numerals on the back of the City jerseys?

Yeah, just for the sake of realism I'm using Nike's 2017/18 third kit design, but changing up the color schemes. And the pattern inside the numerals on the Man City jerseys is the pattern that was unveiled with the Premier League's rebrand last year:

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I have a hunch they'll try to incorporate that pattern into the new name and number set, so I thought I'd give it a try.

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Very nice work so far. Keep it up.

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Thanks for the comments guys. Now that the new Premier League font has been unveiled, I'll update my Man City concept once I can get my hands on a vector or ttf file of the new typeface.

 

But for now I'm moving on to my first national team of this series, France. Next year is not only a World Cup year, but it'll also mark 20 years since France's 1998 Cup win, their first and only up to this point. With that in mind, I thought I'd pay tribute to the kits worn in 1998, and also those worn in 1984, when they won their first European championship. Since the original versions of the classic kits were made by Adidas, I made some slight adjustments to modernize it and make it fit into Nike's aesthetics. The home shirt is a rich blue with dark navy accents, and the bold red and white stripes adorn the torso. Thin sublimated horizontal pinstripes cover the entirety of the front and back of the shirt. The cockerel is gold, just like the 1984 and 1998 versions. The away kit, while using the same striping pattern as the home shirt, features it in a more subdued manner as it is now completely sublimated. The shirt features mismatched trim on the sides and neck to match up with the colors of the French flag. The cockerel is again colored gold.

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As promised here's an update to my Man City concept with the new Premier League font (or at least my closest approximation). 

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Just something I'd like to point out for France: The white pinstripes on the chest might look a bit too much like adidas' 3 stripe mark. I would also like to point out that the earlier rumoured dark grey Man City 3rd kit is actually a dark turquoise-esque bottle green (RGB 9 33 35,approximately). So if you were basing your designs on those rumours,you might like to do an update.

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4 hours ago, hendocfc said:

Just something I'd like to point out for France: The white pinstripes on the chest might look a bit too much like adidas' 3 stripe mark. I would also like to point out that the earlier rumoured dark grey Man City 3rd kit is actually a dark turquoise-esque bottle green (RGB 9 33 35,approximately). So if you were basing your designs on those rumours,you might like to do an update.

I really don't think the pinstripes resemble the Adidas stripes all that much, especially with the thicker stripe placed above it. Yes, there are three stripes, but the width and spacing is completely different than the Adidas mark. I did take that it into cosideration while designing it, but I really think it's a non-issue. And regarding the Man City third kit, I actually wasn't basing the color off of the rumors. For the Nike third kits I'll be using the 2017/18 global third kit template, but I'll be changing up the color schemes to what I'd like to see.

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