The new Argentina home shirt has been officially launched by AFA. At the same time we like to introduce FSC's new kit reviewer Chris Simpson, a passionate collector of football shirts from Scotland who shines his light over the new Argentina shirt. Here's his quick review on the new Argentina shirt 08/09 by Adidas.
ARGENTINA 2008/9 Home shirt
First impression of the new Adidas Argentina home shirt is a nostalgic nod back in time to the historic jersey immortalised by Mario Kempes in winning the Argentina World Cup in 1978. .
For starters the width of those famous aqua & white stripes bear more than a passing resemblance to the earlier Adidas version which also had a white rounded collar as has been adopted here too.
The makers have returned to a much more simple design than that of its predecessor but for my money they should have replaced the Adidas logo back in its traditional right hand side position instead of the centre of the neckline. That said, it is a vast improvement and I really like how they have reverted back to carrying those stripes onto the sleeves as well, a nice touch which has been missing from their home shirts for quite a while now.
A great effort from Adidas which warrants 4 out of 5, more for getting back to what an Argentina shirt should look like than anything else.