The European Championships are just around the corner and with that in mind Puma have put out some stunning new kits. The new Austria away jersey is no different, and while the background color of this kit is white, its far from plain. The most striking and classy feature of this jersey is the black patch on the left shoulder, where the national crest sits, that really sets off the rest of the shirt. Traditionally, Austria’s away jerseys have been white with black accents, but somehow, adding a large patch of black makes for a unique effect.
You’ll also notice a seam running across the chest right under the black patch on the left breast giving it a sharp edge and helping to set off the Puma log on the opposite side. There is also a black and white detail on the inside of the collar and another black Puma logo on either sleeve. The jersey also features the national crest of Austria with its black eagle wearing a crown and a hammer an scythe in each claw, and a broken chain between them. This symbolizes the spirit and history of the people of Austria, and how their agricultural and manufacturing past helps them break any chains placed upon them. The crest also has a red and white background, which are the same colors featured on the Austrian flag.
These jerseys fit true to size, and are tailored to fit close to the body. I found it to be comfortable, but its a short sleeve summer weight kit so you’ll want to wear something underneath it if you’ve got it around the house this winter. Other than that, its a great quality jersey that looks sharp and can be found at our favorite affiliate partner, soccerpro.com, for $74.99.
Written by: Matthew Wall, editor, soccerprose.com
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