Marseille have always been a club with a style all their own and I love it. So many teams go with such a standard kit each year that has minimal changes: not this French giant. The runner ups in Ligue 1 will sport new home threads for the 2011-2012 campaign and the kit is about as unique as they come, in a great way.
The new jersey has the same basic color scheme as the previous year’s home jersey: light blue accents surrounding a mostly white shirt. That’s about where the similarities end. BetClic retains the sponsorship for the French team and it works well. Light blue diagonal accent lines run along the front of the shirt in various widths and shades. The bold design by Adidas reminds me a bit of Nike’s design choice in the USMNT jerseys for 2011, with the diagonal stripe across the chest. I love that design and I thoroughly enjoy this look, too. Besides the diagonal accenting lines, three blue stripes line either shoulder, a nod to Adidas and a popular feature on many of their kits. The choice dresses the shirt up a bit more and makes the white stand out a bit more. I also highly enjoyed the collar, though I’m not necessarily one to advocate popping it. Not my style. An Adidas logo is stitched into the shirt and looks nice as well as the Marseille crest in all gold. I may have liked it if the crest was light blue, but that’s ‘ok’. Still looks classy.
The Marseille Jersey was what you could expect from Adidas in terms of comfort: quite comfortable, to be straightforward. The patented ClimaCool technology provided nice ventilation when I began to sweat a bit. It’s a lightweight design so if it’s a bit cold out, you may want to opt for a soccer coat or under-armor style shirt underneath the actual jersey. Besides that, it’s a 100% polyester design so it has a nice durability that will make the investment in a jersey worth your while.
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