With each new season comes new kits, and amongst every year’s alternatives there are all the time some stellar designs… and a few absolute misses. So we’re going to run it down and choose the very best and worst Premier League kits for the 2022/23 season.
Quite than do a easy “High/Worst 5,” let’s do one thing a bit of enjoyable, and fake it’s the league desk. So we’ll select a high 4 of kits that actually excel (Champions League), two honorable mentions (Europa League), and a backside three (Relegation Zone).
Let’s get to it!
The High 4
In no explicit order, listed here are the very best Premier League kits from the 2022/23 season:
We reviewed this one when it was launched, and it nonetheless stands out as one of the distinctive shirts of the brand new marketing campaign – not simply within the EPL, however anyplace. It manages to be each outlandish but in some way reserved on the identical time.
AFC Bournemouth have spiced up their conventional crimson and black stripes this season with a zig-zag/lightning bolt impact, and it’s turned out terrific. The design offers the shirt a way of movement even when standing nonetheless, and is a superb new tackle a basic design.
This 12 months’s Southampton away high by Hummel is certainly a standout amongst the season’s crop of shirts. The swirling wave motif is supposed to evoke the Solent, the ocean straight that lies between England’s south coast and the Isle of Wight. The design positively feels considerably Asian, a bit paying homage to Katsushika Hokusai’s Great Wave, and the gold trim actually units it off.
Manchester United Dwelling
The 22/23 United top is a contemporary basic, a nod to their late 80s / early 90s period with out being too overly retro. The collar detailing is nice, and the tonal pinstripes add simply sufficient further pizzazz to what’s, normally, a historically plain shirt.
Shut, however not fairly
Crystal Palace Dwelling
At first I believed I hated this one, however actually solely hate the away and third kits that go together with it. On the latter two choices, the scribble impact appears cheesy and low-cost, however on the house, with the mixing of the two-tone blue and crimson vertical stripes, it really works surprisingly effectively.
It is a nice instance of doing a easy shirt proper. Simply the fitting steadiness of colours, and the wavy sample on the collar and sleeves (representing the River Thames) is terrific. The one factor holding this one from the true higher echelon is the wonky sponsor brand of betting agency W88. Both simply have the large “W” or the “W88” textual content. Each stacked on high of one another simply appears foolish, particularly with the 2 giant, however in another way styled, ‘W’s.
and final (and least) we now have:
The Drop Zone
Not each shirt is usually a winner, so listed here are the worst Premier League kits of the 12 months:
Having had a while to stew on this one because it was launched in late spring, the Reds actually missed on their new dwelling possibility. If Fulham confirmed us confirmed how you can do a historically plain package proper, that is the way you do it unsuitable. It’s simply downright boring. The feel all through the shirt is simply kinda there (and isn’t distinctive to Liverpool’s high, it’s popping up on different Nike outfitted golf equipment) and doesn’t actually add something. And the stylized “YNWA” lettering on the sleeve cuffs or everlasting flames on the higher again can’t put it aside. It is a plain crimson shirt.
In one other Merseyside misfire, we’ve acquired Everton’s pink away high. The geometric diamond design throughout the shirt is meant to symbolize the roof of Worth Rupert’s Tower, however that’s a stretch. I’m calling it the Cobra Command package. Shedding the sample totally could be addition by subtraction on this one.
If this actually have been a relegation battle, this shirt would safe the drop someplace round January. This royal blue/black/electrical inexperienced quantity simply flat out doesn’t work. The coloured panels spotlight Nike’s considerably funky raglan template, and the stacked and centered logos on the entrance add to the offbeat look. It’s a number of sponsor logos wanting one thing that will look extra at dwelling using a motorcycle within the Tour de France and belongs, at finest, on the coaching pitch.
What are your favourite (and least favourite) Premier League kits from the brand new season? Tell us within the feedback!