Chelsea and Nike take us back to the 90s with their third kit.
Never one to shy from a little nostalgia, Nike has produced a third kit for Chelsea that takes inspiration from the ’94-96 season with the orange trims on black. It’s quite a fashion forward design that wouldn’t look out of place for Hypebeasts out there.
Our favourite elements of the jersey are the old-school squared off collars and the orange trims on the sleeves and collar. Adding to the retro appeal is the use of the classic Nike logo in place of the regular swoosh. The 90s love-in is complete with the jacquard knit rising from the fabric of the shirt with subtle “CFC” prints adorned across it.
“The changes at Chelsea were reflective of the wider changes sweeping through English football in the early ’90s,” says Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “For the new season we’ve combined design elements from that era with our modern Nike innovations, and hopefully this kit will spark a few memories of what was a special time at Stamford Bridge.”
“You can see the ’90s influence in fashion at the moment, and I think the kit will appeal to pretty much everyone,” says Blues midfielder Mason Mount. “Younger fans will like that it has a streetwear vibe and older fans will appreciate the sentimentality, remembering club legends who donned the famous jersey and their memories of going to games.”
Alongside the mod-inspired Chelsea away kit for this season, Blues fans are spoilt for choice when it comes to sartorially sharp kits for 2019/20. The new kits should be available soon on Nike.com and will make its debut in the Champions League match against Lille on 2 October.
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