Coolest kits: Europe 2015/16
By Matt Glazebrook, 13 August 2015
We've cast our sartorial eye over the best of the Premier League's shirt offerings this season, but what of the style statements on display across the water? With the big Euro leagues kicking off this week and next, here's our take on the cream of the continent's soccer swag.
Eintracht Frankfurt away
This is just too clean. Eintracht Frankfurt's Nike number gets full value from its two retro circular badges (the club's own Eagle-based crest, plus the neat Alfa Romeo sponsor logo) by keeping everything else pared back to the absolute minimum. Wear as part of a full monochrome getup, with black structured joggers and all-white kicks.
The Turkish giant's adidas away top is so coolly casual it's basically forgotten it's a football shirt. In essence this is just a soft grey-marl T-shirt with a nifty pale blue horizontal stripe pattern. The club badge feels like an after thought. Style with skinny dark grey ripped jeans and light grey sneaks.
The Italians have an in-built advantage with their posh burgundy and gold colour scheme, and this season's is an especially luxe iteration. The added purple shading on the shoulders lifts an already classy top into aristocratic territory. Rock with navy slim-fit chinos and white plimsolls.
Rayo Vallecano away
Rayo's Nyan Cat-inspired away top may well be Europe's only internet-meme-based football shirt. At least until PSV Eindhoven's Doge-themed third kit next year (fingers crossed). Style with everything else toned way down.