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Presumably based on leaked information, DF member "fayed" has uploaded a prediction of the look of the 2022-23 season Nike FC Barcelona Home shirt. The upcoming design, which is being speculated on despite next season's still being unconfirmed, features the "blau" (blue) part of the famous Blaugrana name divided into royal blue and navy stripes, with a third stripe in the famous grenadine. This tri-stripe look recalls shirts worn by the French national team roughly a century ago, Bolton Wandere...

DF is 13 years old this year, and I thought it about time I outlined some of the occasions I’ve noticed an “IRL” release sharing traits with a design we’d earlier seen on the site. The following representations of both DF designs (cover versions, if you will) and notable releases of the last decade or so are the work of the brilliant Kitbliss's Chris Oakley. Each separate graphic draws a comparison between design ideas which made it to the real world, and similar thoughts that had appeared...

Hot on the heels of the recent 1992-93 Premier League Home Kit KitVote, we’re doing something slightly different for the second contest - something concept-based and SW6-based. We know that there are a lot of fantastic Chelsea shirt designs on DF, but a lot of these also feature on Instagram as well - and a lot more besides - so we thought we’d host a vote to decide the best of those on that image-sharing site.

The results are in and democracy has spoken. We now know what the best Premier League Home kit of the 1992-93 season is. And, in what will be a shock for some, it’s not Umbro’s Manchester United release. In fact, the lace-up collared effort doesn’t even make the podium.

After collating leaked information, member Corinth has provided a prediction of what the 2021-22 FC Barcelona Home shirt will look like. Incorporating the weave - or VaporKnit - of the new Nike ranges, the shirt also features the classic “Blaugrana” stripes of the iconic kit being adapted to include a dual-tone version of the crest.

Our AS Roma X New Balance New Kit Deal Challenge is coming along nicely, with a wardrobe provided by member Warrigal exemplifying the high standard of entries. The Home provides amber embellishment to the deep red base via not only the neat neck and the twist on a familiar NB cuff detail, but also some asymmetric panelling to the shoulder area. The naughties revival regarding excessive trim is in full swing, but this quasi-patchwork effect is more palatable than some recent submissions to that ...

As many members are aware, it has been announced that New Balance are to be AS Roma’s new kit supplier/technical partner from 2021-22 onwards. So, like we’ve seen with the Southampton Hummel deal, it’d be great to have an idea from DF members what the new Giallorossi kits should look like. No fixed closing date - the challenge will be replaced with another deal in due course - no winners and no prizes; we’d just like to see how the Serie A giants could turn out with the NB on their chests. ...

Not “soccer crests”, although they are all soccer crests, these club badge designs from member SOCA are an impressive selection. The ultra-simple Southampton design dispenses with the clutter of the current version, and dare we say it might suit the new Hummel kit should the Danish brand deliver a stripped-back first offering. The Olympique de Marseille example, however, adds the same modern flavour to the tumultuous club’s current version, but with a more involved, multicolour effect.

Uploaded to the website late last year, this is a prediction of what the 2021 Corinthians Home shirt will look like. Aptly monikered site member Corinth has taken leaked information they have stumbled upon to provide an idea of the form the Brazilian giants’ new Nike primary shirt will take. In a style not too far removed from that which Arsenal occasionally sport when required to change - but with less suggestion of gore - and the current Manchester City Home, the design embellishes the famous...

We have a brand new category on DF, and a brand new rolling challenge for members. No prize, no winners, no voting - to begin with, anyway - the New Deal Kit Challenge category is a chance to show, with some speed, what the kits of a new club or association and manufacturer partnership could, or indeed should look like.

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