In light of this summer’s global celebration of football, Hurley is encouraging national pride in and out of the water with the debut of the Phantom National Team boardshorts, supported by the “Fly The Flag” campaign.
The boardshort colors are aligned with the Brasil, France and U.S. national team kit jerseys, with a “home” and “away” variant for U.S. and Brasil. The kits are supplemented with coordinating tees and hats, allowing for soccer and surf fans alike to express national pride.
Nike have released a new Air Max 1 trainer range which pays tribute to the Nike Mercurial football boot - first released in 1998.
The new range includes four different styles, each nodding to a particular variant of the boot. The green and red style refers to the latest, 2014 version, the violet and orange to the 2010 incarnation, the yellow and black to 2006's model and the metallic silver to 2002's.
We've reviewed several items from Admiral's new ranges over the last few days and found them all to be pretty stylish. Well here's a polo shirt from the football-centric manufacturer. A £50 polo shirt.
And that more-or-less sums it up. It is a polo shirt, of that there can be no debate - you can tell from the little button-up collar, see - and it's 100% cotton, assuming that's a thing that's still important to people. Beyond that, squint and it looks a little like a boob tube, or perhaps a nod to Geri Halliwell's non-Union Jack dress from the 1997 Brit Awards, slipping down precariously. What I mean is, should it not be clear, the white at the top is too much of a contrast with the dark red and navy sections lower down. Or is it just me?
Ready to celebrate Brazil in 2014, you've got football on your mind and on your sleeves. Since 1970 adidas has been the official designer of the tournament's match ball, and this adidas sweatshirt features some of the sport's most famous spheres. The all-cotton sweatshirt is made of soft French terry with snug ribbing at the cuffs and hem to keep out the chill.
Step into the shoes of a football legend with the Beckenbauer Shoes. These adidas shoes, which debuted in 1982, were designed as trainers for German football legend Franz Beckenbauer. They're updated with a suede upper and silver 3-Stripes.
This has to be the most Admiral Admiral track top ever. You've seen it a million times before, you can see Spurs players in it, England players in it, Crystal Palace players in it, er, Leicester...
Except, you haven't. That's where this beautiful example from the Admiral Official Retro is devilish. You think you've seen it before, keeping all kinds of moustached, floppy haired 70s footballers warm before they went to work on a ridiculously muddy pitch, but you haven't. Oh it's probably faithful to a design from that era, but not one you've seen. Have a Google if you don't believe me.
In case you haven't heard, Admiral are an outfit on the ascent. You'll see examples of their startlingly accurate - a good thing - retro football-styled range on this site, but they also have a more fashion-geared "Gold" brand.
When I saw the price tag on this cotton sweatshirt I nearly fell off my chair. Initial impression: not half bad. Seventy quid's worth of "not half bad"? There's some work to do on that front.