They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and never is that more true than when dealing with third kits. A football club's third shirt is ostensibly an opportunity for experimentation; a chance to live outside the usual design norms, where traditional color schemes and patterns don't matter. We've seen Roma and Nike flex their creative muscles in this department to great effect over the years. From the creamsicle look several years ago to the black/brown camouflage to the bright yellow and last season's retro blue look, more often than not, Roma's third kits are spectacular complements to their home and away strips.
But, did they add another masterpiece to their collection?
You be the judge:
Once again, the kit leakers of the world were correct, as Roma's third shirt is nearly identical to the mock-ups we saw throughout the winter and spring. Featuring a black and orange motif with a light grey, safari-style accent reminiscent of a pair of Jordan IIIs, these shirts definitely fit the bill for being experimental.
Or, as the club puts it:
The club’s striking new third shirt merges Giallorossi style with the very finest in Nike Air Max heritage.
The colours used for the kit - black and orange - will remind fans of the club’s 1998-99 third kit, while the safari print is borrowed from the design of some of Nike’s most sought-after sneakers.
The safari print, an original creation from Tinker Hatfield, was always intended to transform casual wear into something more fashion-minded - perfect for the Giallorossi.
Roma’s new third jersey comes in jet black, with vivid orange sections lighting up the shoulders and forming a sharp V-neck collar.
An orange club crest and Nike swoosh sit on the chest. The iconic safari print can be found on panels which run down the sides of the torso.
No word was given as to when Roma will wear this shirt for the first time, but the kit will be available for purchase on the club's official site starting on September 23rd.
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