This season’s Marseille away shirt by Puma pushes all the right Sartorial Soccer buttons.
Modern, but with a healthy helping of nostalgia thrown in for good measure, these are a rightful heir to Adidas’ wonderful 1990s L’OM away shirts worn by Cantona, Papin and the legend that is, Mr Chrissy Waddle.
Olympique de Marseille have benefited from a design team at Puma who are actively pursuing new trends and influences.
This bespoke pattern may look like fish-scales, but it’s actually inspired by the architecture of the Stade Velodrome which celebrates its 120th anniversary this year.
The intricacy of Puma’s design is paired with the simplicity of a white round neck collar that routes this unmistakably as a football shirt.
Marseille’s crest is complete with the club’s Droit Au But motto, which dates back to the days when their principal sport was Rugby, and reminds players to go Straight for Goal.
Sage advice there, we’ll keep to the point!
We absolutely love the individual pattern weaving its way across the shirt and are complete suckers for that shade of blue which conjures up so many football shirt memories.
The French giants may have been poor relations to rivals PSG in recent years but these shirts are a triumph of colour and design and are up their with our favourite Ligue 1 kits from 2019.