Kit Capsule 2021: From the Alps to the Allianz

From Millwall to Munich, football shirts with mountains on them have become a theme in recent years but that trend may have peaked with Bayern’s snow-camo 3rd kit from adidas.

This shirt is designed to dazzle under the lights of Champions League nights, but these colours will look great just about anywhere.

Leon Goretzka in Bayern’s Bavarian inspired shirt

Inspired by the Bavarian Alps that provide a panorama to Munich and the Allianz Arena, the full kit, sees the shirt’s inventive blue and white graphic continue down to the socks, to earn major bonus points for flair.

Serge Gnabry models adidas’ snow-camo 3rd shirt

The marketing blurb tells us the design represents Bayern’s home, the Bavarian attitude to life and the club’s “demand to always aim for the highest peaks.”

“Being a born-and-bred Bavarian, I particularly like this look. I love the mountains, I love my home, and I think it’s nice we can illustrate to the whole world this special attitude to life we have here with this jersey.”

Thomas Müller
Despite appearances, Thomas Müller is not about to eat a giant nacho

The club’s famous “Mia San Mia” motto is applied to the back of the neck as a finishing flourish from adidas to further riff on the theme of pride in regional culture.

The saying comes from the Bavarian dialect meaning “wir sind wir” in German, or “we are who we are” in English.

Bayern’s club motto is applied to the back of the neck

Bayern’s men continue to be supported by T-Mobile with Audi added as a sleeve sponsor in Champions League fixtures, whilst their women’s team are backed by Allianz.

“Yeah, that’s a supporting wall mate.”

This kit was handed its debut in August in Bayern’s 3-1 DFL-Supercup victory over Borussia Dortmund and would soon star in a 3-0 Champions League victory over Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

Once again, adidas have shown how to spin a story through polyester and for our money, this shirt’s snowy landscape is shaping up to be one of the most memorable designs of the 2021-22 season.

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A pair of shorts and a pair of socks

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