Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Latest Fashion from Milan

In a post I wrote last year on the top five jerseys in European football, I noted the contrast between tradition-rich home kits and the carnival of absurd designs that make up the away jerseys. The batch of offerings for 2010-11 are out and if you'd like to update your wardrobe with something flashy, there's no shortage of options.

You can dress like a carved Halloween pumpkin (Chelsea), have Italian lightning bolts running down your chest (Juventus) or pass yourself off as a bottle of mouthwash (Barcelona).

But the owners of gaudiest road kits for 2010-11 have to be Inter Milan. As if inspired by one of Marco Materazzi's tattoos, the reigning European champs have a dragon/serpent running down the side of their white shirts. Perhaps a good look for a night at a techno club, but not what I'd expect to see on the pitch. Then again, who am I to criticize Italian fashion?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The serpent is a symbol of Inter,as one of their nicknames,except "Nerazzurri" is also "il bischione" which is translated "the serpent". That's the reason they put it in the away jersey.