Aberdeen F.C. have revealed their new 2014-2015 home kit and I quite like it. It contains only two colors- red and white- and no stylistic elements except the Adidas three stripe trim. That’s right, it’s as straight-forward as a kit could possibly be- even the sponsor logo is in white. There are, however, two things I would like to note.
First, the long-sleeved version (above) looks far better than the short-sleeved version (also above, but you know, not quite as far). I think that’s because the continuation of the Adidas stripes just adds a little “something” to the shirt. I’m not even bothered by the interruption of the stripes on the long-sleeved version for the various competition-related patches that will be worn by the club.
Second, the kit features- on both the shirt and the shorts- the return of the club logo (it’s not really a “crest” or “badge” is it?) that was used from 1979 through 1986. This is essentially the center portion of the club’s “normal,” (and quite handsome) badge. I’m not sure I can articulate why, but I love this. I was actually shocked to find out that this version had not been used prior to 1979- something about it strikes me as very “sixties,” if not straight “mod.” Obviously, the use of the “A” as a goal is also pretty darn clever- and I like clever. You’ll also find that every club in the Premiership that could take the “center piece” of it’s club crest and use it as a stand-alone logo and have it look great- Celtic’s shamrock, Ross County’s caberfeidh, etc..
Here is the kit in its entirety (along with a pretty bad goalkeeper kit)-