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Spain 2020 Home Shirt Announced And Released By Adidas (It’s Horrible!)

Monday, 11th November, 2019

The Spain 2020 Home Shirt For Euro 2020 Is Horrible

It’s an exciting time of the year, it’s the time where the football kits for 2020, and Euro 2020 are announced. There’s been a bit of speculation around the Spain shirt, but it’s been officially released…

It’s horrible!

In the 25 years I have been buying Spain football shirts, this is the worst, more horrible designed home shirt I have ever seen. I have to buy it, because I always do…But look at it!?

It is red, which it should be, and that’s virtually the only thing that’s good about it.

The most horrible part of the design are those lines…What are they supposed to be?

There’s two horizontal lines on the top third and bottom third, with a vertical line running through them which is off centre. It looks like the shirt has been folded and ironed, and left those marks on the shirt by accident.

The collar is not nice, I don’t like the design at all. The Adidas badge is present in yellow, along with the trademark Adidas 3 stripes, which are on the shoulders of the shirt.

Something which has made a comeback is the Spain crest in full colour. In previous shirts for quite some time, the crest has been a tonal colour. While I did like this, it was a break from tradition. The full colour badge has returned, and that is probably the best part of the shirt.

The colour…It’s red, but not a solid colour. This is apparently pixelated red, which is kind of hard to see in the images, but I don’t think that it’s too bad, it’s those lines which really do look ugly.

The Spain 2020 Home Shirt Design Is Horrible

So the iron lines. What’s the Spain 2020 home shirt design all about? According to Adidas:

It’s a hand painted graphic design, with red and burgundy shades celebrating the Spanish flag. It’s an abstract interpretation that represents authenticity and progression.

However many people on social media agree, it’s ugly and horrible.

It also features a lion logo on the back below the collar. I have no idea what this is for, and not a clue what it’s supposed to represent. It’s certainly the only lion which has featured alone on a Spain shirt in modern times.

I can hazard a guess that it’s from the Spanish coat of arms, but it’s incredibly unusual to see this on it’s own.

As mentioned, I think this is the worst looking shirt in well over 25 years. It will be better to judge in real life rather than an image, but my initial thoughts are that it’s horrible.

The Spain training shirts for 2020 and the Spain 2020 goalkeeper shirts are a little better.

Standard Jersey vs Authentic Shirt

Spain 2020 Shirt standard vs authentic comparison

Standard on the left, authentic on the right

Something which hasn’t changed is that you’re able to buy the standard shirt, as well as the authentic players version of the shirt. Usually these are quite similar, with only a small difference in the material, and badges being heat seals rather than embroidered. However it seems this year, there’s a few other differences.

The standard shirt is made from a mix of polyesters, 51% polyester, 49% recycled polyester doubleknit. They call this shirt AEROREADY.

The authentic shirt is made from 100% polyester doubleknit. They call this HEAT.RDY

As mentioned, the standard shirts feature the embroidered logos, while the authentic versions feature the same details, but as a heat transfer.

The fit is also different. With the standard shirt being a usual fit you’d expect to find on football shirts.

The authentic version is not only cut slightly closer to the body, but also features a drop tail hem. This means the back is slightly longer than the front, with a curved, tail like hem.

If you want a shirt like the players, this is the one to get.

The RRP of these shirts are £70 and £110, and are available to get right now.

They’ll be debuted later this week, where Spain are playing against Malta on Friday and then Romania next week.

You can check it out at Adidas here.

The training kit and home goalkeeper shirt have also been released this week.

What do you think?

Images from Adidas

Michael Adams

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Michael Adams is the founder and editor of Michael 84, blogger and T-shirt designer from Newcastle, UK. Sharing men's fashion tips, style advice and lifestyle information for all guys.

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