Paris Saint-Germain and Nike unite Parisian Supporters from all generations with an iconic third kit
Paris Saint-Germain and Nike are celebrating 30 years of partnership with the release of the club’s 2019-20 third kit – a modern twist on the first ever kit they produced together.
All of Paris Saint-Germain’s designs for 2019-20 reference this important milestone, but the third kit takes the nostalgia to the next level and will be worn for the first time in their home game against RC Strasbourg on Saturday, September 14.
The template is taken straight from the classic kit crafted back in 1989 – a white jersey topped by a fold over button-down collar and decorated by a vivid red and blue vertical stripe which runs the length of the shirt.
As well as the overall aesthetic, the kit has numerous other retro touches which will take supporters back in time to the outset of one of world football’s longest-running collaborations.
Notably, like its ’89-90 predecessor, the shirt features the Nike ‘Futura’ logo and a jacquard pattern rising from the fabric. For 2019-20, this takes the form of diagonal stripes with the word ‘Paris’ subtly incorporated into the design.
The collar is fastened by two special pearlescent buttons which are inscribed with a further tribute to Paris Saint-Germain’s relationship with Nike. Meanwhile, the club crest is placed atop the colour-blocked vertical stripe and stands tall thanks to an elevated trim. A small Tricolour detail on the hem of each sleeve adds a dose of national pride.
The jersey is complemented by white shorts and socks, however, the socks are enlivened by red and blue hoops from knee to ankle. Both the shorts and socks also feature the vintage Nike logo.
“Paris Saint-Germain’s jersey archive is like a treasure trove for football fans,” explains Pete Hoppins, Nike Football Apparel Senior Design Director. “So, the chance to bring back an all-time classic and put our stamp on it was a particularly exciting opportunity. Once we saw how good the jacquard pattern and retro logo looked, it actually fed into our decision to use these as themes throughout our entire range of 2019-20 third kits.”
The 2019-20 Paris Saint-Germain third kit is available since September 14th in the official shops of Paris Saint-Germain and on store.psg.fr
“Paris Saint-Germain’s jersey archive is like a treasure trove for football fans,”