There’s by no means been a greater time to decorate like a retro soccer star. Designer Grace Wales Bonner has made a reputation by taking sportswear from unusual to chic—together with her red-hot partnership with Adidas. (GQ senior style editor Jon Tietz swears by this vintage-inspired jersey from the gathering—and he is not the one GQ staffer to take action.) The Adidas Samba, a low-key coach beloved by indoor soccer gamers, exhibits up on the ft of style-forward dudes with rising frequency. And now, New York new-wave prep label Rowing Blazers has teamed up with English sportswear model Umbro on a capsule that furthers the vibe.
The collaboration options traditional Umbro types reimagined by means of the brightly coloured and boldly patterned Rowing Blazers lens. Meaning stripes in eye-catching major colours, zig-zags of blue and pink, and loud checkered prints. On the core of the gathering are a coach’s jacket, jersey, and maybe essentially the most iconic of Umbro types—the soccer brief.
The partnership involves you through Greenhouse, Foot Locker’s “incubator” program that groups up longstanding manufacturers with newer labels. It has already rendered initiatives between designer Anwar Carrots and Crocs, Rhude and Starter, Alife and Reebok, amongst many others. This pairing of a younger preppy model like Rowing Blazers and a forever-classic soccer label like Umbro feels pitch-perfect inside this world.
This assortment will likely be out there March 26 through Rowing Blazers and the Greenhouse app, and can hit Foot Locker shops subsequent month. There’s a good motive why everybody from Nineties British rock stars to GQ editors has embraced dressing like a soccer star: the look is timelessly cool. And should you’ve ever needed to attempt a pair of wildly trendy soccer shorts on for dimension, this collaboration is a fairly excellent spot to begin.