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Kit leak alert: Bayern Munich retro long-sleeve kit leaked

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Blast from the past rolling through...although it IS mostly navy blue, which some Bayern fans might not like.

Hamburger SV v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga
HAMBURG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 21: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen (9) after the Bundesliga match between Hamburger SV and FC Bayern Muenchen at Volksparkstadion on October 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.
Hamburger SV v FC Bayern Muenchen - Bundesliga HAMBURG, GERMANY - OCTOBER 21: Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Muenchen (9) after the Bundesliga match between Hamburger SV and FC Bayern Muenchen at Volksparkstadion on October 21, 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.
(Photo by Oliver Hardt/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich are planning on releasing a special edition retro long-sleeve jersey for the 2019/2020 season, and thanks to Footy Headlines, we have a sneak peek at what the kit is going to look like. The jersey is a part of the “Icon” series by Adidas, which they’ve done for a number of different clubs in exclusively long-sleeve kits.

Have a look:

The front of the new “Icon” retro kit.
Footy Headlines

As you can see, there are a lot of varying elements from past jersey’s in this kit, particularly Bayern’s away kits of the past. At first glance, the overall color scheme of primarily navy blue with subtle red and white bear a striking resemblance to the away kits from last season (2017/2018) that featured the large red stripe across the middle chest where the T-Mobile logo was. Upon closer look, the thin, triple stripe pattern throughout the kit in a darker shade of navy blue give the jersey a real vintage look, reminiscent of the style that was present in a lot of Bayern’s kits in the 90s. The stripe pattern is also somewhat of a different take on Bayern’s 2013/2014 away kit that featured varying shades of light blue and grey.

FC Bayern Munich vs Manchester City
Munich's Thomas Mueller during the Champions League match between FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City at Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, 10 December 2013. The match ended 2-3 for Manchester City. Photo: Andreas Gebert | usage worldwide
BONUS points if you can guess what match this is from.
(Photo by Andreas Gebert/picture alliance via Getty Images)

This new “Icon” kit also re-opens the age-old debate; collar vs. no collar. Through all of the kit leaks we’ve done before, not many have featured collared kits, yet the debate has found its way into the discussion somehow, thanks in part to Bayern’s home kit from the 2016/2017 season. Some people love the collars, and some people hate them, there’s not a lot of in between.

In this new Icon kit, the base of the color matches the navy blue of the rest of the kit but features thin red and white stripes that are also found of the cuffs of the sleeves; white for the inner stripe and red for the outer stripe. Lastly, the monochromatic red Adidas logo and team badge help accent the red stripes on the collar and sleeve cuffs. A lot of people are also impartial to the monochromatic badge, but at least this one’s red and not navy blue, or white.

So, what does everyone think, do you like this jersey?

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Do you like this special edition "Icon" retro kit?

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  • 53%
    Yes
    (528 votes)
  • 19%
    No
    (189 votes)
  • 17%
    Indifferent
    (175 votes)
  • 8%
    Absolutely not
    (86 votes)
978 votes total Vote Now