Every year, kit releases divide opinion. Modern or retro? Loud or subtle? Whatever your preference, replica kits are big business. But what are the 5 best Premier League kits for 2021-22?
#5 – Wolves third kitEmbed from Getty Images
Wolves kits generally have been hit and miss over the years, and orange is a tough colour to make look good. But their third kit this year uses hints of orange against a crisp white to good effect.
Kit manufacturers Castore are relatively new to the Premier League kit game, but they’ve done OK with all the Wolves kits this year. The ugly sponsor somehow looks OK in black against white, so well played Castore.
#4 – Manchester United awayEmbed from Getty Images
This one has divided opinion, but the throwback blue-and-white pattern is just retro enough to look cool.
The white hoops on the neck and sleeves are a great touch. And while the neon flashes aren’t to everyone’s liking, I think it modernises a retro look nicely.
#3 – Aston Villa homeEmbed from Getty Images
Claret and blue can be a difficult combination for kit designers – and Aston Villa have had some shockers. But their 2021-22 home effort is easily one of the best Premier League kits this season.
Manufacturers Kappa have managed to make the shirt sponsor compliment the overall look – always a good sign. But it’s the two-tone claret stripes running vertically that really elevate this kit.
#2 – West Ham homeEmbed from Getty Images
It must be the season for claret and blue kit manufacturers! Retro specialists Umbro have really nailed the Hammers home effort this season.
The blue panelling and white trim on the sleeves are a really strong 90s throwback befitting the Umbro brand. And the collar looks very smart. Great job Umbro!
#1 – Liverpool awayEmbed from Getty Images
I must be a sucker for retro, because this Liverpool away kit is comfortably top of the 5 best Premier League kits for 2021-22.
The ecru and green colour scheme is a nod to the classic 90s jersey of the Spice Boys era, and it looks *chef’s kiss* superb.
The collar, the shade of green, and even the pop of red really work well together. An incredible retro connection modernised brilliantly.