We’re continuing our series of up-close looks at some of Umbro’s latest kits with one of the FC Nantes 2016/17 away jersey.
Les Canaris (The Canaries) latest alternate shirt has seen action since August as the eight-time French Ligue 1 champions look to improve upon last season’s fourteenth place finish in France’s top division of football.
FC Nantes Specifics
To make the FC Nantes 16/17 away kit a piece that is tied to the club’s history Umbro looked to the team’s traditional colors and achievements. Hence to lovely dark green base of the jersey. It takes its inspiration from the green of the Nantes badge – a color only occasionally used for Canaris shirts over the past decade. FC Nantes eight league titles (third behind only Saint-Étienne and Olympique Marseille) is celebrated through a green strip on the kit’s inside neckline with eight yellow stars on it. The geographical co-ordinates of FC Nantes’ Stade de la Beaujoire appear below the strip.
The FC Nantes 2016/17 away kit uses a bespoke design from Umbro France. It is highlighted by a clever y-neck collar in the dark green of most of the shirt. Ventilated strips run on the front and back of the jersey where the sleeves begin. Similar stripe run down the flanks of the jersey.
The new FC Nantes change kit is accented is an eye-catching light shade of gold on its inside neck area and via flashes on its outside sleeve cuffs. The detailing matches well with the Umbro and Synergie logos on the front of the shirt. The FC Nantes crest is also in light gold and made of a lightweight rubberized material along with the jersey’s Umbro diamond.
Fit and Feel
The FC Nantes 2016/17 Umbro away kit fits on the slimmer side. It definitely will compliment a fit physique but will be fine with even more average builds given the fact that is it not form-fitting. When worn its lightweight and extremely comfortable. The fabric that it is made out of is cooling through its moisture-wicking and evaporation qualities. This makes the Nantes 16/17 away kit great for matches, training, gym work or casual wear in waarmer temperatures.
Another well-done shirt that departs from cookie cutter designs via a design that we’ll only see FC Nantes in this year, Les Canaris 2016/17 Umbro kit is a classy football shirt for fans of the club and shirt collectors alike.