2010/11 French Ligue 1 champions Lille Olympique Sporting Club (or Lille OSC) have officially launched their 2012/13 home and away kits from club gear provider Umbro.
According to Umbro: As they prepare to move to a magnificent new stadium and look forward to another strong season at home and in Europe, Lille OSC have unveiled their new football kits, Tailored by Umbro. Worn by the Lille team throughout the 2012/13 season, the new home and away shirts have been created as a celebration of the whole community of Lille that comes together to support their club…
The club may be looking to the future, but they are always looking to remember their club’s proud history and how it has shaped the team they are today. This is reflected in the new shirts tailored by Umbro for the 2012/13 season, which effortlessly blend the tradition of one of France’s most historic clubs with the latest in modern materials and technologies.
The new home shirt is in red with a stylish blue chevron across the shoulders and a smart v-neck collar, a reference to the classic jerseys the club wore in the 1940s and 1950s. Crafted from a lightweight, breathable material, the new Lille home shirt features an updated version of the club crest embroidered on the chest alongside the iconic Umbro double diamond. Comfort is also a priority for the new shirt, with the seams placed ergonomically to reduce friction and abrasion.
The away shirt follows the same design, but in white with a classic rich red colour to the chevron and collar, inspired by the shirts worn by the club in 1945 when they were known as The War Machine and won a historic league and cup double. Accompanied by smart shorts and socks, the complete kit guarantees that LOSC will be smart and stylish as they look for success in Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League next season.