Puma Man City 20-21 Third Kit 'Stolen' From Umbro Pretty Green Jersey?

Tuesday, 26 May 2020
The new Manchester City 2020-21 third kit might be the most controversial kit for the 2020-21 season leaked so far. Now it was indicated that Puma's design idea for the City kit was indeed stolen from Umbro. Let us find out if that is probable.

Puma Man City 20-21 Third Kit & Umbro Pretty Green Jersey From November 2019 Feature Paisley Print

Both the Manchester City and the Umbro Pretty Green soccer jerseys have a clear similarity - the both boast a Paisley print. The Paisley floral pattern was intrinsically associated to the “Brit Pop” music scene of the 1960s and 1990s. Was Puma inspired by Umbro's design?

1990s-Inspired Umbro Pretty Green Paisley Jersey Was Only Released In November 2019

What makes it almost impossible that Puma got inspired by Umbro is that Umbro's Pretty Green football jersey was just released in November 2019, which is almost certainly after Puma already finished their designs - There is a lead time of around 18 months for a football kit of a big club like City, with the final design decided around a year ahead of the official launch, e.g. Summer 2019).

Umbro Pretty Green Jersey

The Umbro Pretty Green football shirt itself is inspired by the famous Umbro England 1990 third kit and Manchester City's jerseys from the early 1990s.

"Twenty-three years ago Liam Gallagher decided to wear an Umbro tracksuit, which he found backstage, for Oasis' iconic homecoming Maine Road gig. Ever since that night Umbro has had a special place in fan's hearts and Britpop history. This Pretty Green x Umbro collaboration is a celebration of that connection that showcases the style and swagger of two great menswear brands.

Manchester City was languishing in the second tier of English football the early 1990's. However, it was a memorable time for the gallaghers home town club, with Niall Quinn scoring for fun and the iconic Brother sponsoured sky blue kit. In homage to this era comes this masterpiece, in sky blue of course, but with Pretty Green's signature paisley to give it a bit of retro panache."

Liam Gallagher Smashes Puma Manchester City 20-21 Third Kit

What do you think of that (likely) coincidence? Umbro's or Puma's? Which kit do you prefer? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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