Following the announcement of a three-year style partnership between Diesel and AC Milan, the lifestyle brand has revealed the off-field kit for the “Rosso” Neri (red and black) football team.
The Diesel x AC Milan style partnership includes two types of custom-made uniforms, both strictly Made in Italy. They will be worn for the first time at the Italian Super Cup in Doha on December 23rd 2016.
The formal kit for players and staff consists of a hooded blazer (a real innovation for football uniforms) with stretch fleece sleeves and zips at the wrists to be worn with either a polo shirt or T-shirt (the first uniform without a shirt); a cashmere jumper with zip for very cold temperatures; a pair of iconic Diesel Jogg-Jeans with refined black treatment and a puffy parka with removable lining. The kit is complete with leather lace-up shoes featuring an all-around metal zip.
The second kit is the off-site uniform to be worn by players during transfers. The main piece is the reversible satin bomber jacket: one side celebrates AC Milan with the team colors and badge, the other tells the Diesel and AC Milan story through patch-symbols on a black background.
These include the flags of cities where the team has been victorious, the initials of the team’s English founder Herbert Kilpin and his iconic catchphrase “red as fire”. Not to mention a series of important numbers: 7, the number of Champions Leagues won by the team; 78, the year Diesel was born; 18, the number of championships won and 1889, the year AC Milan was founded. And finally Renzo Rosso’s signature “enjoy”.
The look is completed by a pair of distressed Jogg-Jeans and black leather sneakers with an all-round zip.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid C.F. will wear elegant BOSS looks during the course of the 2016/2017 season. For official engagements, the players wear slim-cut, navy blue BOSS suits from the ‘Create Your Look’ line.
The collection’s unique feature: men can combine their preferred sizes and fits for trousers and jackets—choosing from regular, slim and extra-slim—to create a suit that is an ideal match for their physique. The classic look #SuitedByBOSS is perfected with a crisp white cotton shirt, a blue tie, black shoes and belt—and topped with a navy cashmere overcoat.
“Real Madrid is an outstanding team and an excellent partner for our brand. The players already cut a fine figure on the pitch—and off it they now look impeccably dressed in BOSS,” said Tiago Baptista, HUGO BOSS Managing Director Iberia. “We are delighted to be outfitting one of the world’s most successful clubs.”
“We are very pleased to have HUGO BOSS as a partner for Real Madrid,” said Emilio Butragueño, Real Madrid’s Institutional Relations Manager. “It is an honor to associate our name with such a prestigious and well-known international brand. We have many shared values, including innovation, leadership and the pursuit of excellence.
To know more about the BOSS ‘Create Your Look’ line the players are wearing, go to http://www.hugoboss.com/boss-men-suits-create-your-look/
In the Philippines, Diesel is located at Bonifacio High Street Central, Greenbelt 3 and Power Plant Mall, while BOSS is located at City of Dreams Manila, Greenbelt 5, Newport Mall, Rustan’s Shangri-la and Shangri-La Plaza East Wing.