In the past two decades, it has been common to see basketball fans wearing NBA jerseys. Today, even football fans have taken to wearing the jerseys of their favorite teams on many occasions. In a phenomenon known as blockcore, more and more men are beginning to wear uniforms outside the field. If you like this aesthetic, the new Percival x Umbro collection Football Excellence Academy it’s made for you.
Inspired by Michael Owen’s 90s memories of the transition from Argentina’s rock defense to Manchester United winning Fergie’s hat-trick, the 14-piece collection was created with players, fans and everyone in mind.
Combining Umbro’s tailoring expertise with Percival’s style, the collection has everything from collared tops and ultra-short shorts to blazers and preppy t-shirts.
Capsule also includes a slogan scarf Mediocre football skills, designed for those who scream from the side. This is an incredibly vintage training polo. So to say the highlight of the collection Football Excellence Academy this is Percival Sherlock’s iconic coat that we can easily imagine as Jurgen Klopp when he smiles with very white teeth.
“Whether it’s football, futsal or rugby, whether it’s rain, hail or sun, relegation or promotion, you’ll find a double diamond,” Chris Gove, founder and creative director of Percival, says of the collection: “We couldn’t help but celebrate mediocre football the skill of our football team, and at our level there are no easy matches.”
It’s no secret that here in GQ, we are big fans of Percival. The adventure of the English brand began in 2010, and today Percival, with its knitwear of all kinds, has become a favorite of fashionistas, including Hollywood actors. Chris Evans, Michael B Jordan and Tom Holland are fans of the brand. With the release of this collaboration with Umbro, Percival’s hype train continues to race with the speed and verve of Gianfranco Zola into a golden age.
Percival x Umbro Capsule Collection Football Excellence Academy it came out on August 3rd. If you want to update your wardrobe the way it deserves, don’t miss this opportunity.
Article originally published in British GQ.