The new Aston Villa home kit for the 2019/2020 season has been revealed alongside the announcement of Tyrone Mings.
Words by Regan Foy | @FindFoy
Alongside the announcement of Tyrone Mings signing for Aston Villa on a permanent basis, the club have also revealed their home kit for the season ahead.
The kit, produced by technical partner Kappa, is the first of three releases this season, with the away kit shortly following and the third kit likely to be revealed before the first cup match of the season – much like the purple ensemble of last season.
The home kit is as expected, a return to the older, more purple claret, compared to the darker maroon of the Luke Roper kit. Whilst some fans won’t enjoy the colour, the tone of the torso is much easier to pair alongside the blue of the sleeves.
Which brings us on to the net part of the kit. The sleeves seem to be a shade lighter than earlier Aston Villa claret and blue kits, perhaps to closer match the pale sky blue two-tone away kit that is yet to be officially revealed. The sleeves seem to have an odd shaped hem, which in a way shortens a longer-style sleeve.
The socks match the sleeve colour and adorn a claret ‘avfc’ across the shin, with white and claret hooped detailing at their peak, which link nicely in with the white shorts, featuring the Aston Villa badge and Kappa logo down each side hem.
Some fans had hoped that the sleeves would feature Kappa logo strips on the sleeves much like some of their street wear efforts, but this was always unlikely with the BR88 sleeve sponsor and Premier League badge.
The W88 logo is a mixture of yellow and white, matching the white Kappa logo which sits opposite the claret and blue badge of Aston Villa.
It’s not an exceptional shirt, but it brings us back to earlier efforts in which the claret and blue side have played – a nod towards the yesteryear. The signs are, however, promising for both the away and third kits, which are highly anticipated pieces.