With a fan base spreading across North and Central America, kit launches from Mexican Liga MX giants Chivas de Guadalajara are always the subject of much attention.
Such was the case last week when Los Rojiblancos (The Red-and-Whites) unveiled their home and away kits for the two seasons making up the 2015/16 Mexican soccer calendar – Apertura 2015 and Clausura 2016.
Given Chivas’ status in world football, their 15/16 jerseys use brand new designs from technical partner adidas that may be bespoke for the eleven-time Primera Division champions.
The Chivas 2015/16 adidas home shirt is in their famous red and white vertical stripes with a classic crewneck collar. Its sleeves and shoulder areas are mainly red. The unique feature of the lastest Chivas primary jersey is a disrupted effect on the edges of its stripes. The new kit is completed with Chivas’ traditional dark blue shorts and white socks.
The Chivas de Guadalajara 15/16 away jersey has a retro vibe thanks to its two colored round neck collar. The Chivas red and white used for the collar also appears on the other wise blue shirt’s sleeve cuffs and waistline. The crest on the kit may be unfamiliar to many since it is an old school Chivas badge from the team’s early years in the 1900s. The diamond from the crest is repeated via a tonal print on the front of the shirt.
Last league champions in 2006 (a season when the team gave a professional debut to Mexico and Manchester United striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez), Chivas opened their Apertua 2015 season with a 2-0 loss to Veracruz on Friday night. They wore their new away kit for the contest.