The Ivory Coast, or more appropriately known as Côte d’Ivoire, is one of the most talented teams from Africa. The Elephants burst on the scene to qualify for their first World Cup in 2006 and have not missed out since that time.
The team will hope that the 3rd time is the charm as they have failed to advance past the group stage in their previous appearances despite a roster of superstars. They have many of those top players, such as Didier Drogba, Yaya and Kolo Toure, Salomom Kalou and more, back in Brazil.
Puma, the Ivory Coast’s apparel sponsor, is back on board with a new home and away jersey, the training jersey, and the official Ivory Coast Walkout Jacket.
The home and away jerseys both stick with a very simple and classic look. The solid color jerseys feature a traditional African pattern on the shoulders, sleeve cuffs, and under the arms. The pattern is very subtle with it highlighted only with a different shade of the primary jersey color.
The Ivory Coast training jersey possible even looks cooler than the match jerseys. The 2-tone jersey has a great design that makes all the elements stand-out. The central third of the jersey and the lower half of the sleeve is a darker orange while the top and bottom thirds and sleeve cuffs are a lighter orange.
The crew collar also features a ‘v-notch’ at the base of the neck which gives a distinguished look.
The jersey is capped off with ‘Côte d’Ivoire’ printed vertically on the back right side of the jersey.
The jacket is made nylon and has the feel of a parachute. The full zip jacket has a stand-up collar, side pockets with zippers, the federation and Puma logos screened on the front, and ‘Côte d’Ivoire’ screened on the right sleeve in a similar fashion as used on the training jacket.
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