With Euro 2016 becoming an impending reality of colourful excitement, the attention towards the national scene is magnetic. A light that shan't go out anytime soon, Umbro have tailored a glowing green for the Republic of Ireland as they prepare to take the stage.
With hefty volume and a wealth of pride, this is a shirt for a team with spirit and soul in equal measure. Something that Umbro have entwined with a feast of delights, it's all about the subtle detail that sit quietly on a vocal canvas. From the 'code' that sits in the neckline right through to the inspired Celtic knot pattern, there's all sorts of goodness going on. The 'code' is the latitude and longitude for the Aviva stadium in Dublin ― smart, eh?
A design that will undoubtedly catch the eye in France, Umbro have taken a tailored approach that sees a classic collar play host to the symbolic orange. Complimented by the white and green, the flag is reimagined while subtle tonal diagonal stripes grab a slice of attention with an alluring manner.
A proper football shirt with 90s tones that is triumphant in the today's game, we'll be looking back on this one in 15 years with utter glowing appreciation, no doubts.