By Julian Smith, NYC
AS Roma 2014-15 Home Short Sleeve Shirt Review
It’s been a rollercoaster season for Roma so far… Riding high from an undefeated set of competitive fixtures through the beginning of October, the Giallorossi were derailed by a 3-2 defeat to Juventus from a last minute Leonardo Bonucci wonder strike (yes, you read that correctly) and a 7-1 hammering from Bayern Munich to finish the month. After a few seasons of relative mediocrity, it’s good to see a traditional powerhouse back in the top three of one of best leagues in Europe (take note, Milan).
A new look squad has been complemented by a new look kit, and the home shirt this year is just as noteworthy as their summer signings. Nike took over after a longstanding deal with Kappa to produce a shirt design and style that has seen widespread praise.
Roma’s 2014-15 home shirt sticks with their trend of moving towards a darker shade of burgundy that blankets the jersey. The material is the standard Nike polyester blend, which is soft to the touch and comfortable lying on the body. The shirt is of average weight, maybe slightly heavier than normal, but not very noticeably so. It fits just right on a slender body, like mine; not too baggy, not too tight.
As with most collared shirts, if you tend to have a smaller chest, like mine, the material will tend to bunch up in a V shape because of how it naturally falls. This is really only noticeable when you’re standing upright and not moving. See the title picture for an example of what I’m referring to.