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Review: AS Roma home jersey 2014/15

By Julian Smith, NYC
AS Roma 2014-15 Home Short Sleeve Shirt Review
AS Roma 14/15 home jersey model
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.
The Shirt
AS Roma printing model
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.

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New AS Roma home jersey 2014/15

New Nike AS Roma home jersey has now been released!
click here to purchase your AS Roma home jersey 2014/15!
AS Roma played in Kappa for the season 2012/13. During an interrim season 13/14 they wore an own-brand. It was more a less a transition period since Nike would take over the team for the season 2014/15. The new Nike kit has already been released!
New AS Roma home jersey 2014/15
 
 

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Review: AS Roma home jersey 11-12

Kappa Roma Home 11/12 Jersey Review

 

By Zach Jepson

 

To put it simply, the new 11/12 home Roma jersey by Kappa is visually stunning but has some setbacks that keep it from being a “must-buy”.  First, the most notable feature of the shirt is that it is made of a material known as Lycra.  Lycra can best be described as almost a spandex like material and because of that, it makes the overall fit of the jersey very tight.  The new kit also features embroidered club crest, kappa logo, screened “Wind” sponsor, and screened kappa logos.  The crest on the home shirt differs than those on the away and third shirts.  The crest on the home is the original crest while the new crest is featured on the other shirts.  The embroidered Kappa name is located on the right shoulder, making it a unique location compared to the other larger manufacturers.  The screened Kappa logos are on either side running from the bottom hem to the armpit, I personally think these weren’t needed and it makes the shirt a bit “busy”.  The “Wind” sponsor is a highlight for me as I have always been a fan of it and the blue in the curved line really looks great on the burgundy and orange of the jersey. 

 

AS Roma home jersey 11-12

 

 

                      Now, I love the shirt because of how it is just entirely different than anything Nike, Adidas, or Puma releases to the public.  The colors are outstanding and they are much brighter than what is shown on the website.  You have to see this jersey in person to see how stunning it looks. I wore this shirt around town and got a lot of compliments from strangers…lots of lady strangers, that’s right guys, want to talk to a new lady friend?  Buy this shirt.  But listen to this advice first.  Kappa’s sizing is absolutely crazy.  I don’t know what they could be possibly thinking but I think they must be based out of Amsterdam rather than Italy (Amsterdam, that’s not a knock on you—you keep doing what you do).  If you want a size similar to your normal jersey or t-shirt size you need to order three sizes up.  If you want a tight fit like how a Nike compression shirt or Under Armour Coldgear shirt would fit, then order two sizes up from your regular size.  This means if you’re a small in Adidas and you want a looser fit then you need to order an XL in this.  I wear a large in Nike, Adidas and Puma…I’m a XXXL in this.  Now, this is where thing’s get even wackier.  Not all of Kappa’s sizing is the same!  A Fulham shirt by Kappa fits differently than these Roma shirts.  I have a 10/11 Fulham shirt (Go Dempsey!  I’m from the USA…yes I know I’m a Spurs fan, Dempsey is an exception), and it is made from Lycra too but their sizing is much more similar to how a Nike or Adidas shirt would fit like.  I recommend only going up one size in those.  If you wear a large, grab an XL in a Fulham Kappa shirt.  The sizing is just out of control and that is a major annoyance for this reviewer.

                      So, what we have here is a shirt that looks great but has a crazy sizing scale.  Also, it’s not much different than any of the other Roma shirts Kappa has released in the past 5 years.  In my opinion, if you own a home Roma shirt by Kappa from the past few years, don’t bother buying this 11/12 one. However, if you’re a Roma fan without a shirt…I’d definitely buy it…but three sizes larger than your regular shirt size.  Additionally, any guys having trouble with the ladies…buy this shirt; it’s an easy compliment grabber and conversation starter.  You’ll be getting phone numbers in no time.  Don’t believe me?  Buy the shirt.  Or ask Francesco Totti.  Remember, the King of Rome is not dead people.