Saving our closer look series for the very best in 2015/16 football replica, the MCFC Nike 'match' shirt deservedly makes the cut. But City shirts are just plain blue? Simplicity can be equally as beautiful as complex design and this effort from Nike is as clean as it gets.
Much has been made of Nike's 'match' tiered shirts that are worn by the professional elite. The enhanced designs offer extra levels of performance technologies with laser-cut ventilation holes in key areas to improve air circulation and an engineered mesh fabric in the front and back panels to increase airflow and facilitate enhanced movement with a more streamline cut.
Visually it's a much tidier design than last season's with the sketchy looking navy trim substituted for pristine white detailing in a much more "City" feel. With the red half of Manchester swapping the Swoosh for the Three Stripes, Manchester City will be flying the Nike flag alone this season in a city full of influential football culture and style.
The Manchester City 15/16 home shirt is available at select online stockists including Pro Soccer SA. What are we thinking then City fans? Drop your comments below.