PSG launch new Subbuteo-style 2024/25 home shirt after pressure from Ultras

PSG will launch the new 2024/25 home shirt on 10 May and it will be a more traditional look thanks to pressure from the club’s Ultras.

The new PSG shirt will feature a thick red stripe flanked by thinner white stripes down the centre of the shirt, a feature known as the ‘Hechter’ after designer Daniel Hechter, who based the stripes on iconic US muscle car the Ford Mustang and the kit colours of 1970s powerhouse Ajax.

PSG haven’t featured the popular Hechter design on their home shirts since 2020/21 and Ultras have been pushing the club to revert to a more traditional design in recent years, prompting a response from kit designer Nike.

Fans of a classic table top football game may even spot similarities to old Subbuteo team kits. Teams in the Subbuteo catalogues from the 1960s and 1970s were often hand painted by housewives in the Kent area of the UK near the Subbuteo factory in Tunbridge Wells. These ‘Kent style’ workers would paint the kits on themselves, leaving visibly brush strokes.

The new PSG kit has a similar ‘painted’ brush stroke design on the stripes, lending a certain nostalgia for fans of the iconic Subbuteo brand (like us).

The rumoured PSG away shirt is even more of a Subbuteo classic. The shirt will feature painted style patterns in the shape of the Eiffel Tower, which is reminiscent of the classic 1990 away shirt. The white, red and blue shirt is set to be one of the most popular kit launches of 2024 and is likely to be one of the best selling shirts across Europe. A release date has not been confirmed for the away kit.

The new PSG shirt will be on sale on Kitbag and Nike stores from 10 May. Prices and official launch images will be released on the date.

Stephen Hurrell
Stephen Hurrell
Stephen is the founder and editor of The Hobby Online and The Hobby by Subbuteo.Online print magazine. He is a giant nerd and specialises in Subbuteo, retro football kits and consumer stories. A journalist and editor of 15 years, he has written about football for some of the UK's biggest publications.

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