Football kit release: Umbro launch Manchester City 2012 European Third Shirt can tonight reveal that Manchester City have unveiled a European Away shirt, tailored by Umbro, which the Premier League Champions will wear for the club’s assault on Europe in 2012/13. 

The black and carbon grey striped shirt is set to be worn in City’s European away games as well as selected Premier League fixtures.

The new third shirt features smart black and carbon grey stripes on the body and arms of the kit, with subtle vista blue trim on the inner stretch cuffs referencing the team’s home colours as they travel abroad. The same vista blue colour also features on the embroidered Umbro diamond and MCFC crest on the chest, and the sponsor’s logo. 

The black colourway is inspired by kits worn by St. Mark’s (West Gorton) in the 1880s and nods to the night-time matches usually played in the Champions League.

The neckline is inspired by an iconic Umbro Drill Top – a classic ribbed crew neck with a v-insert, which helps with fit and movement. 

The displaced shoulder seams and a shaped drop hem adds to the comfort of the shirt. Edge stitching or twin needle finishing is used to give the shirt a clean and crisp appearance.

With the Champions League fixtures due to be revealed next week, we’ll soon know which cities this shirt will be appearing in. You can pre-order the new shirt from today through the club’s official stores and it goes on sale on 14th September.

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