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adidas Launch CNY 2021 Jackets For Top European Teams

In celebration of the Chinese New Year on 12 February, adidas have rolled out a range of special CNY edition padded jackets for their five premium European teams, with a sublimated graphic that recognises the year of the Ox.

Although we – and we’re sure the good folk at adidas – wish Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all the best in 2021 following a torrid time with injuries through the last 12 months, this collection is not dedicated to him. Nope, this is the same tradition that we’ve seen the Three Stripes honour over the last few years in various ways, helping usher the Chinese New Year in in style. This year the first offering comes for their prime European teams, so Juventus, Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

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2021 is the year of the Ox, and in Chinese mythology the pairing of Ox and cloud represents perseverance and possibility. A stylised graphic of this is therefore used across all five jackets, with each club’s primary colours being used as the base and main differential, along with club crests, of course. The jackets are made from resilient fabric for long-lasting comfort and they have zipped pockets for secure storage. They are also made with recycled content as part of adidas’s ambition to end plastic waste, so you can look good, show your support, celebrate Chinese New Year, stay warm and support the environment, all with one coat. Not bad.

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Daniel Jones

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