Newcastle United, along with their kit manufacturer Castore, have announced the release of a special “fourth kit” to commemorate the 130th anniversary of the club.
Tailored in ebony, black, and gray, and with off-white accents, the new shirt applies a twist to the Magpies' oft-used black-and-white stripes scheme by using slightly varying tones of gray applied to the same vertical stripes.
The piece of garment, as stated by the club, is meant to “mark a special occasion.” That’s because this fourth kit hails “130 years of passion and pride to celebrate the Magpies’ ambition to become one of the best clubs of all time.”
Celebrating 130 years of Newcastle United. ⚫️— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) October 14, 2022
Introducing Castore’s limited edition anniversary shirt – available now.#BetterNeverStops
In a statement released by the club upon the new kit announcement, Newcastle United introduced the new kit as follows.
Since 1892 the football club has been the lifeblood of the city of Newcastle and adored by fans around the world.
The Newcastle United shirt has been worn by local lads dreaming big, international icons, last-minute heroes and fan favourites, with the 130 anniversary shirt paying homage to all those special players and moments throughout the history of the football club.
The famous club crest sits at the heart of the limited-edition shirt, symbolising the passion, the love and connection between club, players and supporters.
Better Never Stops’
The new threads are available for purchase in different versions. There is a replica going for £65, and a pro version for £105 from the club shop. The junior replica shirts have been released at a price of £50. You can already bag them all.
After the controversial design used for the alternative kit of the 2022/23 season—which can’t be closer to the threads donned by the Saudi Arabia national team—this is a refreshing coat of paint to find in Newcastle’s ever-growing wardrobe.
And we hella love it at Coming Home Newcastle!