NEWS: Harlequins Rugby reveal 2018/19 Adidas kits

DhQuHunVQAAsj4d.jpg

Harlequins have revealed their brand new 2018/19 home and away shirts, made by Adidas, which the London club will wear throughout the 2018/19 Premiership and European season.

The new home shirt evolves the traditional Harlequins home jersey, purportedly celebrating the ‘swagger of the harlequin’, with the traditional quarters of the Quins home jersey visible from a distance, but upon closer inspection, the smaller diamond pattern of the ‘jester’ that has been the club’s badge for 150 is visible.

DhQ728NU8AESG-A

The away shirt is another radical Adidas departure from the norm, with the theme of the jersey being described by the club as ‘menace’. The shirt uses a green and black quarters-meets-diamond motif that apparently ‘speaks to the menacing yet playful character that is the Harlequins jester’. Quite.

Both new Harlequins 2018/19 Adidas jerseys are available now, keep an eye on Rugby Shirt Watch for our full review soon.

BannerPrem_682x213

Advertisements

3 comments

  1. “Harlequin” is not a jester; never has been. The confusion seems to come from the fact that the Harlequin character, which has its most obvious roots in the Italian commedia dell’arte theatrical tradition, wears a “motley”, or costume made of pieces of different colour cloth. The fact that similar costumes are also associated with those supposedly worn by court jesters is an understandable mistake. The Harlequin character dates from the 16th century and, rather than being a simple “jester”, is a manservant characterised by his physically agile, quick witted and resourceful nature.

Comments…

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.