ASM Clermont Auvergne don’t change things very often – in fact it’s been the best part of a decade since they last had a new kit supplier, but the shock announcement that they were switching to Macron last month means that we’re getting a totally fresh take on the Clermont jersey, and much more besides.
In addition to Macron’s debut, this also marks the long-awaited debut of ASM’s new club crest – revealed in June 2019 but not seen on a kit proper until now, and as has become the trend in French rugby, moved so far away from the centre of the jersey thanks to adverts, it’s practically over the shoulders.
The kits themselves are a lot more classic than anything Under Armour offered, with classic low-profile shirt collar and tasteful striping down the ribcage.
The away is blue with yellow trim, and features a better look at the striking patterned top section that features the logo of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, which has also been incorporated into the club crest. This pattern is also present on the home shirt but is much less overt.
The third jersey is… well… take your pick – mint green? Ocean green? Seafoam green? It’s green, that’s for sure, though it looks much darker in the product shots than the promo pictures, and seems to have an interesting ‘cracked earth’ pattern on the body.
It’s certainly distinctive, but we’re going to once again ask why Clermont can’t have a white jersey to wear in Europe again like they always used to?
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