A few weeks before the Gold Cup in the United States, Umbro is launching the new tunics that Jamaicans will wear throughout the competition organized by CONCACAF.
While it was omnipresent in the 1990s, notably equipping the great Brazil, the double diamond brand has taken a back seat following the rise of Nike, adidas and Puma. In order not to sink, Umbro has changed his strategy and is now standing out for his collaborations with fairly modest clubs and nations which benefit from ultra original jerseys that are far removed from what the giants of the market are revealing. Linked to Jamaica since 2018, the British brand presents new swimsuits inspired by local culture.
As we have seen with the Iraq jerseys, the Manchester outfitter takes care to provide tunics mixing traditional colors with designs that tell a strong story. The new jersey of the Jamaican selection is therefore revealed in its historic yellow color where we can see a tone-on-tone relief graphic on the front part. The shoulders are covered with green and black chevrons which highlight the Jamaican flag while these colors are also found on the collar and the end of the sleeves.
The second tunic is presented in a unique style with a graphic inspired by the tropical flora of the Caribbean island and more precisely the bark found on the trees. Shades of black, green and yellow are thus present on the front part while the collar is two-tone and the shoulders and the sleeves are covered by a fairly dark green. Finally, at the neck, we find the inscription “Reggae boyz”, nickname of the Jamaican selection because of the large pool of reggae singers in the country.