UPDATED: Kit Happens

9 Jun

Sigh. We knew this day was upon us, but it doesn’t make it any less appalling. The 2011-2012 kits have been released. The Real Madrid photographers worked overtime to make them (and our gorgeous players) look like crap. More after the jump…

Almost no one on the planet can rock bright yellow well and Iker is no exception. And this picture? A travesty. He’s one of the hottest men in existence. This is the best you could do, RM photogs?!


Kaka, tuckin’ in his shirt like a grandpa. Argh. You also get a view of the sexy, sexy underarm “sweat pockets” that Adidas kindly added to the design. Seriously, WTF are those panels for?


An oddly out of place (compared to the other pix) fashion shot of Fideo, looking moody against a background of championship photos. Stop trying to make fetch happen, RM photogs. I love me some Norma Desmond, but he’s not a supermodel. He does however smize quite nicely.


All I’ve got  to say is thank god for the away kits. I know that I’ll bear wearing the hell out of mine this season. I’m deeply scared to see the Champions League kit at this point.


And finally, here’s a close up of the kit that, no matter how much we bitch, we’ll all be wearing soon enough. I’m off to grudgingly order mine even as we speak. Updated: At least the kits look better on the boys!


Thanks for your patience on my lack of updating lately. I turned in all my schoolwork, but the term took it’s toll on me, I’ve been feeling really crummy for the past few days and the 90+ degree heat here in NYC isn’t helping at all. I’m going to try to work on some posts tonight. I miss you all and I’m just trying to get the energy to get back in gear. xoxo, Lozil

23 Responses to “UPDATED: Kit Happens”

  1. IsaBella June 9, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Don’t worry Lozil, I keep my fingers crossed for your quick recovery! *lotsofkisses*
    As for the new kit…. I love the video that comes with it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Jdnd1g34Zs and well…. I guess we’re all gonna wear it soon…. I’m thinking of getting an away kit, seriously. And Iker in yellow…. he looked better in green. Definetely.

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 9, 2011 at 11:36 am #

      Ha! Great minds – I was already adding the video and then your comment came in afterward.

      • IsaBella June 9, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

        jaja, telepathy? 😉

  2. Forlond June 9, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    Maybe in minority but Iker in yellow with armband looks mighty foiiiine. Xabi can rock the hell out of that collar but that’s it. Collars in football is big NO for me and the gold doesn’t really help. As much as I don’t like the home kit, that away black kit looks gorgeous. But I do worry about CL kit, still praying it’s not red.

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 9, 2011 at 11:37 am #

      I love, love, love the black away kit. I’d rather have a red CL kit than that hideous black/white checked one. Ugh.

      They just made Iker look like double chinned and matronly.

      • manie June 9, 2011 at 11:40 am #

        Lol! He does look heavy-set. I love the black kit though.

  3. shiggers June 9, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    I am desolated. It’s a travesty. Iker, what have they done to you?

  4. manie June 9, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    I hate the collar!!! I hate the kit. I was willing to go easy this morning but the more I see it the more I hate it. Hopefully it looks good when the team is playing and when it gets sweat-drenched….and a bit more transparent. I am all for transparency, more than Sepp for sure.

  5. AnnaBuena June 9, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

    Feel better, Lozil! Tell us about your Foxboro trip when you’re good and ready. 🙂

    I felt a little better about the new kit when I saw the video. It looks better when they’re moving, as opposed to looking at it in pictures when there’s nothing to distract you. Haha! I still hate the collars…mainly because I can’t pull off collared shirts.

    • IsaBella June 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

      I agree: the shirts look better on the boys than off them 😉 but then again, maybe they should be permanently off? 😉

  6. GinaM June 9, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I like them! Ill probably get the white one and the away one!

  7. Caitlin June 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm #

    Agree that Xabi is the only one able to rock the collar. I’m facepalming all over.

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 9, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

      I just keep repeating to myself like a mantra “The away kit is fabulous and slimming”

      • Caitlin June 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

        That, too, will have to be my comfort.

        Iker looks like a highlighter.

        • headbandsandheartbreak June 9, 2011 at 11:02 pm #

          LOL! Great! Now all I’ll think of when I look at him is grad school. Just what I wanted. ::grumble::

  8. Jenny June 9, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    I can’t deal with this. I am now going to throw myself out the window. My only happy thought before ending it all is that they didn’t get the chance to make Mesut look foolish in those appalling pictures.

    Farewell cruel world, curse fate! etc…

    • headbandsandheartbreak June 9, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

      Stick around, it will be worth it for the dreadful pointing and thumbs upping photos that are to come.

      Also, the collars will give the boys the opportunity to pop them ala James Spader in any host of 80s movies leading to unintentional hilarity. Chori has already been practicing!

  9. Andrea June 9, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Home kit – thumbs down, the collar is horrendous
    Away kit – thumbs up
    Iker – I don’t think it’s so bad. It’s better than the orange, that’s for sure!

    • shiggers June 9, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

      Bite your tongue! Orange is my favorite color–he looked splendid in it. Very edible. Of course, he still looks edible in yellow. And blue, and probably pink with horizontal stripes. Hell, the man gets away with plaid. So dreamy…

      • Ciotog June 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

        The Yellow jersey is ok on Iker but the shorts, oh the shorts. There is not a man alive that can rock those!! Black shorts would have been infinately better! (Doesn’t he look kind of like a cyclist in that kit?)

      • Andrea June 9, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

        Okay, there’s only one way to settle this: shiggers, you can take creamsicle Iker from two seasons ago and I get banana Iker from next season 🙂

        • headbandsandheartbreak June 9, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

          Hmmmm, creamsicle implies lickability. Banana implies peeling off. This could work. See? We’ll figure out ways to get around this horror!

  10. Susie June 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

    iker and the highlighter yellow kit….

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