Neymar stars as Paris Saint-Germain launch Jordan branded kit, footwear
PSG have finally unveiled the hotly-anticipated fruits of their collaborative labour with the Jordan Brand.
The new collection revolves around the Parisian club's new alternative kits for the 2018-19 season, which sees the standard Nike branding replaced with Jordan's iconic "Jumpman" logo -- the famous silhouette of eponymous brand originator and NBA legend Michael Jordan.
PSG and Jordan have been working together for several years but this marks the first time the pair have produced a special edition football kit that will actually be worn in competitive matches.
This guy is delighted with his Jordan Brand x PSG gear 😁 pic.twitter.com/dw6sm9hOOf— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) September 13, 2018
"Jordan Brand and Paris Saint-Germain share a distinct position in sport and style, so to partner with the club is a natural fit," said Michael Jordan himself.
The new third and fourth strips are svelte, contrasting black and white designs -- both featuring subtle flecks of red here and there as a nod to the Jordan brand's heritage colours.
Alongside various items of streetwear, also included in the collection are a brand new pair of limited edition Nike Phantom VSN boots as well as a corresponding pair of PSG-themed Air Jordan 1 basketball sneakers.
The Jordan Brand x Paris Saint-Germain collection is released on Sept. 14 with PSG then formally debuting their new kits in the Champions League clash at Liverpool on four days later.
When asked whether the partnership could lead to a contract extension between Nike and PSG, club chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi said: "There are discussions, let's see, let's hope the story continues."