KITH has always found its roots in athletic wear, updating styles with premium materials and contemporary cuts to create unique pieces. This time around, KITH finds itself completely entrenched in athletic apparel, as it seeks to embody this year's World Cup with its latest collection: KITH Football Equipment. Emulating this sporting spectacle, KITH brings USA to Brazil, where both its home and host country's national colors are represented throughout the entirety of this collection.
KFE starts with the KITH Team Jersey ($80 USD), composed of 100% breathable lightweight polyester equipped with moisture-wicking technology. This remastered rendition receives an oversized fit and contour hem. The USA Team Jersey uses a mismatch design with red, navy, and white colored graphics, as well as horizontal "KITH" branding across the center. The Brazil Team Jersey features blue, green, yellow and white coloring with vertical "KITH" branding on the front and white stars reminiscent of Brazil's national flag on the back. Both jerseys feature the number "10," as this is the playmaker's number on the majority of clubs, in addition to KITH KFE Badges.
The KITH Team Short ($80 USD) is a double-layered garment with a jersey compression inner lining and lightweight polyester outer short. Details include a drawstring waistband with white cotton laces, and a hidden right rear zipper pocket. The USA Team Shorts are primarily navy with red hits and white striping, while the Brazil Team Shorts are mainly green with a blue inner lining and yellow contrast waistband. Both shorts feature "KITH" branding, KITH KFE Badges, and a white number "10."
The KITH Goalie Jersey ($90 USD) is a long sleeve top made of breathable polyester for a comfortable wear. Notable elements are a contour hem and ribknit sleeve cuffs. The navy USA Goalie Jersey bears red and white accents, whereas the grey Brazil Goalie Jersey features green and cherry accents with a contrasting white collar and sleeve cuffs. Both Goalie Jerseys feature the number "14" to signify the year of this World Cup, as well as a KITH box logo on the lower back. KITH KFE Badges are located on the front of both Goalie Jerseys in the bottom left.
The KITH Packable Warm-Up Windbreaker ($110 USD) is made of featherweight tech-fabric and ripstop materials. Design characteristics include reverse nylon zippers, a rear pocket flap, and adjustable drawcord. The key aspect of this piece is functionality, with the ability to transform into a portable pouch. The Packable Warm-Up Windbreaker is designed in both team's national colors with a KITH box logo located on the front pocket.
The KITH Warm-Up Track Pant ($70 USD) applies a very tailored slim fit cut to the classic track pant. Details include an adjustable waistband with white cotton laces, a hidden right rear zipper pocket, as well as zipped ankle cuffs. The USA Warm-Up Track Pant is navy with red and white chevron striping on the calves, while the Brazil Warm-Up Track Pant comes in blue, with green and yellow chevron detailing.
Accessories for KFE arrive in multiple variations, including: 100% cotton KITH x Mitchell & Ness KFE Bucket Hats ($50 USD), and KITH x Stance KFE USA Crew ($15 USD) and Brazil Super Invisible socks ($10 USD). To fully round out the KFE accessories, KITH offers two KITH x Beats by Dre co-branded electronics: the KITH x Beats by Dre KFE Studio headphones ($325 USD) and Pill 2.0 speaker ($225 USD).
The KFE collection is solidified by two Ronnie Fieg x ASICS
collaboration models: the Gel Lyte III ($185 USD) and GT-II "KFE" ($165 USD). The Gel Lyte III represents the USA and is composed of remarkably high quality materials, such as a metallic gold leather upper with perforated vamp and quarter panels, as well as a pigskin leather lining. This model is asymmetrically colorblocked, with red accents on the left shoe and navy on the right. A USA flag-themed insole, and red, white, and blue striping on the midsole are key elements. The GT-II serves as the Brazil model, and is made of a rich blue pigskin with gold leather form stripes. Yellow accents are found on the tongue label and heel tab, while a primarily green outsole provides a nice color contrast. Details include green, yellow, and blue striping on the midsole heel, as well as a Brazil flag-themed insole. The Gel Lyte III comes with four lace options while the GT-II has three, and both include matching KITH KFE sweatbands.
The Kith Football Equipment collection releases in its entirety this Saturday, June 28th, at the Kith Pop-Up Shop at 66 Bleecker St. and Kith Brooklyn at 233 Flatbush, as well as KithNYC.com
at 11AM EST.
Photographer: Stephen K. Schuster
Styling: Mellany Sanchez