Italy’s World Cup warriors will certainly look the part in Japan this autumn, after they revealed a set of striking, Leonardo da Vinci-inspired kits ahead of the tournament.
The new Macron-manufactured home and away designs feature an embossed Vitruvian Man, while the launch campaign uses Da Vinci’s quote, ‘Details make perfection, and perfection is not a detail.’
The home strip is complete in traditional azure blue, with blue shorts – changed from the white seen at this year’s Guinness Six Nations Championship – and blue socks.
The away shirt is predominantly white with azure blue details, and comes with navy shorts, and white socks with blue trim.
Fans will be hoping the new look can inspire the world’s 13th-ranked side to glory in Pool B, where they face South Africa, Namibia, Canada and defending champions New Zealand.
The World Cup home shirt features a dark, polo-style collar which will be mildly altered after the tournament to feature an Italian flag on one side.
This version will also be worn at the 2020 Guinness Six Nations, where Irish coach Conor O’Shea will look to build on the sixth-place finish they recorded last time out.
The Azzurri begin their campaign away at reigning Grand Slam champions Wales on February 1, while they finish the competition at home to England on March 14.