Fans of Rapha and Tracksmith should now pay attention because the co-founder of the cycling and running cult sports brands Luke Scheybeler launches a new label with Futsol.
Together with his partner Nicolas Willson (co-founder of Picme, a user-generated content platform for crowd-sourcing event photography), he wants to create nothing less than the ‘Rapha of football’ and bring a fresh take on the popular ball sports game.
The first small collection of embroidered jerseys comes in four colorways and is limited to 100 pieces per color. Made in Portugal, the jerseys are constructed with a 180gsm single jersey piqué fabric from recycled plastic bottles sourced in Spain.
The embroidered appliqué crests, inspired by classical European references, are made and hand cut in the UK. Discrete and subtle features like the Japanese-made contrast collar and numbered size labels are a nod to football design language.
Futsol embroidered jersey
Scheybeler and Willson have the vision to change the perception of football culture by “connecting people all around the world, making the beautiful game, beautiful again. Football apparel is associated with tribal fan culture meaning that most team shirts are anathema to a modern, sophisticated, and stylish consumer. Whereas, Futsol is designed to be worn on and off the pitch,” the two founders say.
The jerseys start from £95 (€114) and are available via Futsol’s web shop on futsol.co.