This brand new project from NSS Sports celebrates the soccer jersey as a true fashion icon.
The reimagined soccer jersey takes inspiration from the original New York Metrostars design to produce a retro jersey aesthetic with Neapolitan soul. Throughout history, the two cities have enjoyed a strong cultural connection, epitomized by Saint San Gennaro. Every September, the Saint is widely celebrated on the streets of Naples, with New York – and in particular Mulberry Street – also hosting huge celebrations in his honor.
The NSS Metrostars jerseys will be released exclusively on StockX on April 29 via DropX.
San Gennaro references can be found all over the jersey: in the crest – that received a huge twist from the original one – where the Saint’s yellow hat stands out, and also in the number 19 placed on the bottom of the shirt. The colors of the jersey, matching the original version, bring to mind San Gennaro’s blood. The jersey is also embellished with an all-over pattern of an apple as an homage to “The city that never sleeps.”
Apart from San Gennaro, what is the best way to further strengthen the bridge between the two cities? Pizza, of course. As a shared symbol and passion between both cities, NSS Metrostars jerseys will be packaged in a bespoke pizza box, customized with vintage MLS references.
The campaign embraced the vibes of the two cities featuring two ambassadors of both cultures. Daniele Paudice in New York and J Lord in Naples cross the Atlantic to blend Neapolitan and New York cultures. Make sure to check out the pictures below and grab your NSS Metrostars Jersey here before it is too late.