The kits you need for this summer’s Euros

From England to Denmark, this tournament’s selection of jerseys is a blokecore enthusiast’s wet dream.

Euro 2024 is almost among us, and world-class talents like England’s mercurial Jude Bellingham, France’s Kylian Mbappe and Croatia’s Luka Modric will be looking to set the tournament alight. The tournament kicks off on the 14th June, where we’ll witness Germany face off against Scotland, and over the proceeding matches you’ll probably watch your Dad consume more beer than you ever thought would be humanly possible. 

While the players will rightfully get the attention, the kits they’ll be creating these iconic moments in are just as important. Besides, who wants to score a monumental cup-winning goal that’ll be replayed across generations whilst sporting something a bit bland? 

Thankfully, this summer’s tournament will provide us with plenty of visually arousing jerseys, and here at HUNGER, we’re giving you the lowdown on all the best kits to don during (and beyond) Euro 2024. There are still a few shirts to be released by Puma, Macron and Joma, but Nike and Adidas – who make up the majority of the nation’s kit sponsors – have dropped most of their gear already, so without further ado, let’s get stuck into it.

France home

Les Bleus’ latest kit has taken social media by storm, replacing their traditional darker, navy hue with a striking royal blue. Topped off with a red, white and blue trim around the jersey’s collar, France’s clean-cut, retro-inspired kit could help lead Mbappe and co to glory this summer.

Belgium away

Belgium’s away kit is, surprisingly, and quite adorably, based on the Belgian comic book character Tintin, matching the character’s aqua blue upper attire. It makes for a slightly novelty-looking approach thanks to the addition of the frankly grotesque brown shorts, but in isolation, the top half is certainly something special.

Scotland away

The purple is prominent and distinct, making for a welcome, playful contrast to the Scot’s typically traditional navy blue home jersey. Meanwhile, the additional abstract patterning down the sides adds another element of flair.

Germany home 

You can always bank on Germany to come out with a simple yet effective home kit, and this year is no different. Featuring the German red, black and yellow colouring on the sleeves, the kit pulls inspiration from the nation’s iconic 1994 shirt. England are almost certainly losing to this thing in a valiant semi-final exit.

England home

Nike’s “reimagining” of the St. George’s flag infuriated all the right people, but the strength in this kit comes from the red and blue sleeve trim, contrasting the always fresh icy white of England jerseys.

Portugal away 

According to Nike, Portugal’s away kit takes inspiration from the Azulejo tiles – a form of Portuguese and Spanish painted tile work – and makes for a welcome contrast to the more minimalistic kits we’ll be seeing at this year’s tournament.

Denmark home 

Taking a diversion from Nike and adidas, Denmark tapped Hummell for this year’s shirt, and boy, did they come up with the goods, providing a shimmering red number that’s set to glisten amongst the searing summer heat. 

Germany away 

Sometimes you just have to go all out, and as the host nations, that’s exactly what Germany have done with their alternate kit. I mean, just look at it. The design is jazzy, featuring a spiked pattern that fades from hot pink to a deep purple, the collar is funky and it’s certainly the most eye-catching kit you’re likely to see at the Euros this year.

England away 

Who would’ve thought that an England kit could look so good in purple? On paper, dark purple hues and multicolour side-panelling shouldn’t work – but it does. The kit looks almost menacing and would act as the perfect uniform for the Three Lions to go all the way and finally bring a trophy back home. But that’s just not going to happen, is it?

WriterChris Saunders