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We Found it on the Offal: I Saw A Retro Jacket And I Want it Painted Black

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It is the International Break which means if it’s not wild and loose transfer rumors then those of us tasked with satisfying the Liverpool-related content gods with, well, content, are left to our own devices. And you know what they say: when the football’s away, the AJ will come up with something super ridiculous to talk about.

And so it ever was as today we have been made aware that this year’s Blackout launch - the all-black version of kits that have become an annual affair - will now also include retro wear. The Club, per the announcement, will release four items in their new Blackout Range that are plucked from the kits and pieces that were worn by some of Liverpool’s most revered and adored teams.

The announcement today indicated that the four pieces would be rolled out throughout the season, with the first being a track jacket that is an all-black version of the popular Shankly Track Jacket. The design of this retro piece harkens back to the 1974 team that won the FA Cup.

Now, some may have concerns given that the blackout kit this year is a little bit of a let down as the design flaws in the home kit are somehow made more apparent with the black-on-black design. Namely, the yoke of the shirt looking a bit more out of whack in this iteration than the standard red.

Thankfully, the jacket itself looks pretty nice and, of course, one can never go wrong when it comes to wearing the color black: it goes with everything, tends to frame the body in a flattering way, and generally just exudes cool. Put differently, you really can’t go wrong with a classic number in black.

If you would like to pick up this nice little number, head over to the official site to place an order. Otherwise, let’s all wait together in anticipation of the end of the International Break. Oh, and if you’ve got sartorial queries, I guess we can do that here, too.