Barcelona's New Nike Kit Sees Stripes Return (PICTURE)

Nike are showing signs of recovery after some woeful kits in recent years, and Barcelona's home strip for the 2013-14 season is one of the beneficiaries.

The traditional blue and claret stripes return for Barça in "a modern design which sees the stipes peter off on the sleeves". Very flamboyant.

Barça have been tailored by Nike since 1998

Catalonia's “senyera” flag features on the yellow collar, in what is the first time the flag has been "completely integrated in the shirt".

Barça's pretentious motto - "Més que un Club" - also appears on the rear of the neck.

Nike have designed Barcelona's kits since 1998, when they replaced the nifty Kappa jerseys worn by Koeman, Romario, Stoichkov, Ronaldo et al.

Barcelona's stars pose in their new home and away jerseys

The release comes hot on the heels of Nike's England debut, a retro look which is decidedly German.