Something Old, Something New: Ranking past and current Vancouver Whitecaps kits

The Whitecaps unveiled their 2020 kits last Wednesday night, adding to their hefty collection of MLS strips. Here, Ben Steiner ranks them all, including the brand-new ‘wave’ kit.  Nine seasons, 11 kits. The Vancouver Whitecaps have had more kits in their MLS history than they did wins last season.  Wednesday, February 5th saw the club unveil their newest look, with their new secondary kit being announced as the ‘Wave’ Jersey. The 2020 strip marks a return to blue for the club, who had grey secondary jerseys the past two seasons. With the new kit and a rebuilt team, I take a look back and rank the best kits in the first decade of Whitecaps MLS history. A Champions League run, USL and MLS playoffs, this kit saw a lot of on-field success. However, from a look standpoint, I really didn’t like it. The triangles were a lot and detracted attention away from the rest of the kit. The crest didn’t pop out, and the polka triangles, combined with the Adidas stripes were near hypnotizing.  This was a good jersey and is a statement on how good the Whitecaps style has been. On the field, this was the kit that won the blub their first Canadian Championship, as well as their first real attempt ...

Best leggings: Hit the gym, street, studio or sofa in the perfect pair of leggings

Is there a more versatile item of clothing than a pair of leggings? Heading to the gym for an intensive workout? Throw on a pair of leggings. Stretching up a storm in a yoga studio? Slip on some leggings. Bingeing on a box set? Oh hi, leggings. And with high-waisted and leather-look options offering style as well as stretch, they’re a wardrobe workhorse. However, not all leggings are created equal and there are styles and fabrics that are better suited to working out than staying in. We’ve outlined the main materials and features to look out for below to suit your needs and budget. Whether you’re looking for an everyday pair to wear under dresses and oversized jumpers, on the hunt for high-performance workout gear or want to add to your athleisure-wear collection for a weekend of brunching, we’ve highlighted a selection of the best leggings currently on the market. This will depend on how active you’re planning to be. For everyday comfort, consider a soft, breathable cotton, which is both easy to wear and affordable to buy. Cotton doesn’t stretch too well though – and can lose its shape over time – so it’s wise to look for a pair that also features fibres such as elastane or Lyc...