Today the All Blacks revealed the new jersey they will wear for the upcoming test series against the British and Irish Lions.

The main difference to previous shirts is a new crest featuring the years 1904 and 2017, a nod to the first-ever Lions tour to New Zealand.

We rounded up some of our top Kiwi designers and fashion experts to give their thoughts on the new jersey design.

Murray Crane, Crane Brothers

I am glad it's still black. I like the shield reference, a nod to tradition on such a contemporary garment. It's also good to see the adidas logo and their ongoing commitment to NZ Rugby remaining strong.

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The 2017 Lions tour jersey that will be worn by the All Blacks. Photo / allblacksshop.com
The 2017 Lions tour jersey that will be worn by the All Blacks. Photo / allblacksshop.com

Steve Dunstan, Huffer

I think it is great to have a dedicated design that celebrates the long tradition.

I always get caught up in "special edition" things because, if done well, they can tell a story and that is what makes them more collectable or prized.

There is a nice amount of "stealth" functionality and technical features which I can appreciate.

The proportions of the imagery are a bit clunky. With branding, sometimes less is more and I don't think that balance is there.

The shoulder line and collar remind me of something out of Game of Thrones. There is kind of a subtle medieval cloak vibe going on.

A Game of Thrones x All Blacks collaboration makes sense to me for the Lions tour. Two things that plenty of Kiwis are into too.

Dan Ahwa, Viva and Canvas fashion editor

I love that the silver fern is larger, and the sentiment of using the crest from the 1904 tour is special - they will be wearing something that has been a part of the pride of being in the team and celebrated for over 100 years.