Entries by SombreEthyl

2017/18 third kit by Umbro – First impressions

The 2017/18 third kit has been unveiled and is now on sale. The HCK kitgeeks have been stroking their chins in contemplation, and are now joined by City matchworn collector Mike Carter in weighing in with their views… *Obligatory disclaimer 1/2*: Our view on the current club crest is well established, so we won’t retread old […]

A brief history of City in amber shorts

We love amber alternate shorts, and no 5-0 demolition at Derby is going to change that. They’re a great way of avoiding a colour clash, while retaining the colours we’re known for: amber and black. Amber shorts haven’t always been alternates of course, they were part of the primary kit in 1964/65. That kit, despite having […]

Fantasy Kit Friday: Umbro in the 80s

Last year, Denis Hurley of the  ‘Museum of Jerseys’ blog helped us mentally erase Pelada’s hideous home shirt for a short while by re-imagining City’s 1993/94 kits, creating an adidas kit set using period appropriate templates, and it was ACE. Recently we cheekily asked Denis to ‘WhatIf’ for us once more, selecting an earlier timeframe, and like an Emerald […]

2017/18 away kit by Umbro – First impressions

We now know what City will look like when a change of kit is necessary on their travels in 2017/18. So what do the HCK kitgeeks make of the new Umbro garb?  *Obligatory disclaimer*: We don’t like what the current crest stands for, it is a reminder of the petty and vindictive attempt to change […]

Shirt Swapping: Aston Villa

It’s been a while since we’ve done any ‘shirt swapping’, in the sense of taking a look at the current and historical kits of another club in addition to Hull City. With the 2017/18 season upon us, we thought we’d cast a critical eye over the garb of our opening day opponents, Aston Villa, selecting […]

Tiger Rags audio description now available

The Streetlife Museum has no audio description equipment at present, so to assist Tiger Rags visitors with visual impairment, we are offering an MP3 download that guides you around the room and describes all the exhibits. Matt Rudd of Absolute Radio provides directions for our recommended route, while David Burns of BBC Radio Humberside is […]

2017/18 home kit by Umbro – First impressions

Hull City Kits had the privilege of hosting the launch of the new home kit at our Tiger Rags exhibition at the Streetlife Museum of Transport. So what did the HCK kitgeeks make of the new Umbro garb? @Sombreethyl and @JGHull give their views and are joined by guest kitgeek @HullCityLive, a.k.a. Rick. @Sombreethyl: First […]

Visiting Tiger Rags – The Fabric of Hull City AFC? Download the exhibition guide PDF

‘Plurality of polyester’, looking at varied kit designs, is the first phase of our Hull 2017 exhibition ‘Tiger Rags – The fabric of Hull City AFC’, which is hosted by the Streetlife Museum of Transport. To enhance your visit, it is recommended that you download the accompanying exhibition guide by clicking on the link below. Tiger […]