Umbro caught everyone by surprise on Friday when they released a primary shirt that riffs on the infamous 1992/93 tiger stripe home. So what do the HCK Kitgeeks make of it? SombreEthyl: Well, it had to happen at some point. In the 27 years since the 1992 Matchwinner home shirt seared itself onto the footballing […]
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Umbro, the venerable brand and current supplier to the Tigers, turn 95 this year and that warrants a Kitcast special. The Kitgeeks ponder the best Umbro City shirts of the modern era, and True Colours author John Devlin, the high priest of illustrated polyester, considers the wider appeal of the double diamond brand.
The latest (and shortest) Kitcast is available for your viewing pleasure/displeasure. We cover the 2000/01 away shirt in depth, rank Umbro’s black kits, consider some of the WWC loveliness and a tribute to ‘La Società Ginnastica Sampierdarenese’.
Episode 4 of the Kitcast is a poppy shirt special as we look back on ten seasons of shirts marking Remembrance Day. Presented by Les and Adam, co-produced by Mikey and John.
Episode 3 of the Kitcast sees us review the new crest that will appear on Umbro kits from 2019/20. We also look back to the Centenary season home shirt, Justin Whittle talks kit preferences and in the news round-up we discuss the latest round of poppy shirt auctions, the use of third kits at Millwall, […]
In our second stab at a Kitcast, Adam Shearsmith joins Les to take a look back at the 2008/09 home shirt worn in our first Premier League campaign, discuss the latest kit news including the adidas x EA Sports ‘Digital 4th shirts’, and recall our favourite matchworn acquisitions of 2018. Apologies for the framing issues, […]
Anniversaries are for reflection, and 2018/19 represents the tenth anniversary of City’s inaugural season in the top flight of English Football, and with it an iconic kit worn in wins at Arsenal and Tottenham that shocked the world, as did a side tipped to be the worst in Premier League history avoiding relegation. Reflection can […]
Sometimes you need to see a kit in action before you can offer an opinion, and the 2018/19 third is such a kit. So now that we’ve seen the ‘Sulphur Spring’ shorts in all their glory in the 3-2 win at Rotherham, it’s time to opinion up… Disclaimer: We don’t like what the current crest […]
The 2018/19 change kit was unveiled last week and goes on sale today, making it time for the HCK kitgeeks (and guest reviewer @MikeCarterHKR) to stop stroking their chins and offer an opinion on Umbro’s work… Disclaimer: We don’t like what the current crest stands for, this is well established, but that’s on the club […]
The 2018/19 primary kit was unveiled seven days ago, and it’s time for the HCK kitgeeks (and guest reviewer @Adz238) to spill the beans on what they make of Umbro’s work… Disclaimer: We don’t like what the current crest stands for, this is well established, but that’s on the club and not on Umbro, […]