Entries by SombreEthyl

2016/17 home kit by Umbro – First impressions

City have announced their new sponsor, a Kenyan bookmakers, and revealed the home kit for the 2016/17 campaign. The HCK kit geeks, who recently gained PhDs in polyester assessment, are ready to opine… SombreEthyl: “The shirt has a Curate’s Egg feel to it, as parts of it are excellent. I like the nod to the […]

A shorts story from 2013

We’re always looking at and for photographs that assist our quest to document the club’s kit history, paying specific attention to instances of kit mash-ups: the mixing of different kit sets to avoid clashes, away from home. Although we’d marveled at this photograph of Abdi Faye deforming a ball with a Hulk-smash header before, what we […]

Kit Tracking – The season so far

When the third kit makes its first match appearance at Bristol City on 21st November, City will have worn 6 different ‘looks’, or kit combinations in 2015/16. There are 13 possible combinations, presuming the third kit will never have parts mixed and matched with elements of the home and away kits given the colours (‘blueprint […]

2015/16 third kit by Umbro – First impressions

Releasing a third kit late in October? Hmm, ok. Here’s what the HCK kit geeks make of it… JGHull: “I just can’t summon up any excitement over this kit and I think it boils down to it feeling like somebody else’s. It’s not “us”. The home kit? It’s us (even if a bit “Wolves”). The away kit? It’s […]