‘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 […]
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PRESS RELEASE Tuesday 20, June, 2017 Amber and black – The colours of culture A group of lifelong football fans have worked together to ensure their beloved Hull City plays a part in the UK City of Culture 2017 celebrations. The group are putting the final touches to plans for an exhibition of classic Tigers’ […]
Ahead of the Tiger Rags exhibition, we thought we’d take a retrospective look at the 2016/17 kit set. Opinions on kits can harden or soften over time, and sometimes a kit becomes viewed through the prism of a successful or failure filled season. So do we feel the same way about the white collared home […]
Photo: Chris Skelton Could you imagine the city of Hull without Hull City AFC? We certainly couldn’t, for the Tigers are quite simply, part of the fabric of the city. That fact has not gone unnoticed by the organisers of Hull 2017: The first week of the City of Culture year was heralded by a […]
Our friends at Football Bobbles, purveyors of fine headwear based on (amongst other things) football kits of historic note, have made the logical step of basing a bobble hat on a shirt that is simultaneously the greatest and the worst ever conceived. Named in honour of (who else?) Dean Windass, ‘The Deano’ riffs on City’s 1992/93 […]
HCK’s @SombreEthyl was recently invited onto the redoubtable DesignFootball podcast and grilled by presenter Jay about his obsession with polyester. Tigers apparel is the main focus, but there’s also some discussion about @SombreEthyl’s interest in a certain Serie A team and their garb.
Denis Hurley, of the estimable Museum of Jerseys blog, has a pleasing wont for wondering what teams of the past might have looked like if they had gone with a different kit supplier, and then rendering it as an illustration. Recent Fantasy Kit Friday posts on the MOJ Twitter feed have shown us how Manchester United could have […]
Usually we give our first impressions on a kit before it is worn in match action (when you can truly judge it), but life has gotten in the way and by the time we’re ready to go beyond mere Twitter reaction, the kit has been worn twice and is quite possibly already consigned to history. […]
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 […]
City have chosen the away kit to be the first of the three 2016/17 kit sets to be unveiled, and as in 2003/04, 2005-07, 2012/13 and 2014/15, it is mostly black. Time then for the HCK kit geeks to share their initial impressions… JGHull: “I’m sure Mr Motherby will wax lyrically about how this shirt wicks […]