Entries by SombreEthyl

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 […]

2015/16 away kit by Umbro – First impressions

Fight Night was also Kit Night on Saturday, as local boxer Luke Campbell revealed Umbro’s new Hull City away kit before his televised scrap with Tommy Coyle. The HCK kit geeks never pull punches when they opine on City polyester, and here they mull over whether all-white is all right… SombreEthyl: “Traditional all-white is a great starting […]

2015/16 home kit by Umbro – First impressions

Umbro have unveiled the primary kit City will wear as they adapt to life back in the Championship in 2015/16. Here’s what the HCK kit geeks make of it… SombreEthyl: “This kit is somewhat like the Curate’s egg, in that parts of it are excellent. The collar for example, I utterly love 80s style wrapover V-necks, […]