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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
The Tigers wore amber alternate shorts for the play-off semi-final at Derby on Saturday 14th May. Nothing odd about that, City went amber shorted twice in the league in 2015/16 (at Sheffield Wednesday in October and Brentford in November) and once in the FA Cup (at Bury in late January). Indeed the most notable shorts […]
City’s performance was ugly at Derby, as the Tigers’ automatic promotion hopes took a potentially fatal blow in a 4-0 defeat. Their sartorial showing was below par too, as City elected to pair the away kit’s white shorts and socks with the home shirt. The mash-up seems an odd choice, inconsistent with how we’ve worn […]
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 […]