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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #705 on: July 12, 2018, 02:34:35 PM »
Bring back airtex
This! I loved my Umbro airtex shirt. My mum sewed a white no.8 on the back for me so I could pretend to be my hero.  Happy days :D

I had the white one :)

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #706 on: July 12, 2018, 02:36:13 PM »


That new claret track top is a thing of beauty

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #707 on: July 12, 2018, 08:54:53 PM »
Itís funny what some people have strong opinions about. I honestly give 0 shits about blue sleeves. Iíve had the last couple of home kits and only wear them to the game or round the house. I think I would be more likely to wear the new all claret shirt more. Weíre not the only ones ditching tradition to make shirts more casual fashion wear, an example is the more traditional striped clubs such as Southampton, Newcastle, Juventus, Barca trying to get away from their standards stripes and mixing up frequency/width of stripes. The more fashionable a shirt is, I guess the more they sell. Itís the way of the world now

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #708 on: July 12, 2018, 08:59:08 PM »
There's an oft-quoted stat/urban myth that our best selling replica shirt ever was the striped one from the mid-90s.

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #709 on: July 12, 2018, 09:09:05 PM »
Brexit, Trump, stripes. Never trust the public.

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #710 on: July 12, 2018, 10:46:27 PM »
Itís funny what some people have strong opinions about. I honestly give 0 shits about blue sleeves. Iíve had the last couple of home kits and only wear them to the game or round the house. I think I would be more likely to wear the new all claret shirt more. Weíre not the only ones ditching tradition to make shirts more casual fashion wear, an example is the more traditional striped clubs such as Southampton, Newcastle, Juventus, Barca trying to get away from their standards stripes and mixing up frequency/width of stripes. The more fashionable a shirt is, I guess the more they sell. Itís the way of the world now

They are still stripes though aren't they? Which is what they are all known for.  So I'm not sure how your comparison supports them ditching tradition, only that they are tweaking the traditional look.  I don't recall any of them switching to a solid single colour shirt, whereas we have switched to stripes at least twice and from blue sleeves a few times recently.   
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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #711 on: July 12, 2018, 11:06:24 PM »
Itís funny what some people have strong opinions about. I honestly give 0 shits about blue sleeves. Iíve had the last couple of home kits and only wear them to the game or round the house. I think I would be more likely to wear the new all claret shirt more. Weíre not the only ones ditching tradition to make shirts more casual fashion wear, an example is the more traditional striped clubs such as Southampton, Newcastle, Juventus, Barca trying to get away from their standards stripes and mixing up frequency/width of stripes. The more fashionable a shirt is, I guess the more they sell. Itís the way of the world now

They are still stripes though aren't they? Which is what they are all known for.  So I'm not sure how your comparison supports them ditching tradition, only that they are tweaking the traditional look.  I don't recall any of them switching to a solid single colour shirt, whereas we have switched to stripes at least twice and from blue sleeves a few times recently.   

Southampton literally just had a home kit with no stripes last season.

I just don't see the point at all in being dogmatic about our sleeves. They'll be back. Change every now and then, temporarily, is fine. We have bigger concerns.

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #712 on: July 12, 2018, 11:06:55 PM »
Itís funny what some people have strong opinions about. I honestly give 0 shits about blue sleeves. Iíve had the last couple of home kits and only wear them to the game or round the house. I think I would be more likely to wear the new all claret shirt more. Weíre not the only ones ditching tradition to make shirts more casual fashion wear, an example is the more traditional striped clubs such as Southampton, Newcastle, Juventus, Barca trying to get away from their standards stripes and mixing up frequency/width of stripes. The more fashionable a shirt is, I guess the more they sell. Itís the way of the world now

They are still stripes though aren't they? Which is what they are all known for.  So I'm not sure how your comparison supports them ditching tradition, only that they are tweaking the traditional look.  I don't recall any of them switching to a solid single colour shirt, whereas we have switched to stripes at least twice and from blue sleeves a few times recently.   

Barcelona have had a half and half shirt and hoops in recent years. And I have no idea what last years one was.

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #713 on: July 13, 2018, 12:28:02 PM »


That new claret track top is a thing of beauty

I agree Sir.

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #714 on: July 13, 2018, 12:34:44 PM »
There's an oft-quoted stat/urban myth that our best selling replica shirt ever was the striped one from the mid-90s.

And that one, along with it's green/black away cousin was a true abomination on every possible level IMHO

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #715 on: July 13, 2018, 01:18:47 PM »
I think one of the issues here is that people are discussing matters of personal taste and preference as though they were matters of fact. I prefer a more traditional shirt with blue sleeves but I was talking to somebody yesterday who likes a bit of variety and thinks this one is great.

I am just hoping that we defy the odds next season and that in the future the shirt is remembered fondly as the one we wore when we got promoted.

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #716 on: July 13, 2018, 01:44:55 PM »
There's an oft-quoted stat/urban myth that our best selling replica shirt ever was the striped one from the mid-90s.

And that one, along with it's green/black away cousin was a true abomination on every possible level IMHO

I got my dates wrong. The one that's apparently our best seller was the 1999/2000 kit.

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #717 on: July 13, 2018, 02:16:35 PM »
The 99/00 shirt may well have sold loads because we reached the Cup Final that year (although we didn't turn up for it), and I remember the club were flogging them by the boatload for a tenner in the run up to Wembley. 

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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #718 on: July 13, 2018, 02:26:26 PM »
There's an oft-quoted stat/urban myth that our best selling replica shirt ever was the striped one from the mid-90s.

And that one, along with it's green/black away cousin was a true abomination on every possible level IMHO

I got my dates wrong. The one that's apparently our best seller was the 1999/2000 kit.

ah right, not a bad one that. WAY better than that Asics monstrosity i was thinking of


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Re: New technical kit partnership announced - LUKE 1977 & Fanatics
« Reply #719 on: July 14, 2018, 08:50:44 AM »
Well at least weíre not Wigan: