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Discussion in 'Spurs Chat' started by gilzeantheking, Mar 25, 2014.
I think it feels cheap
I started at different positions, but for me it's also gone the same way. I liked the home initially, but my fondness of it has decreased rather substantially.
The away has grown on me, but I still don't really like it. I just cannot get over the black bellend at the top. Terrible.
The purple really is nice. I'd have preferred white trim and don't really like the trim on the sleeves, but the silver doesn't break it for me.
Yeah the black bellend on the away top is a pretty lousy bit of design. I just don't hate it as much when watching us wearing it. Certainly wouldn't buy it!
I think the home kit is one of the worst we've ever had. It's not a Spurs kit. I guess they couldn't quite get their head around the idea of a plain white top so just decided to stick an ugly tyre mark across it for kicks.
I absolutely hated that one initially. I thought it was overly feminine and frankly rather ridiculous. However, the "electric blue" description they gave it, which cracked me the fuck up initially, could not have been a truer description once it hit winter. Our away form was fantastic that winter, and we looked good doing it too, lighting up away stadiums draped in the grey British winter literally and metaphorically.
I'll never forget that trip to Newcastle where we bent them over to the tune of 0-4 whilst wearing those kits. Most of the best images are unfortunately copyrighted, but they grabbed some spectacular pictures of our players illuminating the black and grey St. James Park.
Far from the best one, and from a different match, but good nonetheless:
I don't think it's one of the worst ever (doesn't come even remotely close to last year's IMO), but yeah it's pretty clear that UA are adamantly trying to stay away from a classic look for the home in attempt to keep people buying each year's. I still think the best home they've made yet was the first one they made for Spurs. They made it original while still keeping a very sleek and classic Spurs look, and to me that's a good kit in the modern age: original while still paying respect to the classic.
I have to say though, I'm still so relieved I don't have to look at last year's home anymore that I remain somewhat appreciative of the current home. I mean sweet holy Christ was that an awful shirt.
The baby blue was pure sex. The navy blue was better than sex. Honestly, that season might be the best season of kits we've had in a long while. Absolutely flawless.
How is it that so many clubs don't do this? I mean, take Everton (or City, or Chelsea, or Liverpool- etc.): they don't do a radical fucking kit redesign every Goddamn year; in fact, largely the opposite. They have a fairly standard template, and they stick to it (blue shirt with a "Chang" logo on it, similar to Chelsea in the "Samsung" years, current City "Etihad" kits, etc.). Maybe they add a few minor tweaks along the way (different collar, changed trim, whathaveyou), but their kit is fairly consistent- and almost always nice looking. Those clubs don't feel the need to trot out some naff, "let's get CRAZEEEE!!!!"-style, bold, "new" template year in and year out. They don't make wholesale changes just for the purpose of "change," don't feel the need to "get fans excited about our radical new look!"
As a result, each year their respective kit(s) looks slightly different, as opposed to a whole new look. Those clubs protect their brand, stick to tradition and produce mostly solid, excellent-looking kits. How many times in year's past I would see Chelsea's "Samsung" home kit and think "fuck- why can't we do something like that?"
I don't get it; don't they- too- want to sell shirts?
They do- right?
And yet somehow they manage to do just that without having to reinvent the wheel each and every kit launch. They don't say "we need a totally different look- otherwise no one will buy it!" They just make a classic kit with a minor tweak or two to differentiate it from whatever came before.
So why can't we do this? Why are we always the ones having to be "out there" and "different" every single fucking time?
When it comes to kit design, Spurs remind me of my hippy father, a guy who- much to my ten-year-old boy horror- would never just do the normal, regular things all my other kid-friend's parents were doing. If, say, I wanted a hamburger, rather than just taking me to McDonald's and getting me a Big Mac he'd make me one, with wheat bread instead of a bun and celery sticks in place of french fries.
And now look at me.
I agree with you bud, but I think the difference isn't the club but rather the manufacturer. Those clubs all have major brands that own the football world, while we have one just recently dipping into football and are their only club. They want loud n heavy, and couldn't care less about subtle n classic. That's unfortunately likely to be the way it's going to be as long as we're with these guys (although thank God we're no longer with Puma, what they're making nowadays is awful).
growing on me tbh. Navy is still the best. Classic.
Very early 16/17 Kit info..
How has this been released so early?
Someone's getting sacked...
That gold is nice, though.
I'm outraged, which means i was the first to be outraged, which means i win.
Those kits are shit.
omfg that gold... *mops up*
"Fucking red sponsor again?!?"
I just said that so now no one else will have to
I am very intrigued by the info. Very excited to see the away shirt, particularly. Praying they dont screw that up. Just make it a plain navy blue, gold collars, and white sponsor logo. Maybe gold Spurs lettering right under the collar on the back. That would be perfection. No funny stuff please. They do that, and I will pay through the fucking nose for that shirt.
On the home, they have to outline the UA logo in gold, and line have a blue outline for the crest, with gold lining in the ball.
I'm interested to see what they do with the 3rd shirt. The only viable colors i could see would be black, gold and maybe a dark grey...
Must be doing a few special things as it should be our last season at the Lane.
Premier League title and CL nights.
Can't believe they went with white for the home kit colour again! No fucking imagination this lot.
We have a golden cockerel on the roof so why not have it on the shirt front as well.
IMO it wouldn't look so good on the white shirt though.
Golden cockerel is fine, but golden cockerel with white sponsor's logo isn't so good. All our kits look the best when they're are only two colours used. The introduction of a third always makes it look messier.
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