Spain opt not to go back into the blue



You might have seen recently that Spain defender Gerard Piqué has announced that he will retire from international football after the 2018 World Cup.

The Barcelona defender will only be 31 by that stage but the reason given is that the abuse given to him after the recent World Cup qualifier against Albania was too much to take. Basically, Spain have changed their away shirts and the new version has red and yellow striping at the bottom of the short-sleeved version – just striping, not the national flag, as has been reported elsewhere – but because Piqué took a scissors to his long-sleeved shirt, it looked like he was renouncing Spain.

Our friend Jay from has blogged about the sleeves issue in his usual excellent, witty way so, rather than stepping on his toes, we’ll focus on what we feel is a missed opportunity.

In a piece prior to Euro 2016 evaluating the best and worst kits for The Irish Examiner, we said the following about Spain’s home and away:

‘Stunning’ is a word one could apply to both of the holders’ kits, though using two very different meanings of the word. The home is a classic, with blue shorts and black socks used for the first time in more than 20 years – squint your eyes and you can almost see Emilio Butragueño and Michel.

Adidas have moved their three stripes on the kits of their top-level countries, as the rules on sleeve patches demand that a blank space be left and this was curtailing the famous trademark. The yellow stripes link the red shirt and blue shorts well.

The away is eye-catching and calls to mind the kits worn by the USSR and Czechoslovakia at the 1990 World Cup, when geometric patterns were all the rage. The whole look may not appeal to the purists, but it’s a Marmite kit but we fall down on the ‘love’ side.

Sadly for Spain, the away proved to be quite the unlucky charm, as they lost to both Croatia and Italy at the European Championship while wearing it. While it has been reported that the change to the new, plainer, change shirt is down to FIFA, it’s hardly likely to cause any clashing issues and it could just be that they think it’s cursed.

The new offering is fine, but feels quite dull. It’s the same cut as the home but without the triangular fabric pattern. While the obvious absence of the red and yellow from the torso differentiates it from its short-lived predecessor, it still shares the same red adidas stripes and the shorts and socks.


If it were up to us, we’d have gone back in time. Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Spain would have white ‘tournament aways’, i.e. where countries were required to have one dark kit and one light one, but then would opt for blue alternatives in ‘ordinary’ time.

Here’s how such an approach would look with the new design. We’d love to have seen it become reality.


Limerick put new shirt to a vote



A jersey design we must pick

Online poll is just the trick

The lads on Twitter will choose

We surely can’t lose

One people don’t act the dick


While a variety of football clubs have opened votes to the virtual floor to decide on new strips, in Gaelic games it’s something which hasn’t been explored until now, with Limerick dipping their toe in the water on Thursday.

If we’re being picky, the presentation could be a bit better, but it’s still a step in the right direction. Let’s take a closer look:


A bit too much going on, especially with the irregularly-shaped panels.


Plain, classy and uncomplicated – what’s not to like?


Like number 2 bit with a bit of extra jazz. Not bad and may prove popular.

The new change design seems to be sorted – earlier on Thursday, the secretary of the Limerick County Board tweeted this:

Nice, but the watermark crest and the horizontal stripes is overdoing a bit, we feel.

Aston Villa’s nine kit combinations in 2011-12


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Anyone familiar with us knows that we like when a team’s home and away kits form a ‘set’, giving mix-and-match options.

AS Roma in 2000-01 are a great example of this, and another club with similar colours are our focus here. Superficially, Aston Villa’s strips in 2011-12 were well-matched – the shirts both had a checkerboard pattern and the same neck (though the home had raglan sleeves), while the shorts and socks on each kit used the same template:

As we shall see, while the home shirt was worn with the away shorts and socks, the white shorts and black socks (unusual for Villa, but with a historical precedentunusual for Villa, but with a historical precedent) didn’t appear with the white shirt. The addition of sky-blue shorts and socks, and claret socks, provided plenty of options though – 24 in all, of which nine would be worn, including the two ‘defaults’.

The vagaries of the fixture-list meant that the away shirt wouldn’t actually be seen until New Year’s Eve, and early on in the season it appeared that Villa had a specialised ‘away home kit’ – like Portsmouth in 2003-04, when they had a navy kit used in all away games against non-blue teams. In the first four away games, Villa played Fulham (all-white that season), Everton, Queen’s Park Rangers and Manchester City, shorts changes were required, but – in the same way that Rangers don’t go blue-blue-black – Villa wore the claret socks too.


That look was also seen at Swansea, while the normal home kit was able to be used at Sunderland, Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers. On Boxing Day, Villa were away to Stoke City – another side with white shorts and socks – but this time, presumably to lessen the chance of confusion, this time Villa used blue shorts and socks.


Five days later, Villa won 3-1 away to Chelsea. Despite having worn the home shirt against other teams in blue, this time the away was worn, with the claret socks.


The away kit was worn as intended at Wolves and then the FA Cup fourth round took them to Arsenal. While Historical Football Kits rather grandly declares them to have worn a ‘cup away’, the more prosaic explanation is that white-claret-claret would have raised overall-clash concerns, so they donned blue shorts and socks. They would again do so at the Emirates in the league in March.



Villa were back in the proper away of white-claret-white at Wigan, before a socks-clash at Newcastle saw them switch to blue and retain the white shorts – the look most commonly associated with Villa.



White shorts and blue socks were part of Blackburn’s first-choice kit that season, but this time, instead of all-claret, Villa wore the home shirt with the away shorts and socks.


That was the last new configuration of the home kit, and in April they had a fourth different layout of the away. There was a shorts clash to deal with away to Liverpool, and while all-white had been worn in the past, instead they opted for blue.


Nine combinations from a possible 24, or 37.5 percent – by comparison, Roma’s six from 27 in 2000-01 was only 22.22 percent. Obviously, a team with just two sets of shirts, shorts and socks can achieve 100 percent, but we’d be interested to know if any team has higher the number of possibilities is 12 or higher (i.e. when there are three of one item).

Paying homage to Streatham Rovers


If there’s one thing we enjoy as much as sports kits, it’s irreverence. That’s why the Twitter account of Streatham Rovers FC is so enjoyable – the ‘club’ should certainly have more online followers.

Just in case you’re racking your brain trying to recall if you’ve heard of them before, the bio on Twitter (or at least the sponsor of their league) should give away the fact that it’s a parody: “Non-League club in South London. Founding members of the Xtermin8 Rat Poison League Premier Division. Proud to take part in . Est. 1917.”

That said, the subtleties employed in the social media output are just this side of “Is this a piss-take or real” and have caught more than a few unawares:

We’ll leave you to enjoy the rest of the feed yourself and will focus on the tweets around the club’s famous purple and green kits, of which there are many. The announcements of the kits for 2016-17 were magnificent, set off by a wonderful sponsor.

Excellent stuff, in our view, but they didn’t stop there, delving into the club’s kit history each week for Throwback Thursday (#TBT):


They didn’t forget Non-League Day, either:

Blue-sky sponsorship thinking from Coventry



Shirt sponsorship was first permitted by the Football League in 1977, and was still an infant concept in the early 80s, as clubs and companies began to explore ways to increase exposure.

Jimmy Hill, a trend-setter throughout his career, was chairman of Coventry City at the time and negotiated a deal with car-maker Talbot, who produced cars in the city. Their logo was first seen on the famous Admiral ‘tramlines’ kit, but Hill was already planning the next outfit, which was released in 1981.

While a mooted plan to rename the club Coventry Talbot didn’t come to fruition, a bold proposal to fully integrate the company’s logo into the kit did come to pass. Officially produced by Talbot Sports – the logo was literally a ‘big T’ – the home and away strips were in the same design and left no doubt as to who the sponsors were.

However, there was a problem – sponsors’ logos were not allowed to be displayed in games which were televised. For most clubs, it was simply a case of playing in plain shirts, but the BBC weren’t falling for Coventry’s assertions that the navy and white panels were just designs. Completely different shirts were required.

As kits went, they weren’t bad – the side panels, though slightly large, were ahead of their time – but inexplicably the backs of both the blue and red shirts were white. Given that a lot of teams with blue home shirts had white aways, this was also problematic. As a result, when Coventry hosted Ipswich Town in January 1982, a blue variant of the ‘TV kit’ was used, this one with a sky-blue back.


However, this kit was not always worn when required – in 1982-83, Coventry hosted a white-clad Manchester City, causing confusion (note from the pre-match warm-up that the Coventry players had ‘Talbot’ tops).

A ‘proper’ third kit was also worn. First seen against Aston Villa in February 1983 as the blue and red shirts were deemed to clash, the all-yellow outfit had the large Talbot logo but with plain shorts. It was also worn in the game against Everton at the tail-end of the season.


Two seasons, six shirts – and nary a club crest to be seen. While sponsors were permitted for televised games from 1983 onwards, the rules on logos in general were tightened, to ensure that nobody else would attempt anything as ambitious as Coventry.

For the Sky Blues, a move to Umbro was in store in the summer of ’83 while the Talbot association would end too. The next kit, a two-tone-blue striped offering, carried the names of three sponsors during its three-year lifespan –  Tallon, Glazepta and Elliotts.

1996 All-Ireland football final replay – Meath’s golden day


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Today (Saturday, October 1) sees the replay of the All-Ireland senior (Gaelic) football final take place.

Dublin are attempting to win a fourth title in six attempts while Mayo are trying to lift the Sam Maguire Cup for the first time since 1951. Twenty years ago, Mayo came very close to attaining glory, losing to Meath after a replay, and it is the sartorial events of 1996 that we will look at here.

Both counties have predominantly green jerseys, Mayo with a red hoop while Meath’s is trimmed in gold (yellow really, but that colour is called amber when Kilkenny wear it, saffron when it’s used by Antrim or Clare, and primrose if describing Roscommon). However, despite Meath having lined out in their alternative jerseys when the counties met in a national league quarter-final earlier in 1996, the only concession towards a colour-clash for the biggest game of the year was the Royals wearing green shorts:

(You’ll note that both teams had the same sleeve design. Unimaginatively, manufacturers O’Neills called it the ‘Three Vs’ style)

Mayo nearly won, but a fortuitous late point by Colm Coyle – a delivery to the goalmouth which was allowed to bounce over the crossbar – secured a draw. The replay was set for a fortnight later, but in his Sunday Independent column the week after the drawn match, former Meath star Colm O’Rourke made plain his dissatisfaction with the colours issue, believing it to have caused confusion:

Let’s start with the jerseys. It’s hard to credit that Meath and Mayo played the most important game of the year without a change.

In the ’88 All-Ireland semi-final, Meath wore gold and Mayo red, the second colours of both team. As recently as the league quarter-final in Roscommon, both sides changed [sic – Mayo didn’t]…so why not last Sunday? It beggars belief.

It is a major issue which people who have not played at this level might be unaware. Players react instantly to a splash of colour, particularly with peripheral vision; they notice someone coming in from the side and a strip on a jersey or a change of togs is not enough to make for instant recognition.

I did not hear any Mayo player complain, but [Meath’s] Tommy Dowd said he made a mistake, passing to Pat Holmes when he thought it was Barry Callaghan, while Colm Coyle knocked the ball away from John McDermott on one occasion when it was obvious he figured him to be one of the opposition.

Any near clash of colours should bring immediate change. In the semi-final meeting of Kerry and Mayo, again the colours were much too similar and alternative strips should have been automatic.

For the second game, Meath took the field in their change jerseys, a reversal of the normal pattern. In his autobiography Misunderstood, Meath player Graham Geraghty mentions watching the replay as part of his research for the book and being surprised to hear on the commentary that both sides had been asked to change jerseys for the replay but Mayo refused to do so.

Mayo did change their shorts, incidentally, but that only amounted to a striping difference and the crest swapping sides with the O’Neills wordmark.

The game will always be remembered for the early brawl which resulted in sendings-off for Meath’s Coyle and Liam MacHale of Mayo, who had been the man of the match in the drawn encounter. His loss affected Mayo and Meath triumphed. At the time of writing, Mayo are still waiting.

The 1990s – an increasingly blue decade for Bayern Munich and adidas


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As we touched on in the recent piece on Cork City, we like the fact that Bayern Munich like to mix things up with their home kits.

A quick perusal here (it hasn’t been updated since 2013, unfortunately – we would love to a Bayern version of but tracking all of the variations could prove debilitating to our mental health) shows just how varied they have been. However, while they dabbled with striped shirts in the 1970s, for most of the 80s the look was solid.

As Spinal Tap might put it, the kit was ‘none more red’, apart from the necessary adidas trimmings in white and the club crest and sponsor. That was to change utterly during the 90s, however.

The main kit worn in the 1990-91 season (we say main as there were quite a few derivatives) was a classic in this regard:


As we mentioned in our 1990-91 Serie A kits series, 1991 was a significant year in terms of kit design. Bolder and brasher was the order of the day, with adidas punishing the boundaries on whether kit elements were designs or trademarks. As well as issuing Bayern with their new aggressive template, they introduced blue to the kit (a more ‘traditional’ version was worn by Bayern’s amateur team). Austin Long of Soccer Nomad has a fairly sound theory that the blue was from the Bavarian flag, which is represented on the Bayern crest.


Two years later, and the design evolved, bringing with it more stripes and a further sprinkling of blue, this time on the sleeves as well. Incidentally, the same shorts were used, despite not being a perfect match for the newer stripe configuration.


Blue and red stripes was not a completely unknown look for Bayern as it has been seen in the 70s (and was revitalised in 2014 again), but the decision to pair the look with blue shorts and white socks in 1995 made for a very unusual visual. Pretty much exactly the same shirt, apart from a slight different in collar trim, would be given to Crystal Palace in 1996.


While a return to something more traditional might have been expected when another new kit was due in 1997, adidas instead continued to push the blue envelope, darkening it in the process. First seen on the final day of the 1996-97 season as Bayern celebrated winning another Bundesliga, one could have been forgiven for assuming that it was a change kit, so reversed were the colours from what would have been expected.

adidas-Bayern-Munich-Munchen-1997-1999-home-shirt-trikot.pngOf course, in Munich, blue had always meant 1860 rather than Bayern. For the stadtderby between the clubs during this kit’s lifespan, Bayern did turn out in red for their ‘home’ games at the Olympiastadion – a stock adidas design used by France and Rangers.


When the time came for another change in the summer of 1999, the logical step – following the pattern of recent offerings – would have been to ditch the red completely and have a blue and white kit, but instead Bayern were outfitted in what, in our view, became an instant classic, right down to the hooped socks.


The shirt following that in 2001 was a similar design but in a darker red and, apart from the 2014-15 kit and the red-and-white striped 2010-11 anniversary kit, red has remained dominant. We’ll always the 90s, though.

Umbro’s first-ever Ireland alternate rugby jersey, 1992


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Today – September 28 – Leinster Rugby revealed their new European kit, harking back to classic Canterbury designs of the early 2000s.

The horizontal lines called to mind another shirt launched on exactly the same date, 24 years previously – the first-ever Ireland alternate, or change, shirt, produced by Umbro in 1992:


(Incidentally, it’s a damn sight better than the newest iteration, launched recently).

Given how big an industry the sportswear market has become, it’s easy to forget just how far things have come in a relatively short space of time. In early 2014, the Irish Rugby Football Union signed a six-year deal to return to Canterbury after a spell with Puma, with conservative estimates pegging it at around €3.5m annually.

When Umbro took over the IRFU contract from adidas’s Irish agent Three-Stripe International, things were a lot different – the game was still amateur, remember. In The Irish Press, Karl Johnston tried to sum up how new a departure it was:

Just imagine it – a fashion show in the hallowed precincts of Lansdowne Road, the oldest rugby stadium in the world. That humming sound you may have heard yesterday surely was caused by the founding fathers of the Irish Rugby Football Union spinning in their graves!

Well, it wasn’t really a fashion show just the official unveiling of Ireland’s new-look playing and leisure kit, designed (with some help from the players themselves) and supplied by Umbro. Umbro International, the giant sports gear firm which started from humble beginnings in Manchester, was represented by Peter Draper, marketing director. The firm’s Irish licensee if Topline [sic – the company is Toplion, and still holds the licence today], the company set up by Paul Deane, who introduced the new creations with the aplomb of a practiced compere.

The jerseys, tracksuits, leisurewear and what have you were modelled by two lithe young men, who looked suitably athletic. And the purists will be relieved to hear that the new national jersey has not been changed beyond recognition, is a big improvement on that which went before and been re-designed with impressive restraint.

There is also another jersey, more white than green, for use whenever Ireland is involved in a match in which there is a clash of colours. Whisper it, but it’s actually more attractive than the number one jersey, and don’t be surprised if you see the number two job being worn as casual gear by fashion-conscious young men and women.

All the items shown yesterday – and the range includes wind-cheaters, all-weather overcoat, a variety of tracksuits, kit and medicine bags – will be on general sale. Each member of the senior national squad will be kitted out, while underage and other squads will be partially taken care of.

IRFU president Charlie Quaid welcomed the deal made with Umbro and praised the quality products which are being supplied to the national squad. He expressed the hope that this quality will be reflected by the players’ on-field performances, and we can all say amen to that. The contract is effective immediately, and is for three years. Umbro are also suppliers of kit and leisure wear to the Scottish national squad.

Johnston’s colleague Seán Diffley, writing in the Irish Independent managed to get a steer on what the deal was worth to the IRFU, under the heading ‘Shirt deal collared’, but he focused more on the establishment of a trust fund for players.

The IRFU yesterday ushered in a new equipment deal with Umbro, believed worth IR£75,000 [approximately €95,000], and also announced the setting up of a Players’ Trust Fund.

Whatever about the torrent of magnificent gear, which, whatever else, will make the Irish team the best-dressed in history, the Trust Fund project will be minutely examined by the player in this season’s squad.

Later in the article, he focused on the commercial considerations:

Before Umbro won the deal to supply the gear to the Irish squad there was a bid by Cotton Traders but this was turned down by the IRFU. Fran Cotton, the former England forward, a principal in Cotton Traders, has been quoted as saying that his company never even got a reply from the IRFU to their overture.

That has been hotly denied by the IRFU, who say that they told Cotton, very politely, by letter last March that his offer was not acceptable.

A somewhat acrimonious situation seems to be developing in the background. An alleged attempt to whip up support for a certain brand among members of the squad seems to provide the perfect climate for a first-class row between the IRFU and the players in the wake of the Umbro deal.

On the other hand, that situation may just be part of the normal commercial tactics in the highly competitive sports equipment business. The players last night were not prepared to comment. One, who preferred not to be named, did say: “How can there be a controversy or a row when we only got together for the first time this weekend and the London Irish players did not stay overnight on Saturday? We just did not have time to digest what was going on.”

What does seem clear from the IRFU statements yesterday is that, while they will not hider the players in making arrangements, they will take a firmer hand to the tiller than heretofore.

Will the players gain anything from the Umbro deal? Paul Dean, the former Irish outhalf, who is the licensee for Umbro, introduced an array of jerseys, sweaters, boots of the highest quality with models showing the kit to good effect at Lansdowne Road.

The kit will be available in retail shops, the jerseys probably selling at the same price as the England jerseys supplied by Cotton Traders, IR£29.50 (€37). The IRFU will be entitled to royalties on sales above a certain threshold but I understand the threshold is so high that not much will accrue to rugby – or the players – from that activity.

So there the story rest for the moment, a strange tale of magnificent gear and dark tales of sharp goings-on behind the scenes.

As it transpired, Umbro’s foray into rugby didn’t last for much longer, and by the time of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, Ireland were playing in Nike kit. That World Cup also saw the return to the world stage of South Africa – the only other major nation to play in green – so the white Umbro jersey was never worn in a game.

It would be 1998 before Ireland  hosted South Africa, necessitating a change – the first time since 1970 that the country took to the field in white jerseys.

Arsenal in their away kit at home? It’s not uncommon


Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Basel, Arsenal revealed that, despite being at home, they would have to wear their yellow change kit.


It’s a bit ironic that a club that often changes for no reason (as at Leicester City in the above picture, or when they wore their navy and yellow third at Watford) are having to do so in an unusual situation. Despite UEFA being left with an unsatisfactory kit match-up when Atletico Madrid played Barcelona last season, they allowed Basel not to submit a third kit, so this is something which could cause more trouble against other teams with red-and-white or blue-and-white kits.

As mentioned in the piece above – and then slavishly copied by plenty of other outlets, with no further research – Arsenal have changed at home in the past against Benfica in 1991 and Lens in 1998, but there have been other instances too.

Going way back, when a colour-clash occurred in the FA Cup both teams would change, so understandably there are plenty of examples from before the 1970s. In the first year of that decade, Arsenal would win the Fairs (later UEFA) Cup, beating Anderlecht of Belgium. Due to their success in the 1930s, Arsenal still carried quite a cachet abroad and so Anderlecht opted to change their kit for the leg in Brussels so that their fans could see the famous red and white of Arsenal.

The home side still won 3-1, but Arsenal – not returning the favour at Highbury – triumphed 3-0 to take the cup. However, in reaching that decider, Arsenal got past Ajax, wearing yellow at home (two years later, Arsenal’s first European Cup campaign would end against Ajax in N5, the Dutch wearing white shirts and blue shorts).


Twelve years later, against Spartak Moscow in the UEFA Cup, they again turned out in unfamiliar garb at home, this time green and navy. Given that the visitors were in all-white rather than red, perhaps the referee had a problem with the sleeves and shorts, as is the case with Basel?


Before the 1991 meeting with Benfica – the 4-2 aggregate loss prevented them from entering the first-ever group stage of what was still the European Cup – Arsenal were drawn against Austria Vienna, and wore the ‘bruised banana’ when winning 6-1 at Highbury as Alan Smith scored four.


In the successful 1993-94 Cup Winners’ Cup run, ties with Standard Liege and Paris St-Germain saw the away sides changing but against Torino, Arsenal wore yellow at Highbury while the Italians wore white in Turin.


The return to the Champions League in 1998, and the clashing of Lens’ kit with both the red and the yellow, meant a one-off navy kit as Arsenal lost 1-0, eliminating them from the competition. The following season, the teams met again, this time in the UEFA Cup, and, with Lens’ home shirt only having yellow pinstripes on red, Arsenal’s change strip was deemed acceptable.

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The ‘overall clash’ led to Arsenal asking at half-time if they could change shirts, but the request was turned down. However, later in 2000, against Sparta Prague in the 2000-01 Champions League, that’s exactly what happened as Arsenal’s navy third didn’t provide enough differentiation against the Czech side’s maroon.

In the second group stage (remember that?), Arsenal wore the navy away to Spartak Moscow and Spartak changed in London, but the home sides switched when Arsenal clashed with Bayern Munich.


After that, UEFA reverted to mandating the visiting sides to change, but there was one more instance of Arsenal in an alternative kit in a competitive game at Highbury. Having been drawn away to Farnborough Town in the 2003 FA Cup, the game was switched to North London to allow Farnborough a bigger payday, but still technically the ‘away’ side, Arsenal wore blue.


Bonus track: We won’t list every example of the phenomenon happening in a friendly, but thanks to @TopPitch for reminding us of the game at home to France in 1989:


Books review – Roma and Samporia kits, cycling jerseys


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We love books and we love kits. Unlike Eoin McLove’s jumper-cake, these two things do go together and we really love books about kits.

Three recent purchases come under the heading, though just two of those are about football and both are in Italian. We probably should start to learn it though, as there is quite the bibliography of clubs’ kit histories – though, of course, the visuals are universally understandable. Roma and Sampdoria are two teams we’ve always had a soft spot for and they are two of the best examples of the genre.

La maglia che ci unisce (The shirt that unites us) is the Roma effort, and it’s wonderful from the off, with a composite dream team, each player wearing the shirt from his era – though, perhaps oddly, Francesco Totti isn’t included.


Inside, every single variation worn by i giallorossi, including goalkeepers, is featured (click for larger):

In the interests of fairness with regard to copyright, we won’t show everything, but we had to include this third kit from the early 90s, it just looks wonderful:


La maglia più bella del mondo (The most beautiful shirt in the world) is a brave title for the Sampdoria book, but there are more than a few who would stand over the assertion.


The Roma book uses visually pleasing graphics throughout and while the Samp one, written by Luca Ghiglione, does for the early years, matchworn examples are used where available (again, click for larger):

A nice inclusion is that of prototype shirts, like this one mocked up by Hummel when they were bidding for the bluerchiati contract.


Cycling is not a sport in which we’ve ever had a huge interest, but exposure to the wonderful works of Richard Moore has given us a certain apprecation. In any case, sporting outfits of all kinds appeal to us.

In addition to working for Prendas, Andy Storey has an incredible collection of cycling jerseys and has published them in his book, The Art of The Jersey.


Benefiting from not having to include every single jersey of a particular team, Storey is able to pick and choose and presents the content in a nice, spacious style with little nuggets of info accompanying each one (once more, images can be enlarged).

All of the books are available in the places you’d expect, but we don’t want to invite accusations of favouring any online seller over another. We’d highly recommend all three.