Norwich fan and kit enthusiast Chris Parker is a fan of the home kit worn by the Canaries this season and it’s easy to understand why – with its v-neck and pinstripes, the Joma effort is clearly taking its cues from the early 1980s adidas offering.
However, he’s not as keen on the deep red change strip or the tie-dye third and so he looked for two alternative strips that followed the stylings of the home.
Norwich away shirts where white replaced yellow were popular during the eras of adidas, Hummel and Asics – the completist in us would have liked if those kits had some yellow trim but that’s a side issue – and Chris asked for that and a green version as Norwich outfits in the club’s secondary colour have proven popular since the first effort in 1997-98. We’ve gone with a darker shade to complement the green of the pinstripes.
Such is the way of modern football, we may never again see a club go with three kits that use the same basic design but we feel that these show that such an approach can work well. ‘Template’ need not be a dirty word.
That’s just our view, though, and obviously yours may differ. Feedback is welcome, along with requests for future FKFs – comment below or tweet @museumofjerseys.