Choose next seasons kit!

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by al_quaker » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:13 am

https://darlingtonfc.co.uk/news/new-hom ... ign-chosen

Kit 3. I for one am shocked...

Looks a nice kit though

Now give me an orange away kit and you'll have 2 kit sales next season :thumbup:

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by H1987 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:57 am

Trust Darlo fans to choose the plainest, black and white hoops possible :lol:

To be fair, i don't dislike it. My preference was 4 with the red flash on the arms, but i'm happy we have a settled identity. Darlington FC = Black and White hoops. Lets keep it that way, albeit with minor variation year on year.

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by QUAKERMAN2 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:06 pm

Nice strip but not keen on hooped socks at all.All white socks would have looked great ,similar to the Spenny design.

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by lo36789 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:11 pm

QUAKERMAN2 wrote:Nice strip but not keen on hooped socks at all.All white socks would have looked great ,similar to the Spenny design.

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Funny I love the socks! First time I’ll be delighted with socks for Christmas!

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by al_quaker » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:16 pm

Hooped socks are the best bit about the kit! Feels ages since we've had them

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by Darlo_Pete » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:19 pm

Boring option, just a re-hash of previous shirts. I won't be buying one.

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by lo36789 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:55 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:Boring option, just a re-hash of previous shirts. I won't be buying one.
But then you did say you don’t usually

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by footifan » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:19 pm

Darlo_Pete wrote:Boring option, just a re-hash of previous shirts. I won't be buying one.

OH the irony.... Now that is funny... Can't stop laughing. A very good reason to buy one.

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by H1987 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:03 pm

Well.. its not the same, is it? It's full hoops, and it has supporters names woven into the white.

I voted for 4, but I like this one too. I hope the numbers are red at least :thumbup:

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by HarrytheQuaker » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:09 pm

H1987 wrote:Well.. its not the same, is it? It's full hoops, and it has supporters names woven into the white.

I voted for 4, but I like this one too. I hope the numbers are red at least Image
Did they look like they were in red???

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by Darlo Dodger » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:17 pm

I think that, as a group, the voting supporters are a conservative, with a small “c” group when it comes to kit selection so any radical kit design is not going to be selected unless they are all radical.
I’d still really like us to have something similar to this Puma Dortmund shirt as the top for our away kit:-
https://www.google.co.uk/search?source= ... S2fUB5Hn8M:

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by Darlo_Pete » Sat Feb 16, 2019 1:17 am

lo36789 wrote:
Darlo_Pete wrote:Boring option, just a re-hash of previous shirts. I won't be buying one.
But then you did say you don’t usually
Because of the crew top and no collar.

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by Darlo Dodger » Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:46 am

And if we do want something radical we should ask Puma to let us see the designs for Dortmund which didn’t make the final cut, or just borrow their design and replace yellow with white:

https://www.prodirectsoccer.com/product ... gLfQfD_BwE

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by lo36789 » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:22 am

That’s interesting you have actually proven me wrong about the whole kit design is fundamental to identity idea.

Those are all clearly ‘Dortmund’ kits maybe it’s because their colours are so vivid but actually on reflection my theory that you could generally guess the pattern of a kit as well as the colours doesn’t work anywhere near as well in Germany as it does in England or Italy.

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by jjljks » Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:26 am

Great thing about the hooped socks is that after washing, you can tie them together and use them as a Darlo scarf!

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by don'tbuythesun » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:33 am

I remember when my lads were mascots at Feethams and I ended up buying Widnes RLFC hooped socks to complete their kit. Couldn't find them anywhere else.

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Re: Choose next seasons kit!

Post by Darlo Dodger » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:49 am

lo36789 wrote:That’s interesting you have actually proven me wrong about the whole kit design is fundamental to identity idea.

Those are all clearly ‘Dortmund’ kits maybe it’s because their colours are so vivid but actually on reflection my theory that you could generally guess the pattern of a kit as well as the colours doesn’t work anywhere near as well in Germany as it does in England or Italy.
Perception also changes over time.
Dortmund are pretty radical in their kit design but when I was a youngster Darlington played in white shirts and black shorts.

Nobody associated them with hoops (even though it was clearly part of what I then saw as some long forgotten history) until the post promotion addition of 3 narrow bands.

Even that was barely a hooped shirt. I think at most it was regarded as sticking with the white shirt but giving a nod to the club’s history.

We don’t have to go too far back in the clubs history to find Darlington shirts which no relation to any history other than that they have black and white in them (the 1990’s striped one and the “brass tin” design of the same period spring to mind.

For me revisiting the all white shirt is almost as much a part of the club’s history as the hoops.

I do think that going for something radically different wouldn’t do us any harm (and the first Dortmund design is based on a variation of the hooped theme)

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