New Strip Chosen

by Scott Thornberry - 15th June 2012

new strip chosen

It is based around the popular hooped design and is a signal of the start of our new adventure.  One where we all pull together and rebuild our club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and the away strip

 

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DIRTYDAVE - 15th June 2012 21:22:59

Looks ok.

HarrytheQuaker - 15th June 2012 21:28:37

uncovered wrote:Darlington have chosen the design for our new strip

http://www.darlofc.co.uk/news.php?NewsID=933
Out middle of September... Lol

al_quaker - 15th June 2012 21:31:17

I like it.

The_Ponderer - 15th June 2012 21:32:26

I likes it!!!

DIRTYDAVE - 15th June 2012 21:33:48

Do we know what the price will be yet?

Markodarlo - 15th June 2012 21:34:06

Whooooooooo what happened to the badge we paid all that money for?

leedscol - 15th June 2012 21:35:41

Thumbs up from me

Hilly - 15th June 2012 21:36:46

Markodarlo wrote:Whooooooooo what happened to the badge we paid all that money for?
It will be on the final shirt. This is just what gets spit out from the 'custom' section of their website:

http://custom.macron.com/

Don't fret!

Markodarlo - 15th June 2012 21:38:47

Hilly wrote:
Markodarlo wrote:Whooooooooo what happened to the badge we paid all that money for?
It will be on the final shirt. This is just what gets spit out from the 'custom' section of their website:

http://custom.macron.com/

Don't fret!
thank god for that! Panic over?

herts_darlo - 15th June 2012 21:39:11

DIRTYDAVE wrote:Do we know what the price will be yet?
Pricing will be finalised shortly - but likely to be the same as last season.

herts_darlo - 15th June 2012 21:41:26

HarrytheQuaker wrote:
uncovered wrote:Darlington have chosen the design for our new strip

http://www.darlofc.co.uk/news.php?NewsID=933
Out middle of September... Lol
Not quite - middle of August is when we're expecting it in. Sadly, there was no way to get it any quicker. We're expecting the away kit (red with white trim) in the next 2-3 weeks though...

ted_do - 15th June 2012 21:42:57

Yes that`s cool, I like it, I will have one. (of course only if it has a Darlington based sponsor, ...joking)

al_quaker - 15th June 2012 21:43:15

herts_darlo wrote:
HarrytheQuaker wrote:
uncovered wrote:Darlington have chosen the design for our new strip

http://www.darlofc.co.uk/news.php?NewsID=933
Out middle of September... Lol
Not quite - middle of August is when we're expecting it in. Sadly, there was no way to get it any quicker. We're expecting the away kit (red with white trim) in the next 2-3 weeks though...
Any pictures of the away kit yet?

herts_darlo - 15th June 2012 21:46:48

al_quaker wrote:
herts_darlo wrote:
HarrytheQuaker wrote:
uncovered wrote:Darlington have chosen the design for our new strip

http://www.darlofc.co.uk/news.php?NewsID=933
Out middle of September... Lol
Not quite - middle of August is when we're expecting it in. Sadly, there was no way to get it any quicker. We're expecting the away kit (red with white trim) in the next 2-3 weeks though...
Any pictures of the away kit yet?
Have sent it through to Hilly, and hope he'll do the honours for the technical illiterate over here... :lol:

Hilly - 15th June 2012 21:53:19

Away shirt:

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al_quaker - 15th June 2012 21:54:07

Excellent! I'll have one of each!

TwoSaints - 15th June 2012 21:54:23

Happy with those. :)

Hilly - 15th June 2012 21:57:27

Sizes also appear to go from:

3XS XXS XS S M L XL XXL 3XL

quakersam - 15th June 2012 22:00:46

Love the away one

herts_darlo - 15th June 2012 22:01:03

Hilly wrote:Sizes also appear to go from:

3XS XXS XS S M L XL XXL 3XL
Aye - I think that's right, even for the home kit. We've ordered a mixture of sizes to start with, and will see what sells and re-order as appropriate.

darlodave1974 - 15th June 2012 22:39:49

Like it!

shawry - 15th June 2012 23:06:45

Not sure what to think tbh, will wait to actually see them, is the red a 'wet' look?

The home kit, I was hoping for solid hoops, I think I'd of preferred a mainly white top to the one thats been chosen, but I'll wait till I see one to judge properly, I find these pics pretty misleading at the best of times :)

Well done for getting sorted, be nice to see some of the away strip out before the season starts for once :)

Quakerz - 15th June 2012 23:22:23

Hate it.

The stupid side panels, too many hoops and half hoops, needless red - I don't see why we need that.

Give me a straightforward kit any day of the week, still nobody has come close to the 2004/05 kit which was a classic.

Cockerton48 - 15th June 2012 23:28:46

How do exiled supporters get their hands on the kit?

mikkyx - 15th June 2012 23:29:27

Don't mind it too much. Hope having a custom job isn't costing us too much extra in our position? Only criticism off the top of my head is I would've preferred the hoops to go all the way around.

I like the red away kit. Reckon I'll pick up one of each when they become available. And how nice will it be to have them available BEFORE the season kicks off, if only by a day or two?

Dave_from_London - 15th June 2012 23:30:33

So I take it that our kit manufacturer is Macron?

Spyman - 15th June 2012 23:34:29

I think, and this is just my opinion, not a criticism at all, that it would look better with both sleeves the same length.

quakersam - 15th June 2012 23:45:46

Different length sleeves is the new chic, didn't you know? It's just that way to show the design of both short and long sleeved shirts

Quakerz - 15th June 2012 23:54:14

I don't think you really needed to explain that one...

AndyPark - 16th June 2012 02:23:00

I like them both, will be getting them both at some point.

Good work :clap:

DIRTYDAVE - 16th June 2012 03:30:38

will one of the shorts legs be longer than the other one to match the shirt ?

MikeinBlack - 16th June 2012 07:00:12

Are the sizes going to be proper ones, or if you are a 'L' will you need to order an 'XL' to get it to fit?

Lawman3 - 16th June 2012 07:07:55

I hate to be a pedant, but they are horizontal stripes, not hoops. Hoops are unbroken and go all the way round.
It's a decent enough effort, though.

Fatty eats roadkill - 16th June 2012 07:10:14

Are those sizes English, USA, or continental? Vitally important to know that as the tapered stripes makes one look more portly!

I do not want a fleet of Japanese whaling ships tracking my every move when I'm wearing one!

number_one - 16th June 2012 07:22:01

Both look s***, will buy the home one if its out prior to jollies.

Hilly - 16th June 2012 08:07:31

MikeinBlack wrote:Are the sizes going to be proper ones, or if you are a 'L' will you need to order an 'XL' to get it to fit?
Fatty eats roadkill wrote:Are those sizes English, USA, or continental? Vitally important to know that as the tapered stripes makes one look more portly!

I do not want a fleet of Japanese whaling ships tracking my every move when I'm wearing one!
This is the best I can find in terms of a size chart:

http://macronstorewakefield.co.uk/WebRo ... Charts.pdf

Should be a bit better than last seasons in terms of fit!

Bogratsteve - 16th June 2012 08:23:37

agree with Quakerz, not very keen on it and would have preferred some thing more along the lines of 2004/5 kit or at least hoops and not stripes, away kit is ok, a lot will depend on the sponsor logo to see how it looks

davidcorks 40yard OG - 16th June 2012 08:29:07

Home strip is half decent but thats the worst away shirt ive ever seen cheap n nasty looking and plain as hell .
wont be buying it

dfc1883 - 16th June 2012 08:34:19

Quakerz wrote:The stupid side panels, too many hoops and half hoops, needless red - I don't see why we need that.
The side panels confuse me slightly, from the front they are white, from the back they are black. And if they are half white / half black then It all seems a little too much.

Also, I don't like the white patch on the back, I'm not going to get a number as I'm not playing for the team so I'm left with a huge stupid white patch on my back. Numbers can easily be printed over hoops we've done it twice with Uncovered FC.

However, it's better than last seasons'.

wellindarlo - 16th June 2012 08:38:37

The kit design is good, I am more concerned with who will be wearing them and so far I am very pleased with who we have signed up (contract or otherwise). I think we will be competitive in both NL1 and ESN.

shawry - 16th June 2012 08:42:36

wellindarlo wrote: I think we will be competitive in both NL1 and ESN.
I dont think we have been given permission to play in both ;)

divas - 16th June 2012 08:45:09

Whoa what happened??

I was sent some designs the other day of what I thought was the shortlist and there was one on there that was absolute quality that everyone would have loved and that was pretty much what 'our' traditional kit should look like.

Then this appears.

Boo :(

I dont get why clubs don't canvass fans opinions more when it's them who will be buying it. Own goal IMO

shawry - 16th June 2012 08:52:13

home strips Ive liked are the one with Orange as sponsor, and the first one DBS were sponsor, designs similar to either would of been preferable (especially the away strip for the DBS one)

dfc1883 - 16th June 2012 08:54:14

divas wrote:I dont get why clubs don't canvass fans opinions more when it's them who will be buying it. Own goal IMO
Especially as we're a fans club, we should have most definitely asked fans opinions before committing, and if we're paying for a bespoke design, surely keeping it simple is cheaper?

Care to share this amazing design with us divas? :)

shawry - 16th June 2012 08:55:44

The problem I guess this year is that there is so much else going on, Ive no problem with not getting to choose the strip, I just, unfortunately, dont really like the ones that have been picked.

divas - 16th June 2012 08:57:33

shawry wrote:home strips Ive liked are the one with Orange as sponsor, and the first one DBS were sponsor, designs similar to either would of been preferable (especially the away strip for the DBS one)
The one I'd hoped they go with was exactly like that. 5 broad hoops that continued around the whole shirt and the thinnest red piping that set it off. Really simple but traditional. I don't know why kit manufacturers insist on making up these designs that have panelling to cut off the hoops?!

shawry - 16th June 2012 09:02:05

divas wrote:
shawry wrote:home strips Ive liked are the one with Orange as sponsor, and the first one DBS were sponsor, designs similar to either would of been preferable (especially the away strip for the DBS one)
The one I'd hoped they go with was exactly like that. 5 broad hoops that continued around the whole shirt and the thinnest red piping that set it off. Really simple but traditional. I don't know why kit manufacturers insist on making up these designs that have panelling to cut off the hoops?!
I think panelling is there as it creates a better fit for the players? but I assume it hampers the design a bit?

divas - 16th June 2012 09:03:18

I'm informed the change in proposed design was as a result of the original kit manufacturer not being able to turn the kit round quick enough.

I guess it's probably more important to have something for the start of the season.

Hopefully the traditional design can be implemented for next year.

Quakerz - 16th June 2012 09:04:47

http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Darling ... ington.htm

2004/05 is stand out for me - I fucking LOVED that kit and we had it for one season, and they started to get clever.

Spyman - 16th June 2012 09:05:52

divas wrote:
I guess it's probably more important to have something for the start of the season.
Errr, yeh, probably....

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shawry - 16th June 2012 09:07:56

I would rather them get rid of the 2 stripes off the back tbh, the more I look at it, the more it looks kinda strange

al_quaker - 16th June 2012 09:09:42

I wasn't expecting anything more complicated than a plain white shirt for this year, what with everything that has been going on. It may not be ideal (although I happen to like both of them based off these pictures), but I'm sure for the following season we will have more time to get exactly what we want.

ted_do - 16th June 2012 09:10:32

divas wrote:Whoa what happened??

I was sent some designs the other day of what I thought was the shortlist and there was one on there that was absolute quality that everyone would have loved and that was pretty much what 'our' traditional kit should look like.

Then this appears.

Boo :(

I dont get why clubs don't canvass fans opinions more when it's them who will be buying it. Own goal IMO
come on support the team, 1883 have been doing everything they can and at least the club is saved and you have a shirt to buy, you will have to let go of the hoops, its gone and this is the future dont keep going on about hoops your boring me now...yada..yada..

Only Joking but I thought I would give you a taste of my resent uncovered posting ;) . experience.

I dont mind the black and white one the red looks a bit Sunday league but may look smarter with DFC branding. :thumbup:

herts_darlo - 16th June 2012 09:11:38

We knocked about similar designs from a number of manufacturers, and it came down to a combination of cost, quality and (most importantly) timing.

This deal is designed to be a transitional one - hoops are not standard (hence my "bespoke" comment) so have a much longer lead time.

In the future, this is exactly the kind of decision that we would expect members of the CIC to be making. However, this season, there simply wasn't time to negotiate, design, find supplier, negotiate again, poll fans etc.

Quakerz - 16th June 2012 09:17:33

Which is all completely fair enough.

The kit isn't for me though, I hate it. But you can't please everybody all of the time!

lo36789 - 16th June 2012 09:18:56

if we can get this kit on to historicalkits.co.uk will it help our case with the FA "see...not a phoenix!"

Personally agree with some sentiment here would have liked hoops all the way round...never mind though I can live with it and I will certainly be buying it.

Maybe we do a proper poll though over next season!? I mean if you give yourselves a year to find a new kit surely you can get a) an extremely good price and b) make sure it is available basically on the final day of the previous season. Obviously realise that there is plenty of other stuff to deal with but as a longer term workstream that ticks over in the background?

next item, pre-orders, will it be possible to set up a pre-order facility that way stock control will be much easier particularly at the start.

I think the red one doesn't look great at the moment because it hasn't got a sponsor/emblem on it - it will look more professional once that has been done.

beatroute66 - 16th June 2012 09:46:15

I guess part of me is just glad that we're able to discuss a new kit - who'd have thunk it back in January/February time.

All that said, I'm so-so with them - I was hoping the 'return to roots' would have meant a return to the ISL-style 89/90/91 kit, which for me will always be the core kit, but hey ho. At least it's not 90% white with fiddly black and red bits on it.

How about the 1904 kit? Which clown decided to match blue shorts with a black & white chess board-type shirt?!

herts_darlo - 16th June 2012 09:51:08

Quakerz wrote:Which is all completely fair enough.

The kit isn't for me though, I hate it. But you can't please everybody all of the time!
We're never going to please all the people all the time :D (sorry you don't like it though)

Personally, I'll settle for a kit which makes it in time for the first home game...!

Quakerz - 16th June 2012 09:55:39

herts_darlo wrote:
Quakerz wrote:Which is all completely fair enough.

The kit isn't for me though, I hate it. But you can't please everybody all of the time!
We're never going to please all the people all the time :D (sorry you don't like it though)

Personally, I'll settle for a kit which makes it in time for the first home game...!
Aye well you've got to be careful there...

The kit was chosen because we've been promised delivery a couple of days before the season, but don't count your chickens on that one. It only takes one or two delays.

Quakers1883 - 16th June 2012 10:13:53

Just glad its not a mostly White shirt like last season, I think the actual shirt will look ok once it has our own branding on it. It could be a lot worse look at the kit we had in 2003/04 that must be the worst Darlo shirt ever! :sick:

Hilly - 16th June 2012 11:21:21

I really liked the 2010 - 2011 one. Had a bit of style. Nod to the hoops, realise the traditionalists probably hated it though.

dickdarlington - 16th June 2012 11:23:54

I quite like it, and i am quite happy with the manufacturer. Macron are established now and from a Leeds fan I know, the quality is now good.

I don't buy into continuous hoops being vital. They look like hoops and that's the main thing. Kit manufacturers go through phases, it won't be long until traditional style strips make a return once more.

My personal favourites have been the 95-96 'Orange' kit, the vandanel ones, and the morrit sponsored one. Also, the first all black away kit is my all time fave darlo shirt though.

Big question though for the new strip. Black shorts???

Fatty eats roadkill - 16th June 2012 11:46:50

I still wear that one. Makes me look svelte!

Breedon - 16th June 2012 13:33:04

Both look good! Glad the hoops are back!

Bizza - 16th June 2012 13:47:20

Gah, why the stupid fucking side panels? I wanted hoops, not horizontal stripes.

http://www.darlouncovered.com/shirts/95 ... 20full.jpg

That's what a Darlo kit should look like. Absolute quality, shame we only had it for a year.

Christophano - 16th June 2012 13:50:14

Bizza wrote:Gah, why the stupid fucking side panels? I wanted hoops, not horizontal stripes.

http://www.darlouncovered.com/shirts/95 ... 20full.jpg

That's what a Darlo kit should look like. Absolute quality, shame we only had it for a year.
Aye, that's what I was hoping for, but never mind.
I'll take quasi hoops over no hoops.

quakerlady - 16th June 2012 14:00:00

Home Kit - Front looks nice, side panels? not sure, back - looks odd with the big white expanse - you will all have to fill it with numbers or names so it looks ok
Away kit - plain but ok - dont mind the colour
Anyway - much better than last years strips

Dave_from_London - 16th June 2012 15:46:02

Quakerz wrote:http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Darling ... ington.htm

2004/05 is stand out for me - I fucking LOVED that kit and we had it for one season, and they started to get clever.
This!

I was really hoping for a re-make of the 04/05 kit as that was quality! I will buy the new shirts like ive bought all the others over the years but im afraid i won't be rushing out to buy it.

DarloOnTheUp - 16th June 2012 15:47:58

Quakerz wrote:http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Darling ... ington.htm

2004/05 is stand out for me - I fucking LOVED that kit and we had it for one season, and they started to get clever.
Agreed, I loved that kit too. We should just go back to that one!

Hoops4eva - 16th June 2012 16:10:51

Pleased that the new strip is based around the hoop design. Has there been any mention of the colour of shorts? Black I hope.

Darlo.For.Life - 16th June 2012 16:59:36

What colour will the number on the back be?

Spyman - 16th June 2012 17:00:25

Darlo.For.Life wrote:What colour will the number on the back be?
I heard turquoise.

Hilly - 16th June 2012 18:22:57

Purple monkey, this tortoise goes too slow for this old pony.

lo36789 - 16th June 2012 18:32:36

who is this rooster!? Unless he is some sort of literacy genius I am taking him as a waste of space - is that fair?

Jazz Maverick - 16th June 2012 18:35:03

lo36789 wrote:who is this rooster!? Unless he is some sort of literacy genius I am taking him as a waste of space - is that fair?
Coming from you, no.

lo36789 - 16th June 2012 18:37:21

touché

Fatty eats roadkill - 16th June 2012 18:59:37

Blimey, a one word post from lo!!!

Time for a visit to specsavers methinks!

divas - 16th June 2012 19:08:57

DarloOnTheUp wrote:
Quakerz wrote:http://www.historicalkits.co.uk/Darling ... ington.htm

2004/05 is stand out for me - I fucking LOVED that kit and we had it for one season, and they started to get clever.
Agreed, I loved that kit too. We should just go back to that one!
That was the original plan, however lead times to produce it mean it was a no go.

Next season.

DarloD - 16th June 2012 19:24:12

I actually like both home and away tops. But hey this is a fans forum and not everyone will be happy. I have had worse Darlo shirts in my time.

number_one - 16th June 2012 20:57:10

Just really pleased as its our club we all had a say in the kit

davidcorks 40yard OG - 16th June 2012 20:58:03

rooster wrote:the away strip is wales home strip when they beat England 2-1

When did Wales beat England 2-1 ? must have been 30 years ago at least

davidcorks 40yard OG - 16th June 2012 20:59:58

DarloD wrote:I actually like both home and away tops. But hey this is a fans forum and not everyone will be happy. I have had worse Darlo shirts in my time.

I dont think there has ever been a worse lookin away shirt :x

It looks like one of those nipple scratching sunday league efforts from the 80s

TwoSaints - 16th June 2012 21:16:28

number_one wrote:Just really pleased as its our club we all had a say in the kit
Yeah, why not have a vote on it, it's ok we'll just play as skins until they arrive :crazy:

DIRTYDAVE - 16th June 2012 21:22:07

Anyone got a link for all the Away shirts over the years. Got one for the home shirts but can't find any for the away shirts.

anus - 16th June 2012 21:32:52

I never see the point of buying an away shirt but I'll be getting the home shirt for this season.
I couldn't care less if the players turned out wearing mankinis, just as long as they get us promoted!

AIDO - 16th June 2012 21:43:23

anus wrote:I never see the point of buying an away shirt but I'll be getting the home shirt for this season.
I couldn't care less if the players turned out wearing mankinis, just as long as they get us promoted!

... not sure what a mankini is like but I was thinking something similar myself .... (I think ... :lol: )

liddle_4_ever - 16th June 2012 21:50:55

I like the home top a lot! People have to realise that we can’t just have just plain hoop shirt every season or you could just buy 1 to last 3 or 4 years. Having said that the Orange shirt is my favourite of all time (I think the “design” of the sponsor helps it).

I believe the idea behind having side panels is that you can put more “breathable” material there but also it wastes less material. If shirt manufactures produce shirts with side panels and we request a design without it then we will have to pay for the excess waste material and for new patterns/dies to be made. I think to have a more economical kit, side panels are a small (acceptable) compromise.

I won’t pass comment on the away shirt until seen in person but I can’t see its appeal.

Hilly - 16th June 2012 21:53:26

number_one wrote:Just really pleased as its our club we all had a say in the kit
Please tell me you're taking the piss?

liddle_4_ever - 16th June 2012 21:54:01

I particularly like the detail around the collar on the home top.
DIRTYDAVE wrote:Anyone got a link for all the Away shirts over the years. Got one for the home shirts but can't find any for the away shirts.
I don’t believe there is one.
AIDO wrote:
anus wrote:I never see the point of buying an away shirt but I'll be getting the home shirt for this season.
I couldn't care less if the players turned out wearing mankinis, just as long as they get us promoted!

... not sure what a mankini is like but I was thinking something similar myself .... (I think ... :lol: )
http://shugamama.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/mankini/

princes town - 16th June 2012 22:00:54

davidcorks 40yard OG wrote:
rooster wrote:the away strip is wales home strip when they beat England 2-1

When did Wales beat England 2-1 ? must have been 30 years ago at least
1955 and the shirt would have looked nothing like :roll:

Quakerz - 17th June 2012 17:26:46

Hilly wrote:I really liked the 2010 - 2011 one. Had a bit of style. Nod to the hoops, realise the traditionalists probably hated it though.
It was the worst kit ever.

DarloOnTheUp - 17th June 2012 17:29:12

Quakerz wrote:
Hilly wrote:I really liked the 2010 - 2011 one. Had a bit of style. Nod to the hoops, realise the traditionalists probably hated it though.
It was the worst kit ever.
That shirt violated me sexually and called my cat a dick for no reason.

quakersam - 17th June 2012 18:46:09

It was the best kit of recent times bar none. Full hoops just looks amateur

Christophano - 17th June 2012 18:51:59

DarloOnTheUp wrote:
Quakerz wrote:
Hilly wrote:I really liked the 2010 - 2011 one. Had a bit of style. Nod to the hoops, realise the traditionalists probably hated it though.
It was the worst kit ever.
That shirt violated me sexually and called my cat a dick for no reason.
No reason? Your cat knows what it did...

Fatty eats roadkill - 17th June 2012 18:53:14

Was it an Ancient Egyptian God?

Hilly - 17th June 2012 19:01:42

DarloOnTheUp wrote:
Quakerz wrote:
Hilly wrote:I really liked the 2010 - 2011 one. Had a bit of style. Nod to the hoops, realise the traditionalists probably hated it though.
It was the worst kit ever.
That shirt violated me sexually and called my cat a dick for no reason.
Your cat had it coming.

rj50 - 17th June 2012 19:25:19

Is black shorts or white shorts? Is red socks with the red kit?

The_Ponderer - 17th June 2012 21:40:23

It seems many people have not bothered to read Herts_darlo's post about the timing of getting the strips out for sale.
Hoops are very rare and it seems that this has been the reason why there has always been a delay in getting replicas from the manufacturers.
It would not be acceptable to delay things by another few weeks just for the sake of a slightly different design - time and funds from sales are most urgent!!!

Also, why is the red away kit the worst ever? We have played away in red previously.
You're just looking at a computer generated picture :D

You need only look back 3 seasons to that ridiculous Watford strip we played in for the worst away kit.

Perhaps next season when there are fewer urgent matters to resolve close season we might be able to sort the following season's kit much sooner.

davidcorks 40yard OG - 17th June 2012 22:05:00

The_Ponderer wrote:It seems many people have not bothered to read Herts_darlo's post about the timing of getting the strips out for sale.
Hoops are very rare and it seems that this has been the reason why there has always been a delay in getting replicas from the manufacturers.
It would not be acceptable to delay things by another few weeks just for the sake of a slightly different design - time and funds from sales are most urgent!!!

Also, why is the red away kit the worst ever? We have played away in red previously.
You're just looking at a computer generated picture :D
You need only look back 3 seasons to that ridiculous Watford strip we played in for the worst away kit.

Perhaps next season when there are fewer urgent matters to resolve close season we might be able to sort the following season's kit much sooner.

Cos it just looks really really s***..

Never understood all this Away Kit has to be red s*** we never had a red away kit or red trim on the shirts for the 1st few years i followed us .. first one i remember was 92s 3rd kit. Then not again till Uncle george :crazy: tried to turn us into mackems mkII

I always considered yellow to be our away colours :D Yellow trim on the best hooped home shirt as well ...89-91 double champions kit

Oh and the 2009-10 yellow away kit rocks!!!! :lol:

The_Ponderer - 17th June 2012 22:12:13

@Corky's OG
Not sure how long you have been watching Darlo but I have a red (with a bizarre black diamond pattern) from 1992 and it was our 1st choice away kit.
We also had plain red and even green away kits in the old 3rd division in the mid-80's.
The Watfordesque strip of 2009/10 years ago was vomit inducing however, our luckiest ever strip (home or away) was the yellow and blue away strip of 95/96 - only 1 league defeat in that.

Sunderland play in stripes - not plain red - but you knew that, right? ;)

The new red away kit will look fine and dandy with our badge and new sponsors name on and I think I will get one :thumbup:

Hilly - 17th June 2012 22:31:26

davidcorks 40yard OG wrote:
The_Ponderer wrote:It seems many people have not bothered to read Herts_darlo's post about the timing of getting the strips out for sale.
Hoops are very rare and it seems that this has been the reason why there has always been a delay in getting replicas from the manufacturers.
It would not be acceptable to delay things by another few weeks just for the sake of a slightly different design - time and funds from sales are most urgent!!!

Also, why is the red away kit the worst ever? We have played away in red previously.
You're just looking at a computer generated picture :D
You need only look back 3 seasons to that ridiculous Watford strip we played in for the worst away kit.

Perhaps next season when there are fewer urgent matters to resolve close season we might be able to sort the following season's kit much sooner.
Cos it just looks really really s***..

Never understood all this Away Kit has to be red s*** we never had a red away kit or red trim on the shirts for the 1st few years i followed us .. first one i remember was 92s 3rd kit. Then not again till Uncle george :crazy: tried to turn us into mackems mkII

I always considered yellow to be our away colours :D Yellow trim on the best hooped home shirt as well ...89-91 double champions kit

Oh and the 2009-10 yellow away kit rocks!!!! :lol:
Give it a chance at seeing it first hand before saying its the shittest kit ever!

davidcorks 40yard OG - 18th June 2012 09:33:40

The_Ponderer wrote:@Corky's OG
Not sure how long you have been watching Darlo but I have a red (with a bizarre black diamond pattern) from 1992 and it was our 1st choice away kit.
We also had plain red and even green away kits in the old 3rd division in the mid-80's.
The Watfordesque strip of 2009/10 years ago was vomit inducing however, our luckiest ever strip (home or away) was the yellow and blue away strip of 95/96 - only 1 league defeat in that.

Sunderland play in stripes - not plain red - but you knew that, right? ;)

The new red away kit will look fine and dandy with our badge and new sponsors name on and I think I will get one :thumbup:

Been watching Darlo since 87 yellow trim on hobbot home shirt yellow away strip :D

The red and black strip was in fact our away shirt for the 93/94 season

Away shirt for 92/93 was sky blue and all red 3rd kit

Yes i know sunderland play in stripes ....my point is we only seemed to start putting red trim in the home shirts when sunderland supporter Reynolds owned us ...who can forget the ORIGINAL 2003/04 red n white stripes home kit . which was still bloody awful even when changed to black stripes.
The day i saw the Arena was 95% red seats is when i thought this is a bad idea :crazy:

96 yellow n blue away job ...best away kit ever :clap:

divas - 18th June 2012 09:43:18

I think the beauty of the 95/96 was that it was also hoops but in a different colour. Personally i'd like to see the away kit looking the same as the home in terms of design but in a different colour, just like the 95/96 shirt. However i imagine cost plays a part as it's probably a lot cheaper and a lot easier to make more profit on a plain away shirt.

The_Ponderer - 18th June 2012 12:36:33

@Divas,

Challenge for you if you choose to accept it!
Can you add more shirts to your little animation? Away strips too in time order?
Sorry, no idea how to even upload even a basic pic to my profile :lol:
Plus I don't want to be seen to be copying you :D

BaronsCourtQuaker - 18th June 2012 12:51:24

I’m presuming we are simply 1 - 11 numbers next season, and thus no squad names on the back.

With the big square, I hope there is some printing options for the number on the back.

divas - 18th June 2012 14:05:00

The_Ponderer wrote:@Divas,

Challenge for you if you choose to accept it!
Can you add more shirts to your little animation? Away strips too in time order?
Sorry, no idea how to even upload even a basic pic to my profile :lol:
Plus I don't want to be seen to be copying you :D
I probably could, if i had a photo of the shirts.

These al came from the Uncovered shirt museum and they were the only ones available.

dickdarlington - 18th June 2012 14:11:39

@Divas

The speed it flicks through, you could add subliminal messages in there. "Buy CIC". We'd make a fortune.

wishmaster3211 - 18th June 2012 15:19:07

Yes i know sunderland play in stripes ....my point is we only seemed to start putting red trim in the home shirts when sunderland supporter Reynolds owned us ...who can forget the ORIGINAL 2003/04 red n white stripes home kit . which was still bloody awful even when changed to black stripes.
The day i saw the Arena was 95% red seats is when i thought this is a bad idea :crazy:

96 yellow n blue away job ...best away kit ever :clap:[/quote]

Throughout the 70s we played with red trim, to the extent that I even managed to get a Darlington "Subbuteo" team, because it was the same as Liverpool's Away kit!! The red must have been ditched around the early 80s (83?) My first Darlo top, from the mid 80s Div 3 team, has black and gold bars.

I regard the red trim as traditional and quite like it. Id prefer full hoops but the new kit looks very smart, much better than any recent ones in my opinion.

Spyman - 18th June 2012 16:40:19

Will the shirt be available in long and short sleeves? The picture shows both, so just wondering if both will be available to buy? I'd be keen on a long-sleeved version myself. I like to be able to roll the sleeves up you see...

loan_star - 20th June 2012 18:34:15

Only 200 being ordered apparently, best get in there quick!!

MikeinBlack - 20th June 2012 18:45:50

Is that the original batch to be followed by others in batches of 200 - I hope! Surely we aim to sell at least 500 of both home and away tops? What's the betting the first 200 are sized 'small' lol.

Kidding about the sizes by the way!

divas - 20th June 2012 19:13:12

loan_star wrote:Only 200 being ordered apparently, best get in there quick!!
I'm not surprised given the manufacturing costs,we can't afford to be left with any leftover stock.

super_les_mcjannet - 20th June 2012 20:01:38

divas wrote:
loan_star wrote:Only 200 being ordered apparently, best get in there quick!!
I'm not surprised given the manufacturing costs,we can't afford to be left with any leftover stock.
So we are going to order in relatively small numbers which may not be the best but due to possible exposure to losses sounds like it's just something we will have to cope with.

I know it would be more work/hassle etc but can we use pre-order with deposits.

Does anyone know if we are building a database of our fans/shop customers email addresses so we can contact them with developments/new products.

AnthonyP - 21st June 2012 07:57:20

divas wrote:
loan_star wrote:Only 200 being ordered apparently, best get in there quick!!
I'm not surprised given the manufacturing costs,we can't afford to be left with any leftover stock.
I have to say I was genuinely amazed at the small profit margin on the replica shirts. I thought there was quite a bit of profit in them. Presumably it needs a club to buy very big quantities to be able to get the unit price down.

lo36789 - 21st June 2012 08:20:20

You say presumably, was the question not asked at what level will the unit price drops? (I am not suprised at all that 200 isn't a tipping point!)

Is there any sort of agreement in place that we can accumulate what we buy and get a price accordingly...for instance we take 200 now and pay that price and should we want more then we can get the benefit of the marginal price decrease from buying in bulk?

Spyman - 21st June 2012 10:38:19

Obviously I've not seen the figures, and others have, but having ordered kits with full printing and embroidery myself in much smaller quantities, I would have though we'd have close to 100% profit margin.

Is going for a specifically hooped design is what is costing extra?

divas - 21st June 2012 11:17:03

Spyman wrote:Obviously I've not seen the figures, and others have, but having ordered kits with full printing and embroidery myself in much smaller quantities, I would have though we'd have close to 100% profit margin.

Is going for a specifically hooped design is what is costing extra?
That's the thing though, it's a stock design i believe.

MikeinBlack - 21st June 2012 11:35:03

Could it be that our financial reputation following Reynolds, Houghton and Singh is so shot to pieces that we are illegible for any discounts etc and have been limited to a finite quantity to begin with? A serious question as I don't know how this sort of thing works really.

divas - 21st June 2012 11:50:25

MikeinBlack wrote:Could it be that our financial reputation following Reynolds, Houghton and Singh is so shot to pieces that we are illegible for any discounts etc and have been limited to a finite quantity to begin with? A serious question as I don't know how this sort of thing works really.
Doubtful, it may have an effect if wanting credit but that's about it.

Spyman - 21st June 2012 12:01:04

MikeinBlack wrote:Could it be that our financial reputation following Reynolds, Houghton and Singh is so shot to pieces that we are illegible for any discounts etc and have been limited to a finite quantity to begin with? A serious question as I don't know how this sort of thing works really.
Wouldn't have thought so - like I say, if I can get 15 kits for my own team, all printed and embroidered, at a price where I reckon we'd be looking at 80%+ profit, then anybody, no matter what their history, should be able to do the same.

Unless this issue is with credit, or the design in question is what is costing more than something off the peg. If that's the case, maybe we should be less sentimental about hoops (and I mean 'we' as in the fans). It feels a bit like 1883 have been pushed into hooped kits when it may not be the most sensible option?

Happy to be wrong on all of the above, and for these kits to be just as economical as any alternative.

Hilly - 21st June 2012 12:06:49

I know we were looking at a number of different companies, so we should be making as much profit from Macron as any other recognised kit manufacturer.

dfc1883 - 21st June 2012 12:23:34

How about taking pre-orders for shirts on the Darlington club shop site?

Then we can order accordingly quickly instead of just taking a stab in the dark at how many of every size we will need every time we re-stock.

The system of ordering on demand worked wonders with the scarfs, and it's good that we're not going crazy with ordering too much stock, well done everyone.

HarrytheQuaker - 21st June 2012 18:55:35

dfc1883 wrote:How about taking pre-orders for shirts on the Darlington club shop site?

Then we can order accordingly quickly instead of just taking a stab in the dark at how many of every size we will need every time we re-stock.

The system of ordering on demand worked wonders with the scarfs, and it's good that we're not going crazy with ordering too much stock, well done everyone.
Good idea need this to happen

Hilly - 21st June 2012 19:23:00

I suggest you both look on the other thread as this is being discussed.