Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Entire Attic Kit Collection...Almost

While I may have put 2 books out with the majority of my kit collection in, I don't actually have a photo of the whole lot...mainly because the shirts are spread all over the house in loads of boxes.

Classic Football Shirts (free advertising here guys...cough cough ;-P ) are currently getting people to showcase their collections using the hashtag #CFSCollectorsClub so I found a decent collage app and finally stitched (most) of them together...not literally...

Having posted this on Facebook, the tiny nature of the kits on display, coupled with FB's image compression, meant that most were impossible to make out.

So, here's the whole lot (give or take a few I don't have photos of)...

Enjoy...and revel in my obsession...click on it to see it full size...

Rich J


Sunday, 15 January 2017

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 12: National League 2016-17

Happy New Year, kit lovers everywhere!

Welcome to another 12-month period of adulation, criticism and analysis of the best kits the world has to offer, courtesy of your hosts, Chris Oakley and Rich Johnson.

To start the year off as we mean to go on, we bring you a new episode which this time features a Kit Collection discussion where we pick our favourite three home and away kits from the National League 2016-17. Yes, it's non-league fun all the way, not least because our Kit Off poll this week also takes its cue from tier 5 of football in England and Wales. See below for details...

As well as all that, we've also got some kit news that takes us almost to all four corners of the globe, plus we find out what football shirts you were hoping to get from Santa. And if you're still dissatisfied after all that, you really should try listening to somebody else's football kit podcast...

To hear Episode 12, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - VOTE NOW!

This week we're asking you to choose your favourite from three National League away shirts from those presented before your, as featured in the podcast. We'll add up all the votes cast and announce the winner on the next episode. Thanks in advance for taking part!

 
CRIB SHEET - EPISODE 12
 
A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in this podcast, plus links to the websites and projects mentioned. Send us an email if you'd like access to our shared Google Doc now, and we'll do the rest!

Monday, 19 December 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 11 - Very Nearly A Christmas Special

"It's Christmastime, there's no need to be afraid." So sang Paul Young, but then again Paul Young didn't have to listen to two wizened men in their 40's talking about football kits for nearly two hours.

Yes, it's the Football Attic's 'Very Nearly A Christmas Special' episode, and have we got a festive treat for you! (Well not necessarily... 'treat' is a very nebulous word...)

This time around, we're looking at the kits worn by those teams that found themselves at the top of the Premier League table on Christmas Day from 1992 through to 2016. And it's not all Man United and Chelsea, you know... There are one or two surprise inclusions that you may have forgotten about with the passing of time. Tune in and be reminded of the good, the bad and the ugly of modern British kit design...

There's also another Kit Off vote (details below) plus the latest Kit News. Have a Merry Christmas? Of course you will, if you download Episode 11 of the Football Attic Kit Pod!

To hear Episode 11, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

We asked you to pick your favourite shirt from three that belonged to teams that were top of the Premier League table in years gone by.

The poll is now closed and the result will be published on this page soon. In the meantime, thanks very much for taking part in the Kit Off vote, and be sure to check our website for future polls!

KIT NEWS

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

CHRISTMAS PREMIER LEAGUE KITS

A crib sheet is available featuring pictures of all the kits mentioned in the 'Top of the Premier League at Christmas Kits' section of the podcast. Send us an email if you'd like us to share out our Google Doc in your direction!

Monday, 28 November 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 10 - Hummel

At long last, it's time to bring you the first in our occasional series, Kit Brands. In episode 10, we're turning our attention towards Hummel, the Danish (or German, as we soon discover) manufacturer of wonderfully stylish and diverse kits for teams the world over.

And thanks to you, we've got lots to discuss as we not only look back at the history of Hummel but also read out many of your comments about those great Hummel kits of the past and present.

Also features a mention of Enver Hoxha, communist leader of Albania from 1944 until 1985...

When it comes to this week's Kit Off vote, what better than to draw our inspiration from Hummel again? We've got the Denmark away shirts from three successive European Championships, and as ever, we'd like you to cast your vote on the one you like best - details below.

To hear Episode 10 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

We asked you to choose from Denmark's Euro away shirts from 1984, 1988 and 1992. A beautiful tapestry of white fabric and red trim, but which one did you like best? Here are the final results...

1st - Shirt A (Euro 84)      65%
2nd - Shirt B (Euro 88)     25%
3rd - Shirt C (Euro 92)     10%

Total number of votes: 108

KIT NEWS

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

ADDITIONAL INFO

During the Hummel discussion, we mentioned Mexico's kit as worn against Brazil in 1980. Here's a still from the video which you can watch on YouTube in its entirety.

The chevrons looked like Hummel's but in fact they belong to Pony.

Monday, 14 November 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 09 - African Cup of Nations 2006

We head off to Africa for our latest Kit Review feature (not literally, of course - our funds don't stretch to that yet!) as we assess the kits of the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations.

Which shirts reminded Chris of colourful news print? Which shirts had a big tongue on the front, according to Rich? Tune in and find out!

We also have the latest Kit News, plus another Kit Off vote which we'd love you to cast your vote on - details below.

To hear Episode 9 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

KIT OFF - VOTE NOW!

This week we're asking you to choose from three pink shirts that were worn by European clubs in the 70's and 80's. You may not like Scotland's take on the rosy hue of their current away shirt, but are these shirts any better? Choose your favourite from these three...


KIT NEWS

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Monday, 31 October 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 08 - FA Cup Finals Kits of the 80's

It's back to the usual routine for Episode 8 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast as Chris and Rich focus their attention on the main topic this week: The kits of the FA Cup Finals of the 1980's.

There's a full and frank assessment of all twenty kits, plus an attempt by your hosts to pick the best Final based on the kits that were worn. Which one would you go for?

To start the show, there's Kit News (featuring the latest releases as listed below), and later we've got another Kit Off vote for you. The theme this time is 'Sunderland Away Shirts' and you can pick your favourite by scrolling down this page and using the buttons shown.

To hear Episode 8 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast, you can subscribe to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

KIT OFF - VOTE NOW!

This week we're asking you to choose which of Sunderland's last three away shirts is the best. They're all made by Adidas but each has its own distinctive colour palette! Choose your favourite from these three...


KIT NEWS

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 07 - 50GFSE Retrospective

For the latest Football Attic Kit Podcast, we've got something special for you. With Chris returning to the UK for the first time in four years, it was inevitable that he would meet up with Rich to record another FAKP - but also to get together with Jay from DesignFootball.com and John Devlin from TrueColoursFootballKits.com!

Having found a pub that would accommodate us four unashamed kit nerds, it wasn't long before a podcast was recorded, and the subject just so happened to be 'The 50 Greatest Football Shirts Ever' the project that brought all four of us together.

Over the course of just over an hour, we looked back on how the project came about, how we managed to get a consensus on our choices, and which shirts we tried to include but failed. Did we come close to falling out during the entire process?! Listen in and find out!

You can find the Football Attic Kit Podcast on iTunes, or you can download episode 7 here.

Monday, 19 September 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 06 - First Division 1976/77

Greetings!

It's time for another Football Attic Kit Podcast, and this time we return with another special guest - our old friend and kit enthusiast, Andy Rockall.

Andy joins us to look at this week's kit news, plus we go back 40 years to take a long lingering look at the football kits being worn during the Football League First Division, 1976-77.

Plus, in honour of Andy being on our podcast, we've asked him to suggest three Tottenham Hotspur home shirts for our latest Kit Off vote. He's gone with the theme of 'Breaking with tradition' and has picked three cracking shirts that show how Spurs varied their traditional style on the field at different points in the past.

Details of how you can register your vote are shown below, meanwhile you can listen in to the Football Attic Kit Podcast by subscribing to us on iTunes or you can download the podcast here. Thanks for listening, and enjoy!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

This week's theme, as chosen by Andy Rockall, was 'Tottenham Hotpur - Breaking with tradition.' We received 186 votes, and here's the result:

1st: Shirt B (Hummel 1985-87) - 51%
2nd: Shirt A (Admiral 1977-80) - 37%
3rd: Shirt C (Kappa 2005-06) - 12%

Thanks to all of you that took part in the vote. We'll have another Kit Off for you in Episode 8!

KIT NEWS:

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

Sunday, 28 August 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 05 - World Cup 2002

Greetings, football kit design lovers!

We're back once again with another rambling assessment of all that's important in the world of shirts, shorts and socks, and this time our main focus is World Cup 2002.

Did Nike get it right with their 'pointy panel' template? Were Adidas a bit too conservative with their main design? And what the hell was going on with all those mesh layers?!

Answers to these questions and more can be found in this latest podcast, plus there's your chance to vote in another Kit Off poll (details below).

Listen in to the Football Attic Kit Podcast by subscribing to us on iTunes or download our podcast here. Enjoy!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

This week's theme was 'Silver and Grey', and the result was as follows:

1st: Shirt A - Liverpool away 1988-89: (61%)
2nd: Shirt C - Olympique Marseille away 2014-15: (27%)
3rd: Shirt B - Manchester United away 1995-96: (12%)
Total votes: 140. Thanks to everyone that participated in the Kit Off!


REFERENCES:

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links:

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

The Football Attic Kit Podcast 04 - Euro 92

After a slightly extended break, we're back again to talk more about football kit design - and we have another special guest!

This time, it's 'Gentleman' John Devlin, creator of True Colours volume 1, True Colours volume 2, the True Colours website, but NOT - and we can't emphasise this enough - NOT Cyndi Lauper's 1986 hit song 'True Colours.' He's good, but he's not that good...

On this podcast, we've got the usual round-up of Kit News, not to mention a review of the kits of Euro 92. As ever, though, we have a Kit Off vote where you can choose your favourite from three related football shirts.

The details on how to register your vote can be found below, meantime, we invite you to listen in to the Football Attic Kit Podcast by subscribing to us on iTunes or downloading our podcast here. Enjoy!

KIT OFF - POLL CLOSED

This week's theme was 'Forgotten Away Shirts', and the result was as follows:

1st: Shirt A - Tottenham away 1977-80: (44%)
2nd: Shirt B - Everton away 1988-90: (34%)
3rd: Shirt C - Man City third 1998-99: (22%)

Total votes: 143. Thanks to everyone that participated in the Kit Off!



REFERENCES:

During the Kit News section of this podcast, we referred to a number of new kits. You can find images for them by following these links: