Episode Twelve – The life of Kit & Caboodle author Matt Riley

The kit book shelves will have a new tome soon, when Matt Riley’s Kit & Caboodle is released. Ahead of that Matt joins Gav, Denis and Les to discuss the inspiration behind the book, which does not sit on the fence about topics such as gambling and Crypto/NFT sponsorships, using shirts to oppose wars and bigotry, and attempts to put football on a more sustainable footing, which naturally includes the kits made from a petroleum by-product.

Episode Eleven – Canny Kits Of The Magpies

Having looked at change kits, goalkeeper jerseys and notable templates (twice!), Denis, Gavin and Les take a look at a specific club’s kit offerings as chosen by a guest.

That club is Newcastle United, and the guest is renowned Toon matchworn shirt collector Gavin Haigh, who selects three good (“Canny kit that pet!”) and three bad (“Nah way the lads!”) kits from the Magpie’s polyester pantheon.

Episode Nine – The garb of the goalkeeper

Goalkeepers are a different breed they say, and their attire certainly sets them apart from their team mates.

In this episode of The Football Kit Podcast that attire is considered by Denis, Gav and Les, who each choose a “you’re a keeper” entry of something they like as well as a “No saving that” choice, something far from number one.

Episode Eight – The climate of change kits

All post-punk band Half Man Half Biscuit wanted was a Dukla Prague away kit, but for some people change kits, be they away, third, fourth or in Napoli’s case thirteenth kits are the work of the capitalist devil.

Denis, Les and Gav discuss change kits, finding positives as well as negatives, or ‘Positive changes’ and ‘Changes for the worse’.

Episode Seven – Templates of Worship, Templates of Doom!

The Football Kit Podcast and the Templates of Doom! In Episode Seven old stalwarts Denis and Les are joined by a January transfer window signing, as Gav Hope of Kit Geek gives the line up some strength in depth.

Templates might be a dirty word to some but they are the bedrock of kit design, and in what might be the first part of a quasi-regular series, our three kit connoisseur each nominate a ‘Template of Worship’ and a ‘Template of Doom’.

Episode Six – Glad to be ‘Bach

In Episode Six of The Football Kit Podcast we talk to Steve Appenowitz, author of the essential 2018 tome Bundesliga Trikots and fan of Borussia Mönchengladbach, about his latest book Das Gladbach Trikot.

Also… Denis and Les are intrigued by the EFL’s stance on short clashes, and recall a Chelsea mash-up in their first season with adidas.

You can view a companion PDF with photographs of every kit discussed in this episode HERE

Euro 2020 Review Special

After 51 games played across the continent, 24 teams have been whittled down to just one, with Italy taking the Henri Delaunay Cup as champions of Europe. Though that matter is settled, the debate about the best and worst kits of Euro 2020 is far from over. In a special episode, Denis & Les are joined by guests John Devlin (author of the essential True Colours Football Kits books) & Gavin Hope (the diabolical genius behind the punishingly details kit-stat blog Kit Geek) to pick out the polyester that delighted & appalled.

Episode Five – Craig Buglass Has ‘Just Done It’

In Episode Five of The Football Kit Podcast we talk to a kit design colossus: Craig Buglass, whose Cool Motion and Total 90 kits for Brazil, Holland, Portugal, South Korea, USA et al are among the most well known Nike designs. He also worked at Puma and collaborated with Peter Saville and Umbro to produce two England kits. Through his Spark Design Academy course ‘Football Kit Design, From Concept To Reality’ (co-produced with Rob Warner), Buglass is seeking to share his insights with the next generation of kit designers.

Also… Denis and Les consider some of the kits of Euro 2020: the refreshed Puma away kits such as those of Austria, Switzerland and Italy, as well as the three Jako kits for North Macedonia that didn’t survive contact with social media reaction. Plus mash-up musings from Denis focus on the shorts and socks combos worn by West Ham in 2020/21.

You can view a companion PDF with photographs of every kit discussed in this episode HERE