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,Continue reading “Episode Nine – The garb of the goalkeeper”

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’ andContinue reading “Episode Eight – The climate of change kits”

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,Continue reading “Episode Seven – Templates of Worship, Templates 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 seasonContinue reading “Episode Six – Glad to be ‘Bach”

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 produceContinue reading “Episode Five – Craig Buglass Has ‘Just Done It’”

Episode Four – Top Marcs for Walsall’s kitman

In Episode Four of The Football Kit Podcast we talk to Marc Roe, Walsall’s accidental kitman who spent part of lockdown giving Joe Wicks a run for his money with fitness videos on the club’s Facebook account. Also… Denis discusses the rebrand at Serie A champions elect Inter, and Les muses a mash-up from 1991Continue reading “Episode Four – Top Marcs for Walsall’s kitman”

Episode Three – (Goal)keeping Up Appearances

In Episode Three of The Football Kit Podcast we talk to Scott Brown, a goalkeeper with over 500 English and Scottish league appearances to his name, to discuss the kit design work of pop wastrel Robbie Williams, Jim Leighton’s boot rule and the need for gloves that retain grip in the snow. Also… Les takesContinue reading “Episode Three – (Goal)keeping Up Appearances”

Episode Two – The Rise Of Zeus

In Episode Two of The Football Kit Podcast we talk to Amilcare Elvo, the lead designer of ambitious young Italian brand Zeus. Also… Denis considers a vexillological issue that vexed fans of the Russian national side and Les mulls a mash-up for Argentina at the 2010 World Cup. You can view a companion PDF withContinue reading “Episode Two – The Rise Of Zeus”

Episode One – Pulling Rank

From shirts to socks, cotton to polyester and Aertex to TechFit…The Football Kit Podcast is your source of punishingly detailed football apparel analysis. In this first episode we interview Jürgen Rank – Senior Design Director Football Apparel at adidas, consider precedents of Southampton’s sponsorship setback and mull over a memorable mash-up. You can view aContinue reading “Episode One – Pulling Rank”