Terrible kits



  • Modern kits, they're the pits.
    This is proven fact.

    All look the same from the main camera, or after taking a closer look are there actually 3 teams on the field here?

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    "Knock on dark blue sleeves, scrum white shorts"
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    The urban duckshooter. Luckily none of these guys will play each other in those kits:

    What looks good close up on a hanger, seeing the background detail of Pasifika or Moari patterns etc - look like a dirty mergey blur on the main TV camera.

    Back when looms could only do straight lines, teams looked different on the field. (plus built a distict identity over a century odd of history)



  • when I saw the thread title, I thought it was "Terrible Kids!"

    Those jersies are Far too busy



  • Fortunate Crusaders won't play the Sharks in Durban (unless playoffs throw this up).

    As both Crusaders kits would clash with the Sharks home kit.

    Both the crusaders kits would also cash with the Kings home kit.

    I think this is dumb luck, rather than design.



  • Not just limited to rugby.

    A few weeks ago on rainy weekend morning there was Super League on sky. Wigan v Widnes.

    Ah, I thought. The cherry and whites v the white/black of widnes. I remember the classic last day of the season finale of about 1989 or 1990 from when I was a youngster on tvnz. Offiah, Jonathan Davies etc.

    Turn it on. Wigan in all purple playing Widnes in all flouro lime green. On an astroturf pitch.

    My eyes.

    But, at least the kits didn't clash.



  • I was surprised that the Bulls wore their alternative strip (dark blue) when they played the Chiefs in black. This rule that there is a home and away jersey is stupid. Common sense should prevail when there is a colour clash.



  • @Bovidae said in Terrible kits:

    I was surprised that the Bulls wore their alternative strip (dark blue) when they played the Chiefs in black. This rule that there is a home and away jersey is stupid. Common sense should prevail when there is a colour clash.

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    Although if the players were considerate enough to play the match with their fronts facing the camera at all time, then less of an issue:
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  • Bulls CEO: we look a bit too much like the Waratahs.
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    Lets try this:
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    Blues CEO: ahhhh guys?
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    well what about this:
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    Force CEO: ahhhh guys?
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    Bulls CEO, but I thought this was your kit:
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    Nah, we changed it - it looked to much like this:
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  • Brumbies, oh, are we all changing out kits?
    Let me try:
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    Highlanders: Oh for heavens sake.
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    Didn't you guys look like this?
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  • Whatever happened to the home team playing in their alternate jersey if there was a clash?



  • you can't get lower than this abortion

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  • @mariner4life BOP could only afford 2 colours in their jersey!



  • @mariner4life said in Terrible kits:

    you can't get lower than this abortion

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    Back in the day Mr Waikato Rugby went to Mr Canterbury jersey maker and said 'Mate we've got fuck all money to spend. What can you throw together from the offcuts?'.
    Then they decided it wasn't quite right so peeled a label off their bottles of river water and stuck it on the front. Job done.



  • @mariner4life you are forgetting this fave of @Nepia

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  • @taniwharugby We really need an unlike button!



  • @mariner4life said in Terrible kits:

    you can't get lower than this abortion

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    Never going to get a "clash" with that.
    A great example of function over form/fashion.



  • Wigan v Widnes.

    Then:

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    Now:
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    Awful, and an affront to heritage. But at least neither of those combos clash.



  • @Rapido the purple one is good as the defender blends with the corner flag.



  • @taniwharugby said in Terrible kits:

    @Rapido the purple one is good as the defender blends with the corner flag.

    They just want to look like the Melbourne Storm



  • Pink leopard print from Stade Francais must be up there 0_1494319397290_upload-2b55e4a2-1300-407b-b20d-3ce672197611