Another podcast for you here. If we're honest, it's another podcast you may have already heard. But now we've added the notes on Acast, so you can see all those gorgeous Hull City AFC and UC Sampdoria shirts that Les describes.

Oh yeah, did I mention, I was not all by myself. No, Les Motherby from the Amber Nectar site and podcast, and the Hull City Kits website, joined me to discuss his clubs' best and most iconic designs, and how that reflects on the (kit) world around them. Les is full of insider stories about the workings of professional football at Hull's level, and on the goings on in the kitroom, therefore, once again, an episode of The Podcast is Worth Your Time™.

Chin up, Arsenal fans. It may seem as though your team is falling short of its potential mid-season yet again, but here we have a podcast featuring one of your own - sports journalist and kit illustrator-cum-blogger Denis Hurley - and discussing your wondrous kit history, from the sleeve colour, to the sleeve length rule - as we enter an era of the baselayer being outwith said rule - to the introduction of the raglan sleeves. And it's not all sleeves! Much, much more. Including Denis's, and my, ideal Arsenal kits!

As you may have seen, Gerard Piqué, FC Barcelona defender and fierce Catalan separatist (apparently), has decided to retire from international football (after the next World Cup - it’s de rigueur) over some trim, or lack thereof, on his Spain shirt.
Rot! It’s rot, I tell you! But let’s wind this back a touch...

Remember how Joey, in Friends that one time, found himself in an apartment he recognised, and concluded that he’d slept with every girl in New York and was now on his second lap? Well, I want to avoid that.
I don’t live in New York, and sex is yuck.
I jest, of course. I mean I don’t want to go over old ground. You haven’t read them, but there’s little about football design I haven’t written an article about. Please, go check.

Here's another you may have heard, but now you'll find it with the all-enhancing notes.

Austin Long came back on the podcast to talk to me about this season's Manchester United kits by adidas. It was a few weeks ago now, from before the season started, but you should find it's still worth a listen, as we discuss the past, present and, pertinently, the future of Man Utd kit design.

Another day, another podcast gets published. This one was recorded during Euro 2016 though doesn't touch on that all that much. In fact, I'm not sure why I've mentioned it. No, this podcast is about football shirt collecting. Which Rich Johnson, who I chatted to, does a scary amount of.

This could be considered a cautionary tale - we specialise in those - as Rich discusses the various emotional and financial pressures of an expensive habit. Indeed, we at implore anyone thinking of taking up this pursuit to tread carefully and buy responsibly.

So, here's another podcast. I'm back (me. Jay) and I get to chat with big-time and long-time football kit industry insider Colin Forde. I say "get to", but I really got to, as this was recorded ages ago, and well before Euro 2016 started.

And that's pertinent, as listen out for Colin inadvertently predicting a rarity that we witnessed during that tournament - that's along with divulging a lot of info about what goes on behind the scenes in the football kit production and distribution worlds.

You may have heard this - it's been on Acast and iTunes for a while - and it was recorded quite a while ago, but be assured it's worth your time (maybe even a re-listen). Chris Oakley of The Football Attic (including kit podcast), Kitbliss and lots of other wondrous internet things chats to John Devlin of True Colours - books and website - fame, and they chat about football kits and the like in the 1970s no less.

A good friend of mine recently informed me of a presumably unpaid role he’s eyeing up, advising an oft-erring European domestic competition on what their participants should be wearing in each match to avoid kit clashes. Said friend is in possession of an intellect superior to most, is highly efficient, and demonstrates a laudable professional integrity. He’d be ideal.

I, however, would not. Sure, I share both his frustration towards the abundance of kit clashes in the modern game, and I concur, for the most part, with his logical methodology on how to rectify them. But I’m also a stirring little sh*t.

I love talking to experts. In Episodes 12 and 13 I chatted to John Devlin, and on 14 I got to speak to Simon "Shakey" Shakeshaft. In fact, I always speak to experts, which makes the podcasts fun for me and, hopefully, to listen to too.

Shakey's been a football physio both in real life and on screen - yep, him offuv Dream Team - as well as fulfilling kitman duties, so he knows his stuff. He knows even more stuff through being a matchworn shirt collector for a quarter of a century, and co-authoring The Arsenal Shirt.

February 24, 2018

The Podcast - Episode 26

So, what a year it's been. Yes, largely podcast-free. Or so you'd think. In fact, we've recorded some, but, due to a combination of work commitments, technical issues, and good old chronic procrastination, we haven't published them. So here's one. This treat…
November 24, 2017
The Podcast - Episode 25

The Podcast - Episode 25

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away... John Devlin returned to The Podcast to discuss the retro shirt and kit market. And what fun we had discussing this fascinating marketing frontier. With so many retro shirts available,…

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