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Check the date of publishing for this one, folks. We hope you enjoy, and what does the truth matter anyway?   The Arsenal 1988-1990 Home kit has always intrigued me, so when I was provided with some very interesting information about it, I enlisted the help of the brilliant MuseumofJerseys.com to tell the world.“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.” The duck test, which may have long been subconsciously applied to this particular kit b...

Episode 27 is currently missing (at point of publishing). Well spotted. It'll be here later, and we apologise for its current omission. But this is a great one featuring a chat with Shawn from the St. Pauli FC podcast Fell In Love With a Girl. A left-wing supporter base for a cult football team with an interesting kit history - including the uncommon colour palette - St. Pauli is an incredibly interesting subject. Particularly as this podcast episode was recorded in the aftermath of the G20 con...

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 was recorded with highly-respected French football journalist Mohammed Ali way back in the Spring, just as the 2016-17 season was coming to an end, and covers the Olympique de Marseille 2017-18 kit releases, and the upcoming implications of...

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far, away... John Devlin returned to The DesignFootball.com 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, both officially and, well, let's say unofficially, and so many modern kits taking their cues from the iconic examples of yore - perhaps something worth revisiting itself, aptly enough - the subject was begging to be tackled, so we did exactly...

For one who cares so much for baselayers, to have not written about this particular subject before is quite the oversight. Sorry, to be clear, I've certainly written about baselayers - like here - but this article acts as a 15th anniversary celebration of a concept that, bizarrely, seemingly came from nowhere, then went straight back there: The dual-layered football shirt. In 2002 - and we'll stick with this as a launch date, even if some may have come some months earlier - Nike and adidas, tho...

As someone who blogs on the subject of football shirts pretty regularly - 42 in nine years is pretty good going, right? - I don’t tend to buy the things all that much. I’m a little portly, and knocking on, and recently, when BBC Radio Merseyside were discussing the new Liverpool Home kit prior to another John Devlin guest appearance, someone called in to point out that “If you’re older than the players who wear it, don’t buy the shirt”.   It is a fair p...

Now, this one's a different sort of treat for you. Some people - subscribers, on Acast and iTunes etc, for example - may have already listened to this, but for those yet to, you get the newly added notes. And this one's with a former Nike designer...  

This is, officially, the first podcast of 2017. On crests, it was recorded a little while back - sadly, before the Juventus crest furore - and covers a selection of this season's most notable new additions to breasts. Yes, that's how I've chosen to phrase it. Joining me was the very knowledgeable Martin Le Roy. He has opinions on crests - both real and fantasy - and his own creations start in the fantasy world but creep into professional football. You'll have to liste...

Here we are again with another podcast. We did a look back at 2016 with John Devlin, so have a listen to that if you get a chance, and this is a look forward to, well, now, with Kitbliss and The Football Attic's Chris Oakley.

The following is an article written in 2017, which has been edited occasionally in the meantime. Have a read, then read the new information at the bottom. You've listened to the podcast, right? Yeah, the last-of-2016-slash-first-of-2017 one. Where I chat to The Football Attic and Kitbliss's Chris Oakley about the League of Blogs and LOGacta? Let's go through it again... DesignFootball.com, you will be very happy to learn, has acquired the rights (the right to use, primarily) to the League of B...

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