Time for Issue Number 15 of The Heat Press – a brief roundup of news in the Kit World and Kit Community, to catch up on Issue 14 click here
- Hummel in EFL
- Chelsea – FA Cup Final
- Tottenham Hotspur – Sponsor
- Shrewsbury Town – Retro Shirt
- Denmark – Another Retro Shirt
Hummel in EFL
Hummel have made big waves in the English Leagues over the last couple of season, providing bespoke kits for 11 teams this season have in the last week added two more clubs to their portfolio for 2022 / 23.
AFC Wimbledon, see Hummel return as kit manufacturer after first supplying kits in 1988… will we see a nod to those kits between 1988 and 1992?
Millwall, as a Millwall support this is big news for me with one the world’s best kit manufacturers supplying the South Londoners. I have written a more detailed article about this which you can find here
Chelsea – FA Cup Final
Chelsea will play Liverpool in 2022 FA Cup Final on Saturday 14th May at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea are the designated home team and have elected to wear all yellow against Merseysiders in an unusal kit match up between the two teams.
Chelsea wore all yellow in their Semi-Final victory against Crystal Palace but may be seen as a controversial choice for the Final.
Tottenham Hotspur – Sponsor
Tottenham Hotspur will take to the field in their home game against Leicester City on Sunday 1st May 2022 in a one off sponsor. The sponsor highlights the launch of launch of Grant A Wish with “AIA Better Lives Fund” – a charity shirt initiative raising funds for good causes in Singapore and for the Tottenham Hotspur foundation
Shrewsbury Town – Retro Shirt
The Shreswbury Town / Umbro combination has been an enjoyable partnership this season with two great kits on show in League One, however this has taken a step up with the release of a Retro Inspired Shirt this week.
The shirt is a copy of the 1977 / 78 shirt and is only available in long sleeve is sure to be a hit with fans not just of The Shrews but Kit Lovers too, a great look and is this the start of more retro inspired goodies from the Umbro locker???
The can be purchased directly from Shrewsbury Town here
Denmark – Another Retro Shirt
Another Retro inspired shirt has been released this week, with Hummel launching this 1983 remake of the Denmark Home shirt, which is the same as the shirt worn in the victory against England at Wembley as part of their qualification to Euro 84… part of the marketing is about Denmark in the 80s, does this pave the way for a kit inspired by the 1986 kits for the 2022 World Cup
Whats happening in the Kit Community.
I like to end each issue with some of the “going ons” within the Kit Community.
As mentioned in last week’s Heat Press, The @thekitfactor was running a knock out competition on the concept kits they designed for all English Clubs. The final was between Sunderland and Swindon Town, this Sunderland winning the final vote by a narrow margain, claiming 52.4% of the 2000 votes.
A Twitter account that I have recently found is @X_Stitch_Shirts (Cross Stitch Shirts), who makes Cross Stitch version of Shirts, check them out and some of their designs…
Another great thread on Twitter this week was from @SustainableArch who went into detail about some of the Adidas Templates over the years, looking at nearly 30 different templates since 2004 both outfield and goalkeeper kits, lots of shirts to enjoy (majority are Olympique de Marseille).
The full thread can be found here
The show can be found here
Let me know your thoughts and comments and if there is any content that you would like me to share in future issues, please message me and let me know the details or use the comments field below or contact me over on @Kit_Geek on Twitter