Episode 6: The World Cup home kits!

Welcome to the sixth episode of the Kit Nerd Corner podcast. Kristin is back, and the World Cup is nigh, so we rated all the World Cup kits and then talked about them.

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In our sixth episode, we focused entirely on the upcoming World Cup. No recent finds, no one buying anything (though of course we did buy things, we just didn’t have time to brag about them). Just the home kits this episode – stay tuned for the next episode featuring all the away kits, and maybe a third kit thrown in there.

We talked about a lot of the shirts, but not all 32 of them. And we talked about the Denmark / hummel statement on Qatar, and overall what we think of the offerings for this tournament.

Episode rundown, with times bolded:

0:00Introduction – Kristin is back! Some of us are tired! Rich introduces the concept of Shit or Not Shit!


4:25: – Group A: Qatar, Ecuador, Senegal, Netherlands

14:38 – Group B: England, Iran, USA, Wales

21:17 – Group C: Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Poland

26:45 – Group D: France, Australia, Denmark, Tunisia

  • includes discussion of hummel’s statement on Qatar

40:11: – Group E: Spain, Costa Rica, Germany, Japan

46:15 – Group F: Belgium, Canada, Morocco, Croatia

51:30 – Group G: Brazil, Serbia, Switzerland, Cameroon

56:31 – Group H: Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay, South Korea

1:03:50 – General thoughts on this set of home kits

Intro music: Definition by Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli)

Outro music: Cecilia Ann by the Pixies

See below for images of all the shirts we talk about, and jump on over to twitter to let us know what you think about all our blathering.

The podcast: @KitNerdCorner

Mark: @kitnerdmark

Kristin: @kzknowles

Rich: @teaathalftime

Brenton: @capsoffside

Shirts we discuss in this episode

Group A

Qatar by Nike, Ecuador by Marathon.
Senegal by Puma, Netherlands by Nike.

A matching Quality Street candy wrapper:

Group B

England by Nike, Iran by Majid.
USA by Nike, Wales by Adidas.

England home 1996 with the same colours:

Group C

Argentina by Adidas, Saudi Arabia by Nike.
Mexico by Adidas, Poland by Nike.

The electric Mexico 2014 home:

Bonus: Hervé Renard mention!

Group D

France by Nike, Australia by Nike.
Denmark by hummel, Tunisia by kappa.

Denmark’s third from the Euros, and the 1992 home red:

Group E

Spain by Adidas, Costa Rica by New Balance.
Germany by Adidas, Japan by Adidas.

Group F

Belgium by Adidas, Canada by Nike.
Morocco by Puma, Croatia by Nike.

1998 Morocco:

Group G

Brazil by Nike, Serbia by Puma.
Switzerland by Puma, Cameroon by One All Sports.

The other Cameroon home by Le Coq Sportif:

Group H

Portugal by Nike, Ghana by Puma.
Uruguay by Puma, South Korea by Nike.

Rejected early design of the Portugal kit that Mark has sourced and has in his closet:

That’s all, folks!

Stay tuned for the away kit edition.

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