Discussion in 'Dulwich Hamlet FC' started by YTC, Apr 25, 2017.


Which kit do you prefer? (Totally unofficial poll)

  1. The sash one (aka Crystal Palace)

  2. The non sash one with the Hitler H (apparently)

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    If only you were one of the "two photographers from the local no-league circuit" - you could have got it changed!

  2. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think it's great they wanted to interact with the fans. More power to them. I think there could be improvements in the process though and I think some valid points have been raised. That's all good, no?
  3. mick mccartney

    mick mccartney Well-Known Member

    just watching 'the mouse that roared'. the grand duchess' dress seems to be the inspiration behind the new kit .
  4. Dulwich Mishi

    Dulwich Mishi Old Skool Terrace Dinosaur-embracing the new-veau!

    Yes, I agreed one hundred per's good that you think.
  5. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    I like the new kit after the changes. Looks nice.
  6. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Votes have swung back in favour too!
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  7. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    Hmmm. I wonder who that was :D

    The Archbishop of Banterbury perhaps?
  8. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Liking the updated version
    But loving this tweet #Thunderbirdsarego

    Last edited: May 11, 2017
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  9. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

  10. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    That's people changing their votes so they can be on the winning side.

  11. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    Last edited: May 11, 2017
  12. PartisanDulwich

    PartisanDulwich Well-Known Member

    When Donald Trump announced an investigation into voter fraud today, I thought he was referring to the Presidential election.
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  13. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    That's a vast improvement. I like that much better. Well done to whoever tweaked the design.

    It's not too dissimilar to one of the earliest ever kits recorded in photograph from the Edwardian era, which is all navy with pink sleeves and a pink button-up collar extending down the front.

    I just typed "pink & blue hammer & sickle t shirt" into google images. There are other similar shirts available, you should be able to find something you like. That particular version apparently represents "Trans Pride", which I only just noticed when looking a second time, so you may find yourself making some unexpected new friends if you get one!
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  14. WillClunas

    WillClunas Well-Known Member

    The stripes within the hammer & sickle are in the order of the stripes on this Transgender Pride flag: Transgender flags - Wikipedia (the "most prominent" of several such flags according to the oracle, wikipedia)

    I'm sure there's an article or a tweet somewhere saying all Dulwich fans are Transgender Communists...
  15. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Pretty sure I heard someone say that at Harlow.
  16. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    This is the one it reminds me of, from 1908/9:


    Not really much different to having numbers on the front of the shorts, which we've had in previous kits and which is fairly commonplace.
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  17. Northern Dave

    Northern Dave Active Member

    The Laws of the Game require that undershirts are the same colour as the main part of the sleeve, although they are silent on what is supposed to happen when the sleeves are different colours. The wording of the law has been around for some time, and I cannot recall seeing a referee, even one of those with a particular reputation for pedantry asking a player to remove an undershirt that at least matches part of the sleeve. Of course I do not hear what the referee tells the players before they come onto the pitch, but spending a lot of time photographing a team at step 4 that plays in amber (more orange the last couple of seasons) with black trim, black undershirts seem to have been acceptable in practice, although not strictly allowed under the wording of the law. Nonetheless, the fewer opportunities the referee has to be a pedant at the most inconvenient moment the better.

    Personally, I think both sleeves the same colour looks better in any event, sleeves in opposite colours only really work with halves or quarters on the body.

    Numbers on the front of shirts are a big help to neutral and opposition photographers when supplying captions for local papers and publications like the Non League Paper, otherwise you need a picture of the player from the back, and then match up the boots and haircut to identify him. They also help opposition announcers and match secretaries identify scorers. Numbers on shorts usually sit on the side of the leg when the shorts are worn, so they solve the problem about two thirds of the time (i.e. looking at a player straight on, or from the side the number is showing). Numbers on the front of shirts seem to have been universal at international level for years, and as a regular photographer I keep hoping they will percolate throughout the game.
  18. jnrknight

    jnrknight James Knight

  19. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    Peru is the team I always associate with a sash on their shirt. In the late seventies I had a Peruvian friend Marco - we used to kick a football around together in Horniman Gardens. In the days before replica shirts were commonplace he had a home-made Peru shirt, which his mum had made by sewing a red stripe onto a plain white t-shirt, a bit like the shirt worn by the smallest mascot in this team picture:


    And who can forget their classic 1978 World Cup team!

    And goalkeeper Ramon "El Loco" Quiroga!

  20. vornstyle76

    vornstyle76 Vorn Chic Vorn Genre

    Look guys, there's inevitably going to be a second kit vote later this year, and the voters will reject the sash.
  21. Pink Panther

    Pink Panther Well-Known Member

    They'll reject the "hard sash", woven into the shirt, and we'll end up with a so-called "soft-sash" that gets placed over the shoulder like those worn by beauty queens.
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  22. iamwithnail

    iamwithnail Well-Known Member

    Or indeed, members of our would-be-government.
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  23. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Just heard from our European suppliers that a 'soft sash' doesn't exist.
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  24. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Hmm... obviously I'm late to this, but has it been pointed out that the sash design is a polo thing. As in, insanely posh landed gentry playing speed croquet on horseback?

    Some examples:


    And that's just the pink and blue ones... They've been popularised by posh-boy brand Hackett... its going to be a gift to those who think DHFC is full of middle class dilettantes.
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  25. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    Yeah, don't think we're that bothered.
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  26. spanglechick

    spanglechick High Empress of Dressing Up

    Fair enough. Just thought I'd mention it.
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  27. NPDHFC


    Thank you for your interest in our affairs
  28. B.I.G

    B.I.G Well-Known Member

    7 people in one car only Champion_hill at a comprehensive. Says it all.
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  29. YTC

    YTC Human Man

    You were bumping up the private school numbers again B.I.G
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  30. Cyclodunc

    Cyclodunc Where's the slam tent, mate?

    What car is that?!

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