Kit of the Week #57: Bristol City’s Birthday Shirt

Bristol City will celebrate their 125th birthday next month with a hotchpotch of 9 of their favourite historic home shirts.

The anniversary shirt is a tribute to dearly held designs from Bukta, Admiral, Umbro and of course the club’s self-produced 1990s Nibör label (yes that’s Robin spelled backwards with an added umlaut).

Bristol City’s 125th anniversary shirt

The special mash-up kit is made by the Championship side’s own-brand Bristol Sport label, whose designs have been very well received by fans since they took production duties back in-house for the 2014-15 season.

City have announced that Danish brand Hummel will supply their kit from next season making this the final design we expect to see from Bristol Sport.

The shirt marks the 125th anniversary of City’s foundation

The concept of a one-off mash-up shirt has become increasingly popular, with Nike in particular using the format to showcase a range of retro designs in one patchwork style jersey.

The Robins follow Barcelona, Manchester City and Inter Milan who have all marketed kits made from a combination of club strips.

The back of the Robins’ own-brand commemorative shirt

Online casino sponsors Dunder’s name sounds like something Crocodile Dundee might leave behind in his dunny, but that doesn’t distract from the overall look.

Altogether, it kind of works.

Sleeve details hint at Umbro’s double-diamond taping

Lee Johnson’s lads will wear the special edition commemorative kit on March 7th for the visit of Fulham to Ashton Gate and the shirt’s are available to pre-order here.

What do you think of Bristol City’s 125th anniversary mash-up shirts?

1 thought on “Kit of the Week #57: Bristol City’s Birthday Shirt

  1. thekitmanmailcom 25/02/2020 — 9:17 am

    It’s gotten abit of a hammering from the majority of Bristol City supporters but I think as far as mashup shirts go, it’s quite good! So much so I ordered one to hang in The Kitroom!


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