Tottenham Hotspur's new home kit compared to outfit worn by Victorian children
Spurs' new home kit is certainly a..... look
We're not kit designers. We're not going to try to get into the mind of a kit designer and figure out what makes them tick. It's not our jobs.
But sometimes, once a year in fact, a number of new kits emerge which make you ponder the moves behind the design process, asking such questions as 'what is this?', 'who came up with this?' and 'what am I supposed to do with it?'.
This is a question that many people appear to be asking themselves in the wake of the launch of Tottenham Hotspur's new home kit.
Even before we got to actually see the kit there was the prospect of watching the unveiling video for Spurs' new home kit which, when you watch it first, looks unerringly like the opening sequence of Brasseye.
At the end of the ludicrously long intro comes the kit itself, which - in the interest of public service - we've kindly placed below.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) July 19, 2018
While there were some predictably angry reactions to this piece of clothing (see below) there were also some more focused critiques, specifically based on the fact that the kit makes the Spurs' players look like they're wearing shorts up to the bottom of their rib cages.
Spurs’ new kits are not the one 🤢 the training wear is OK but is it not the same as England’s? Poor effort from Nike #COYS
— Lewis King (@officiallsk) July 19, 2018
New spurs kit... ick.
— Alex (@Blondagles) July 19, 2018
The new spurs home & away kit is fucking awful
— Sam Stearne (@SamStearne) July 19, 2018
— Terry Mac (@YidTel) July 19, 2018
Spurs' new home kit sucks lol pic.twitter.com/vDOJ38OKha
— Ajith FC (@ajith_cfc) July 19, 2018
— DavSpurs (@DavSpurs61) July 19, 2018
So, this is the new #Spurs home kit. What's with this new craze of making everyone seem like they have really long shorts? Other than that, it's not too bad at all. #THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/0aOKxlsaT1
— Simon Jessey (@scjessey) July 19, 2018
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) July 19, 2018
The best critique, undoubtedly, came from a Twitter user who likened the new kit to the sort of outfit worn by young Victorian boys born to wealthy families, who are typically seen haunting big houses by the sea in major Hollywood horror films while whispering "mother, why am I so cold?".
— Ben Cooper (@bencooper77) July 19, 2018