Opinion Canterbury and our guernsey

Wels Eicke

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This was the best our jumper ever looked in my opinion. Big, wide stripes that almost wrap around the jumper uninterrupted. I'm not really a fan of the modern jumper's style which is more like 3 thin stripes down the middle.
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To be fair, Blighty would make any jumper look good.

Was looking at the 99 premiership photo, and not really a fan of the white shorts/hooped socks. And throw in Fruity's hooped long sleeves and the whole thing is too busy for my liking.

I'm terribly old fashioned, but everything looked better in the 70's.
 
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3051

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Wash your mouth out our jumper looks magnificent with white shorts.
And it’s even more striking with the hooped socks
100% agree. The 99 grand final kit was beautiful and stood in great contrast to Carlton's dark kit. The most aesthetically pleasing contrast IMO is all white shorts North vs black shorts Essendon - the white and blue vs black and red is perfect.

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Jabba the Trump

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100% agree. The 99 grand final kit was beautiful and stood in great contrast to Carlton's dark kit. The most aesthetically pleasing contrast IMO is all white shorts North vs black shorts Essendon - the white and blue vs black and red is perfect.

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Can't say I find anything aesthetically pleasing about Essendon. As Wels Eicke said, the best era was the 70s, because Essendon wore red shorts and were largely irrelevant.
 

BringBackRooRuckle

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This was the best our jumper ever looked in my opinion. Big, wide stripes that almost wrap around the jumper uninterrupted. I'm not really a fan of the modern jumper's style which is more like 3 thin stripes down the middle.
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Here's how I'd do it on the modern Canterbury template:
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Some inspiration from the 2000s style front sponsor logo that doesn't cut a big chunk out of the stripes, and also I did the back sponsor the way Collingwood did it this year, where it's on top of the stripes instead of the stripes cutting off below it. Also included the old monogram above the number (a few clubs are doing it now) and the regular club logo above the front sponsor.

If the club really wants pinstripes, here's a version with actual pinstripes instead of whatever they're wearing at the moment:
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looks sensational!! Watching the Brisbane Game from 2010 and can’t help but feel that’s “our” guernsey as opposed to the darker one worn against the Saints.
 

Liam Boy

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looks sensational!! Watching the Brisbane Game from 2010 and can’t help but feel that’s “our” guernsey as opposed to the darker one worn against the Saints.
the stripes were a bit thin in the 2000s in my opinion, which made the jumper mostly white. Something we had back then that we don't anymore: black numbers. I'd love to see those come back. I know it's not one of our colours but that's how it always was
 

LB2Snake

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100% agree. The 99 grand final kit was beautiful and stood in great contrast to Carlton's dark kit. The most aesthetically pleasing contrast IMO is all white shorts North vs black shorts Essendon - the white and blue vs black and red is perfect.

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I'd luv to know, HTF Carlton was granted the home team uniform that year? FFS!
 

Liam Boy

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For OUR home game? They'll obviously be wearing a white jumper so it makes sense that they should wear white shorts.
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this matchup is a pain to watch, both teams having a similar proportion of blue and white in the kits. it'd be even worse now that the bulldogs wear a thick white hoop.

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this one's ridiculous. two century old clubs wearing modern alternate strips instead of the jumpers they've always worn. To enable the bulldogs to wear a clash jumper against us, North have to also wear essentially a clash jumper.

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this is just a sensible compromise. Both clubs wearing their historical kits. We've won two premierships in white shorts, I don't care about flexing that we're the home team. This just looks better. It'd look even better if North's jumper had wider stripes on it and the sponsors didn't cut big chunks out of them, but this is what we've got.
 

Passmore

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May 22, 2001
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this matchup is a pain to watch, both teams having a similar proportion of blue and white in the kits. it'd be even worse now that the bulldogs wear a thick white hoop.

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this one's ridiculous. two century old clubs wearing modern alternate strips instead of the jumpers they've always worn. To enable the bulldogs to wear a clash jumper against us, North have to also wear essentially a clash jumper.

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this is just a sensible compromise. Both clubs wearing their historical kits. We've won two premierships in white shorts, I don't care about flexing that we're the home team. This just looks better. It'd look even better if North's jumper had wider stripes on it and the sponsors didn't cut big chunks out of them, but this is what we've got.
I've never had too many issues telling North and Footscray apart when we're wearing blue shorts and they're wearing white.

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Kimbo

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this matchup is a pain to watch, both teams having a similar proportion of blue and white in the kits. it'd be even worse now that the bulldogs wear a thick white hoop.

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this one's ridiculous. two century old clubs wearing modern alternate strips instead of the jumpers they've always worn. To enable the bulldogs to wear a clash jumper against us, North have to also wear essentially a clash jumper.

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this is just a sensible compromise. Both clubs wearing their historical kits. We've won two premierships in white shorts, I don't care about flexing that we're the home team. This just looks better. It'd look even better if North's jumper had wider stripes on it and the sponsors didn't cut big chunks out of them, but this is what we've got.
I do prefer the original jumper with blue shorts, but when that wasn't going to happen due to the 'clash' policy, having the royal blue 'reverse strip' is better, stronger looking than the one you like, imho. White (shorts) looks weak on every team, bar Geelong, and in our case it represented being the 'away' team when we were the home team.
 

Liam Boy

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I do prefer the original jumper with blue shorts, but when that wasn't going to happen due to the 'clash' policy, having the royal blue 'reverse strip' is better, stronger looking than the one you like, imho. White (shorts) looks weak on every team, bar Geelong, and in our case it represented being the 'away' team when we were the home team.
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i don't see any weakness here
 

Kimbo

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i don't see any weakness here
We’re talking about the aesthetics of the strip. I do.

Funnily enough, it isn’t actually related to the players who pull on the jumper.

That said, we didn’t win a game in the all white monstrosity and the current ‘reverse’ strip was, I believe, driven by the players.
 

tazaa

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This was posted in the commentary/media thread but deserves to be here. Is it possible to have a better looking jumper than this one? Swap out Smokefree with Mazda and thats what we should be running out in every week.
In saying that I loved the SmokeFree and black number on the back of the jumper
 

Boomer29er

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Dec 18, 2014
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I have a dream...that one day North Melbourne will once again wear a White V-neck guernsey with thick royal blue vertical stripes that aren’t cut off by the Mazda logo or its Worldmark. Royal Blue shorts and socks, and the old ‘NMFC’ crest above the Mazda logo. White shorts and blue socks for the away, and the ‘Bounding Roo’ as our clash jumper. (We can also rock the hooped socks now and again).
 

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