Crows guernseys/apparel discussion and news

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Geoffa32

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I will have the new hoody and "heritage/camry" T under my tree Christmas Day.....

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SugarShane

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Cursed schmurshed. Doesn't matter what we wear as a clash, we will do poorly in it because we only wear it away from home. On the flip side some of the worst performances in our history have been in our home jumper.
 

weirdo

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What's bugged me over the years is that we've gradually added more hoops to the guernsey. For comparison's sake, here's a picture of our guernsey in 2017 vs a picture from 1997:

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Notice how in the 2017 one (sorry to bring back bad memories), there are three sets of hoops leading in to four, depending on torso length. Whereas the '97 one has two sets of hoops leading in to three. This looks cleaner. That said, here's a comparison of what we've just released for next season vs a quick, messy shoop of what I'd like to see us do:

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Pretty basic.

I suspect this'll be an unpopular opinion around here, but we have the messiest guernsey in the competition. Two sets of hoops looks more balanced, would get us closer to the original 90's design, would clean it up whilst still allowing the hoops to exist, and the navy block at the bottom would flow better into the home shorts. This creates a bolder, more monochrome look and would potentially have the added benefit of allowing us to wear our home guernsey away more often, against sides where a clash currently exists due to making the overall uniform darker (against Hawthorn for example).
 

FR0GGY

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What's bugged me over the years is that we've gradually added more hoops to the guernsey. For comparison's sake, here's a picture of our guernsey in 2017 vs a picture from 1997:

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Notice how in the 2017 one (sorry to bring back bad memories), there are three sets of hoops leading in to four, depending on torso length. Whereas the '97 one has two sets of hoops leading in to three. This looks cleaner. That said, here's a comparison of what we've just released for next season vs a quick, messy shoop of what I'd like to see us do:

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Pretty basic.

I suspect this'll be an unpopular opinion around here, but we have the messiest guernsey in the competition. Two sets of hoops looks more balanced, would get us closer to the original 90's design, would clean it up whilst still allowing the hoops to exist, and the navy block at the bottom would flow better into the home shorts. This creates a bolder, more monochrome look and would potentially have the added benefit of allowing us to wear our home guernsey away more often, against sides where a clash currently exists due to making the overall uniform darker (against Hawthorn for example).
I like the before one
 

Red Crow

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What's bugged me over the years is that we've gradually added more hoops to the guernsey. For comparison's sake, here's a picture of our guernsey in 2017 vs a picture from 1997:

View attachment 1287049

Notice how in the 2017 one (sorry to bring back bad memories), there are three sets of hoops leading in to four, depending on torso length. Whereas the '97 one has two sets of hoops leading in to three. This looks cleaner. That said, here's a comparison of what we've just released for next season vs a quick, messy shoop of what I'd like to see us do:

View attachment 1287051

Pretty basic.

I suspect this'll be an unpopular opinion around here, but we have the messiest guernsey in the competition. Two sets of hoops looks more balanced, would get us closer to the original 90's design, would clean it up whilst still allowing the hoops to exist, and the navy block at the bottom would flow better into the home shorts. This creates a bolder, more monochrome look and would potentially have the added benefit of allowing us to wear our home guernsey away more often, against sides where a clash currently exists due to making the overall uniform darker (against Hawthorn for example).
I feel its been less about the club adding hoops, and more about manufacturers making the hoops thinner which results in more hoops appearing. Thickening them up back to the OG days would instantly improve the jumper. Could potentially allow for the first red hoop to return on the back as it would likely pass under the HJ logo.
 

Red Crow

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Which might have been a clue on how popular it was if they ran it once and it sold like gangbusters.
Thats a false equivalence though. By design, a limited run will always sell "better" than a jumper that you can walk in and buy off the shelf whenever you want. FOMO and all that.

I feel its more that the gold jumper has always been somewhat polarising. It seems to be either loved or hated, with not much in between. Theres always a bunch of negative comments about the gold jumper when we wear it and I think the club just give in to the haters. The same happened in 2016-17 with the gold variant of the white clash jumper. Its so frustrating, because objectively the gold works better as a clash in more situations than the red, even if subjectively some people feel it doesn't look as good. In reality, theres no reason to ditch either of them. We had the perfect setup, just use whichever one is best for the respective opposition, and in time they all become seen to be a proper Crows guernsey.
 

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Storm20

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I reckon they just make little changes like that so people who want to collect them all the guernseys have to buy another one.
Nah, that's just purely on the manufacturer, O'Neills would be feeding them some info on how the new style tears less, stronger, more comfortable etc, and we would just apply our design on that new template.
 

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