From what I've found the NM was of varying sizes on each jumper.
Even in the early 1970s Hawthorn players were wearing different striped jumpers.Mero serious q. When did the idea that everyone on the same team must wear exactly the same thing become generally accepted?
I mean you see stuff as late at the 1920s in team pics with stripes of various shapes and sizes or logos all kinds of approximate in specifics
At some ‘black and white stripes’ just meant that; nobody was getting the tape measure out on the jumpers your nan knitted specifically for you to play in. “Sorry nan, no good, pinstripe needs to be 30px not 40 and also you missed the gradient below the G” was not a thing.
No doubt that continued for many years at local level, too (even now you still see some people running around in clubbies wearing random now-defunct designs pulled out of the bottom of a bag for fill-ins).
I would like to think the images on the site are those that the majority of players wore.And to the above point do you consider an era or year where you declare all the images before that point in your site as ‘approximate’?
Would the exception to this be lace up jumpers? Watching an old Swans/Collingwood game on youtube from 1985, it was noticeable that width of the Magpies stripes differed, as well as the lace ups worn having a distinct number panel, whereas the non-lace ups worn had none.Even in the early 1970s Hawthorn players were wearing different striped jumpers.
In their case players got one jumper and that lasted them their career.
You also see pic of Geelong players wearing the 1979 socks in 1981 & 82.
However, I'd probably say the same era, early 70s, is the last time teams didn't get the jumpers provided by the apparel supplier.
Lace-ups would be the same, most players wore the acrylic jumpers handed out by the club.Would the exception to this be lace up jumpers? Watching an old Swans/Collingwood game on youtube from 1985, it was noticeable that width of the Magpies stripes differed, as well as the lace ups worn having a distinct number panel, whereas the non-lace ups worn had none.
Now updatedHey Mero, just a small error I found on the website. You've said that Richmond wore the same jumper for heritage round in 2005 & 2006, which is mostly true apart from a couple of small differences.
This is the 2005 jumper which was made by Concept Sports and features the tiger head on the collar.
And here is the 2006 jumper, made by hummel, with the manufacturers name written across the colour.
And for good measure, a couple of pictures of the 2 jumpers next to each other in the Richmond FC Museum.