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Sunday, January 6, 2013

The TFC Retro-Fit, Part 3 : The Kit


Yesterday, we took a look at the proposed old-school badge of a club that wasn't all that old-school to begin with.  We opted for one direction over another as the kit to pursue and went with the cold Soviet-style logo.  This should work.

So, with fellow kit and logo nerd @theyorkies1812, firmly behind this project, we decided to make sure this sucker has all of the things needed for this to, at least appear, to be something from a bygone era.

Red?  Check.

Cyrillic?  Check.

V-neck?  You bet.

Sponsor?  Da, comrade.

Old-school Adidas trefoil?  You know it.


Yeah, the BMO logo in Russian was @theyorkies1812's idea. Sweet touch. We figured putting a name in Cyrillic just nails it. The number font is from a font found from the 1974 world cup Adidas kit styles. I'd like to find a more 'blockier' Cyrillic font for the names, but this will do for display purposes.

Understanding that Adidas is creating new kits for Toronto this season, I don't have much faith in the 'testing' designs that some of the other sides in the league have had to endure (the garbage Seattle kits, Columbus away, Philadelphia). I am a fan of the current kit with the grey sleeves and red chest as they are excellent. Toronto has come far design-wise since the lame first seasons.

I think we may have found our new kits for next year, even if TFC/MLS/Adidas wouldn't agree.  We'll have to place the order soon once we decide which legend's name and number we want on the back.

Please leave your criticisms below. Blind hate to be ignored and ridiculed. Open to suggestions. Follow my inane banter on the twitterz @ignirtoq

15 comments:

  1. So much love for this. I don't see how it could have turned out any better. Spasibo comrades!!

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  2. I commented yesterday about the laurels - kudos - you were right! Very cool job

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    1. Thank you. I didn't want to give too much away yesterday. I do think the darker laurels look better on the white though.

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  3. sponsor? nyet! the cyrillic's a nice touch for that though and aside from that I like it a lot.
    as for the player on the back, are you looking for a serious legend or a comedy legend, hscanovics seems the obvious choice for comedy gold.

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    1. Hscanovics is the obvious choice for a legend either way!

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  4. Chat Barettetowski must be. He salute and everything.

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/2010/05/30/barrett_chad_big_381.jpg

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  5. That was my best attempt at typing in a Russin accent.

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  6. I dunno...Comrade Usanov would seem to be the natural fit for me....or maybe a Martin Saric?

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  7. I'm sorry, but that isn't the greatest retro jersey I've seen.

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    1. Wasn't supposed to be. Just a TFC one.

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  9. VUVA SANTOS DE LAGUNA!

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  10. I'd buy one of these.... f'n sick!

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