Well, ask and you shall receive…
Will little build-up and fewer “leaks” than normal, Ross County F.C. today unveiled their home and away kits for the 2014-2015 Scottish Premiership season. As I feared yesterday, JD Sports (the kit supplier) has switched the club from Diadora to Carbrini, but thankfully the otherwise understated nature of the two kits has kept the damage to a minimum. Let’s take a look, shall we?
The Home Kit
It’s not…great. Not bad, but not a stunner either. “Could have been worse” is the guess the way I look at it. My basic problem with it is that it is inconsistent. No white trim on the shirt or socks, but white trim around the hem of the shorts- huh? Also, on the shirt, shouldn’t there be some red piping around the collar to balance out the piping on the side panel and under the arm? By that same token, shouldn’t there be some sort of “piping” detail on the socks as well? That’s really about all there is, it’s a pretty straight forward kit. There are too many Carbrini logos on the kit (four in all), but the ones on the socks are at least a little tamer than the ones on the shoulders of both kits.
The Away Kit
I’m a big fan of this one. I can’t say there is anything “spectacular” about this one either, in fact it’s a very “standard” football kit, but it gets everything just right. The whole kit is predominantly red and white with just a touch of navy on each piece- on the placket of the shirt, on the hem of the shorts (or at least I think so, it’s hard to tell in this picture if it’s blue trim or a shadow line), and the club initials in dark blue on the cuff of the sock. Another picture I’ve seen suggests there might be a subtle, sublimated patter in the shirt fabric as well. Basically this is the opposite of the home kit- unassuming, but in this case, nailing all of the details.
Stanley/CRC-EVANS Offshore remain the kit sponsor.
I’d still like to see a sky blue third kit at some point…maybe for our European matches in 2015-2016.