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There Is News…And It Is Good!


My new Ross County F.C. away top arrived in today’s mail and here is what you need to know.

First and foremost, the wonky placement of the club badge seen on earlier versions of the shirt has been fixed as you can see in the picture of Liam Boyce and Craig Curran (above).  Keep in mind that most images of the shirt- including those in the online club shop!- looked like this:


Not only has the badge been centered between the stripes, it also appears that it has been reduced a bit in size.  Whatever the case, it looks MUCH better and I’m glad I took a chance on it.

Second, despite Macron’s, ah, “interesting” approach to sizing (more on that in a sec) it fits perfectly…sort of.  It’s a bit long, but truth be told everything I own that fits my shoulders and chest is a bit long and since a football top is generally meant to be tucked in, I can’t really have any complaints.  The neck hole is also big enough for even my massive (I wear a 7 3/4 ball cap) head, unlike previous years (I’m looking directly at YOU Carbrini!) despite reports of their be issues.

Oh, right the sizing.  Apparently Macron has decided to us “continuous sizing,” starting with infants and going all the way up to, I don’t know, “John Candy.”  However, rather than having the smallest size be “1” or “A” and increasing all the way up to “26” or “Z,” they instead chose the following sequence:

5XS, 4XS, 3XS, 2XS, XS, (sizes move rom youth to adult at this point) S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

I, who usually am on the large/extra large border am a 4XL.  I guess it doesn’t matter- it fits!

Finally, this is my first white County top.

While I have your attention, here are links to pictures of the County tops I own.

2002-2004 Home

2008-2010 Away

2010-2011 Home

2012-2013 Away (red)

2014-2015 Home

I also have…

2000-2oo2 Xara winter hat (player issue)

2010-2011 Away Shorts (player issue)

2011-2012 Home Shorts (picture not available)

2013-2014 Away Shorts (red)

2015-2016 Home Socks (blue) and away shorts (white)


One comment on “There Is News…And It Is Good!

  1. Sculptor?!?
    August 26, 2016

    *gives continuous sizing a hefty side-eye* Hey fashion designers, just use the damn chest measurement already – at least that isn’t terribly prone to change.

    Glad they centered the badge though, that’s a nice bonus.

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