2019/20 kits

Spoonz Red E

Well-known Exeweb poster
Joined
Apr 21, 2004
Messages
6,183
Location
On the table
We could have gone for Puma ...
... like the superbly run (and formerly Trust owned until they decided to revert to private ownership) Notts County.

 

Dannyred

Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2019
Messages
404
Personally, not bothered who makes our kits, as long as they’re of a good quality. My personal favourite was Sho, who I think was a one man on his own.
I liked the Adidas city away kit, The white with Adidas red stripes.

Think the main brands like Adidas and Nike are quality but also very popular.
 

spanky

exeweb.com demigod
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2008
Messages
3,228
It’s amazing you don’t question the club about why they are not moving to a popular brand like Nike or Adidas.

Maybe the club are not able to get a good deal with these top brands which is surprising as other clubs can.
I've already replied on that note "Danny", right at the front of the thread. Unfortunately you haven't grasped the economics of it.

We still have one more year, at least, with Joma. After that, who knows? I've seen a proposal for Adidas kit. It was horrific (personal opinion, of course).

You see, we want unique kit design, which big brand sports companies won't consider economically viable, and so offer "off the shelf" kit. Quantities would also be higher, with margins lower.

How's Jose Maria Marin, btw?
 

grecian-near-hell

Active member
Joined
Feb 12, 2009
Messages
1,884
Location
Cornwood
They won't come back with specifics related to your query, despite their 'expertise', they don't seem to grasp basic economics with regards to supply and demand and costs etc, but because you can buy it in sports direct that will make them good put a brand name on it and it will be top quality.
 

Grecian68

Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2013
Messages
378
They won't come back with specifics related to your query, despite their 'expertise', they don't seem to grasp basic economics with regards to supply and demand and costs etc, but because you can buy it in sports direct that will make them good put a brand name on it and it will be top quality.
Some of this Adidas shirts in sports direct are not that great quality, snag easily.
 

GrecianLez

Administrator
Staff member
Joined
Apr 7, 2004
Messages
8,550
It’s amazing you don’t question the club about why they are not moving to a popular brand like Nike or Adidas.

Maybe the club are not able to get a good deal with these top brands which is surprising as other clubs can.
Ok... So lets just be clear on this

Big brands will only make kit for big teams

What they do is license their brand to manufactures to create a kit

example.. Argyle has puma which is a official brand used under licence by a company called Genesis I believe...

Its not all about branding either, its about actually buying the amount of product needed, contracts of bigger brands would want say 2000 shirts bought for each order, where as Joma would only ask that you by 50-70 shirts at a time.

We are a small club that tries to live within its means.. have to buy high amounts of kit for each order is very foolish when our fan base is under 7000 at best
 

Hants_red

exeweb.com admin, Esq.
Staff member
Joined
May 27, 2007
Messages
42,130
Location
NE Hants
How about your favourite player on this season's kit on a mug? The Terrace are making them availble

 

Hants_red

exeweb.com admin, Esq.
Staff member
Joined
May 27, 2007
Messages
42,130
Location
NE Hants

grecian-near-hell

Active member
Joined
Feb 12, 2009
Messages
1,884
Location
Cornwood
75th on shirt sales

Bizarre stats, no sales numbers, no confirmation of what is selling Home or Away or even third, is it the total number of shirts sold. Also as Huddersfield have shown bring out a new Home kit and that will bolster sales. One positive on this which surprised me is that it is another league table we are above Argyle.
 

Dannyred

Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2019
Messages
404
Ok... So lets just be clear on this

Big brands will only make kit for big teams

What they do is license their brand to manufactures to create a kit

example.. Argyle has puma which is a official brand used under licence by a company called Genesis I believe...

Its not all about branding either, its about actually buying the amount of product needed, contracts of bigger brands would want say 2000 shirts bought for each order, where as Joma would only ask that you by 50-70 shirts at a time.

We are a small club that tries to live within its means.. have to buy high amounts of kit for each order is very foolish when our fan base is under 7000 at best
The Question has to be why are we a small club in a Big City ?

Smaller clubs have deals with big brands, maybe we don’t have the contacts.
 

spanky

exeweb.com demigod
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2008
Messages
3,228
The Question has to be why are we a small club in a Big City ?

Smaller clubs have deals with big brands, maybe we don’t have the contacts.
Danny has a problem reading, and clearly had an agenda. I'll not waste time pointing him to my previous posts that debunk his rather primitive theory.
 

Dannyred

Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2019
Messages
404
Danny has a problem reading, and clearly had an agenda. I'll not waste time pointing him to my previous posts that debunk his rather primitive theory.
No agenda but like many others bored of the same we are a small club excuses.
 

spanky

exeweb.com demigod
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2008
Messages
3,228
No agenda but like many others bored of the same we are a small club excuses.
You clearly have got an agenda. You're not listening.

I'll repeat to you once more. Hopefully this time it will sink in.

"Big" brands do not pay for kit deals at our level. The clubs take off the shelf designs.

We are a bit more ambitious than that, and do not want a generic "out of the catalogue" kit. We ask, specifically, for bespoke kit. This narrows our choices somewhat.

I have seen a kit proposal for Adidas, and it looked like someone was suffering from intestinal bleeding and puked down the front of it. But hey, at least it was a big brand.

So... A "big" brand was prepared to discuss a bespoke deal with us. Clearly, like you say, we think we are small and don't have the connections.

Sleep well.
 

Andy Holloway

Active member
Joined
Nov 20, 2013
Messages
1,108
No agenda but like many others bored of the same we are a small club excuses.
Unless i'm going to the wrong ground i think that you'll find we are a small club! Or do you go to Etihad/Anfield/Old Trafford etc, etc thinking you're watch ECFC?
 

spanky

exeweb.com demigod
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2008
Messages
3,228
We are a small club in Devon because of the small club attitude of those who have run it.

We only have to look at the ambition of the local rugby club.
You only have to look at the cash of the owner of the local rugby club, and compare it to the cash waved around by their competitors, to see how they could make themselves competitive.

Compare that to us, and you're in dream land.

But I knew that anyway.

How is Jose Maria Marin? You never answered.
 
Top