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New Kit

Post by wbird4 » Mon May 20, 2019 3:32 pm

With Kukri's deal up, does anyone know anything about our kit supplier for next season?

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Re: New Kit

Post by Tiger93 » Mon May 20, 2019 3:33 pm

Adidas pulled out I heard

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Re: New Kit

Post by kpj tiger » Mon May 20, 2019 4:41 pm

Kukri's deal is not up, they are contracted for the next couple years I think. The kit manufacturer isn't something Tigers control directly as its subcontracted to a company who's name I forget. Cohen said they are currently trying to work a way of getting a different manufacturer but in the mean time they have told Kukri they expect better next season.

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Re: New Kit

Post by CitizenSmiff » Mon May 20, 2019 5:49 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Kukri's deal is not up, they are contracted for the next couple years I think. The kit manufacturer isn't something Tigers control directly as its subcontracted to a company who's name I forget. Cohen said they are currently trying to work a way of getting a different manufacturer but in the mean time they have told Kukri they expect better next season.
What was the issue with this year's kit?

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Re: New Kit

Post by JP14 » Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 pm

CitizenSmiff wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:49 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Kukri's deal is not up, they are contracted for the next couple years I think. The kit manufacturer isn't something Tigers control directly as its subcontracted to a company who's name I forget. Cohen said they are currently trying to work a way of getting a different manufacturer but in the mean time they have told Kukri they expect better next season.
What was the issue with this year's kit?
Poor quality for a high price coupled with poor shipments I think too.
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Re: New Kit

Post by longlivethecrumbie » Mon May 20, 2019 6:16 pm

JP14 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:57 pm
CitizenSmiff wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 5:49 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Kukri's deal is not up, they are contracted for the next couple years I think. The kit manufacturer isn't something Tigers control directly as its subcontracted to a company who's name I forget. Cohen said they are currently trying to work a way of getting a different manufacturer but in the mean time they have told Kukri they expect better next season.
What was the issue with this year's kit?
Poor quality for a high price coupled with poor shipments I think too.
Also, the range of kit and training gear was, well, :censored:! Some items were also unavailable through the club shop but available elsewhere.

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Re: New Kit

Post by Hot_Charlie » Mon May 20, 2019 7:21 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Kukri's deal is not up, they are contracted for the next couple years I think. The kit manufacturer isn't something Tigers control directly as its subcontracted to a company who's name I forget. Cohen said they are currently trying to work a way of getting a different manufacturer but in the mean time they have told Kukri they expect better next season.
Kukri have it for one more season from what I understand. The deal was aligned with Kitbag, originally with Canterbury (part of the same business group), and the with Kooga after Canterbury changed hands, and now Kukri (after our issues with Kooga, although strangely enough, same factory...).

As for the new deal, there’s been a few names mentioned. I’m not sure it’ll be a big brand though; the club will have more “design control” with a smaller brand for a start, and possibly more of the profits.

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Re: New Kit

Post by kpj tiger » Mon May 20, 2019 7:58 pm

Hot_Charlie wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 7:21 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 4:41 pm
Kukri's deal is not up, they are contracted for the next couple years I think. The kit manufacturer isn't something Tigers control directly as its subcontracted to a company who's name I forget. Cohen said they are currently trying to work a way of getting a different manufacturer but in the mean time they have told Kukri they expect better next season.
Kukri have it for one more season from what I understand. The deal was aligned with Kitbag, originally with Canterbury (part of the same business group), and the with Kooga after Canterbury changed hands, and now Kukri (after our issues with Kooga, although strangely enough, same factory...).

As for the new deal, there’s been a few names mentioned. I’m not sure it’ll be a big brand though; the club will have more “design control” with a smaller brand for a start, and possibly more of the profits.
Thanks for the clarification, I could only remember snippets of what Cohen had said on Batemans podcast.

I'm glad Tigers are looking at some smaller brands as most of the big brands have kinda shoddy QC nowadays due to providing for so many teams, that said I've always fancied seeing a Kappa Tigers kit

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Re: New Kit

Post by cheltexile » Mon May 20, 2019 8:10 pm

I quite clearly remember Cohen saying we are with Kukri for a while yet - its the catering deal thats already been changed for next season.

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Re: New Kit

Post by AngusMcCoatup » Mon May 20, 2019 8:31 pm

Now I wonder who supplies Exeter Chiefs shirts and kit??? :smt002
Sounds like you have to fall on your sword to find out Tigers possible provider.
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Re: New Kit

Post by kpj tiger » Mon May 20, 2019 8:41 pm

AngusMcCoatup wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Now I wonder who supplies Exeter Chiefs shirts and kit??? :smt002
Sounds like you have to fall on your sword to find out Tigers possible provider.
I've never been overly amazed by Samurai's designs, anybody know what the quality is like?

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Re: New Kit

Post by strawclearer » Mon May 20, 2019 8:50 pm

kpj tiger wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:41 pm
AngusMcCoatup wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Now I wonder who supplies Exeter Chiefs shirts and kit??? :smt002
Sounds like you have to fall on your sword to find out Tigers possible provider.
I've never been overly amazed by Samurai's designs, anybody know what the quality is like?
I'll take your :smt002 and raise you :smt002 :smt002

I asked young Strawclearer what the supporters up at Doncaster thought of their supplier. 'Censored' sums it up best!
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Re: New Kit

Post by kpj tiger » Mon May 20, 2019 8:53 pm

strawclearer wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:50 pm
kpj tiger wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:41 pm
AngusMcCoatup wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Now I wonder who supplies Exeter Chiefs shirts and kit??? :smt002
Sounds like you have to fall on your sword to find out Tigers possible provider.
I've never been overly amazed by Samurai's designs, anybody know what the quality is like?
I'll take your :smt002 and raise you :smt002 :smt002

I asked young Strawclearer what the supporters up at Doncaster thought of their supplier. 'Censored' sums it up best!
I'm starting to wonder if there are any good kit manufacturers out there, every team seems to complain about theirs

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Re: New Kit

Post by JOHNBOI » Tue May 21, 2019 2:00 am

I've always loved the look of the adidas kits and would like to see what they would design for us. Any time ive had a all blacks shirt i have though they were pretty well made

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Re: New Kit

Post by JWM » Tue May 21, 2019 7:50 pm

Come back Cotton Traders, all is forgiven...
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