Last week, we took a look at the new Georgia home shirt for the Rugby World Cup 2015, and on the whole we kinda liked it, but how will the new alternate shirt fare? Well, let’s see…
First of all, it’s pretty clear that this shirt is using the same template as the home shirt – otherwise known as the same template Under Armour have been using for the best part of three years, humph – but with some colour-swappy fun and games.
As with the Namibia shirt we looked at yesterday, it’s quite refreshing to see that this shirt not be white! We’ve seen so many white and black alternate shirts in this tournament, it’s nice to see the Georgians go for red and white, as opposed to white and red.
That said, we can’t help but think that the red does make it a little hard to see the crepuscular ray badge on the left breast from a distance, but that’s not exactly a deal-breaker, is it?
There is something about the red and white colour scheme here that we think works better than it did on the home design. The way the white accents the red just looks, well, nice – even the T-shaped ‘bra’ bit doesn’t look as cleavage-enhancing as it does on the home.
It’s a tiny thing, too, but we also like the way the UA badge has been made black as opposed to red – we’re not quite sure why, but that tiny splash of black in amongst a see of white and red stops this from going a bit barbershop.
It’s hard to really get excited about a two-year-old template being iterated upon for the second time with slightly different colours, and so we’re a little lukewarm about this shirt on the whole.
That said, it’s still pretty nice, and if anything the red and white works together better than the black and red did. That said, we never, ever want to see another shirt using this bloody UA template again! Enough!
SHIT/GOOD RATING: Good – but no more please!