Bristol pay tribute to a British engineering icon for their new European kit

Bristol Bears will contest their first European final against Toulon this weekend, and they’ll be doing so wearing a brand new jersey from new kit supplier Umbro, and it pays tribute to an iconic landmark of the city.

The shirt pays tribute to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the architectural marvel designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and constructed in 1864.

It’s certainly a bit different from the bear-heavy vibe of the Umbro home and away kits, but it’s not the first time Bristol have gone down the ‘landmark on a jersey’ route – back in 2013 the club stuck the Memorial Gates of the old Memorial Ground on the 125th anniversary design.

That shirt was so awful that fan outcry caused it to get redesigned instantly, and this is obviously dramatically more successful, and shows how far the club has come in such a short time.

Comments…

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.