ST. Mirren 135th Anniversary 12/13 Diadora Third Shirt

St Mirren 135 year anniversary diadora football shirt

Last summer the fans were asked to give their views on three proposed designs for a new 3rd kit to celebrate the Club’s 135th anniversary this year.

The most popular choice was the scarlet and blue hooped strip based on the first design of strip to be worn by St Mirren Football Club when they started their football story way back in 1877.

This men's official replica long sleeve ST. Mirren third shirt celebrates the 135th anniversary of the club for the 2012/13 Scottish Premier League season, from Diadora the shirt features and open collar with gold detail, all over blue and red striped detail plus Diadora branding in white placed on the sleeves, chest and across the mid. To complete this shirt a high build team crest sits proudly on the chest. Available to pre-order now, this shirt is expected to launch the 4th of April 2012.

Thanks to Boz

St Mirren 135 year anniversary diadora football shirt

St Mirren 135 year anniversary diadora football shirt


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Guest
+41 # Guest 2012-03-27 20:43
What a solid jersey and a fantastic way to honor a (not so large) club! Good on the fans and Diadora! Like it!
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+6 # Guest 2012-03-28 15:08
would be good for "Wuppertaler SV" :D
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+25 # Guest 2012-03-27 20:44
UAU. FAN-TAS-TIC Kit, one of the best of the last years, despite the DIADORA-big-logo-pretending-to-be-sponsor! Thumbs up!
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-17 # Guest 2012-03-27 20:47
Why does this even exist as a concept?! 135th Anniversary - really? What a lame anniversary. St. Mirran must be pretty skint.
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-6 # Guest 2012-03-27 22:00
Quoting Chester Copperpot:
Why does this even exist as a concept?! 135th Anniversary - really? What a lame anniversary. St. Mirran must be pretty skint.


well, i;m 135 and it feels good so celebrate with me if nothing else!
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+12 # Guest 2012-03-28 11:12
Quoting Chester Copperpot:
Why does this even exist as a concept?! 135th Anniversary - really? What a lame anniversary. St. Mirran must be pretty skint.


Unless your really unaware - football teams are going down the pan at an alarming rate. Pompey, Port Vale, Darlington, Plymouth, Hearts, Rangers, and Dunfermline have all been in the news at least for cash worries. It's even leaking into Rugby with Bradford Bulls. So perhaps a 'lame' anniversary - but a decent shirt that will only be bought if folk like it - and seemingly they do so well done St.Mirren if it brings in some funds.
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-28 16:06
A fair point, and it's sad to see that it's happening.
But this is just another opportunity to take money off fans.
In an industry where most kits only last for one season - three kits is too many for any club (Man Utd et al).
So if you're going to do it, pick an anniversary that has some impact and meaning to the faithful fans. The sales would be so much higher.
I'm not having it that 135 years is a valid anniversary for a commemorative kit.
I think there's smarter ways to bring some revenue into clubs, without leaving a bad taste in the fans mouths (and wallets!)
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-29 08:51
Quoting Chester Copperpot:
A fair point, and it's sad to see that it's happening.
But this is just another opportunity to take money off fans.
In an industry where most kits only last for one season - three kits is too many for any club (Man Utd et al).
So if you're going to do it, pick an anniversary that has some impact and meaning to the faithful fans. The sales would be so much higher.
I'm not having it that 135 years is a valid anniversary for a commemorative kit.
I think there's smarter ways to bring some revenue into clubs, without leaving a bad taste in the fans mouths (and wallets!)


Three kits is too much your right. But clubs are now in a 'damned if we do, damned if we don't' scenario. They need cash fast. Fans only have to buy kits if they WANT to. Okay there is sometimes expectation on youngsters to have the latest kits - but parents only have to say 'you can have one of the three'. So St.Mirren want to raise some bucks - they bring out a shirt. No big deal. Look at the likes of Hibs and Celtic - they have green home shirts, bring out green away shirts (they only need away shirts to play each other! Europe aside) - and have to have a third as 'Oh here's a surprise'.....green clashes with green!!

Teams doing such silly things, and teams changing strips when the sponsor and manufacturer haven't changed - are worse culprits that an anniversary release. Though I do have to say 135 is a bit weird :sigh:
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-3 # Guest 2012-03-31 09:36
you seem to be well spammed up on Hibs, especially seeing as they have only ever had one green away kit which was a very dark bottle green with black trim and didn't clash with Celtics.

chimp
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+3 # Guest 2012-04-03 08:05
Quoting buster105e:
you seem to be well spammed up on Hibs, especially seeing as they have only ever had one green away kit which was a very dark bottle green with black trim and didn't clash with Celtics.

chimp


So the mint green one recently isn't green? :oops:

Embarrassed? I would be.
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-1 # Guest 2012-04-02 20:53
Quoting Chester Copperpot:
A fair point, and it's sad to see that it's happening.
But this is just another opportunity to take money off fans.
In an industry where most kits only last for one season - three kits is too many for any club (Man Utd et al).
So if you're going to do it, pick an anniversary that has some impact and meaning to the faithful fans. The sales would be so much higher.
I'm not having it that 135 years is a valid anniversary for a commemorative kit.
I think there's smarter ways to bring some revenue into clubs, without leaving a bad taste in the fans mouths (and wallets!)

Never mind , next year you will be eligible to buy the 136 anniversary top. There you are , a nice even number for you tulip head. .
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+4 # Guest 2012-04-04 02:26
I am a fan of St Mirren and not so long ago looked like we would not have a football club to be a fan of so the fact that there is to be a 135th aniversary at all is a good thing for the fans of this club, if you dont like the strip or think its a waste of money dont buy it. Those that like it and want it will buy it those that dont wont.
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+4 # Guest 2012-04-01 13:25
Quoting NorthantsMan:

Unless your really unaware - football teams are going down the pan at an alarming rate. Pompey, Port Vale, Darlington, Plymouth, Hearts, Rangers, and Dunfermline have all been in the news at least for cash worries.


St. Mirren are actually one of the most stable clubs in the UK. The have next to nothing debt and recently just got a free stadium due to a big franchise buying the land where their old stadium used to be. And got compensation for it too. It's nice to see a club doing so well and being smart with what little money they have at the same time.
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-3 # Guest 2012-03-27 21:10
SHOW
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Starkso
+7 # Starkso 2012-03-27 21:11
Its a cracking kit alright, but i thought Diadora went bust?
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-2 # Guest 2012-03-28 13:35
Quoting Starkso:
Its a cracking kit alright, but i thought Diadora went bust?

You might be thinking of another Italian brand Fila, who went into receivership before being revived by new South Korean owners.
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-14 # Guest 2012-03-27 21:21
wow what an old football club. if i start to calculating its age now, it will take 130 years.
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-27 23:44
U must be pretty slow in the head then!
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-2 # Guest 2012-03-28 19:37
no you're stupid enough to understand ajoke
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+4 # Guest 2012-03-27 21:37
This is so retro and awesome!
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+7 # Guest 2012-03-27 21:39
Do Diadora really need to put their name on the front of the shirt twice?

And if they do, do they really need to put their logo on the sleeve?
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+2 # Guest 2012-03-27 21:44
Quoting Brian:
Do Diadora really need to put their name on the front of the shirt twice?

And if they do, do they really need to put their logo on the sleeve?

Say that to the shirt, it's so awesome it'll slap you in the face.
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0 # Guest 2012-03-28 10:13
There was a similar case with a Celtic shirt made Umbro from the 90s, you can google it to find it
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+4 # Guest 2012-03-28 16:10
It was the 1997 Celtic Home.
Umbro chose to use their logo as Celtic's sponsorship deal had fallen through and the shirts had already been printed with a white box.
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+2 # Guest 2012-03-27 22:20
That's an awesome jersey!!!!
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+3 # Guest 2012-03-27 23:45
Really really awesome looking shirt
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0 # Guest 2012-03-28 02:27
good looking
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0 # Guest 2012-03-28 04:42
im a celtic fan and ill admit thats a fantastic looking shirt! agree that the double use of diadora is strange though
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-2 # Guest 2012-03-28 10:03
Oldham had a kit like this in mid 90s
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Gazhorn
-1 # Gazhorn 2012-03-28 11:34
Great shirt spoiled only by the "sponsor".
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-28 12:07
looks like hajduk kit from few years back!
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-1 # Guest 2012-03-28 14:25
Right, Hajduk had similar shirts
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-10 # ctfcrobin 2012-03-28 14:56
a terrible kit for a pointless anniversary
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-1 # Guest 2012-04-05 12:59
Spot on! :lol:
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-28 15:48
looks like a spectrum loading screen
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+13 # Guest 2012-03-28 19:58
Guys,

Here's the story behind this being a 'daft anniversary strip'. We are in year one of a three year deal with JD Sports. The deal was for a home and away kit, and a third kit.
We could have sat back and let JD Sports come up with 'any old design', but we decided to design three options ourselves, and fans who bought the home and away kits voted on which one of the three designs they wanted to become the third kit. The winning design was this one, which is based on our 1877 original jersey of thin scarlet and blue hoops.
We were founded in 1877. In 1977 the team widely regarded to be our greatest ever team, won Division 1 under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson. In 1987, we won the Scottish Cup. So 2012 marks the 135th anniversary of the club, the 35th anniversary of 'Fergie's Furies', and the 25th anniversary of our famous 1987 Scottish Cup win. (Well, famous for us!). So, the years 1877, 1977, and 1987 are significant to us. We wanted to put some commemorative text around the crest, and believe me, the options we came up with were endless. Eventually, it was decided simply to put '135th anniversary 1877-2012, as a 'catch all', and also to utilise the fully-bespoke design service from JD Sports. There's a thought to do this every 5 years from now, making the change kit, or 3rd kit a bit more collectable every 5 years.
There are no 135th anniversary dinners, no firework displays, nothing - just a small bit of embroidered text around this season's retro-look 3rd kit.
My problem is that the marketing and advertising is portraying this as a '135th anniversary celebration kit' - which as can be seen from some of the posts here, has made people (rightfully!) query why a 135th anniversary needs a celebration at all. If the kit was merely marketed as 'the new 3rd kit from St Mirren, based on the 1877 original' - then the text around the crest would perhaps still be queried, but it wouldn't be such a big deal.
My personal view is that it is wrong to trumpet this strip as a big celebration release - I said it would attract questions needlessly, and so it has been proved.
Anyway - them's the facts! The crest text is to mark 1877-1977-1987, to utilise the fully bespoke design service, to make this 'retro-look' kit a bit more collectable, and to do something which we can now repeat every 5 years. Perhaps people will buy the kit and get it signed, frame it, then do it again in 5 years time, when text around the crest will say '140 years'.... and so on.
Everyone knows that a 'celebration' should be for 100, 125, 150... perhaps in hindsight we could have chosen different text, but really, the biggest problem is in people deciding to market it as something it really is not.
Lessons learned for the 140th change kit in 2017!
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-28 20:58
Nice to hear the full story behind the design. Thanks.
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+2 # Guest 2012-03-28 22:05
TL;DR
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0 # Guest 2012-03-29 13:41
Could not have said it better myself
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0 # Guest 2012-03-29 15:02
Quoting pozbaird:
Guys,

Here's the story behind this being a 'daft anniversary strip'. We are in year one of a three year deal with JD Sports. The deal was for a home and away kit, and a third kit.
We could have sat back and let JD Sports come up with 'any old design', but we decided to design three options ourselves, and fans who bought the home and away kits voted on which one of the three designs they wanted to become the third kit. The winning design was this one, which is based on our 1877 original jersey of thin scarlet and blue hoops.
We were founded in 1877. In 1977 the team widely regarded to be our greatest ever team, won Division 1 under the stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson. In 1987, we won the Scottish Cup. So 2012 marks the 135th anniversary of the club, the 35th anniversary of 'Fergie's Furies', and the 25th anniversary of our famous 1987 Scottish Cup win. (Well, famous for us!). So, the years 1877, 1977, and 1987 are significant to us. We wanted to put some commemorative text around the crest, and believe me, the options we came up with were endless. Eventually, it was decided simply to put '135th anniversary 1877-2012, as a 'catch all', and also to utilise the fully-bespoke design service from JD Sports. There's a thought to do this every 5 years from now, making the change kit, or 3rd kit a bit more collectable every 5 years.
There are no 135th anniversary dinners, no firework displays, nothing - just a small bit of embroidered text around this season's retro-look 3rd kit.
My problem is that the marketing and advertising is portraying this as a '135th anniversary celebration kit' - which as can be seen from some of the posts here, has made people (rightfully!) query why a 135th anniversary needs a celebration at all. If the kit was merely marketed as 'the new 3rd kit from St Mirren, based on the 1877 original' - then the text around the crest would perhaps still be queried, but it wouldn't be such a big deal.
My personal view is that it is wrong to trumpet this strip as a big celebration release - I said it would attract questions needlessly, and so it has been proved.
Anyway - them's the facts! The crest text is to mark 1877-1977-1987, to utilise the fully bespoke design service, to make this 'retro-look' kit a bit more collectable, and to do something which we can now repeat every 5 years. Perhaps people will buy the kit and get it signed, frame it, then do it again in 5 years time, when text around the crest will say '140 years'.... and so on.
Everyone knows that a 'celebration' should be for 100, 125, 150... perhaps in hindsight we could have chosen different text, but really, the biggest problem is in people deciding to market it as something it really is not.
Lessons learned for the 140th change kit in 2017!


So JD didn't submit the original designs then based on the history and heritage of St.Mirren, and it was the fans that designed it? mmmm i wonder
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0 # Guest 2012-03-29 18:44
Quoting bozi the bantam:

So JD didn't submit the original designs then based on the history and heritage of St.Mirren, and it was the fans that designed it? mmmm i wonder


It was most certainly a fan who designed the kit (pozbaird who posted above). Indeed, he designed a few options and it was put to a vote on the most popular online St Mirren forums as to which would reach production.
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+4 # Guest 2012-03-30 07:56
Quoting bozi the bantam:

So JD didn't submit the original designs then based on the history and heritage of St.Mirren, and it was the fans that designed it? mmmm i wonder


JD Sports designed the current home and away kits in-house. When it came to the third kit design, the club approached them with the idea of fans voting from three club-supplied options. In 2009, we moved to our new stadium after 115 years at our old Love Street ground. Our board talked about having this original hooped shirt to mark the final season at the ground. It didn't happen for two reasons. One, a lack of the bespoke design facility with Hummel to actually do it, and secondly, a board of directors with more important things on their minds - like having two stadiums on the go, and all that entails.
We are now debt-free, established in our new stadium. We have a new Commercial Director, who brokered the JD deal, and can influence, and takes a keen interest in, the kit designs going forward. Much more hands-on, unlike some of the old board. Anyway, I work with him on graphics projects at the club. As a graphic designer and supporter of 36 years standing, it has been a lifetime's ambition of mine to design a St Mirren strip. I suggested re-igniting the 'original hoops' (as one of three choices) for the 3rd kit, and submitted my own designs for the next home and away kits - which have been chosen and will be implemented. No pressure! If people hate them, I'm emigrating to Helmand Province!
The away strip has been shown in drawing form on the club website, and has been well-received. The new home one is under wraps for now. Hopefully, it will receive similar reaction. The design I submitted is something I know a lot of fans have been asking for, for a good while now, after years of Hummel 'bells and whistles' kits - with chevrons, swooshes, panels, off-shoulder stripes, the kitchen sink. Sometimes, less is more. Until the big reveal though... can't say any more.
To sum up though, the kit designs are in reality a team effort. From me, the club's Commercial Director, and JD Sports - who are excellent people, and are happy to chip in with ideas and suggestions, or to run with our suggestions.
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0 # Guest 2012-04-02 20:59
Well done , paul. .
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+2 # Guest 2012-03-28 22:32
Looks good up close, but I think looking at it from the stands and it might become a blur. I remember Newcastle a few years ago had an away shirt like it and when they came down to Spurs it was very hard on the eyes.
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-29 18:14
simple, classic...good!
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+1 # mac man 2012-03-31 00:21
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Old-fashioned design!
I feel in good. :lol:
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+2 # Guest 2012-03-31 10:58
Diadora went bust did they not?
Thats why they stopped making Scotland's shirts, paving the way for adidas?
Smart kit anyway.
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+1 # Guest 2012-04-01 09:13
Diadora went into administrations few years (I think 2) ago. That's the reason indeed they stopped supply Scotland and other teams. However Diadora was soon bought by an Italian company, GEOX, and it was relaunched into the market. It seems however that the new board is focusing more on cycling and running sports. The sponsorship with St. Mirren is some kind of surprise, because Diadora is focusing mainly on boots, football speaking. I hope they will start sponsor more teams in Europe in the next coming years.
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0 # Guest 2012-03-31 12:15
Quoting buster105e:
you seem to be well spammed up on Hibs, especially seeing as they have only ever had one green away kit which was a very dark bottle green with black trim and didn't clash with Celtics.

chimp

We also had a mint green one that didnt clash last year, and have a 3rd kit this year for no reason.
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+1 # Guest 2012-03-31 17:29
Hoops make you look fat. just as well its not the Newcastle Away Strip.......those fat bugger up there don't need extra pounds added to their already might meaty frames....
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0 # Guest 2012-04-05 12:58
Wrong* Hoops actually make you look slim. :-* google it
however these ones are bowfin' :-x
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0 # Guest 2012-04-01 08:12
It's so good to hear that St Mirren are debt free when others around them are crumbling in debt. Lovely jersey too.
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+2 # Guest 2012-04-01 18:50
Much better than any Nike football jersey. Nike shirts are simply awfull, no inspiration, always the same. Look at Man United or Arsenal or Atl?
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-2 # Guest 2012-04-05 12:56
A seriously disgusting shirt. 135 year anniversary,.how sad :sigh:

The Skunks in BLUE HOOPS,..gotta love that (in a laugh and point way) .

MTDID
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-1 # Guest 2012-04-05 13:51
Honking...suits you lot!!! (must have taken the best of the big Renfreshire team when they formed ;-) )
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0 # Guest 2012-04-05 20:24
Ideal to be reborn as Rangers 1690.....
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0 # Guest 2012-04-06 01:19
Nice blue hoops.
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+4 # Guest 2012-04-06 08:38
I REALLY LIKE THIS KIT. I didn't like the design when I first saw it, but now i can see it properly, I LOVE IT.
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-2 # Guest 2012-04-14 23:58
Manky

Mon the celtic
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0 # Guest 2012-04-19 12:43
fuck u kenny yur teams a fuckin joke setting flares of at an under 17's game absolute joke yur team should be hung drawen and quartered
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