Coventry City have revealed their new third kit for the 19/20 season, commemorating 40 years of 2 Tone!
The new kit was unveiled at the Evening with Mark Robins event held on Friday night.
The 2 Tone music movement originated in Coventry, fusing traditional ska and reggae with musical elements of punk rock and new wave music – and was made famous by bands including Coventry’s The Specials and The Selecter, plus Madness, The Beat, Bad Manners and others.
The new kit commemorates the 40th anniversary of 2 Tone and the impact the music and movement had on society. At a time when racial tensions existed in Britain, many 2 Tone bands featured a mix of black, white, and multiracial people.
The black and white commemorative third kit brings together elements that made the 2 Tone movement famous to create another bespoke iconic design from Hummel.
The distinctive checkerboard design closely associated with the 2 Tone era features across the front of the shirt – with top half of the shirt white, and the bottom half black.
On the back of the shirt is the ‘Nutty Dancer’ – an image that many will also recognise from the 2 Tone era and featured on the cover of Madness’ first album. The ‘Nutty Dancer’ was designed by John Sims, the man behind much of the 2 Tone artwork.
The Hummel shoulder chevrons are black, while the black and white monotone Coventry City crest is on the chest alongside the Hummel logo.
In recognition of the role of 2 Tone had in racial harmony, the logo of Kick It Out, the anti-racism and discrimination charity, features on the inside panel of the shirt and a donation will be made to them from the sales of the shirts.
View the: Coventry City 2019-20 Hummel Home Kit
View the: Coventry City 2019-20 Hummel Away Kit
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