English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur Football Club unveiled their 2014/15 Under Armour home and away kits on Friday. The familiar white primary shirt will make its debut in a friendly against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday.
The Club’s new home and away kits were officially launched today with the designs inspired by former player and manager Bill Nicholson.
Recognised as one of the most significant people in the Club’s history, 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of Bill’s passing. The kits reference one of Bill’s most famous quotes – ‘It is better to fail aiming high than to succeed aiming low.
And we of Spurs have set our sights very high, so high in fact that even failure will have in it an echo of glory.’ This ‘Echo of Glory’ inspiration pays tribute to Bill’s achievements and significant contribution to the Club.
The home kit is a traditional lilywhite shirt set off by a navy blue horizontal stripe running across the chest.
A jacquard runs across the shoulders which includes the words ‘Echo of Glory’ taken from Bill’s quote together with a pattern inspired by the famous gates which lead up to White Hart Lane on Bill Nicholson Way. Yellow taping on the sleeve cuff and collar adds an additional colour flash to set off solid navy blue shorts and white socks.
In the away kit, a yellow highlight is more visible down the front of the black shirt, with 11 stripes signifying the number of trophies won during Bill’s reign. Yellow taping is also replicated along the sides of the accompanying black shorts and socks.