Stash Watch 2020/21

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Dave Cahill wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 12:18 am
Nothing to do with cost cutting, embroidery costs next to nothing on an industrial scale and is actually the cheaper option, which is why you find it on the knock off jerseys instead of decals.

The problem with embroidery is that its quite limiting for high end sportswear. You can't do any kind of complex design in high definition, embroidery doesn't work on a lightweight base material - you need a minimum weight of cloth as a base, it breaks the base material's tear resistance, it chafes on a skintight jersey, and thread shrinks whereas the new extruded materials don't - so you get puckering after a number of washes.

Embroidery works well for simple designs on thick weaves like classic Polo Shirts or the old cotton jerseys - it's cheap, once you set up the embroidery disk it's reusable (as long as you don't lose the disk!), you can use the same thread as the base material uses so no puckering, and it doesn't depend on people following the washing instructions.

Whenever I hear or read the word "decals", I'm invariably reminded of Captain "Lick my decals off, baby" Beefheart:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zc0QkQWl4w

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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The Super Rugby jerseys (I have Highlanders from 2019) are about half way in terms of quality between the regular and pro versions.

Cut is a little less forgiving and they have the stretchy panels under the arms.

I like Adidas but can't say they're up in much on the durability stakes.

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Okay, here it is........ I'm gonna get it of my chest.......my main problem with the Adidas stuff...... It's basically the same as Munsters except theirs is red and ours is Blue/Navy. Even the training gear last year was the same.

Surly making two designs can't be that difficult for them. Am I asking too much?

I feel better now I've vented :)

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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LeinsterLeader wrote:
August 26th, 2020, 2:29 pm
Okay, here it is........ I'm gonna get it of my chest.......my main problem with the Adidas stuff...... It's basically the same as Munsters except theirs is red and ours is Blue/Navy. Even the training gear last year was the same.

Surly making two designs can't be that difficult for them. Am I asking too much?

I feel better now I've vented :)
It’ll help our players make the transition next season.

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Looks like the new training gear will just be a blue version of the Munster stuff. Shame, their black hoody is boring

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Some new training gear -
https://www.lifestylesports.com/ie/leinster-rugby/

Fairly bog standard stuff that's almost the exact same template as Munster.

Not a big fan of the vertical 'LEINSTER' either!

(And yet it's likely I will buy at least two of these bits!)

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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The three broad stripes on the arm and the vertical LEINSTER are straight out of Adidas' late 80s and early 90s design language. I wish they'd go back a decade further and give us more Adidas Originals type stuff
I have Bumbleflex

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Dave Cahill wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 10:30 am
The three broad stripes on the arm and the vertical LEINSTER are straight out of Adidas' late 80s and early 90s design language. I wish they'd go back a decade further and give us more Adidas Originals type stuff
Yep some of the tracksuits last year were verging on 'Originals' design, they've gone away from it this year!

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I actually like the grey hoody, after all my trash talk yesterday. Not as good as the bright blue ones from last year though. They seemed to vanish pretty quickly

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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For £100 you could get...

A new Leinster Training Shirt
or
An original UK pressing of Low by David Bowie in M/VG+ condition (incl fanclub flyer)
or
An original US pressing of New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84 by Simple Minds with purple and gold marbled translucent vinyl in M/M condition
or
Two original US pressings of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana on Subpop
or
An Original UK pressing of Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield (M/M)
I have Bumbleflex

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Dave Cahill wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 12:41 pm
For £100 you could get...

A new Leinster Training Shirt
or
An original UK pressing of Low by David Bowie in M/VG+ condition (incl fanclub flyer)
or
An original US pressing of New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84 by Simple Minds with purple and gold marbled translucent vinyl in M/M condition
or
Two original US pressings of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana on Subpop
or
An Original UK pressing of Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield (M/M)
Jaysus, that's toughie. For me a toss-up between first two alternatives. The New Gold Dream was, IMO, the high-water mark for Simple Minds, soon after however bass player Derek Forbes left and they regressed into stadium-rockers. But I go for Bowie for two reasons: one, the first time I ever heard the song Sound and Vision was just after its single release in early 1977. I found it on the juke box in the arcade at the bottom of O'Connell Street, while playing a couple of games of pool as a teenager en route of a Saturday afternoon to a Five Nations international in Lansdowne Road. Reason two: the lyrics "blue, blue, electric blue...."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3L58KyHC_M

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Dave Cahill wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 12:41 pm
For £100 you could get...

A new Leinster Training Shirt
or
An original UK pressing of Low by David Bowie in M/VG+ condition (incl fanclub flyer)
or
An original US pressing of New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84 by Simple Minds with purple and gold marbled translucent vinyl in M/M condition
or
Two original US pressings of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana on Subpop
or
An Original UK pressing of Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield (M/M)
Or you could style it like a Frenchman
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Dave Cahill wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 12:41 pm
For £100 you could get...

A new Leinster Training Shirt
or
An original UK pressing of Low by David Bowie in M/VG+ condition (incl fanclub flyer)
or
An original US pressing of New Gold Dream 81-82-83-84 by Simple Minds with purple and gold marbled translucent vinyl in M/M condition
or
Two original US pressings of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana on Subpop
or
An Original UK pressing of Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield (M/M)
How much for a less-than-mint condition of Kings of the Wild Frontier by Adam and the Ants
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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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between €1.20 and €2.75 depending on condition
I have Bumbleflex

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Dave Cahill wrote:
September 10th, 2020, 2:35 pm
between €1.20 and €2.75 depending on condition
I'll hang on and wait for the market to come back 8)
I like your right leg. A lovely leg for the role.
I've got nothing against your right leg.
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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Between the Ireland kits and this there's plenty of entries for worst kit going
Anyone But New Zealand

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Wow.

I think the unicorn has been saving it all up for the last 11 years!
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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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Worst ever. Hands down.

I can't wait to read the magic beans market schtick behind this one.

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Re: Stash Watch 2020/21

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curates_egg wrote:
September 30th, 2020, 9:26 am
Worst ever. Hands down.

I can't wait to read the magic beans market schtick behind this one.
There you go!

"The new Alternate replica jersey is made from Primeblue, a high-performance recycled material made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic – upcycled plastic waste, intercepted on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities, and shorelines, preventing it from polluting our ocean.

Products made with Primeblue use a minimum of 40% recycled content.

As part of its ongoing mission to end plastic waste, adidas has committed to shift entirely to recycled polyester by 2024.

To encourage Leinster Rugby supporters to join the movement, the design of the new Alternate jersey features aquatic-style patterns, inspired by the rivers of Leinster."

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