The Kitbliss Podcast

Episode 31: Le Coq Sportif

Published: 19 November 2020. Special guests: Rich Johnson ( and Jay ( Duration: 1h 53m.

If there's one thing we've been meaning to do on The Kitbliss Podcast, it's focus on one kit manufacturer and assess their output throughout. Well, we've finally got round to doing just that as on this episode we look at the work of French sportswear supplier Le Coq Sportif.

Although no longer making kits for British club teams, they're still creating fine apparel for the likes of Saint Etienne, Fiorentina, Cameroon and South Africa. But how well does their contemporary work stand up to the LCS kits of the past, and what do we think of their overall standard of work, as seen over the last 50 years?

Joining me to contemplate such matters are Jay and Rich, who along the way stop off to ponder the use of drop shadows in modern kit design, the influence of Benny Hill on Robbie Williams and the inability of old people to understand what makes young people tick.

As ever we end with some Kit News, and as ever there's a crib sheet to provide you with more visual cues than any person could ever possibly want. You can download it here, should you need it.



Associate Producers:

Terry Duffelen, Trym Hogner, Gavin Hope, Denis Hurley, Les Motherby, Rich Nelson, Neil Rawlings, Jonathan Smith, Kheng Lai Tan and Rik Keepers-Heath.

Senior Associate Producers:

Jay (, Rich Johnson, Nick Sindt and Chris Nee.

Presented, edited and produced by

Chris Oakley.


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