Midweek fixture – League 1 Kitwatch 2021/22

It wouldn’t be the summer without a slew of new kits. So, once again, I bring you the League 1 kit watch, every new shirt announcement from the third tier.

Accrington Stanley

I’ve not seen it confirmed, but looks like Accrington are sticking with the same kits they had last year.

Bolton Wanderers

Bolton clearly trying to channel the Oxford United promotion squad in 1996 with their new away kit.

Burton Albion

You have to admire Burton’s dedication to the relegated by March look.

Cambridge United

Good. god. A proper tale of three shirts at Cambridge United – the third, white, shirt is a cracker with the Hummel chevrons, the second kit is a reasonable effort with the diagonal pinstripe on the away shirt, but what the heck happened with the nine-designs-in-one effort on the home shirt?

Charlton Athletic

Hummel shirts always have a bit of a head start with the use of the chevron. Mind you, Charlton’s home shirt goes a long way to cocking it up. Those dark bits on the shirt give it a nasty shine feel. The away shirt, however, is top draw.

Cheltenham Town

Cheltenham are sticking with the same home shirt as last season, the away kit is instantly forgettable; the white third kit is very nice.

Crewe Alexandra

These graphical designs are a growing feature of shirts these days; even if does look like a physical manifestation of an anxiety attack. The away kit is from League 1 central designs.

Doncaster Rovers

If in doubt, reverse out. Doncaster have mucked around with their normal red and white hoops to come up with this smasher. The blue away shirt is pretty solid too. The combo is one of the best in the division.

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood are sticking with last year’s home shirt, the combination with the away shirt is a bit like Fleetwood; instantly forgettable.

Gillingham

Ipswich Town

This year’s Ipswich Adidas number is adorned by the logo of super fan Ed Sheeran, other than that, it’s basically every Ipswich shirt for the last thirty years. Good work on the away shirt.

Lincoln City

Last year Lincoln City were the dark horses in the division, this year will be a different proposition so they’re trying to throw a smokescreen over the issue by looking like a park team.

MK Dons

Morecambe

I’m a bit of a sucker for a sash and a decent sponsor’s font; so I this is a good effort from Morecambe even if the away shirt looks a bit of an after-thought.

Oxford United

Plymouth Argyle

League 1 teams love Puma, they offer an almost endless selection of colours and designs, and yet every single one seems to be the same.

Portsmouth

Pompey sublimating the sleeves of their new home shirt; Nike really showing how billions of pounds design expertise can take shirts to new levels of mediocrity.

Rotherham United

Pinstripe is a big trend this season, Rotherham’s new shirt is masterful in its simplicity. Once again, the away kit is a pretty generic effort. The subtle bra straps offer a nice feminine touch, though.

Sheffield Wednesday

Shrewsbury Town

Sunderland

Wigan Athletic

Wimbledon

Wycombe Wanderers

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