Iconic shirt returns for 2017/18
One of Huddersfield Town’s iconic, cult favourite shirts has returned as the players unveiled one of the Club’s alternative kits for the 2017/18 Premier League season at Bury this afternoon.
The famous ‘Flash’ kit, famously worn by Eoin Hand and then Ian Ross’ Terriers between 1991 and 1993, has been reincarnated by kit manufacturer PUMA for the Club’s return to the top flight.
Town’s current crop of players revealed the kit at Bury FC by walking out of the tunnel and unzipping their walkout tops to show the vivid red and black horizontal ‘flash’ stripes.
A reveal at Gigg Lane was specially selected by the Club, with the original incarnation being intrinsically linked to an away game at Bury.
Back on 14 September 1991, the Terriers sported the kit as they famously came back from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 in a dramatic Division Three outing, with Iwan Roberts and Phil Starbuck bagging braces to complete the comeback.
The original ‘electric hooped’ shirt became one of the Club’s best sellers. As documented in the ‘100 Years – All That’s Worth Knowing’ book on Town’s history:
“Before (the season) began, Town hit the national headlines with the choice of away strip; black and red electric hoops. These also became quite popular with non-football supporters and were even marketed and sold down London’s Carnaby Street.”
Like the new 2017/18 home shirt, the new PUMA flash kit features the logo of shirt sponsor OPE Sports on the front, with PURE Business Group on one sleeve and the Premier League logo on the other.
The shorts and socks for the kit are predominantly red with black detailing.
UPDATE - due to the popularity of this kit upon launch, it will now be available to pre-order online at 9am on Wednesday 19 July 2017 at htafcmegastore.com.
Adult replica shirts are priced at £45, with children’s sizes at £37.
Child shorts will be priced £20, with adult shorts £22.
Socks are priced from £8.
The full mini-kit for the smallest Terriers will be £35.