An analysis of the NZ cricket team’s uniforms couldn’t overlook our pithy insights:
But an unscientific straw poll of 40 people had just one respondent agree with NZC and that was the Beige Brigade’s founder Paul Ford.
“It would be a disaster if it wasn’t black given how much they have invested into the ‘Black’ Caps brand,” he said.
So it might be that Canterbury and NZC have pulled off one of the great optical illusions – inventing a black uniform that looks a deep shade of blue…There seems to be a fashion crime-cricket ability continuum. We play some of our best cricket in the worst uniforms. I love the beige, obviously, but it was horrific, and New Zealand’s World Cup uniform in 1992 was awful but we were pretty good then too.”