Kit chat is at Fever Pitch among Celtic fans with official Adidas kit anticipated next Wednesday.
Last week there seemed to be fairly genuine leaks of the home top Celtic will wear next season but a modern kit deal can easily stretch to over 100 items with three full strips, goalkeeping gear and associated training kit.
For generations Celtic were part of the Umbro stable but that changed in 2005 when Nike took over with the hoops produced by New Balance over the last five years.
Adidas and Nike are the biggest players in the business with Celtic’s first ever deal with the German firm eagerly anticipated.
In the mid-nineties Umbro introduced something very different with their ‘bumble-bee’ or Dortmund style change kit which proved popular among fans even though the form of the team took a dip on the pitch.
Nike and New Balance have both brought out their own Celtic bumble-bee kits which seem to be among the most memorable of change kits.
Earlier today one Celtic Twitter account asked for feedback on which firm had produced the best bumble-bee- within a couple of hours they had more than 200 replies to sift through!
Who done it better? Umbro, Nike or New Balance? pic.twitter.com/VJNzGt4kqR
— WE EARNED OUR NINE IN A ROW ?????1967 (@JGlasgowCelticK) June 25, 2020
Every single bumble bee kit has been honking.
— George Paterson (@gfpaterson) June 25, 2020
Umbro probably fav ever strip
— Gary Chambers (@chamby1888) June 25, 2020
Umbro for nostalgia , Nike for style, NB for the bin????
— Jista loada BS (@BarryBhoy777) June 25, 2020
Umbro because it was a bold original. Not saying it was nice, it was hideous. The other 2 were just lazy design as people buy for nostalgic purposes but again another couple horrible tops.
— #NEV30 (@craigcarroll7) June 25, 2020
Nikes the nicer strip but nothing will beat the original bumblebee ????
— Richard mcculloch (@Richardmccull10) June 25, 2020
The Umbro original – best bumble bee version, what will the Adidas version be like?
— colin titley (@colin_titley) June 25, 2020
— Nimu ?? (@67shortybhoy) June 25, 2020
Has tae bee umbro!
— Tam Govan (@BigTam_Govan) June 25, 2020
I have this one and love it! pic.twitter.com/bTjE7MDu4T
— ?Danny Bhoy? (fatman2fitman) (@DannyBrown82) June 25, 2020