The bizarre kit arms race happening in lower divisions across the world continues with Shreveport, Louisiana NPSL (the U.S. fourth division) club Rafters FC. Perhaps inspired by Spanish side Cultural Leonesa’s tuxedo kit, Rafters have given the on-pitch formal wear idea a southern U.S. spin with the seersucker kit, complete with clownish bowtie graphic.
From the Wikipedia entry on seersucker:
The fabric was originally worn by the poor in the U.S. until preppy undergraduate students began wearing it in the 1920s in an air of reverse snobbery. Damon Runyon wrote that his new habit for wearing seersucker was “causing much confusion among my friends. They cannot decide whether I am broke or just setting a new vogue.”
I’m sure Rafters FC will cause similar confusion when they wear this thing.