Throughout the year, Mizuno have teamed up with J-League side Nagoya Grampus to drop a series of capsule collections which paid homage to the club’s iconic ‘93 jersey, and before the final whistle blows on the project, HANON step up to the spot to put their spin on it.
In the golden age of football shirt design that was the ‘90s, Mizuno’s Japanese efforts were bespoke beauties that were way ahead of their time, and for the league’s inaugural campaign, Mizuno produced kits for all 10 teams.
Nagoya Grampus Eight (or Nagoya Grampus, since 2008): a club with a rich Japanese footballing culture and one of ten founding clubs of the Japanese professional football era which begun in 1993. Prior to winning the J1-League in 2010, Nagoya’s most successful season was under the tutelage of the then unknown, Arsène Wenger in 1995.
The team’s name was derived from the two most prominent symbols of Nagoya: the two golden Grampus dolphins on the top of Nagoya Castle, and the Maru-Hachi (Circle eight), the city’s official symbol. Nagoya Grampus’ matchday mascot is also a Grampus dolphin, and for our HANON iteration of the ‘93 jersey, we honour its legacy.
Also known as the Risso’s dolphin, this species can be seen off the coast in Scotland and has a distinctive grey body characterised by its unique ‘scored’ markings which appear over time.
Combining elements from the Risso’s dolphin, our HANON x Nagoya Grampus ‘93 Jersey features grey markings applied on top of a white base contrasted by grey ribbed sleeves and collar. Details include a Nagoya Grampus Eight logo located where the sponsor would traditionally be found, as well as an embroidered ‘M’ logo on the chest, and Mizuno logo on the sleeve. Dual branding appears by way of a woven patch at the hem, and we have also reinterpreted Nagoya’s classic dolphin logo by replacing the football with our HANON Flame.
To complement our ‘93 Jersey, we have also reworked Nagoya’s ‘93 Track Jacket which features the same iconic geometric design as the original. Taking the same elements from the jersey, we’ve applied a dark grey base with light grey markings to the top half, contrasted by a black bottom half. The track jacket features a full-length metal zip, two side pockets, ribbed collar and cuffs, and branding details remain the same, except the Nagoya Grampus Eight logo which is applied to the right sleeve.
Our take on the Nagoya Grampus '93 Jersey & Track Jacket will be launching at HANON via an ONLINE RAFFLE beginning on Friday 29th October at 12:00BST and will end on Friday 5th November at 12:00GMT.
SKU Code: D2MA0W1170 & D2MC0W1196
Colours: White/Grey & Black/Grey
Price: £65.00 & £95.00.
Size Break (Jersey & Track Top): S / M / L / XL / XXL