First Look: Forge FC 2023 Kits
The reigning Canadian Premier League champions have released their new threads for the 2023 season.
A kit launch party held by Forge FC tonight revealed two new takes on the club’s orange primary and steel-based alternate kits, with sublimated designs stepping to the forefront of the team’s look for 2023.
The club’s orange home look focuses heavily on the chain link motif, with six of them linking throughout the crest of the team’s primary kit. Like the other kits released thus far, a sublimated pattern emerges on the front with an abstract tone-on-tone look, with pops of white and steel on the trim.
The club’s new alternate look features a chevron design of black and steel, paying an obvious homage to the industrial roots of Hamilon itself. The chain motif returns with an accent between every black chevron on the front, with black sleeves and steel-coloured stripes present on both the cuffs and the collar.
The six chain links represent the regional municipalties of Ancaster, Dundas, Flamborough, Glanbrook, Hamilton and Stoney Creek and, dare we say, delve into York United’s numerically-high regional symbolism – though it’s always within a club’s goal to represent the communities who call Forge FC the home team.
Thanks to a new multi-year league partnership with CIBC, the Canadian bank is now present as a league-wide sleeve sponsor. As the league’s reigning champions following their third North Star Shield win last year, the CPL Champion North Star sits in gold below the Forge logo on both the primary and alternate kits.
As expected, Tim Hortons will continue to be the club’s main kit sponsor for the team’s fifth-ever season out of Tim Hortons Field.
Interested fans can purchase the Forge FC 2023 kits here.
New threads aren’t the only new thing coming to the hammer for the 2023 CPL season, with the club recently confirming that national team defender Manjrekar James had inked a deal with the club.
Forge becomes the third CPL team to reveal its kits, with the Halifax Wanderers and Valour FC launching theirs last week.
Surely this is the ugliest combination of kits the CPL has seen so far. Terrible. I’ve bought 5 different Forge kits over the years but I won’t be buying either of these two abominations.