Hall of Kits 2018-19 (Home)

First Worn:
Saturday July 14th, 2018 vs. Arbroath (League Cup)

Manufacturer:
Nike

Sponsor:
Utilita


For their tenth kit in partnership with Nike and Just Sport Pro, United launched the 2018-19 Home kit at the end of May 2018, just a week after the Premiership Play-Off defeat to Livingston. Originally unveiled during the announcement of the re-signing of Fraser Fyvie, it was later modelled by new signing Nicky Clark prior to being made available in the Club Shop.

The dri-fit shirt was a return to a more traditional United Home kit with a full body tangerine top including black trim on the shoulders, black cuffs and a plain V-shaped neckline that transitioned into black at the back. The standard embroidered club badge returned after a season of the kits having a one-coloured badge stitched directly onto the shirt material.

Back in December 2017 it was announced that United had struck a three-year deal with existing energy supplier Utilita Energy to power Tannadice, and in March 2018 it was revealed that they would also become the Club's main partner with thei logo on the front of the shirts for the next few seasons.

Local wholesale drink supplier JF Kegs, who had stocked the many bars and lounges inside Tannadice since 2013, continued to have their name on the upper portion of the back of the shirt for a second season. Another long standing sponsor, Norman Jamieson Ltd, agreed a new two-year partnership, with the local Haulage Contractor having their name now displayed on the lower section of the back of the shirt.

Carling had been United's offical beer partner for the previous two seasons, and a new deal signed in May 2018 meant that the deal continued until the end of the 2019-20 season. In addition the beer brands logo featured on the plain black Home shorts, which also bore the club badge, Nick swoosh and player number in white font. The tangerine socks with a black turn-over had the Snug Bar's name on the front, after the local public house agreed a one-year deal. The socks were also branded with a retro stle DUFC font that adjourned the shirts in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The kit made its debut in the League Cup Group Stage match against Arbroath in July 2018, with the only games that it didn't get used being the away matches with Alloa Athletic and Partick Thistle. It's last appearance was at the second leg of the Premiership Play-Off away to St Mirren.