I don't fancy either kit personally but I respect both of them as good kits . Hats off for doing a Mizuno shirt, it looks really Mizuno-y. I'm voting for Fenton because it appears there's more originality in the concept.
Irving's made great work again,amazing drawing but the kit lacks that something... Plus I'm not a fan of the all-red,would prefer white or green shorts. The red is also a bit too dark,closer to maroon than a bright red,I'm not the biggest fan of maroon as a colour. Fenton's did a high-quality illustration,colours are spot on,but it looks a bit too busy for me,maybe he could have kept the red hoop that strikes through the crest.It's very "Japanese" though,and nice touch using Mizuno. Again I'm not a fan of all-blue,but it works better than all-red.
My vote's got to go for Fenton,kit looks much more representative of the country and colour combo works much better.
My vote goes to Fenton. I have said it before that I do not like hand drawn design in completions like this, it is so hard to compere them to other designs, but I of course do admit that IrvingPerceni drawing is weary good, but looking past that I like noahmartin her think I have seen this collar design somewhere before, but ok this is a good design idea and I think I can make out what he is aiming at here, and that could have worked out fine if it was not for fact that his kit came up against tough opponent here, Fenton´s kit is weary good in my opinion and I think he deserves to get my vote here.
My vote is for [b]Irvingperceni[/b]. I think that Fenton's Japan kit details look awesome individually (the sunrays look nice, as well as the red stripes and the white lines), but too much went on when he mixed all those elements in a single kit. Portugal kit, albeit simple, looks nice.
Pretty tough impending loss to swallow at such an early stage of the competition, especially when I thought I'd witness a closer voting margin. I expected a tough draw until the latter stages of this; I was a bit confused on how this round would be drawn. I thought we would be paired up with winner of the slot above or next to that of ours. Gotta say that that confusion and over-confidence on who I thought my next opponent was affected the design process a bit. That will not happen again. Nevertheless, I will take the positive feedback happily and congratulate Fenton for his design and imminent victory.
As a way to clarify my design concept, I did write an extensive description of my design concept in the entry I posted I believe many have not read. I will continue to stick to my gut and create concept designs in an organic way. Thanks again for the competition, I always enjoy participating in these. Tough to see several great designers go so early in this round. I hate to see many people commit to the competition and flake out in the end. We should take that a create a more feasibly structure competition of this magnitude in the future. Congrats, Fenton, great competition effort, I can see it is hard work, and I look forward to future tournaments. I will continue posting my World Cup Project designs, I hope you all enjoy those! All feedback is welcome! Good luck to all remaining designers!
@irvingperceni It's not over yet! Still over 24 hours of voting left so hold tight!
I appreciate your feedback regarding the comp format as well. I was tossing up different ways to organise it incuding seeding to keep the more "prolific" designers apart, but then that would have been a bit unfair determining who gets seeded and who doesn't. I figured doing it this way was the fairest and by drawing the rounds after each deadline the idea was to not let match-ups affect the designs submitted. I used the FA Cup as model to give every entrant equal opportunity.
As always in a knockout comp it sucks to lose a match-up because that means tournament over. That's why I'm really keen to implement a league style comp once this is done so I will be looking for everyones suggestions and help to get that up and running!