The Dips debuted new jerseys in 1977. It employed a new team logo that featured DIPS slanted across the front and made by Adidas. A new warm up was also issued that year, but this used the old logo of a soccer ball with top hat and cane, also made by Adidas. The team uniforms had previously been supplied by Umbro. This particular jacket was obtained from Ane Mahailovich, who played with the Dips from 1978-80, despite the fact that it originally belonged to defender Mike Dillon. "We wore each others equipment all the time," Mahailovich told me. This was largely due to the fact that they roomed together on the road. Ane also had a lighter suit that
was issued for rain games, but it did not have any Diplomats identifiers on it, unfortunately.