Since Chad Wingard joined the brown and gold during the 2018 trade period, several supporters have raised the question about a potential return of the long-sleeved guernsey.

Wingard famously donned the long sleeves in many of his 147 games in the black, white and teal.

But, as many a passionate Hawks fan has noticed, long-sleeved Hawthorn guernseys in the modern era are few and far between.

In a 2015 interview, former Captain Luke Hodge confirmed that Coach Alastair Clarkson had put a club-wide ban on the long-sleeved guernsey, and it’s unclear as to when, or if, it will make its return.

Mark Williams was the last of a small group to have opted for a longer sleeve. Let’s look back at a few of those to have come before him…

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Michael Tuck

Arguably the most famous of Hawthorn's long-sleeved gang, Michael Tuck has likely donned the long guernsey more times than any other player in AFL history.

He opted for sleeves for the majority of his 426-game career, with a few notable exceptions. He shocked everyone by wearing a sleeveless number in the 1987 grand final against Carlton. The Hawks would lose that game, but 'Tucky' would go on to win a further three (of a total seven) premierships, all the while wearing the long-sleeved No.17.

Peter Hudson

A bonafide star of the 1960s and '70s, Peter Hudson stood out in many ways. Not just for the fact that he averaged a smidge under six goals a game (on his way to becoming the third-highest scoring Hawk in club history), but also because he was one of the few players of the time to wear long sleeves. 

Kelvin Moore

One of just eight players to have notched up over 300 games in the brown and gold, Kelvin Moore was one of the best full backs of his time. He patrolled the backline throughout Hawthorn's dominant patch in the '70s, rarely straying from his preferred long-sleeved No. 15.

Andrew Gowers

A lanky wingman from the early '90s, Gowers regularly switched between the long sleeve or sleeveless guernseys, most notably donning the sleeves in the club's 1991 premiership win. This famous guernsey now hangs in the Hawks Museum for all to see.