Kits & fashion

Kits & Fashion: New kits, old kits, shit kits, both new and classic football boots; Basically, if it’s football kit-related then it’ll be covered here.

  • Aston Villa’s new home kit leaked July 4th, 2008 Aston Villa

    Unofficial pic of Villa’s home shirt for 08/09 This is the new Aston Villa home kit, with new sponsor Acorns – or rather, Villa have given up a lucrative sponsorship deal to support the West Midlands-based children’s charity. An admirable gesture. Do you like kit? One more pic below, and the chance to have your […]

  • Mass Ajax shirt swap July 4th, 2008 Kits & fashion

    Get your kit off This amusing video, shot in the centre of Amsterdam, celebrates the launch of Ajax’s new adidas kit. (We know who we’d like to swap with.) You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Football fashion crimes: Thierry Henry’s Tie-shirt July 3rd, 2008 Arsenal

    Barca star snapped wandering around NYC, looking for new club It’s not a fashion crime as such, simply because Henry manages to look good in just about anything (bastard) – that includes an ironic t-shirt, accessorised with old-school high-top sneakers. Pies verdict Thierry gets away with it; John Terry, for example, wouldn’t. [Via The Spoiler] […]

  • New Arsenal away kit echoes 1988/89 league winners July 3rd, 2008 Arsenal

    Gooners look to the past for new Nike away strip An official photograph of Arsenal’s new away kit has been leaked on the worldwide web. The shirt is yellow with navy sleeves and red piping, which is reminiscent of Arsenal’s famous away shirt from the late 1980s. We leaked an unofficial pic of this kit […]

  • Shootout: Liverpool vs Chelsea, new Adidas away kits July 2nd, 2008 Chelsea

    Two of the Prem big four debut their new on-the-road wear Liverpool and Chelsea have both officially unveiled their new away kits for the coming Premier League season. Liverpool’s, as sported by Stevie-G, is silver and bound to divide opinion – it puts us in mind of the Candy kits of the 1980s. Retro, but […]

  • Kit Parade: Newcastle United away kit 2008/09 July 1st, 2008 Kits & fashion

    For extensive use during all those kit clashes with West Brom and, erm…

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  • Euro 2008 fashion crimes: John Motson and Lawro’s spectacles June 26th, 2008 Kits & fashion

    Word to the BBC: ditch these two jokers now Uncle Motty has gone into a branch of Boots and chosen his glasses from the section marked “Plastic frames suitable for wacky children’s TV presenters”. Meanwhile, Lawro has clearly bought his reading glasses for £3.99 from a motorway petrol station. So they both need glasses? That […]

  • Football Fashion Crimes: Rio Ferdinand’s Kung Fu t-shirt June 24th, 2008 Kits & fashion

    Rio on holiday in Tel Aviv A handy pictorial reminder of why it’s so refreshing that England aren’t at Euro 2008. Much like any English tourists, there are few things more embarrassing than an English football star abroad. Rio, you officially look like a twat. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess […]

  • Football fashion crimes: Viewers complain about BBC pundits’ Euro 2008 “uniforms” June 16th, 2008 Kits & fashion

    Lineker, Hansen and co., more boring than ever The BBC has received complaints about the dress sense of its Euro 2008 football pundits. Viewers say Gary Lineker, Martin O’Neill, Alan Shearer and Alan Hansen look like they’re in uniform, with blue shirts and dark slacks. Writing on the blog of Roger Mosey, Director of BBC […]

  • First Spain player to score vs Sweden wins a Hummer… on one condition June 13th, 2008 Betting & predictions

    Bookmaker offers free gas guzzler to first Spanish goalscorer Paddy Power, a bookies that specialises in special and unusual bets, is offering a free Hummer to the first Spanish player to score against Sweden in tomorrow evening’s Group D clash. There is a catch, of course. To claim the Hummer, the Spanish scorer must also […]

  • Euro Trash: Mascot hat June 6th, 2008 Kits & fashion

    More useless goods from the House of Platini

  • Top Six: Euro 2008 kits June 4th, 2008 Kits & fashion

    The greatest gear that Austria and Switzerland has to offer

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    1. Holland away
    Holland’s powder blue change strip continues the retro theme that Nike have maintained for the last three years or so. The KNVB is looking good as is the band around the chest.

  • Football fashion crimes: Sol Campbell’s Ali Baba pants June 2nd, 2008 Kits & fashion

    Pompey defender, putting the loon into pantaloons Here’s Sol in holiday mode, strolling along the French Riviera with his WAG Fiona Barratt, an interior designer to the stars. The white t-shirt is fine, the sandals are fine, the gold chain is fine (just about), the trousers are… sweet holy Jesus, look at the size of […]

  • Euro Trash: Uefa Euro 2008 bathrobe June 2nd, 2008 Kits & fashion

    Release your inner Kris Kringle with this overpriced dressing gown

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    What does Santa Claus wear when he is in his hotel room getting ready to go to the opening match of Euro 2008? Probably one of these actually.

  • Shit Kits: Arsenal, 1991 May 29th, 2008 Arsenal

    This Arsenal away kit is a high profile example of a Shit Kit. The sickly yellow and black outfit donned by the Gunners in the early 1990s has been confined to history as the ‘bruised banana’ shirt (for obvious reasons). Arsenal have had a few dangerous flirtations with the colour yellow, but this effort is by far the worst.

  • Kit Parade: New Arsenal kits for 2008/09 season… Or another fake? May 28th, 2008 Arsenal

    Is this what Arsenal will be wearing next season? This is a “leaked” photo of Arsenal’s new home and away kits for the 2008/09 campaign. It’s been floating around the web for a while now, but I’m still suspicious of the photos’ authenticity. To my eyes, the kits look unfinished, amateurish even – especially for […]

  • Shit Kits: Hull City, 1993 May 27th, 2008 Kits & fashion
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    Welcome to the Premier League, Hull City! The Championship play-off winners will be bringing their own unique brand of style and class to top-flight football for the first time in their history. We could not let the occasion pass without celebrating their 1993 kit, which is probably the worst football kit of all time. Although, it is so bad that it is actually quite endearing. Pity the poor kit designer whose lightbulb moment was preceded by the sentence, “So your nickname is the Tigers, eh?” Pity also the Hull fans who had to trek around the country looking like a squadron of cheap hookers.

  • Shit Kits: Tottenham, 1985 May 23rd, 2008 Kits & fashion

    Spurs went for motorway chic with this mid-1980s kit. The design, courtesy of Danish company Hummel, features not only chevrons but also a hatched area across the chest. Dribbling round this lot must have felt like a tour of the M25. The chevrons across the middle of the shirt are very useful, but I’m sure […]

  • Horror Hats – Nemanja Vidic May 22nd, 2008 Horror Hair

    If the cap Vids

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  • Shit Kits: Chelsea, 1994 May 21st, 2008 Chelsea
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    This shit goalkeeping kit made Chelsea’s keepers look like patchwork Scousers. And nothing dates a football shirt quite like being sponsored by Amiga. Chelsea will shortly be taking to the pitch in Moscow wearing slightly more tasteful kits than this, but the blast from the past is being modelled by Russian goalie/poodle Dimitri Kharine. Neatly done, I’m sure you’ll agree (unlike Kharine’s Horror Hair).

  • Shit Kits: Everton, 1995 May 20th, 2008 Everton
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    An ugly, but practical kit. This Everton away strip was safe to leave on the washing line in Liverpool because nobody would want to nick it. The season does hold some fond memories for Everton fans as they won the FA Cup. It also heralded the arrival of Joe Royle, Duncan Ferguson and Daniel Amokachi. I doubt very much if there are many Everton fans still getting wear out of this shirt.

  • Football fashion crimes: Jermaine Jenas’s white blazer/vest combo May 19th, 2008 Kits & fashion

    Spurs midfielder goes all Miami Vice A good look for JJ? We think not. You have already read 4 premium articles for free todayAccess immediately the premium content with MultipassOr come back tomorrow

  • Shit Kits: Manchester United, 1991 May 19th, 2008 Kits & fashion
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    Continuing our walk down the Hall of Football Shirt Shame of our Premier League teams, here is a youthful looking Sir Ryan Giggs sporting Manchester United’s disgraceful away kit from 1991. Aside from being horrendous on the eyes, this shirt also managed to alienate Manchester United fans because it made them look like Scouse scallies and Manchester City fans at the same time. A kit that makes you look like your two fiercest rivals is truly a shit kit.

  • Shit Kits: Newcastle United, 1990 May 16th, 2008 Kits & fashion
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    In 1990, Newcastle circumnavigated the traditional ‘should we have thin stripes or thick stripes’ debate by having both. The Toon Army still get fun poked at them for being walking barcodes, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this particular kit did actually scan in the supermarket. Umbro served up this avant-garde disaster. It should have been the thick stripes all the way if you ask me!

  • Shit Kits: Stoke City, 1993 May 14th, 2008 Kits & fashion
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    Premier League new boys Stoke City (didn’t expect to be typing that for the next millennium or two) are the first entrants in our revived Shit Kits feature.