Retro Football: Remembering The Great Newcastle United Fashion Show Of 1995 (Photos)

Chris Wright

14th, September 2016

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Newcastle United and the state thereof, circa 1995

The year was 1995 and everything was rosy in Newcastle United’s garden.

With St James’ Park having just been redeveloped into a gigantic all-seater cauldron and a stellar team full of expensive new additions, the Toon were resurgent.

So giddy were the club that they even decided to launch their very own brand of ‘1892’ leisurewear, named after the year of their formation.

To launch said attire, Newcastle decided to stage a fashion show and have their players do the modelling – because obviously the first name you think of when mentioning the world of high fashion is that of Warren Barton.

The whole thing was gloriously of its time, with new £6million signing Les Ferdinand even sporting that most irresistible of mid-90s ensemble: a waistcoat with nothing underneath paired with high-waisted corduroy slacks…

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Shaka Hislop was also roped in, but obviously wasn’t given the luxury of buttons…

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A quick costume change saw Ferdinand reappear in what appears to be the very vest worn by Onslow in ‘Keeping Up Appearances’, completing the look by opting for the school disco chic classic: the jumper tied around the waist…

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It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to learn that David Ginola was in his element, daring to rock the Nike baseball cap at an exclusively Adidas-sponsored event…

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*Sigh*

Those were simpler times. Better times, you might say.

(Photos: Chronicle Live)

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