Wunderschön: Germany’s Exquisite New 2018 World Cup Kit Is Inspired Their Own Classic 1988-90 Shirt (Photos)

Chris Wright

13th, July 2017

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You might want to position yourself over your antique Victorian fainting couch, because it looks like the new Germany home kit is going to be a thing of overpowering beauty.

According to an image obtained by WAZ newspaper, Adidas’ latest creation harks back to the classic kit Der Nationalmannschaft wore at the 1990 World Cup – quite possibly the most handsome football shirt ever conceived.

While those iconic black, red and gold stripes are gone, their angular form remains…

Photo via @FunkeSport/Twitter

Oh ja, oh ja, oh ja. Das ist wunderschön. Truly, achingly lovely (and due for release in November).

Matthaus, Klinsmann, Voller’s gob-filled perm, Olaf Thon’s penalty, it’s all coming back.

Seriously, when was the last time Adidas provided a home shirt for Germany that wasn’t anything less than a high 8/10? Quite possibly never.

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  1. James Taylor says:

    If you ask me this is nothing more than a rather depressing, diluted, ersatz facsimile of an iconic shirt (not that I loved the original either). I preferred the ’86 shirt and this year’s Confederations Cup shirt that harked back to it.

  2. Bruno says:

    I like it. But the 1988-90 was way better.

  3. Debashis Banerjee says:

    The shirts of 90 is the best till date. I need ones more.

  4. Archer says:

    Clearly running out of ideas… not for me, thanks.

  5. Ganisha says:

    I like the colour in 1990 Jersey.

  6. Ganisha says:

    Prefer with colour Black,Red n Yellow strips.

  7. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Just like James T. I am fully into the ’86 shirt. It is totally underrated with it beautiful black red gold collar. I wonder why nobody ever spares a thought about this masterpiece.

  8. Geraldo says:

    I’m a man of simple pleasures; therefore the iconic 1970s shirt which adorned legends such as Beckenbauer, Breitner, Hoeness and Muller remains my favourite – plain white with round black collar and cuffs and that wonderfully enduring Deutscher Fussball-Bund crest. No fuss – just beautiful.

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