Shit Football Kits: Bury’s Away Kits, 1993-98

Chris Wright

22nd, April 2011


By Chris Wright

You’ll probably feel the need to bury something when you clamp your peepers around this week’s Shit Kits offering.

Presenting: Bury’s godawful away strip from 1993/94…

Though, in fairness, the harsh lighting in the first photo doesn’t exactly do Matchwinner’s heroically cavalier design justice – as a quick glimpse at this second, naturally lit snap will duly attest to…

Yep, it’s less blue – more washed-out mint green and lavender – but that’s not the end of the matter, oh no, far from it.

Bury played in this hideous purple and green monstrosity whilst on their travels the season prior (1992/93), which was almost enough to make the subsequent mint-green abhoration seem like a masterpiece of subtlety upon it’s release…

…and their away kit for the season after (1994/95) was barely an improvement either…

…then came the checkerboard/chef’s trousers away kit (1995/96)…

…all the while being made to don this abhoration when they ran out at Gigg Lane…

The Shakers were then granted a brief repreive in 1996/97 with a toned-down blue-and-red striped affair courtesy of Le Coq Sportif, before duly having their retinas set upon again in 1997/98 – when the club ‘okayed’ a change strip that seemed to be made from Peter Stringfellow’s old bed sheets…

The poor, poor buggers.

More in our Shit Kits collection…


Puma’s Africa Unity strip, 2010

Wolves’ Goodyear Tyre-Marks, 1992

Colorado Caribous’ Rodeo Fringe, 1978

Huddersfield’s Electric Tie-Dye, 1991/92

Cork City

Nott’m Forest Keeper Kits Of The Mid-1990s

Athletic Bilbao, 2004

Sheffield United’s Diamond Kit

Partizan Belgrade, Early 1990s

Hull City’s Tiger Stripes Disaster

Plymouth Argyle 1995/96

Luton Town Away 1994/95

Arsenal Away 1995/96