Oranje Crush: The Netherlands’ New 2015 Away Shorts Are Fantastic (Photos)

Chris Wright

19th, March 2015

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By Chris Wright

Courtesy of the good people at Nike, the Netherlands have got themselves a new away kit for 2015 and we overall suppose it’s nice enough in a fairly straightforward White/Oranje kind of way…


But the shorts – oh, the shorts…


Beautiful. They hark back to a simpler time, a better time in kit design – the early-to-mid 1990s – where the Ribena was always spiked and absolutely anything was fair game.

You want spots and stripes? Go ahead! Multi-coloured tartan and psychedelic paisley? Be my friggin’ guest, son!

Who cares if, as @FootballCliches notes, it looks like the felt-tip pen started running out towards the bottom of the Holland shorts? It’s the early-to-mid 1990s! Anything goes!

Here’s hoping this is the dawning of a brave new/old era in kit design, where everything starts looking like a nightmarish acid trip in a carpet warehouse again…


It’s a wonder Mark Crossley can go out in public anymore, the poor sod.

Oh, and Portugal have also got a new change strip too…


S’alright, though the cape seems a little unnecessary.