Southampton’s Beautiful New Kits Are Positively Dripping With Early 1980s Goodness (Leaked Photos)

Chris Wright

31st, May 2017



Lawrie, Kevin, Alan, and the rest of the Southampton team, circa 1981

Southampton’s new kits for the 2017/18 season have leaked out all over the place and, my oh my, are they things of beauty.

The home shirt is especially fabulous – predominantly red with a central white panel and embroidered bar cuffs, it could have easily been worn by Kevin Keegan and co. in the early 1980s…

It’s rare to see a sponsor’s logo actually complimenting a kit these days, rather than detracting from the overall design.

To that end, the Virgin Mobile marque looks tailor-made for the Saints’ new togs.

The away kit ain’t half shabby either…

What’s the verdict Pies fans?

Personally speaking, we bloody love it/them.

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  1. Bruno says:

    This is really, really nice. Who’s the manufacturer? I’m not familiar with that badge.

    Not having Chevrolet as the sponsor helps as well….

    • Chris Wright says:

      @Bruno: It’s Under Armour, who also produced Tottenham’s kit this season among others.

  2. Archer says:

    Thumbs up to these – UA tend to make a decent kit; Spurs have had ok ones the past few years.

    Is it me, or do all the Soton players in the picture look about 4ft?

    • EdinburghSaint says:

      Lawrie Mac was a big, tall former Guardsman so everyone looked small compared to him. Neither Alan Ball nor Kevin Keegan were the tallest either.

      But going onto the main point – it is a beautiful version of my favourite kit. And the majority of other Saints fans think likewise.

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