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

Chris Wright

13th, July 2017


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.

  9. Malek says:

    The design is superb but please please make it much fresh with the flag colors we dislike it to stay black and white we will feel watching on a retro black and white tv

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