Nostalgia. You can’t beat it – particularly when it comes to retro kits.
From 1980s horror shows to the excessively baggy number of the 1990s, we’ve trawled the classic garb of yesteryear to bring you our top retro kits of all time.
We’ll keep adding to this list as and when we find ‘em….
Best Retro Kits | Classic Shirts From Down The Years
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ENGLAND ’82 KITS
Verdict: The finest England double act in history. Even better than Owen/Heskey.
COVENTRY 1978-81 AWAY KIT
Verdict: The naysayers sneer that brown can’t work. They are wrong. It’s a classic.
NORWICH CITY 1992-1994 HOME KIT
Verdict: The ‘bird seed’ look won’t ever be beaten. Bring it back, Canaries.
BRIGHTON 1991/92 AWAY KIT
Verdict: Anyone got a sudden craving for a raspberry ripple?
FRANCE AND BRAZIL WORLD CUP ‘98 KITS
Verdict: Any Brazil shirt is a banger. But this one might just top the bill. And the Les Bleus one wasn’t half bad either.
NEWCASTLE 1997-98 HOME KIT
Verdict: How Toon fans would love to go back to the 90s. Just on the kits alone.
READING 1991/92 AWAY KIT
Verdict: A shirt that actually provides a decent potted history of Reading’s recent fortunes.
LIVERPOOL 1989-91 KIT
Verdict: The Candy years really did hit the sweet spot kit-wise.
MAN UTD ‘GREY’ KIT
Verdict: So rarely spotted it’s probably worth millions on eBay.
OXFORD 1987/88 HOME KIT
Verdict: Let’s be honest, we’re just including this for the now (defunct) sponsor name. Sorry.
CAMEROON 2002 WORLD CUP KIT
Verdict: An audacious early ‘00s effort that may still not be topped this millennium.
PLYMOUTH 1995/96 HOME KIT
Verdict: Far too much going on here. All the better for it.
WOLVES 2003/04 HOME KIT
Verdict: Kudos to the sponsors on striking this deal. It’s making us hungry.
ARSENAL 1991/92 AWAY KIT
Verdict: The Gunners have tried replicating this since, but this remains the gold standard.
EVERTON 1997/98 HOME KIT
Verdict: Remember when you used to phone people in the late 90s? Phone them!
WEST HAM UTD MID 90’S HOME KIT
Verdict: Julian Dicks! ‘Arry Redknapp! Local Sponsor! What a time to be alive.
LEEDS UTD 1993-95 HOME SHIRT
Verdict: A lovely Leeds number from the early 90s that seems locked in for a future reboot.
Best Retro Kits | Our Classic Shirts A-Z
- ARSENAL 1991/92 AWAY KIT
- BRAZIL WORLD CUP ‘98 KIT
- BRIGHTON 1991/92 AWAY KIT
- CAMEROON 2002 WORLD CUP KIT
- COVENTRY 1978-81 AWAY KIT
- ENGLAND 1982 KITS
- EVERTON 1997/98 HOME KIT
- LEEDS UTD 1993-95 HOME SHIRT
- LIVERPOOL 1989-91 KIT
- MAN UTD ‘GREY’ KIT
- NEWCASTLE 1997-98 HOME KIT
- NORWICH CITY 1992-1994 HOME KIT
- OXFORD 1987/88 HOME KIT
- PLYMOUTH 1995/96 HOME KIT
- READING 1991/92 AWAY KIT
- WEST HAM UTD MID 90’S HOME KIT
- WOLVES 2003/04 HOME KIT