Best World Cup Kits: Argentina 1986 Home

Why this kit is good:

First of all, it’s Le Coq Sportif. If I ruled the world (imagine that), I’d give Le Coq Sportif complete monopoly in manufacturing and designing football kits.

Secondly, it’s damn near perfect. The preceding Argentinian 1982 World Cup kit is the unpolished diamond, the 1986 version is the Cullinan Diamond; cleaved and refined to perfection. The smart and casual fit, the t-shirt like look with a no-nonsense collar, the shorts and socks to complete the minimal look. Droolworthy.

Best moment:

Unfortunately Diego Maradona was dressed in the mediocre away kit when he scored the Hand of God goal against England, just like when he scored the Goal of the Century in the same match. Winning the whole shebang and lifting the world cup aside, my favourite moment is this iconic picture against Belgium.

This kit reminds me of…

My first kiss.

Rating out of 10:

9.8/10. You should have kept the number font from the 1982 version, Argentina!!!

Which non-football related function would I wear it to?

It’s basically a super suit. At the end of the day i’s the costume that turned Maradona superhuman. Catch me in the next Avengers movie.

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