Best World Cup Kits: West Germany 1990 Home

Why this kit is good: At Italia 90’, Adidas (retro logo version) gifted the last ever West Germany side with a stunning white kit slashed with black, red, and yellow artwork that would make vintage-wear store owners weak at the knees in 2018. You couldn’t miss them. It was flowing German football as we have…

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Best World Cup Kits: Poland 1974 Home

Why this kit is good: Let me set the scene. The year is 1974. Richard Nixon is President of the United States. David Bowie is cranking out hits. Millions of Europeans live under communism — among them, my father-in-law, Tadeusz, a.k.a. Ted, growing up in the tiny northern Poland town of Dobre Miasto. The stores…

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Worst World Cup Kits: Bolivia 1930 Home

Why this kit is bad: Well, uh… there’s a couple of reasons. Sure, it was essentially Bolivia’s love letter to the first hosts of the very first World Cup tournament, but to sew each individual letter of “VIVA URUGUAY” onto each individual shirt seems a bit like overkill, no? It also feels like the antics…

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Best World Cup Kits: Spain 2010 Home

Why this kit is good: Oh man, this kit is just beautiful. I see this kit and I think of Fernando Torres in his prime, dancing his way past defenders like they don’t exist. It’s got everything – great style, vibrant colours, and some pretty snazzy detailing by Adidas. Best moment: Well, Spain won the…

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Worst World Cup Kits: USA 1994 Home

Why this kit is bad: So, you are announcing yourself to the established footballing universe…and you pick this. Sign of the times, I guess? The 90’s in America was high time for pastel palettes, logo-mania and new age hip-hop. However, this jersey looks more befitting of a sixth grade astronomy textbook than an in-vogue trendsetter.…

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