This year will be remembered fondly by football kit enthusiasts, so in the time-honoured tradition, here’s the obligatory rundown of our 10 most popular posts of 2018.
There’s something for everyone at Sartorial.Soccer and some of the best stories we have had the pleasure to share since we launched the site at the end of June have come from you, the fans, so please keep submitting the shirts you think we need to cover!
Crap Kits: The Monstrous Mexican Alternative Aztec Shirt
This Mexican monstrosity from 1997 is our most popular Crap Kit.
Not sure if that’s a good thing!
Kit of the Week #7: Colchester United in Urban-Camouflage
We’re big fans of Italian manufacturers Macron and this urban-camouflage shirt from Colchester United is one of our favourite kits of the year.
Club Classics: Le Coq & The Cockerel 1980-82
We’re lucky enough to have lots of Spurs fans following us on Twitter so along with @TheSpursShirt we gave them an early Christmas present with this preview of the book that every Tottenham Hotspur fan wanted filling their football socks this year!
Kit of the Week #10: Bologna Away by Macron
Our Kit of the Week feature is always a lot of fun to put together but this absolute stunner from Serie A side Bologna and Macron might be up there as the “best of the best.”
Love Heerenveen, Don’t Call Them Hearts
We try to cover all facets of football shirt design and one badge we were always fascinated by was that of Dutch masters SC Heerenveen.
We always thought those were hearts on their shirts, the real story is far more interesting!
Club Classics: Manchester United Away Kits of the 1990s
Sartorial Soccer is all about celebrating football shirt memories, good, bad and ugly!
This nostalgic ride through the 1990s speaks of the Red Devils’ triumph and notoriety as we run through some of the most memorable and innovative away shirts of the era.
New Kits: 24 Hour Pasty People
The article that caught like fire among Plymouth Argyle fans thanks to a pun in the headline that we would love to see on Green Army flags!
Vintage England: World in Motion Blue
The favourite shirt of our Sartorial Soccer youth. A shirt that changed everything and opened our eyes and ears to influences beyond football thanks to the association with the World In Motion video.
Altogether now, you’ve got to hold and give . . .
Classic Kits: Six of the Best Northern Ireland Shirts
To demonstrate the point that our best stories come from fan suggestions, this one came from our Facebook community who asked us to cover a particular “Norn Iron” shirt by Asics.
That expanded into a “Six of the Best” trip through the years – please excuse the pun.
Vintage Luton: The Holy Grail of Hatters Shirts!
We never quite know how well received our articles will be but this one has everything.
Luton Town fans shared this suggestion from Hatters fan Andrew Kingston far and wide and it soon became the Number 1 Sartorial Soccer post of 2018!
So please join our merry little band of football kit enthusiasts and follow us for much, much, more like this in 2019!
Happy New Year!
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