These 1978 adidas catalogue pages are simplicity itself. Barely a frill in sight, the most significant flourish in the modelling comes from the dashing chap playing the referee’s role.
Trefoil, no adidas wordmark, sleeve stripes is the order of the day on the teamwear kits. Slight variation in the necklines - v-neck or contrast wrapover - is perhaps tied in with having long or short sleeves, but Johan Cruyff would have been itching to remove a stripe on the Netherlands-style shirt, evocative as it is.
If you wanted boots in any colour other than black, you’d come a cropper. But the availability of soft and hard ground - and Samba - options, along with various stripes colours, means there was something for every amateur player of the time.
Thanks to Jimmy from The Glove Bag - tgbjimmy on Twitter - for bringing this to our attention.
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