The wonderful pages here are taken from a 1981 catalogue advertising Erima products.

After being a long-term supplier to adidas, the German giants purchased its smaller compatriot in 1976 and Erima continued to produce football kits on The Brand with the Three Stripes’ behalf. In fact, there is a definite three-striped flavour to these designs - particularly when the adidas sleeve taping is so conspicuous as it is on the Bayern Munich shirt here!

Despite being replica wear for children - often with significant differentiation from the match kits - these designs, which include those of Germany, Brazil, Borussia Dortmund and HSV - amongst others - provide a pleasing snapshot of a simpler time in the history of kit design.

Thanks to Jimmy from The Glove Bag - tgbjimmy on Twitter - for bringing this to our attention.

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1981 Erima Catalogue Pages

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1981 Erima Catalogue Pages

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Comments (3)

  1. Socrates

Did Erima ever make Italy/Brazil/Argentina's shirts? Or did they just pretend to?

 
  1. Karl    Socrates

I think it was just a far less litigious time. When I was growing up, there were more affordable replicas of the popular English clubs in Irish sports shops - my first Everton shirt was the 1987 version. But made by O’Neills.

 
  1. Hammer of the East    Karl

Also kids were much less concerned with having an "official" replica...it didn't really seem to matter much back then, just so long as the shirt looked as near as possible to that of the team you followed.

 
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