For Blackburn Rovers, enhanced by the signing of one Alan Shearer, it was a return to the top flight in time for the Premier League's first season and a return to royal blue on one half of the shirt.

Asics had replaced Ribeiro and McEwan's Lager had a new logo, in red, to tie in with the trim. Blackburn did well, but glory was on its way...

1992-93 was the first season of the Premier League, and it was also the last year of Umbro's most recent partnership with Aston Villa.

The throwback kit - nodding to a version worn 100 years earlier - featured a lace-up neck and other Victorian stylings, but with a modern jacquard pattern and Umbro's new uppercase branding.

Arsenal joined the adidas "Equipment" movement in the summer of 1992. The standard stripes of the German brand were gone and somewhat replaced with an alternating-colour ribbon effect on the sleeves - reminiscent of several Italia '90 designs.

The logos being centralised was another departure, with adidas's appearing on the exaggerated neck.

Something new has made its debut over on our sister site, The kitvote section, with a True Colours feature of the 1992-93 Premier League Home kits.

Illustrated by John Devlin in his trademark style, it’s a collection of designs bound to get the nostalgia juices flowing, with long-missed manufacturers and sponsors as well as wonderful examples of 90s design.

Designer Emre Gultekin has form when it comes to producing detailed kit histories of some of the world’s most famous teams - Argentina’s Club Atlético River Plate is certainly deserving of the treatment.

Without question, the Buenos Aires giants bring to mind one look above all: the red diagonal sash - or “band” - on a white shirt base. For sure, there are plenty of examples of this in Emre’s retrospective, albeit there’s much more to Los Millionarios’ aesthetical evolution.

This is Corinth's prediction for Milan's 2021/22 Home shirt.

According to leaks, the jersey the Rossoneri will wear next season features stripes of different widths, so he adapted that concept to (one) of the templates Puma will use next season.

Part of his recent J-league series, this is the Home shirt concept created by Corinth for Sanfrecce Hiroshima.

The shirt is purple with a pattern inspired by the name of the club, Sanfrecce (or 'Three arrows'). On the back of the kit, below the collar, their old logo can be seen.

The football world was rocked last week by the passing of Diego Maradona. The Argentine legend’s death has provoked an outpouring of grief and an abundance of tribute-making, not least from those with a kit-appreciating bent.

Designer - graphic and apparel - Emre Gultekin has taken the rich subject matter of Maradona’s career to provide a beautiful history of shirts El Diego wore.

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