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!

A scouring of Twitter has unearthed Jimmy from The Glove Bag bringing to light some glorious football kit marketing from nearly three decades ago.

The images from the Replica World catalogue feature some wonderful Umbro designs for the 1991-92 season. This pivotal moment - a year prior to the English Premier League’s kick-off - sees, amongst other things, the shift between short shorts and a return to the longer variety, with both on display in these pages (it was still a time when year-old releases carried over for a second campaign).

A wonderful find from Jimmy from The Glove Bag, here are some kits and apparel pages from an adidas catalogue approximately 40 years ago.

There are three-striped v-necks and cuffs, raglan sleeves aplenty, and even some Nottingham Forest crest embroidery referencing their retention of the European Cup - yes, it really was a different world.

Classic Football Shirts