This detailed focus on the 1995-96 (and 1996-97) adidas Newcastle United Home kit - worn by Kevin Keegan’s “Entertainers” - is a real thing of beauty.

The design - considered one of the greatest football kits of all time - featured a grandad-style collar on the black and white-striped shirt, with a bulkier thread to the weave to give a retro-feel. The regular - and iconic - Newcastle-skyline blue star sponsor logo was replaced with Newcastle Brown Ale’s full bottle label, which no Magpies fan would now change for the world.

The strip had its permutations due to sponsorship restrictions in Europe - appearing with a blank area and the Centre Parcs logo in pace of the alcohol brand - and kit clashes, with white alternatives replacing the usual black shorts and socks. In whatever form of the kit the players took to the field in, they were turning out in an all-time classic.

This rendering is the work of True Colours author John Devlin - truecoloursfootballkits.com. Keep up to date with True Colours by following @TrueColoursKits on Twitter.

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An in-depth look: Newcastle United 1995–97 Home Kit

 


Comments (2)

  1. Adi Fan

Yes...I agree... certainly the best kit the team has had.

 
  1. Carl

Beautiful kit, in the days before templates completely took over and a kit would be worn for more than one season.

 
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