This DF kitvote section was set up with the intention of showcasing great design, by way of great designers, and adding a little democracy to critical opinion of football kits and crests. We’ll endeavour to select appealing ranges for members to vote on, in order to determine which designs deserve high praise.
For this retrospective "Premier League 1992-93 Home Kit Vote" we teamed up with John Devlin
John Devlin’s most recent book, True Colours International Football Kits - The Illustrated Guide, is available here. No football kit fan should be without it.
The results are in and democracy has spoken. We now know what the best Premier League Home kit of the 1992-93 season is.
And, in what will be a shock for some, it’s not Umbro’s Manchester United release. In fact, the lace-up collared effort doesn’t even make the podium.
No, in third place is Liverpool’s adidas centenary kit, in second is the Aston Villa retro design - a silver medal for Umbro’s lace-up collar after all - and the winner is Arsenal’s somewhat era-bridging adidas masterpiece.
So no glory for Norwich’s avian defecation, Nottingham Forest’s oft-lauded pinstripes, and Tottenham Hotspur’s once anomalous “long” shorts. Just the four votes for Oldham Athletic’s strip too - we dread to think how that would have fared had it carried the current crest.
The Gunners take the spoils, with the victory engineered by The Brand with the 3 Stripes and an assist from JVC. Without John Devlin’s gorgeous illustration, however, none of this would have been possible, so we hope to have another True Colours-fuelled kitvote to bring you soon.