Is this Manchester City’s best ever shirt?

Like most clubs, Manchester City have had some great kits over the years.

Like most clubs, they’ve also had some absolute rotters over the seasons.

Rewind to the Le Coq Sportif era between 1999 and 2009. Pretty much every kit Man City produced made them look like a Sunday league side. Like this one from 2008:

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Even Stephen Ireland couldn’t make it look good.

But this article is about their great kits, and they’ve had more than their fair share.

Umbro produced the best kits in the Premier League for the 2012-13 season, modelled here by Vincent Kompany and Noel Gallagher (and then by Samir Nasri in maroon). A sight all City fans will love.

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It wasn’t the first time Umbro produced a gorgeous Man City strip.

The Umbro-manufactured Brother kits of the 1990s drag you wilfully back to an era when Giorgi Kinkladze and Niall Quinn reigned supreme.

Here’s Kinkladze in 1995, upon signing at Maine Road from Dinamo Tbilisi.

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But the utter classic of that time was in 1994, when Umbro pulled a true beauty out of the kit bag.

The signature City blue is there, and there’s the angular Umbro logo detailed into the shirt’s texture. Here it is in all its glory:

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Friend of the Football Shirt Collective, Daryl Higgins, produced his slick interpretation of that classic shirt.

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Here are the Gallagher brothers modelling that season’s kits too.

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And here’s Daryl Higgins’s take on the white strip, as worn by Liam. Yes please.

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If you’re in the market for a retro shirt or one of Daryl’s prints, there’s more here.

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