Crystal Palace have had some great shirts over the years. The vintage adidas shirts with the sash, the hummel shirts of the 80s and the glorious 1994-96 shirt made by NUTMEG.
Football writer and collector of vintage Crystal Palace shirts, Neil Ashton, rates the 1981 shirt as the best;
My favourite shirt is Palace’s classic Adidas sash from the 80/81 season – it remains the best and most iconic kit the club has ever worn. I bought David Giles’ No7 match worn shirt about six or seven years ago and I treasure it.
But for us nothing will say the 90’s like the 1994-95 Crystal Palace home shirt made by NUTMEG.
Firstly it was made by the now deceased NUTMEG. At one time they were one of the biggest sportswear brands of the 90s and did licensing deals with the NFL and NBA. If you were at school in the 1990s you’ll remember them. Big, bold fonts and illustrations that made sports stars look like comic-book heroes like this beauty.
Secondly it had a banging button up collar, huge eagle crest and 90s sponsor, TDK – the Japanese electronic manufacturer. Like NUTMEG sadly TDK are no more.
Thirdly it was worn by some absolute legends. In 1994-95 Palace got to the semi finals of the FA Cup and League Cup but were also relegated. They were spearheaded by top scorer Chris Armstrong, who was support by Iain Dowie and Bruce Dyer.
The squad was made up of some future home nations managers in Gareth Southgate (England) Iain Dowie (Northern Ireland) and Chris Coleman (Wales).
We think it’s an absolute classic. You can pick up yours in our marketplace. Size large.