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Shocking sportswear

Stade Francais

A new addition to sporting style's hall of shame is Stade Francais' latest top (centre) - even more wild than their previous pink shirts

Jose Cruz

Baseball became flushed with fashion sense, or a distinct lack of it, in the mid-70s. This 'tequila sunrise' kit is the stuff of legend

Rich Gossage

In 1976 the Chicago White Sox famously shunned traditional baseball pants in favour of shorts. The experiment lasted just three matches

Pittsburgh Pirates

Not to be outdone, the Pittsburgh Pirates wore these gold-and-black mix-and-match uniforms with compulsory striped pillbox hats

Gary Bromley

Hard to believe, but this is a professional sportsman. Hockey keeper Gary 'Bones' Bromley of the Vancouver Canucks, in fact, circa 1981

Alex English

Early 1980s basketball kit designs soon became influenced by the growing onset of computers. This is a Denver Nuggets number

Anne White

America's Anne White claimed her white Lycra cat suit withstood air resistance and cool weather. Wimbledon officials in 1985 disagreed

Cris Collinsworth

As the heady decade climaxes, NFL designs get representative. The Cincinnati Bengals strove to illustrate their identity with this outfit

Andre Agassi

Only the biggest mullet in world tennis could distract from Andre Agassi's kit. Even then his denim shorts could not be ignored

Mario Cipollini

Italian Mario Cipollini was a world-beating cyclist, but not immune to a fashion faux pas. This bodysuit is a lesson in human anatomy

Florence Griffith-Joyner

United States athlete Florence Griffith-Joyner aka 'Flo-Jo' designed her own running kits, which she described as "athletic negligees"

Tiger Woods

The US Ryder Cup team of 1999 managed to emerge victorious from the "Battle of Brookline" despite polo shirts which resemble a museum

Jacob Peavey

Can't see the top-half of this baseball pitcher's body? That's because his 2003 San Diego Padre jersey is based on a camouflage design

Hamish Marshall

In homage to New Zealand's 'Beige Brigade' of the 1970s, Hamish Marshall dons a throwback kit with the haircut to match in 2005

Serena Williams

Black leather boots and a PVC mackintosh: looking like Batman's nemesis, Serena Williams takes sportswear to a new level in 2006

Ian Poulter

You just cannot keep England's Ian Poulter down when it comes to wearing outlandish clobber. This gold shirt is typically flamboyant

Bethanie Mattek

What can you say about the outfit worn by Bethanie Mattek? Lucky she is on a tennis court and not prowling the African savannahs

Natalie du Toit

South African athletes match white floor-length toga-type gowns with a pair of green 'Crocs' for the 2008 Olympics opening ceremony




see also
The worst kit ever?
08 Oct 08 |  Rugby Union
Worst ever football kits
29 Apr 03 |  Photo Galleries


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