1990s - present

This green and yellow rugby kit is my favorite mainly because the Springboks are from my home country, South Africa, but I also feel that the kit’s bright colors capture the diverse collective spirit of the team - Dustin Lawrence

NHL Quebec Nordiques

1970s - 1990s

I love this uniform because of its bold royal blue color and artistically shaped “N,” along with an iconic fleur-de-lis representing Quebec City. The away version in reversed white with blue lettering is equally pleasing to my eye - Austin Randall

Queens Park Rangers


A classic from back in the day—visually, it’s very simple and the color combination shouldn’t work, but it does. A real classic. This was before kit design fell off a cliff in the ’90s and became far too complex - Chris Holmes

Italy World Cup


For me, this kit symbolizes the change from a shirt that simply identifies a team, to sportswear that is designed, built and manufactured specifically to aid in performance. From its cut and tailored details, it was just pure class - Melvyn Johnson

The Mets

1998 - 2001

I love this jersey because it’s from a time period when the Mets were actually really good, and my favorite player, Mike Piazza, was on the team. This jersey has a different look from the other uniforms the Mets have had in the past, and though I’m a big Mets fan, I only have one jersey—this jersey - Andrew Sacks-Hoppenfeld

AFC Fiorentina


When it comes to style, a wise person’s thoughts turn to Italy. It is no different when it comes to football kits. Purple rarely makes it onto the pitch, but there is something fitting about a team from a city so associated with beauty wearing something so deep, so rich, so beautiful - Rishi Dastidar

Buffalo Bills

1980s - 1990s

The city of Buffalo has gone through rough times but is currently enjoying a renaissance of sorts. One thing that hasn’t changed is the city’s love for the Buffalo Bills—their fan base is so passionate they’re called the “Bills Mafia.” Being a Bills fan is about so much more than football. It’s about pride for our city, love for our community, and our incredible resilience - Jennifer Goodchild

London Olympics


The home nation needed a kit that it could be proud of; a kit that would fly the flag and inspire our sporting heroes to greatness. Step forward Stella McCartney to design a kit that was both iconic and inspiring. It gave prominence to an abstracted Union flag, often a symbol of divisiveness, but used here as a symbol of unity. Combined with the British heraldry lion as a symbol of strength, the kit drew a proud nation together - Claire Stuart, Nick Ranger

Manchester City

Late 1990s

This kit was perfect for so many reasons. First off, it was amazing to have a fashion brand like Kappa design it, and secondly the shirt’s release coincided with Brother becoming the club’s sponsor. Brother is a Japanese company that makes electronics like printers and photocopiers, but the brand’s name connected fans together as a tribe of “brothers.” Although the team was at a historical low-point, there was still immense pride and community among supporters - Rik Haslam

Illustrations by Ellen Rose