Since 1977, Saints have had a manufactures logo emblazoned on the shirt as football started to embrace commercialism for the very first time. The first supplier to agree a deal with the club was UMBRO (who also made some Saints kits before this but wasn’t visible on the design) and since then another nine organisations have had the honour of designing and supplying all kits and training gear to the club, with varying degrees of success in the eyes of the supporters.
In this project, I have individually rated every single kit worn by outfield players since 1977 not only to see which one was the best, but also to find out how individual suppliers fared against each other. Below are the results.
INDIVIDUAL KIT RATINGS –