Fashion

Classic Cut

Celebrating another batch of head-turning shirts from Champions League history, we put the 1995/96 season under our fashion microscope. It was a campaign that brought Juventus both European glory and style kudos

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower | Shirts courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

Rangers

In a team that boasted talents like Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup, Glasgow Rangers’ adidas strip had the quality to match. With its thick and heavy mock neck collar, typically 90s elbow-length sleeves – each finished with the brand’s three stripes – a centralised sponsor and club crest, all on a faded base pattern that brings the kit to life, it’s a real classic. Walter Smith’s side clocked up three draws and three losses in that season’s competition and were eliminated in the group stage.

Dortmund

Nike were on a bit of a roll during the mid-90s when it came to strips, and their lemon home kit for Dortmund that season did nothing to harm their reputation. With contrasting black sleeves and collar, the logo to one side and the club crest on the left breast, it’s a simple but effective design. Although this was the shirt BVB wore that season, their Champions League version only had the big ‘C’ from the logo of their sponsor. After finishing second in their group behind Juventus, Dortmund were knocked out by eventual runners-up Ajax in the quarter-finals.

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Rangers

In a team that boasted talents like Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup, Glasgow Rangers’ adidas strip had the quality to match. With its thick and heavy mock neck collar, typically 90s elbow-length sleeves – each finished with the brand’s three stripes – a centralised sponsor and club crest, all on a faded base pattern that brings the kit to life, it’s a real classic. Walter Smith’s side clocked up three draws and three losses in that season’s competition and were eliminated in the group stage.

Dortmund

Nike were on a bit of a roll during the mid-90s when it came to strips, and their lemon home kit for Dortmund that season did nothing to harm their reputation. With contrasting black sleeves and collar, the logo to one side and the club crest on the left breast, it’s a simple but effective design. Although this was the shirt BVB wore that season, their Champions League version only had the big ‘C’ from the logo of their sponsor. After finishing second in their group behind Juventus, Dortmund were knocked out by eventual runners-up Ajax in the quarter-finals.

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Juventus

Electric blue with yellow accents all over, Juventus’s Kappa offering was eye-catching, to say the least. It showcased a large yellow star on each shoulder – each depicting ten domestic titles – and the Italian flag and sponsor at the heart of the shirt, while the club’s crest sat elegantly within the neck. Under the guidance of Marcello Lippi, the Old Lady were majestic in Europe, defeating Ajax on penalties in the final in this blue and yellow ensemble. This was a golden era for Juve, and with the likes of Fabrizio Ravanelli, Alessandro Del Piero, Didier Deschamps, Gianluca Vialli and Antonio Conte in their ranks, it’s easy to see why.

Blackburn Rover

With a traditional 50/50 split of royal blue and white, Blackburn Rovers marked their first Champions League appearance in a tidy Asics number. A half-and-half with contrasting sleeves, the box cut and thick, classic collar makes this a traditionalist’s dream. Despite being worn by the likes of Alan Shearer, Tim Sherwood and Mike Newell, it was a funny old campaign for Blackburn. Having shocked everyone to become Premier League champions the season before, Ray Harford’s side finished bottom of their group, with a 4-1 win against Rosenborg the lasting highlight.

Rangers

In a team that boasted talents like Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup, Glasgow Rangers’ adidas strip had the quality to match. With its thick and heavy mock neck collar, typically 90s elbow-length sleeves – each finished with the brand’s three stripes – a centralised sponsor and club crest, all on a faded base pattern that brings the kit to life, it’s a real classic. Walter Smith’s side clocked up three draws and three losses in that season’s competition and were eliminated in the group stage.

Dortmund

Nike were on a bit of a roll during the mid-90s when it came to strips, and their lemon home kit for Dortmund that season did nothing to harm their reputation. With contrasting black sleeves and collar, the logo to one side and the club crest on the left breast, it’s a simple but effective design. Although this was the shirt BVB wore that season, their Champions League version only had the big ‘C’ from the logo of their sponsor. After finishing second in their group behind Juventus, Dortmund were knocked out by eventual runners-up Ajax in the quarter-finals.

Penalty Pedigree

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Fashion

Classic Cut

Celebrating another batch of head-turning shirts from Champions League history, we put the 1995/96 season under our fashion microscope. It was a campaign that brought Juventus both European glory and style kudos

WORDS Tayler Willson | PHOTOGRAPHY Chris Ower | Shirts courtesy of Classic Football Shirts

Rangers

In a team that boasted talents like Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup, Glasgow Rangers’ adidas strip had the quality to match. With its thick and heavy mock neck collar, typically 90s elbow-length sleeves – each finished with the brand’s three stripes – a centralised sponsor and club crest, all on a faded base pattern that brings the kit to life, it’s a real classic. Walter Smith’s side clocked up three draws and three losses in that season’s competition and were eliminated in the group stage.

Dortmund

Nike were on a bit of a roll during the mid-90s when it came to strips, and their lemon home kit for Dortmund that season did nothing to harm their reputation. With contrasting black sleeves and collar, the logo to one side and the club crest on the left breast, it’s a simple but effective design. Although this was the shirt BVB wore that season, their Champions League version only had the big ‘C’ from the logo of their sponsor. After finishing second in their group behind Juventus, Dortmund were knocked out by eventual runners-up Ajax in the quarter-finals.

Penalty Pedigree

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Rangers

In a team that boasted talents like Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup, Glasgow Rangers’ adidas strip had the quality to match. With its thick and heavy mock neck collar, typically 90s elbow-length sleeves – each finished with the brand’s three stripes – a centralised sponsor and club crest, all on a faded base pattern that brings the kit to life, it’s a real classic. Walter Smith’s side clocked up three draws and three losses in that season’s competition and were eliminated in the group stage.

Dortmund

Nike were on a bit of a roll during the mid-90s when it came to strips, and their lemon home kit for Dortmund that season did nothing to harm their reputation. With contrasting black sleeves and collar, the logo to one side and the club crest on the left breast, it’s a simple but effective design. Although this was the shirt BVB wore that season, their Champions League version only had the big ‘C’ from the logo of their sponsor. After finishing second in their group behind Juventus, Dortmund were knocked out by eventual runners-up Ajax in the quarter-finals.

Read the full story
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Juventus

Electric blue with yellow accents all over, Juventus’s Kappa offering was eye-catching, to say the least. It showcased a large yellow star on each shoulder – each depicting ten domestic titles – and the Italian flag and sponsor at the heart of the shirt, while the club’s crest sat elegantly within the neck. Under the guidance of Marcello Lippi, the Old Lady were majestic in Europe, defeating Ajax on penalties in the final in this blue and yellow ensemble. This was a golden era for Juve, and with the likes of Fabrizio Ravanelli, Alessandro Del Piero, Didier Deschamps, Gianluca Vialli and Antonio Conte in their ranks, it’s easy to see why.

Blackburn Rover

With a traditional 50/50 split of royal blue and white, Blackburn Rovers marked their first Champions League appearance in a tidy Asics number. A half-and-half with contrasting sleeves, the box cut and thick, classic collar makes this a traditionalist’s dream. Despite being worn by the likes of Alan Shearer, Tim Sherwood and Mike Newell, it was a funny old campaign for Blackburn. Having shocked everyone to become Premier League champions the season before, Ray Harford’s side finished bottom of their group, with a 4-1 win against Rosenborg the lasting highlight.

Rangers

In a team that boasted talents like Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup, Glasgow Rangers’ adidas strip had the quality to match. With its thick and heavy mock neck collar, typically 90s elbow-length sleeves – each finished with the brand’s three stripes – a centralised sponsor and club crest, all on a faded base pattern that brings the kit to life, it’s a real classic. Walter Smith’s side clocked up three draws and three losses in that season’s competition and were eliminated in the group stage.

Dortmund

Nike were on a bit of a roll during the mid-90s when it came to strips, and their lemon home kit for Dortmund that season did nothing to harm their reputation. With contrasting black sleeves and collar, the logo to one side and the club crest on the left breast, it’s a simple but effective design. Although this was the shirt BVB wore that season, their Champions League version only had the big ‘C’ from the logo of their sponsor. After finishing second in their group behind Juventus, Dortmund were knocked out by eventual runners-up Ajax in the quarter-finals.

Penalty Pedigree

Etiam erat velit scelerisque in dictum non. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at. Scelerisque felis imperdiet proin fermentum leo. Nibh tortor id aliquet lectus proin nibh nisl. Nulla at volutpat diam ut venenatis. At urna condimentum mattis pellentesque id nibh tortor id aliquet. Leo a diam sollicitudin tempor id eu nisl nunc mi. Dui vivamus arcu felis bibendum ut. Pharetra convallis posuere morbi leo urna molestie. Adipiscing at in tellus integer feugiat scelerisque. In arcu cursus euismod quis. Dictum non consectetur a erat nam at lectus urna duis. Facilisi nullam vehicula ipsum a arcu cursus. At tempor commodo ullamcorper a lacus vestibulum sed arcu non. Ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur adipiscing elit pellentesque habitant. Vitae sapien pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus. Eget nullam non nisi est sit amet facilisis. Ipsum consequat nisl vel pretium lectus quam. Elit sed vulputate mi sit amet mauris commodo quis. Pretium fusce id velit ut tortor pretium viverra suspendisse potenti.

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