In our never-ending quest to bring you content during the COVID-19 pandemic, SB Nation decided to do a “kit week” across all the team sites where we go with the best and worst kits that a team has worn throughout history.
Needless to say, Tottenham have had a lot of good and bad options in the past. While we thought about making the decision ourselves, we decided to bring the community into the fold on this one. We’ve done the legwork of narrowing it down to what we think are the best options then letting you all vote for your favorite. We did set a couple of stipulations:
We limited choices to the Premier League era.
Look, if we go all the way back into the 19th Century, we’re going to get some really dumb kits. For example, here was Spurs’ away kit from 1890-1896:
Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.
So, in an effort to limit our options, we decided to go from the 1990s until the present day. We still had a lot to sift through, but it made things easier.
No late submissions.
We already expect someone to hop into the comments and say “BUT WHAT ABOUT MY FAVORITE KIT FROM [insert year here]!?!” and we get it: Everyone’s tastes are different and what might be someone’s favorite kit may be your most hated. This is why most of the masthead got together and made submissions before narrowing it down where needed.
That being said, let’s start off the week with a vote on the best and worst home kits for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club.
Best Home Kit
This was really hard, given there’s a lot of good home kits! However, several stood out more than others. A couple got left off the list because they were just a cut below the rest.
Tottenham Hotspur’s first trip to the Champions League saw these beauties on display for all of Europe. Puma’s design was easy on the eyes and they never looked better with the simple Investec logo across the front. Fantastic home kit all around.
Tottenham made a title challenge in 2015-16 and did so in style. The “sash” kit was a great choice by Under Armour that gave a unique touch to the home white kits.
Under Armour’s first year as the kit supplier for Tottenham Hotspur was pretty good overall! The silver piping and light gray sides also had a collar that brought the kit together. The back of the kit had the outline of the Tottenham badge in little holes that completed a great kit.
Whenever I see old school Tottenham kits, this is far and away the one I see the most, and for good reason. This is a great kit from the early days of the Premier League with the simple “Holsten” sponsorship across the front. Spurs actually had this design from Umbro from 1991-93 and made a slight alteration from 93-95 to the main body, but this one looks cleaner.
Under Armour makes the list for a third time mainly because of those awesome collars. Moving away from the actual collar that the 12-13 home kit had, the piping made it unique while maintaining a clean look with the HP logo.
Which home kits wins?
Which Spurs Home Kit is the best?
This poll is closed
10/11 Investec - Puma
15/16 Sash - Under Armour
12/13 Aurasma - Under Armour
92/93 Holsten - Umbro
13/14 HP - Under Armour
Worst Home Kits
Look, this list isn’t very long because it’s really hard to screw up a white home kit. We did talk about a few kits, but we were comfortable in saying that a lot of choices were pretty average-to-good, such as the UA shoulder pads from 16/17 or the strange 14/15 home kit that had the blue stripe across the chest. Still, those aren’t egregious and the rest of the EPL era saw very good home kits. Ultimately, we came up with two options that were pretty much crap and we never want to see again.
You know what sucks about last year’s run to the Champions League final? Besides, you know, losing the final?
Spurs did it in some of the worst kits they’ve worn in recent memory, starting with those god-awful cummerbunds. The fade look was trash and looked especially bad on the European stage where we wanted the all-white look from head to toe. Instead, we got these.
2009-10 Yellow Trim
It bears mentioning that only our dear friend Blasian stood up for these kits. The rest of us were ready to throw them in a dumpster and set it on fire. The yellow just did not work with the white and the Mansion logo is just far too busy.
Which home kit was the worst?
Which Spurs Home Kit is the worst?
This poll is closed
18/19 Cummerbund - Nike
09/10 Mansion Yellow Trim - Puma