Friday, 17 July 2015

#23 - 1860 Munich 2012-13 'Oktoberfest' Shirt by Uhlsport

I am a sucker for limited edition shirts. Release a shirt with a crazy design, celebrating X number of years since your club first played on a Sunday or the anniversary of when they wore purple that time 63 years ago for some reason and I'm there, waving my cash like a hardened strip club patron.

That said, in recent years there have been so many limited edition shirts that not only is it impossible to buy them all, like some kind of kit pokemon, but too often the limited edition isn't much to write home about.

On the latter point, this delivers on all fronts!

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Released in 2012 (from what I can find out) this was the first of, to date, three Oktoberfest shirts released by the Munich club and is by far my favourite.

Based on the chequered blue and white flag of Bavaria (the Rautenflagge), the shirt is rendered in a gingham pattern all over, complete with a lovely retro lace up collar. The shorts and socks that went with this were brown and the combo of light blue and brown is, as far as The Football Attic is concerned, perfect.

The shirts that followed never quite lived up to the beauty or uniqueness of the original; the 2013 version having lime green trim and the 2014 one being a non-gingham version of the 2012 shirt.

Finally, as with all good limited edition shirts, this was actually worn in a match, during the club’s September 23rd league tie with Eintracht Braunschweig. Nothing worse than a limited edition shirt that's made purely for cash now...
Written by Rich Johnson (The Football Attic).

This shirt is part of The 50 Greatest Football Shirts Ever. The full list can be viewed here.

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