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The Horror! 13 of the worst sports kits of all-time

Seve Ballesteros had style by the bucketload. Roger Federer has it by the bandana-full. These people… just don’t have it.

WHEN YOU DECIDE to push the limits and carry off a ‘challenging’ piece of kit, style success becomes a question of balance between a number of factors. Are you cool enough to get away with it? Are you good enough to get away with not being cool? Are you inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed?

Sometimes, though, even answering one of those questons in the affirmative isn’t enough to save you.

What have we forgotten?

The Horror! 13 of the worst sports kits of all-time
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  • Davis Love III-- c. mid-life crisis.

    Source: Mike Groll/AP/Press Association Images
  • US Ryder Cup Team-- final day, 1999

    Source: DOUG MILLS/AP/Press Association Images
  • Everton FC-- away kit (2010/11)

    Source: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport
  • Liverpool FC-- FA Cup Final suit, 1996

  • AC Fiorentina-- away kit (1992/3 season)

  • Stade Francais-- so many...

    Source: John Walton/EMPICS Sport
  • Bethanie Mattek-Sands-- Wimbledon 2011

    Source: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images
  • Jorge Campos-- his entire international career

  • Slovenia-- World Cup 2010 away kit (the Charlie Brown jerseys)

    Source: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport
  • Vancouver Canucks-- early Eighties

    Source: CP CANADIAN PRESS/The Canadian Press/Press Association Images
  • Mark Spitz-- 1972 Olympic Games

    Source: -/AP/Press Association Images
  • Packie Bonner-- USA '94

    Source: Neal Simpson/EMPICS Sport
  • Chicago White Sox-- August 8th, 1976

    Source: Creative Commons

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