Rakish, debonair reader Old27 has found the worst-looking kit at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and, the honor goes to [opens envelope] … Australia!
Let’s have a look:
Yep, that’s pretty bad. Looks like a late-1980s Midwestern U.S. high school jersey.
In the Oz designers’ defense, though, that brutal green-and-yellow color scheme handcuffs you right out of the gate. Maybe they did better with the away shirt:
Oof. No. Wow. They dropped the garish color scheme, yet this one is even worse in its mustard-y beige awfulness. Damn.
This prompted a little research at BP HQ, and based on our findings, we are forced to conclude that the Australians have never gotten a uniform right, in any sport, ever.
Nothing at all against the fine people of Australia, but sheesh, take a look:
Those are pajamas. Ugly ones, too.
Rugby League, 2008:
We personally would not tell this particular fella that his kit looks like s***, but…his kit looks like s***.
This one comes from Alex, who calls it the Socceroos “Spew” strip. And we thought the U.S. ‘denim’ shirt from 1994 was bad.
Women’s basketball, 2008:
Spandex? Check. One piece? Check. Awkard, ugly? Check, check.
We’re not sure how to account for this, but hey, if you happen to be a recent graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, the Pratt Institute, or Parsons, and you’re having trouble landing a job in these economic times, we know of a prime opportunity-area for your skill set. Get thee to Australia. You’d be doing us all a favor.