Kappa is, without doubt, a brand that is coming back into the mainstream in terms of fashion, but for those that are more familiar with its lifestyle offerings, the long-standing brand was once producing absolute fire soccer kits back in the day.

They’re still producing kits today for teams like Napoli and Torino, but reflecting on the history of the brand, some of their kits were beautiful and are now icons. Teams like Juventus, Barcelona and Manchester City have all donned the Kappa logo on their shirts, with these kits filling up numerous spaces on my wishlist and it goes down to pure aesthetics.

Maybe it’s my very deep inner Hypebeast coming out, or maybe it’s my nostalgic side (most likely the latter), but the Kappa shirts from the ’90s are incredible. The Kappa logo running down the sleeves, the collars and the pure class designs on them just make me fall in love with every shirt. Look at Barcelona’s kits from ’92 to’98 – they’re stupendous. And seeing a player like the Ronaldo wearing these sorts of kits just makes me fall in love with them even more.

Now, the kits that the brand is currently offering us are truly a fall from grace. Albeit, they’ve done some adequate kits over the recent years that have impressed various kit nerds but for me, they’ve plummeted from what they were once producing. That isn’t a dig at the brand, it’s just a personal preference on kits and it highlights just how good their ’90s kits were.

Soccer kit’s have a 20-year turnaround – normally. A kit will become ‘fashionable’ due to trends wanting classic/vintage items circa 20 years on. Kappa is a brand that is becoming popular again and I see more and more people wearing it, including myself. Alongside this, the sub-culture of soccer is becoming increasingly mainstream and shirts can now be seen as a fashion item rather than the team you support. ’90s Kappa shirts suit this perfectly. Their shirts can be sought after by collectors but also by the fashion conscious. We’ve even seen superstar Kendall Jenner wearing a vintage Juventus Kappa jacket before, and this is substantial evidence that vintage Kappa football items are for much more than just your average soccer fan – a Fact… Apparently.

Kappa: A delightful brand that was once killing the kit game and one that has now seen its shirts become more popular with kits due to the nostalgic and vintage trends. Kappa is an icon. Respect them.


It’s clichéd but truly more than any other sports soccer and it’s culture never sleep. As we head toward the holidays artists, designers and taste-makers continue to give us fresh pieces of inspiration. From a new Antoine Griezman line to a fresh Jorge Campos pin from Park Owls FC, here are This Weeks Instagram Best 11.

Continuing exploring this style with the greatest #9 in history #danielnyari

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We are massive fans of Daiel Nyari’s soccer driven artwork. In the piece he pays homage to one of the greatest to ever do it, Ronaldo Fenomono. Though his time at Inter was laced with injury, R9 remains an iconic staple of the Nerazzuri.

Cleatstagram shows a deconstructed Quinto Triunfo. The limited edition Mercurial was created for Cristiano Ronaldo’s 5th Balon D’or. What are your thoughts on the shiny new boots?

The people at Box2Box Hertitage show of this stellar and iconic Nike Borussia Dortmund kit. We’re digging the #Chicksinkits vibes and we’re suckers for that classic Nike Volt. Make sure to check out their website for more classic kits.

We spy Maradona, Mbappe and possibly Kaka…Florent Dumont shows off some of his brilliant and custom subbuteo figures. The man’s detail is impeccable and nearly all of his pieces are for sale at legendsoffootballminiatures.com.

Master of concepts, Marlon Settpace gives us the clean “What if?”. Neymar’s Mercurial Vapor gets a PSG paint job and it works to perfection. Wonder if the Brazilian starlet has laid his very expensive eyes on these?

Park Owls FC deserves shine for some of the best soccer pins in the game. We already copped the Zizou x Zisou and Ronaldo Mercurial Pins. Now they kill it with another homage to another legend “El Brody” Jorge Campos.

Pep Guardiola is leaving his mark on Manchester City. 🙌

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Bleacher Report hits us with a very poignant and cheek piece of art. Pep has the Sky Blues terrorizing the EPL with the dominance of Barca in the mid 00’s. This badge collab speaks volumes.

Puma all set to launch a new line with Mr. Hotline Bling himself, Antoine Griezman. The line officially launches today December 15th. Head over to Pumafootball.com to cop some fresh new Grizi gear.

Barca x Kappa

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Back to a time when Pep and Mourinho worked together. Kappa will forever a be an iconic brand tied to soccer’s glory days. Check out this crispy track jacket that screams 90s Blaugrana brilliance.

#TB #balmain @aubameyang97 @chrisbrownofficial 🔥🔥🔥 LIT

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Kevin Prince Boateng was on his “Throwback Thursday” vibes when he rehashed this pic of C Breezy and Aubamayang. We’re not sure when, or how this photo came about, but it’s always funny to see professional soccer players fanboy.

Artist Jimmy O’Mara gives a unique “What if?” courtesy of this brilliant piece with the red hot Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian striker is dressed in the iconic adidas strip worn by the Reds during the 92/93 season.


The Kit: ROMA HOME 2000-01
Still swimming in summer tour highlights and transfer rumors, the European big leagues are still about a month away from kicking off. Continuing to pass the time lurking eBay for any football related gems brought me to Kappa and specifically the Roma kit where they won their third Scudetto.
Brand: Kappa
Sponsor: INA Assitalia
Worn By: Francesco Totti, Gabriel Batistuta, Marco Delvecchio, Vincenzo Montella, Cafu, and Hidetoshi Nakata
The Story:
Serie A was very competitive during this era. Roma would be the 4 different title winner in 5 years and only a year after their bitter rivals Lazio. The signing of Argentine legend Gabriel Batistuta from Fiorentina was the final piece of the puzzle for Fabio Capello’s squad. They would clinch the title with a 3-1 victory in the final day match against a star studded Parma.
Aesthetically this kit was way ahead of its time. The Kappa form fitting cut would become a signature look as it would always stand out when compared to the more common baggy wide cut kits.  When looking through all the images from this era once can see that these are very much in line with what we see brands producing today. 
As always you can check out this and other amazing kits at classicfootballshirts.co.uk


For their 2017 Summer collection Kappa Kontroll have given us fresh take on the lookbook paradigm. The ‘Sidewalk Editorial’ tells the story of three young, stylish friends hanging out maxin’, relaxin’ all cool on the streets of London. The photos fittingly serve to flex the vibe of the collection which thinly tows between moody and vibrant. The range employs iconic sportswear silhouettes through retro driven soccer kits, sweat pants, polos, hoodies and tees. More than anything the line really proves Kappa’s done a a solid job of rehashing templates from their extensive archives by making them refreshingly versatile, relevant and cool. Check out the ‘Sidewalk Editorial’ and accompanying video. 

 The Kappa Kontroll collection is available now at select retailerss and at kappakontroll.com


After making noise on the streetwear landscape with their Gosha Rubshinsky collab, Italian sportswear stalwarts Kappa continue to push their timeless, vintage inspired ware, only this time with Opening Ceremony for a capsule collection. Inspired by 90’s era sportswear, the range features  two slim tees, a track jacket and sweatshirt. Kappas double lady branding is ubiquitous as ever but suits the retro aesthetic perfectly.

The Kappa X Opening Ceremony is available now exclusively at Openingceremony.com