Feature: Kit Collectors – Ian Adie’s Kit Collection

Our first post from the Kit Collectors Series introduces us to Ian Adie who has been collecting kits since 1991! Ian has setup his own blog which is constantly updated with all new kits being added to his collection. You can check out his blog by clicking on the below link.

Name Ian Adie

Nationality English

Favourite clubs  Tottenham Hotspur, Leyton Orient FC, Chingford Athletic FC and SS Lazio

Website mrcollecter-myfootballshirtcollection.blogspot.com

Football Shirt Collectors – Q&A

1. Number of shirts in your collection – 1,500

2. What inspired you to start collecting football shirts – The 1990 World Cup was where it all began. I started with a wish list made up of football trading cards. This inspired me to collect all the shirts from all four division of the English league!

3. First shirt collected – Tottenham Hotspur 1991 home shirt. It was a Easter present along with Arsenal’s 1991 away shorts.

How it all started – Tottenham Hotspur 1991 Home Shirt by Umbro


4. Favourite shirt in your collection – 1988 Dutch home shirt – it’s lovely!

Ian’s favourite – Holland 1988 home shirt by Adidas

5. ‘Not-so-favourite’ shirt in your collection – I love them all!

6. A shirt you want to add to your collection –  So many I could not pick one! But the Ghana home 94 was nice…

Wanted: Ghana’s 1994/96 home shirt by adidas



Some other notable mentions from Ian’s collection!

SS Lazio 1995 Home Shirt by Umbro



Oldham Athletic 1994 Home Shirt by Umbro


Tottenham Hotspur 1993 Away Shirt by Umbro