As the Canaries prepare to unveil their 2012/13 away kit at the club’s Chapefield store today we take a look back at some of your best, and worst, Norwich City kits from the past.

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Player of the Year Grant Holt, midfielder Jonny Howson and new signing Jacob Butterfield will reveal the new away shirt at 5pm.

Afterwards the players will hold an autograph signing session until 6pm in the store - where the new away kit will immediately be available to buy.

Memorable Norwich City strips from the past include:

• The 1981 pinstripe look, courtesy of Adidas. It was simple, smart and a winner, with Ken Brown’s team winning promotion from Division Two.

• Asics were the first company to become Norwich City’s main sponsor and manufacture the kit, which they wore from 1989 to 1992. The smart strip was made in Japan, or at least by a Japanese company, and replica shirts often sell for more than £100 on ebay.

• In 2009 the club donned a replica of the iconic 1959 strip for two FA Cup games against Charlton. Alas, they did not do justice to the wonderful old shirt.

• On Norwich City’s Premier League return, Italian kit manufacturers Errea delivered their first Norwich number - and a popular one at that. The classic, simple design brought record sales and the football-shirts.co.uk award for best top-flight shirt last season.

• The Canaries’ white and purple number was never worn in a competitive fixture, so the crazy-paving sleeves were not given the audience they could have had. In fact, the kit was worn just once by the first team - in a friendly against Kuwait in 1992.

• The most successful 18 months in Norwich City’s history - when the Canaries conquered most of the Premier League and Bayern Munich - will also be remembered for that egg and cress kit.

• The 1996 home kit was baggy - very baggy - and it didn’t help that City had quite a few diminutive players such as Darren Eadie, Robert Fleck and Mike Milligan who were swamped by it.

• The 1995 blue away effort wasn’t the worst kit ever worn by the Canaries but does tartan really work on a football shirt?

Now it’s over to you. What are your best, and worst, Norwich City kits? Post your comments below.

10 comments

  • Those long frilly shorts that looked like a skirt have to be the worst.

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    cutty

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • The worst kit ever was the one with yellow shorts. Ludicrous notion.

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    Nicholas Mead

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Agree with Brewer, 1959 the best -- home and away! (Should have been worn at Wembley, but bad ref cost us.)

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    atlanta canary

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • 1959 best, I mean!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Best was the Hummel kit with green sleeves + black trim of the 80s. Worst would probably be another green sleeved kit - baggy clown of 96.

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    spark

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Worst and favourite - the blue tartan away monstrousity of the 94-96! Still break it out occasionally!

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    Andrew Day

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Never mind Poll and Photo Gallery - the Poll and Withey shirt was pretty bland, but the worst was definitely the eggy one - looked like the player had over-trained in it and been sick down the front! Though, to be fair, that was the one we took Europe by storm in! Remember Gossy in the Olympic Stadium? My favourite so far is the pale yellow Aviva sponsored Xara shirt from a couple of years ago - not listed in the voting schedule. why was that omitted from the choices?

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    The Crab

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Egg & Crass took some beating for its Cressness. All yellow was awful. 1959 for me!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • The best was the white and purple away kit, from the 90's. And i also liked the 2 tone blue one with all the names on it.

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    Newarkcanary1975

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

  • Best was definitely Errea 201112. The yellow shorts was definitely a bad idea, but my worst is the Proton Cars kits... horrible looking.

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    guydee

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

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