Derby County (1978):
Much as we love the flamboyance of Admiral's many daring tracksuit designs, we shouldn't forget that it sometimes pays to imply a sense of style through understatedness. To that end, we bring you a lovely Umbro tracksuit worn by Derby County in the 1977/78 season.
Nevertheless it's the tops they're all wearing that score full marks for cool. Not only do they have a fine navy blue hood with white drawstring, but also a Saab logo above the Derby badge on the left breast.
The latter detail is something of a curiosity as The Rams have never actually featured Saab as a shirt sponsor throughout their history (their first was 'Fly British Midland' in 1979). Instead, Saab, through a local car dealership, were a commercial partner of Derby County whose logo ended up on advertising hoardings, match tickets and, of course, training apparel.
But all that aside, this was an excellent ensemble from Umbro proving all too easily that from time to time in the world of tracksuit design, less can certainly mean more.
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