This site was originally conceived by Paul Nagel and Tim Ashmore and launched in October 2009. Since then Tommy Nielsen and Daniel Gellatley have joined the team.
Our research is on-going and we appreciate any contributions that help in our aim to provide the definitive online guide to United's kits. The site is constantly updated with information from a host of regular contributors.
This site is free and will always remain so. We do not accept advertising but we are willing to exchange links from sites with similar interests.
Please remember this site is run as a hobby and if you contact us please be patient, we will reply.
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All of the kits we feature have been extensively researched and we are confident of their authenticity. Where we have been unable to find contemporary evidence we have made assumptions and these are noted in the text.
We had originally used photographs as evidence for the kits we feature, but recieved a substantial demand for the use of several of these images. It was never our intention to infringe copyright and we had asked copyright holders to contact us if we had inadvertently done so, and we would remove the images immediately. Unfortunately in this case this was not not sufficient.
The response to our appeal for donations to meet this demand has been fantastic, and has enabled us to continue with the site. We are extremely grateful to all those who have donated but we are still some way short of the total.
If you are able to make a donation, however small, we'd be very appreciative and you will be helping to keep the site going.
A further twenty seasons of outfield kits have been uploaded - covering the seasons between 1946/47 and 1965/66. The post war seasons, the birt of the Babes and the Championship successes of the Sixties are all covered.
Daniel has also been casting his expert eye over the pages uploaded so far and identified several errors that have all been corrected.He's also discovered a new variant kit worn at Hibs on Boxing Day 1981.
We have uploaded the kit pages for the era of adidas produced kits (1980 - 1992). As part of the redesign process we are also looking at new evidence and correcting details on the kits and adding new variant kits. An example is the 1991/92 European change kit - the adidas logo on the shirt number was inked out to meet UEFA regulations. Spotted by Daniel and verified by Paul Jolleys.
Another example are two variants worn in the 1979 Cup Final which were originally identified by Tommy and Daniel.
We have uploaded a host of kit pages in the past week. The Newton Heath kits 1878-1902 are now complete, and the early United kits from 1902 until the outbreak of the Second World War have been added. As part of the process we have re-examining our research and studying new photographic evidence which has led to corrections in some of the kits. Notably we have found evidence that the iconic black sock with red and white top was first worn in 1924/25.
There are seperate pages for the kits worn during the two Wars (1915-1919 and 1939-45. We have also uploaded index pages for the outfield and goalkeeper kits.
Our intention is to upload more kit pages in the coming week so watch this space!
Over the weekend the information pages about this site, the free downloads and articles on the history of United's kits have all been uploaded. We've also made a start on the newly designed kit pages; the goalkeeper kits from 1909 to 1992 have been uploaded, as have this season and last season's outfield and goalkeeper's kits, and all the Newton Heath kits worn in their pre League years (1878-1891).
We will continue uploading pages throughout the coming week with an update next weekend.
unitedkits has been re-launched - with a new design that should look as good on your smart phone or tablet as it does on your laptop or desktop.
The new design has taken a couple of weeks to finalise. At the moment the site comprises just this home page but we will be adding further pages in the coming days and weeks. The process may take several months to complete and we appreciate your patience while this work continues.
We are not monitoring incoming emails on a regular basis, but will advise when we are. The comments page is also inactive for the time being.
The re-design was made necessary after our decision to remove all the photographs from the site (see below).
We have decided to remove all photographs from the unitedkits.com website following a substantial claim for the unintentional use of several copyright images. The removal of the photographs will clearly have a detrimental effect on the site and will necessitate a complete re-design. Until we have had time to complete this re-design we will temporarily close the website.
United's third kit, albeit with blie shorts, made a rare appearance at The Stadium of Light (sic) on Easter Saturday.
Paul is the author of a series of books on United's history. Each volume covers a single season and has comprehensive deatils of each game played by the first team, summary and line ups of the reserve and junior teams, key player profiles. The next book in the series can be pre-ordered at a discount and previous editions are still available from the publishers at match2match.co.uk
The kits worn by United's outfield players are listed by season - the home, change and third kirts are included along with variants.
The kits worn in cup finals and other big games, or to commemorate trophies are included in their appropriate seasons.
United's goalkeeper's kits are listed seperately from the outfield players.
The kits are grouped into periods rather than season by season.
As with the outfield players the home, change, third and special kits are included.
The kits worn in post war testimonials for United palyers have their own pages which can be found in the Miscellaneous section. We focus chiefly on testimonial games played at Old Trafford.
The kits are grouped together in periods rather than by season.