As 2012 draws to a close, the next few days provide the perfect chance to document several best and worst cases from the previous 12 months.
On the menu here: those teams guilty of taking the field in some truly atrocious attire.
As 2012 is viewed in its entirety, this will of course cover any kit worn throughout the year, including several fashion disasters from last season as well.
We start with one of last season's grimmest concoctions, thankfully just required for third-kit duty.
Celtic's striped yellow and black combination caught the eye in an especially unsatisfactory manner and was surely better suited to a past era of football.
Another kit appearing a decade or two too late is Marseille's third strip, again from last season.
A strange fusion of orange, black, white and light blue, perhaps this was a reason the club endured such a disappointing campaign.
To Japan now, where Omiya Ardija regularly compete in this painfully bright orange number.
Any time a jersey causes you to wince, it's perhaps time to tone it down.
As we progress through this list, it quickly becomes clear how third-team colours are so often the experimental kind.
Liverpool have already received a fair amount of flak for opting to blend aubergine and grey with some garish flashes of orange.
Hopefully a mixture that's never repeated.
Now waterlilies are something Heerenveen have always been associated with, but surely it would be better to make the link more subtle.
To a first-time viewer, the sharp red spots could be easily mistaken for hearts, roses or even some form of unfortunate disease.
Certainly not the desired effect of a waterlily.
Staying in the Eredivisie, the sole aim of Ajax's change strip this season can only be for distraction.
Any time a kit strays onto luminous ground, it's hard to imagine supporters being overly enthused, and this year's loud design is certainly one to forget—if you can.
Yes, this looks a very acceptable red and black kit. However, the fact it's red—and it's Cardiff—instantly qualifies it for inclusion in this list.
Despite the Bluebirds nickname, and being forever associated with blue, the club's new Malaysian owners decided a radical change to red was the way to go for investment.
A sad indictment of where the power truly lies.
Juventus have dabbled with the idea of pink for the past two seasons, a shade that's never worked well in football, despite the best efforts of Palermo.
Thankfully, this season it's been relegated from second to third choice, and by mid-2013 will hopefully become an abandoned experiment.
If there's ever a time a jersey looks like a tablecloth, it's a pretty good sign that the kit manufacturers have erred.
To be fair, there's not much Manchester United can do to spice up their design, but this season's squared strip is not a good look.
Barcelona's second strip has often been a colourful medley, but this season's sunset spectrum is an especially hard package to stomach.
This unique fading of orange to yellow may very well be the worst of 2012.