Like all forms of attire, football kits have changed with the times, cultures and progressing styles, often with both brilliant and horrible results.
The kit is the first impression of a club or national team's identity and often the first point of association, so clubs will often take serious stylistic risks to set their kits apart.
Sometimes, these work extremely well. Other times, not so much.
Here are a baker's dozen of the most distinctive and memorable kits, pro and international, good and bad, from throughout football history.
They may be hideous or supremely classy, but they are all unlike anything else the footballing fashion world had seen before.
If you have other favorite distinctive or memorable kits you'd like to share, have at it in the comments.