Formed as â€˜Hotspurâ€™ in 1882, it took a full 16 years before Spurs settled on the lillywhite shirts and navy shorts that was to become the permanent team kit â€“ a colour scheme seemingly inspired by the highly successful Preston North End team of the time who had recently won the League and FA Cup double.Hotspurâ€™s first outfit was all-navy (a combo worn many times since by Spurs as an away kit) followed two years later, along with a change of name to â€˜Tottenham Hotspurâ€™, by a pale blue and white halved shirt that was brought back to life as a special commemorative kit in 2007 by Puma. Navy proved the clubâ€™s most popular away colour until the late 1960s when yellow began to be worn more frequently away from home. Today pale blue also makes regular appearances in Spursâ€™ travelling kitbag.For many fans, brewers Holsten, who have enjoyed two spells at White Hart Lane, is the brand most associate as Spursâ€™ football shirt sponsors. In 2002 when travel agents Thomson were appointed as the clubâ€™s new sponsors there was disquiet amongst the Spurs faithful due to the appearance of Thomsonâ€™s red logo on the lillywhite shirts. Red, of course, is commonly associated with Spursâ€™ North London neighbours Arsenal with whom little love is lost. However a glance into the past reveals that the club wore red as their home colour from 1890â€“1986, and as a change colour a handful of times in the 1920s and 1930s. It seems the colour is not as alien to the White Hart Lane palette as once thought!