Classic and Retro Inter Milan Football Shirts
The blue half of Milan can only mean Football Club Internazionale Milano, or Inter as they are more commonly known, and like their close neighbours the colour is accompanied by black stripes on their team strip.
Inter have worn blue and black shirts (apparently symbolising night and day) since their formation in 1908, generally pairing these with black shorts and socks.
The only hiccup in the club’s kit tradition occurred in 1928 when the ruling Italian Fascist party merged the club with Unione Sportiva Milanese to create a new team, Ambrosiana SS Milano. This new club sported an all-white kit adorned with a large red cross; the symbol of the city of Milan. When the dust settled following the end of World War 2 the club reverted back to their previous name and pulled the traditional blue and black stripes back out from the kit cupboard.
An all-white kit, complete with cross, made a reappearance in 2008 when Inter’s kit manufacturers Nike resurrected the design to mark the club’s centenary. This commemorative strip was also memorable due to the fact that the club sponsor, Pirelli, permitted their logo on the shirt to be dramatically reduced in size so as not to impinge on the design; a groundbreaking move.
Like their red and black clad neighbours, away from the San Siro, Inter favour white kits, liberally trimmed with blue and black.
Past Inter sponsors include Misura (82-91), Fiorucci (92-95) and the club’s original shirt patrons Inno-Hit (81-82). Pirelli have been sponsors since 1995.
Nike currently produce the Inter kit and have been with the team since 1998. Umbro had previously supplied the club strip with Uhlsport and Le Coq Sportif also producing memorable outfits for the club prior to that.