Something I like is when a club has durable kit traditions, though in the modern world even the most closely held philosophies can be eroded, for example Arsenal’s sleeve-length uniformity.
Of course, the Gunners are renowned for having white contrasting sleeves on red-bodied shirts and we would like if such a design was applied more to their change kits, especially given that one of the club’s most memorable occasions, the 1989 title win at Anfield, came wearing navy-sleeved yellow shirts.
When a team’s home look is so distinctive, it makes sense to transfer that to change kits, such as Ajax’s first couple of adidas away strips, which had large central stripes, or Queens Park Rangers’ Dryworld set of outfits.
Chelsea’s home kit is notable for the inclusion of contrasting white socks with the blue shirts and shorts, first seen in the 1964-65 season and reinstated in 1992-93. And, since they switched from adidas to Nike in 2017-18, all but one of their kits has had different-coloured socks to the jersey and shorts, with the third kit from that first season the exception.