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Inside Rapper Travis Scott’s Obsession With Retro Football Kits

Inside Rapper Travis Scott’s Obsession With Retro Football Kits

Travis Scott is one of the most popular rappers in the music industry and also appears to be a bit of a 1990s’ football kits aficionado.

The 33-year-old made his breakthrough into the music scene in 2008 and has since climbed onto greater heights.

Scott’s most popular albums include ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’ and ‘Astroworld’, both of which are platinum selling albums – meaning they sold at least one million copies worldwide.

Travis has earned a reputation for mixing up his fashion choices and his personal style is in which he loves mixing streetwear with high fashion elements. As a result, he’s had partnerships with brands like Nike and Helmut Lang.

Even though Scott isn’t the biggest football (or soccer) fan, he definitely can’t seem to get enough of some unique retro football kits that might not have attracted the same amount of love when they were released.

Wearing Flamengo kit in concert

Scott loves promoting unusual t-shirt designs in his concerts and the 33-year-old decided to show some love for Brazilian heavyweight Flamengo during a recent live concert by wearing one of their vintage kits as well.

Indeed, the popular rapper turned up to the concert wearing an eye-catching red Flamengo kit with black stripes all over it. This is actually the 1999/2000 Flamengo home kit that the Brazilian side wore when they won the 1999 Copa Mercosur title. This was a continental tournament that was held from only 1998-2001 and in December, 1999 – Flamengo defeated rivals Palmeiras 3-3 (7-6) in a thrilling encounter to claim the championship.

This vintage Flamengo kit is actually even available on EBay for fans to buy if they are really impressed by Scott revealing the beauty of this retro kit. It isn’t cheap, and will cost you the upwards of £100 – but then again, such rare retro kits are normally quite expensive because of the lack of availability.

Tokyo Verdy kit for Boston Celtics game

Scott recently also got some fans talking after being pictured in the Boston Celtics’ win over the Dallas Mavericks in their first home game of the 2024 NBA finals. As the Celtics gained a 2-0 lead in the series with a big win, the ‘Sicko Mode’ singer was seen sitting in the pitch-side seat with some friends.

But Scott decided to dress for the occasion by wearing something green to show his support for the Celtics. Rather than the Boston Celtics’ kit itself, he decided to wear an obscure 1990s kit of the Japanese side Tokyo Verdy. He hasn’t shown any public support for the J-League side, but appeared to love the unique design of their 1995 home kit.

Scott was seen wearing a green and black stripes kit with slight bits of white patterns in the front of the kit too. This attire is actually extremely rare and a limited edition one, because Mizuno has stopped manufacturing the kit since their association with Tokyo Verdy ended in the 1990s itself.

The surprising Borussia Monchengladbach attire

Travis also loves wearing retro football kits in the public whenever he’s out for a stroll or is going somewhere for a personal assignment. Last year, the rapper was pictured by the paparazzi while he was walking around New York City while wearing a Borussia Monchengladbach attire. It turns out that he donned the 2011-12 Borussia training kit – an attire that is not even available on online retail stores anymore.

So how did Travis Scott even get his hands onto these rare retro kits? Well, it turns out that he’s a regular shopper at Classic Football Shirts’ New York City outlet. The Classic Football Shirts is a unique football kits store that has an amazing catalogue of rare retro kits and it appears that their collection caught Scott’s eyes. The Classic Football Shirts’ Instagram account recently confirmed that the popular rapper visited their New York store recently and got himself some new attires, which he debuted in a concert and during the Boston Celtics game.

Will Scott be able to name the footballers who actually wore these retro kits for the respective teams in the particular seasons? He probably won’t. But at least the multi-time Grammy nominated artist is helping these attires get some mainstream attention by wearing it to major public events and also giving free advertising for more fans to be aware of teams like Flamengo and Tokyo Verdy – something which they’ll absolutely be delighted by.