The journey of the 8-piece halved design began in 1906. It was the second shirt design Galatasaray wore in their history, and in 1908 when the club’s colours became yellow and red, the famous shirt was born. This would become the look of Galatasaray for around 80 years, until the mid-1980s when sportswear manufacturer Adidas began to provide the shirts. Since 1906, until the arrival of Adidas, all of the halved design shirts worn by Galatasaray were the 8-piece halved design. Regardless of the changes of colour tones, collars, sleeve hems and colour order throughout this time, the 8-piece halved shirt was the main shirt of Galatasaray. Other than a period in the 1990s, the 2005-2006 centenary shirt and the 2008-2009 and 2012-2013 home shirt, it has been almost 25 years Galatasaray has not worn their traditional shirt, which was present throughout the club’s history. During this 25-year period there have been shirts that were unrelated and never seen in the club’s history. In addition to this there have also been incorrect alternative designs of the halved shirt. From the year 1906 to the mid-1980s, Galatasaray’s main shirt was always the traditional design. The most famous look of Galatasaray and longest used shirt, the 8-piece halved was renowned by Metin Oktay.