One of the most important elements that add to the beauty of the kit is the combination of the shorts and socks. Created over a century ago, the true Galatasaray kit combination consists of: the 8-piece halved traditional shirt, white shorts and red socks. After Galatasaray adopted the colours yellow and red in 1908, the team wore white shorts and red socks, and until the 1980s this was the club’s first choice kit. After this point in time the club put aside this historic combination and chose to use an incorrect combination of red shorts and red socks for almost 30 years. In the season 2008-2009 the club began to wear a combination used by their arch rivals, this was white shorts and white socks. Since 2012 the club uses the classic kit combination.