Like the 1995/97 red/blue home shirt, the white away Trikot used between 1996 and 1998 takes its inspiration from a historic Bayern shirt from the past. Modelled on the very similar white Trikot worn during the 1971/72 and 1972/73 seasons, this design features a pair of blue and red vertical stripes on the left and the stitched club crest in a silver-grey shield.
Much like the DFB Nationaltrikot worn during the 1996 European Championships, this shirt has a round scalloped button-up collar – black with blue and red detailing – with the black Adidas logo stitched underneath above the black embossed Opel sponsor logo. The fabric itself has a very fine detailing made to resemble the rhombus shapes or Rauten on the Bavarian flag – this can clearly be seen in the illustrations.
This shirt has a couple of additional design features, extra touches that would make the garment more difficult to forge. To the left at the bottom of the shirt above the red and blue stripes is a stylised FC Bayern logo in a red-edged square saying “Original Garment”, while on the side of the shirt attached to the seam is a small silver tab saying “Seit 1900” in red thread – marking the year the club was founded.