Firstly, I must draw your attention, if you’ve not seen it already, to this feature on footballshirtculture.com
It looks like THIS England shirt is the real deal and I have to say, if it is, its an absolute classic! I am totally knocked out by it – its so different and quite unlike anything else going around at the moment. I think Umbro have really upped the ante in terms of originality and design and have quite possibly breathed a whole new gasp of life into the football shirt design market. I know Nike were involved to some extent with the shirt – it seems that a mixture of their design philosphy and Umbro’s experience has created a real gem.
No more red splashes and crosses, just good classic design coupled with the tailored aesthetic Umbro have hinted at in some of their pre-launch marketing material. There’s real thought gone into this and I can’t wait to see it in action. Looks like JT is wearing white shorts with it though…interesting. Damn, I almost wish I didn’t support Scotland so that I could buy this shirt….I say ‘almost’!
What with this and whats leaked from adidas recently it looks like being a really innovative and interesting set of kits in 09-10. I’d like to hear what some of you think about the shirt.
Anyway, on to matters here…I’m still working on some new articles for the site and I hope several of them will be cropping up over the next week or so. I’ve also got some updates to the kits covered in True Colours – more rare third shirts and the odd anomaly.
Plus, VERY soon, some really exciting news for Liverpool kit fans on a project I have been working on for some time and have just been dying to tell you all about. All will be revealed soon.