“The Alf Ramsey”. It’s the iconic jacket worn by the World Cup winning tactician, will forever be ingrained in the hearts of anyone who has ever worn the Three Lions on the terraces. Now, Umbro are bringing it back, in three new colours. Because Umbro are clever…they know how to stitch us into fabrics and looks that resonate into England’s (now distant) glorious past.
If you think about it, not many pre-1970s footballers had a ‘look’, or a trademark. You know, like Cantona’s collar or Steve McLaren’s brolly, or Jose Mourinho’s grey coat (“That coat’s from Matalan!”). Sir Alf was a legend a trendsetter from before trendsetters existed.
Here are the new versions available now.
The Wooster- a dapper little number.
The Blue Monday: Neon.
Back In Black: My favourite.
You can read all about it on the Umbro blog.