In Blog on October 5, 2010 at 3:59 am
Iconic designer Peter Saville has knocked up these special edition versions of the new England home kit, featuring the interesting rainbow-coloured crosses all over the fabric. Some smart arse blogger recently described the pattern as a ‘wizard’s sneeze’…and here it looks like Merlin’s got flu. Go on then, I’m interested…
“The pattern – a series of tiny St George’s Crosses in red, blue, green and purple – covers the entire shirt, creating a visually stunning motif that is guaranteed to make you stand out from the crowd,” says Umbro. Either way, the collecting fraternity will be feverishly bashing their credit card numbers into Umbro.com once again.
There’s a jacket too.
Both the limited home shirt and the limited edition Anthem will be on sale from October 12th. To see more pictures, take a look at Umbro’s Flickr stream, or take a look at Umbro.com. But you want my opinion? They should play in this limited edition shirt, just once, to hype up interest. It’s not often enough that shirts are used for one game only….what’s the harm?
In Blog on September 3, 2010 at 7:46 pm
I’m here as Umbro launch their new Umbro kit. And there’s a rather lovely sunset over Wembley. And I’m sat next to Danny Murphy’s WAG in the posh bit.
In Blog on June 8, 2010 at 4:00 pm
Umbro have released their new teamwear catalogue for 2010/11. I remember when these Umbro ‘Pub Side’ shirts were poorly designed, polyester nipple torturers, and the sales catalogue just as painful. Today, the pamphlet is an object of beauty. Printed on newspaper stock paper like fanzine ‘Loud and Quiet’, and modelled by Michael Owen no less, the photography is nothing short of beautiful. Well done Umbro chaps.
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In Blog on April 25, 2010 at 4:25 pm
I got these the other day, which I presume are the gloves David James will be wearing in the World Cup. I’m just scouting through justkeepers and prodirectsoccer to find out if these are commercially available with the three lions on…either way, these were worn by David. I saw it with my own peepers. I got these signed for a very special person.
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In Blog on April 25, 2010 at 10:01 am
Check these beauties out on eBay. I’m not sure who George and Summer are, but their names are embroidered onto John Terry’s tongues. Perhaps they’re two tarts he’s knocking off (wow, I can’t write that on my Umbro blog!)
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In Blog on April 23, 2010 at 6:33 pm
Nike have commissioned various crayons, (or ‘illustrators’ as non-magazine people call them), to create alternative emblems for various national teams’ shirts. Most crayons I know don’t ‘get’ football at all, which in my eyes gives them a fresh viewpoint on what a football crest should look like. Anyway, here they are…enjoy.
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Hastings-based UK artist Eine's illustrated England crest, embroidered in red on a white shirt
In Blog on April 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm
Dear Umbro, I know I’m on the payroll an’all, but I have to say, with this tonal blue version of the England away kit, you are really frickin’ spoiling us.
I revealed I’d seen this little bastard on my blog a few months ago Read the rest of this entry »
In Blog on April 17, 2010 at 4:38 pm
Rio Ferdinand by David James. Really.
We all know England stopper David James fancies himself as a bit of an artist- in fact he famously paints his teammates portraits when the team have a break from training. But these boots that appeared on eBay last month proved the ‘keeper just can’t keep his pens to himself. He’s defaced his Umbro boots, using a black marker pen.
He wore this pair, below, in last year’s Cup semi-final, and Read the rest of this entry »
In Blog on April 15, 2010 at 10:28 am
This lot arrived from Umbro HQ today, for an exciting photoshoot I’ll be working on next week.
Watch this space, gromits.
In Blog on April 13, 2010 at 5:31 pm
In the first of a new series of guest blogs, noted magazine journalist Charlie Parrish discusses teams who showcase next years kit early, and the fresh hope that a sneak peak at a new kit can give a club in showcase games.
“As a Spurs fan, Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final brought back some stirring memories. Obviously, the game’s painfully embarrassing conclusion won’t be entering my personal vault of great Wembley moments along with Gazza’s ’91 free kick.
But watching a pumped-up Pompey debuting their brand new Kappa shirts did trigger flashbacks of my favourite Tottenham – and football kit – moment.
Pompey in their fancy kit, versus 'business-as-usual' Spurs
18 May 1991 was my eighth birthday. It was also the 110th FA Cup final, pitting a Gazza-fuelled, bankrupt Tottenham against Read the rest of this entry »