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i really like englands home shirt this year however i do think it is over priced slightly i do like the way it comes in long and short sleeved and how the colours are our home colours i have shopped around to find the cheapest price and purchased from soccer direct at £48 the normal shirt is £42 however they have other options available with either south africa wrote underneath the home badge or an embroided badge with south africa world cup 2010 wrote on it. you can have any name, number, message or players name wrote on the back of the shirt at an extra charge. it comes in a range of sizes from infant kits right up to xxl sizes. the collar has click prestud buttons and its made of quite a good strong material and washes really white i have had many sauce stains on this top and they wash out no problem using a good washing powder.
Recently purchased England shirt and at £39.99 you would probably concede that it is overpriced. . . but when in this life time have football shirts and sportswear been an acceptable price?! However, I would NOT have purchased it if did not think would be worth it. The style goes back to the 1960's and this I find amazingly simple and in my opinion, by far the best looking England shirt in years! Because it is simple, the shirt can look plain. I purchased no 11 and J Cole on front and back and adds more to it, however not necessarily needed. In my opinion, having seen lots of the general public wear these shirts, this did enourage myself to buy one as they looked fresh and well fitted and after purchasing I felt aesthetically pleased and proud to be wearing this shirt. Definitely a must for all England supporters this year!!
I have always been put of getting England shirts as I felt they just did not reflect our heritage of football properly. That was until I saw this shirt. I love the fact that it is simple and retro I feel this is a good tribute to the boys of 1966. I also loved that it had a collar, a collar on a football shirt always makes me think of elegance and a being a proper footballer. The quality of the material and stitching is best I have ever seen on a football shirt. I am even tempted to get 6 MOORE on the back to top it off as I think this shirt will last for years, just like the 1966 shirt. I was proud to wear this shirt as soon as I got it and could not wait for the World Cup to begin. The one thing going against this shirt is that it is a slightly fitted and therefore not the best for those self-conscious larger type people out there. I put myself in that category but I think this shirt is great. I look forward to watching all the matches to come in it. This is a definite must buy for all England fans.
I bought my husband an England shirt as a present in preparation for the World Cup this year, and as we're going on holiday he can go as a proud football hooligan. Ha!
I was really confused when I was looking online at the shirts, as I thought, hang on, these don't look like the modern up to date kit at all! Upon further inquisition, it turns out this year's England shirts are based on the original 1966 kit from when England won the World Cup. Perhaps as a good luck charm to try and secure victory again? Nice try, Umbro. I think we need more than a lucky shirt!!!
This shirt would cost you approximately £45 for an adult mens shirt in major retail places, I managed to buy it online for about £35 which was pretty good.
Anyway, I ordered the short sleeved home shirt which comes in white colour (away kit of red just wouldn't suit my husband's skin tone!) and inspected it upon arrival. It looked quite similar to a school gym kit, as the material didn't seem posh or contemporary at all, and looked a bit naff in fact.
The shirt is a very simple design with a button collar, and comes with minimalistic embroidered insignia with the legendary Three Lions crest with a white star on top of it on the left breast, and a red Umbro Logo (without wording) on the right breast.
The back is plain, and under the arms are some ribbed material to help with ventilation. No where on the shirt does it say any words (apart from on the label) so it is indeed very minimalistic.
Although the shirt is very plain, it is made of strong quality material, which is a little cotton like in feel, and as expected with Umbro, would be clothing to last you a long time.
My husband has worn it quite happily and says it's very comfortable. I'm not sure how it would fare with strenuous sports activity as he wouldn't wear that shirt for that purpose, but I can imagine if it's a replica kit for a sports team, it must have been tested and approved for that purpose.
It is one of those purchases which you make on an annual basis if you support England, and whether it is aesthetically pleasant or not, you're quite likely to buy it if you normally buy one every year (as do we).
Although as I've mentioned, it's not exactly the most hip and high tech version of a football shirt you'll see this year, it is unmistakably British, and is quite clean and smart looking. I'm not convinced a retro trip down memory lane was the right choice to make for this year's England kit, but its still a shirt we would wear with pride. And the best thing is, the shirt is very classic, so you could wear it for many years to come and it would not look cringeworthy or too dated.
This shirt also comes in a long sleeve variety (as pictured).
The new England World Cup 2010 football shirt - just what can you say about it?
Okay, so it's a few £ more than I'd like to pay for a football shirt (around £45) BUT as it's England and it's patriotic, it'll do.
The shirts are made of a different fabric compared to previous years which I particularly like. It doesn't make you feel so sporty. This means you could wear it with jeans and it would look pretty smart. As it has a collar on this design, something the shirts haven't seen since 2004, this also adds to the stylish effect of the shirt.
The England crest is displayed proudly on the left side of the chest while the red Umbro logo is displayed on the right. In my opinion the England logo is slightly big but I don't mind that too much. There is also the star above the badge to symbolise us winning the World Cup way back in '66! It is white and so doesn't show up much but when it catches the light, it does look fantastic.
As the material is different it keeps you nice and cool. The sizings are perfect, as I'm a medium and it doesn't look baggy but it doesn't cling to my body.
The England Football shirt is a smart addition to any person's wardrobe and would look great this summer. I thoroughly recommend it!
All in all, I feel Umbro have pulled out all the stops this year and it's the best shirt I've seen in a long while. Let's hope it's a lucky shirt for England and that we'll be bringing the World Cup home!