WoAi wearing the 2009 England football jersey
Those of you who pay attention to my blog will remember on my recent trip to Hongkong I was disappointed that I wasn’t able to find the new England football jersey that was just launched earlier this year. My brother was clearly paying attention because yesterday a package arrived from England and inside was a brand new England jersey. At this point I have to explain to American readers that this is the new jersey that the English soccer team will be wearing and not the New England Patriots American football team jersey!
I liked the jersey as soon as I read about it a few months ago but I have to say, now I have one, I like it even more. It’s definitely in my top 5 England jerseys (they change the design once every 2 years so there have been lots over the years).
WoAi with the older, less well fitting England jersey (medium size)
What do I like about it? Well firstly I like its simplicity. Less is more. I also like how it looks more like a regular polo jersey than a football shirt which means it looks good as an everyday item of clothing and not just something to wear when England are playing a match. And lastly, for the first time, Umbro have offered these shirts in specific chest sizes rather than just small / medium / large which means you can get a much better fit.
Thanks Rich for the second best 2009 birthday gift (the best was mum’s gift – she gave me 100 pounds in cash!).